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Garfield Waters Funeral Home located in West Garfield Park on the West side of Chicago, IL is an owned and operated funeral service provider established in 1997 by Mr. Alfonso Isaac Waters, Sr. and late wife, Willie Neil Wallace-Waters. Mr. Waters was introduced to the funeral home industry at an early age of 14 and instantly developed a passion for helping and servicing the community. His late father, James Waters Jr. and late grandfather, James Waters Sr. owned and operated their first funeral homes in Cordele, GA, known as the ‘Watermelon Capital of the World'. It was his aspiration to continue the family’s love and tradition of providing superb services to families in time of need.  He hopes to pass on the knowledge and love of caring for others to his children and grandchildren. 

After graduating from high school in Tampa, FL, Mr. Waters moved to Macon, GA to pursue a career in the funeral home industry while working as a police officer to support his family. Soon after, he was drafted during the Vietnam War in 1962 servicing the U.S. Army.  Upon completion, he moved to Chicago, IL to attend Worsham School of Mortuary and Science where he later received a degree in Mortuary Science.  Thenceforth, his journey continued. He also worked and retired from the United States Postal Service after 30 dedicated and faithful years.  During this time, he heavily invested in the real estate market where he acquired a motel and many residential houses and multi-family apartment units throughout the Chicago, Miller, Midlothian, St. Anne, Indiana and Michigan area. 

Mr. Waters is highly involved with the daily operations of the funeral home and has an entrusted interest in each family member and makes it his priority to assure that each family feels comfortable and can rest assure that their loved one is thoroughly taken care of. Because of his love and compassion for families in the surrounding community, he has demonstrated astounding love and provided outreach services for families with financial challenges. To validate his compassionate love for families in bereavement, in 2015 he purchased 4 buildings and a sizable lot surrounding Garfield Waters Funeral Home in an effort to increase the parking facility to better services all families and has also incorporated a state-of-the-art water fountain centered in the parking area to signify his humbly accomplishments in loving memory of his mom and dad. of a

Our Staff
During this difficult time, our professional staff will patiently guide you through this seemingly unbearable experience as you  allow the healing process to begin.
We understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions.  These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors. 
Our devoted staff’s goal is to provide  support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.
Our Facility
Garfield Waters Funeral Home remains fixed in the community and is conveniently located on the West side of Chicago, IL is  adjacent to S Homan Ave. near I-290 W off Eisenhower Expressway overlooking Garfield Park. 
Our funeral home is equipped with a scenic chapel that seats nearly 200 occupants, partition parlors and private consultation chambers.
We maintain an on-site state-of-the-art, OSHA certified mortuary facility. Uniting today's most modern technology with nearly 1/2 century of respect and care. 
Our Community
A key element in our success in providing unsurpassed service has been Mr. Waters' vision to have Garfield Waters Funeral Home globally recognized as the premiere funeral home servicing the Chicago Metropolitan area for excellence.  
Mr. Waters is most honored to serve the families of Celebrities and Dignitaries, as well as families from all types of nationalities, religions, and languages.
Garfield Waters Funeral Home remains fixed in the community.  We have served  generations of families providing everything from traditional funeral services, pre-need planning and after care guidance.
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