Listen to The Dope Black Therapist’s latest podcast Talking Death and Grief featuring our own Heather Hill, one of our licensed funeral directors. Develop a better understanding of the grieving process and learn how to better support yourself and others in a season of loss.

Episode 24: Talking Death and Grief with Heather Hill on The Dope Black Therapist


Heather Hill is a recent widow raising her three children with the aid of family and friends. Because she has gone through this loss, she can empathize with others in their grief. She understands what it’s like to go through immense loss and can offer support and a compassionate ear for those experiencing grief.


With 8 years as a director in the funeral industry and past careers in healthcare and as a flight attendant, Heather Hill has combined her interests, passions, and experiences to become a licensed funeral director at Renaissance Funeral Home in Raleigh, NC.


For Heather, being a funeral director is more than a job – helping families in their time of grief has become her life’s purpose. She takes an intimate and understanding approach when aiding those that reach out for support.

Death Café and More

Heather also moderates Death Café Raleigh, demonstrating her commitment to helping others during a difficult loss. Check out Death Café FB Page.

Read Heather’s own personal grief website at www.heathermariehill.com

Heather also advocates for social issues, including:

  • Green Burial: Green burial offers families another option when it comes to their loved one’s passing. We can embrace the cycle of life and death, as well as our relationship with nature and the environment.
  • End-of-life Care: End-of-life care is when individuals offer help, support, and care to someone in their last moments. Hospice is an end-of-life care option that focuses on providing a supportive environment for those nearing the end of their life. Hospice care provides physical, emotional, and spiritual support to individuals and their family members. It is designed to be patient-centric, meaning it takes into account the patient’s wishes and preferences as they move toward end-of-life.
  • Meaningful Memorial Services: Meaningful memorial services help grieving families find closure. Funerals and memorials can help families honor the life of a loved one while remembering the good times. Sharing a dedicated time together as a family provides comfort during a time of loss.

We Can Help

At Renaissance Funeral Home and Crematory in Raleigh, North Carolina, we create beautiful and memorable events to celebrate the life of a loved one who has passed on.  Our staff of experienced professionals guides you through the planning process, creating a unique ceremony that reflects your beliefs and traditions.

From traditional funerals to customized memorial services, our team will work with you every step of the way to create a meaningful event that honors the life of your loved one. Our goal is to ensure all of your needs are met, and the occasion celebrates your loved one’s life in a way that reflects their personality and wishes.

Renaissance Funeral Home and Crematory provides various services to help you plan the perfect memorial service for your loved one. We offer traditional funeral services as well as direct cremation and green burial. Get in touch today to start planning a beautiful tribute to your loved one’s life!