History & Staff

L.C. Poitier Funeral Home is independently owned and operated with a single location in south Florida to serve our families. We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity. 

Our History

Our History

On October 26, 1956, L.C. Poitier Funeral Home began its legacy of quality funeral service. Located at 317 NW 6th St, Pompano Beach the founders Llewellyn ( L.C.) and Nellie Poitier envisioned a place where they could render personalized services to the community with a particular emphasis on honesty, integrity, and accountability. Llewellyn ( L.C.) Poitier, was born on November 26, 1926 in Deerfield Beach, Florida, to Rev. Hartmond and Harriet Poitier. Nelly was born in Midway, Florida on January 9, 1924 to Charlie and Alberta Ford. Through a fortunate turn of events L.C. met Nellie Ford in Ft. Pierce where she was teaching school, and they married on April 19, 1957. In 1956, Pompano Beach was a small close-knit but growing city with a population of approximately six thousand residents. Armed with a vision, Llewellyn invested countless hours working at Freeman Funeral Home to help ensure that the community received the highest level of professional care. Consequently, L.C. saw the need for additional services within the community and decided to start L.C. Poitier Funeral Home.   L.C. passed away on December 31, 1967 and Nelly passed on February 15, 1992.       

   In 1971, Woodrow J. Poitier affectionately referred to as “Woody” was entrusted with the charge of continuing the legacy of quality funeral service. Being the proprietor of a family owned funeral establishment, ”Woody” faces the future poised to position L.C. Poitier Funeral Home as one of South Florida’s premiere funeral establishments. Supported by his devoted wife Cynthia, and their children Brion and Stephanie, they endeavor to keep L.C. Poitier Funeral Home an exceptional family friendly working environment for staff members, community friends, and future generations.

Our Valued Staff

  • Woodrow J.  Poitier

    Woodrow J. Poitier, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer (Owner)

    President and CEO of the family owned business. Woodrow continues the legacy of the family owned and operated business for the past 57 years. Woodrow can be contacted at [email protected]cpoitier.com

  • Cynthia  Poitier

    Cynthia Poitier, Co-Owner

  • Brion C.  Poitier

    Brion C. Poitier, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

    Brion is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. Brion is also part owner of the business and can definitely lead you in the right direction during your time of need. Brion can be contacted at [email protected]

  • Stephanie  Coker

    Stephanie Coker, Funeral Staff

  • Charlotte  Taylor

    Charlotte Taylor, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

  • Juselle A.  Poitier

    Juselle A. Poitier, Pre-Need Manager/Funeral Attendant

    Juselle can be contacted at [email protected]

  • Lester  Faison

    Lester Faison, Funeral Staff

  • Ron  Robinson

    Ron Robinson, Funeral Staff

  • Dr. Derrick  Gay

    Dr. Derrick Gay, Funeral Staff/Chaplain

  • Donald  Farrington

    Donald Farrington, Funeral Staff

  • Jimmie  Glenn

    Jimmie Glenn, Funeral Staff

  • John  Reed

    John Reed, Funeral Staff

  • Nicholas  Jackson

    Nicholas Jackson, Funeral Staff

  • Robert  Moore

    Robert Moore, Funeral Staff

  • Francois  Dortelus

    Francois Dortelus, Funeral Staff

  • Lucretia  Hicks

    Lucretia Hicks, Funeral Staff

  • Rosemary  Baker

    Rosemary Baker, Funeral Staff

  • Kimberley  Robinson

    Kimberley Robinson, Funeral Staff

  • Shantalae  Worthy

    Shantalae Worthy, Funeral Staff

  • Shakela  Minns

    Shakela Minns, Funeral Staff

  • Shawon Gray

    Shawon Gray, Funeral Staff

  • Kevin  Cenatus

    Kevin Cenatus, Funeral Attendant

  • Celine Cenatus

    Celine Cenatus, Funeral Attendant