History & Staff

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

From the dawn of recorded history, humans have buried their loved ones in a ceremonial manner. Each culture has its own format for their ceremony, but the common thread, regardless of religious beliefs, is to celebrate the life of the deceased and bring comfort to the family. This tradition is carried on today by Pierce Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Located in Manassas, Virginia, Pierce Funeral Home and Cremation Services offer dignified affordable services to families of all faiths. We understand the confusion that accompanies a loss and are committed to assisting our families in dealing with the logistics of planning a service, memorial, burial, or transfer while respecting the feelings and wishes of the family. We can provide you with information regarding in-ground interment, cremation, and preplanning. Our experienced and compassionate staff is available for assistance whether needed in the immediate or distant future. Our facilities can accommodate any size or type of service, each individually planned according to the family's religious faith and specific wishes.

Helping area residents to honor the lives of their loved ones and easing the burdens the family has to bear is considered a sacred trust by the staff. We pledge to continue this tradition of excellence.

Pierce Funeral Home and Cremation Services is open daily. Please contact us at any time for further information.

Our Valued Staff

  • Bob Pierce

    Bob Pierce, Owner

  • Ernie  Myers

    Ernie Myers, General Manager

    Ernie has been a licensed Funeral Director since 1971 and is a graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He previously was appointed by the Governor of Virginia to serve a 7 year term as a member of the Regulatory Board for the Funeral profession. He has also served as President of the Northern Virginia Funeral Directors Association. He and his wife, Bonnie, have been married for 40 years and have three children and 2 grandchildren. He is very active in his church and community. Ernie's hobbies include football, fishing, antique collecting, and gardening.

  • Lori Blasius Burke

    Lori Blasius Burke, Funeral Director

    Lori has been a licensed funeral director for over 17 years. She graduated in 1995 from Osbourn High School in Manassas, VA and Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 2000.

    The funeral business is no stranger to Lori. In 1979 her family moved from New York to Manassas,Virginia when her parents purchased Baker Funeral Home which became Blasius-Baker Funeral Home. She started working at a young age beside her father, learning the trade. In 1997 the Blasius family sold their business to a corporation and Lori moved to Front Royal. It wasn’t long before she realized that Manassas is where she needed to be.

    Lori is married to Charles and they are blessed with two sons: Ridge and C.W. She enjoys spending all of her free time taking family walks in the country, cheering on her boys as they play various sports, and spending time with her large family.

  • Nancy Bessette

    Nancy Bessette, Funeral Director

  • Todd  Myers

    Todd Myers, Funeral Service Intern

  • Robert Ranghelli

    Robert Ranghelli, Funeral Service Intern

    Robert has been with us for the past several years. He previously served as an Altar Server with All Saints Catholic Church. He is also an active running firefighter With the Nokesville Volunteer Fire Department. Robert has four beautiful children, Dimitri, Giovani, Valentino, and Arabella. Robert attended Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science after graduating High School from Stonewall Jackson Senior High. He enjoys spending time with his children, serving the community as a Fireman. He also enjoys spending time with family and playing on his drum set.

  • Caitlin Johns

    Caitlin Johns, Funeral Service Intern

  • Patricia Price

    Patricia Price, Associate

  • Kevin  Gerken

    Kevin Gerken, Associate

  • Michael  Keene

    Michael Keene, Associate

  • Billy  Jenkins

    Billy Jenkins, Preplanning Consultant

    Billy Jenkins, became affiliated with Pierce Funeral Home in March of 1999 as a preplanning consultant, he has assisted hundreds of families in making their arrangements in advance and sparing this burden from their loved ones. Billy is a native of Manassas, attending school here and in Fairfax. He is a 1992 graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service, Atlanta, GAand is a licensed funeral director as well as a fully licensed agent for insurance sales. He has earned a certification through the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) as a Certified Preplanning Consultant (CPC) Billy and his wife Cindy have two children, Emily and Carter Jenkins. Billy is available to assist you through the planning process and answer any questions you may have. If you would like to contact Billy for an appointment please call (703) 501-5107 or email him at pre[email protected]