Caring in a Business of Caring – An interview with Hall-Wynne’s owners, Michael O’Connor & Mark Higgins, appearing in the Triangle Business Journal, January 21, 2011.
Undertaker – Cover Story – Mark Higgins, President of Hall-Wynne, was the cover feature in this 2008 issue of Business North Carolina Magazine, in which he provides insight into a day in the life of an undertaker.
General Essays & Articles
The Good Funeral – 3 reviews of the book, The Good Funeral which is the work of Thomas G. Long and Thomas Lynch.
Holy Fire – In this essay, author and funeral director, Thomas Lynch, offers a compelling perspective on the topic of cremation.
What I Like Most About My Profession – Hall-Wynne’s President answers this frequently asked question.
“What are my choices? Are historical funeral rites relevant today? How can our faith community care more effectively for bereaved members? How should we minister to the dying? Can I have a funeral if I chose cremation? What do I need to know to plan thoughtfully?”
These are among the questions Mark Higgins addresses in his engaging presentations. If your community group, school, church or other organization is interested in a speaker on End-of-Life issues, such as grief/bereavement, funeral rituals, memorial planning or coping with loss around the holidays, Mark Higgins, Hall-Wynne’s president, will gladly schedule a program for your group.
“Mark is a captivating speaker. His gifts with grieving families are well known throughout this community. He is also an astute theologian who carefully teaches families and faith groups what it means to journey with our loved ones at the end of life. Durham is blessed to have Mark!” The Rev’d Chris Tuttle, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Durham.
“Mark Higgins gets it. He understands grieving is among the most sacred and human things we will ever do. During the 12 years I served as Manager of Bereavement Services, I spent considerable time with Mark as one of our community partners. With his sensitivity in working with grieving families, I had him speak to my class on grief for UNC-CH School of Social Work. He is a model of what a funeral director can bring at one of the most difficult and profound moments in life.” Linda E. Jordan, D.Min. Retired Manager, Unicorn Bereavement Center Duke HomeCare and Hospice.