Our funeral and cremation experts is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.
Owner / Funeral Director / General Manager
Mike Matos felt his calling to a career in funeral service at the age of 12 years old while attending a family member's funeral. At 19 years of age he accepted his first job with a local funeral home assisting people with pre-planning and burial insurance. In 2002, he earned his Certified Preplanning Consultant Designation by the National Funeral Directors Association.
After serving his apprenticeship, meeting the state's requirements, and passing the state exam, he became a licensed funeral director in 2004. Mike founded Vilonia Funeral Home after noticing that in today's economy many cannot afford high priced funerals and cremations.
Vilonia Funeral Home was established to provide the residents of Faulkner County and surrounding areas, affordable Funeral Service without compromising the quality of service you receive.
In addition to his funeral service career, Mike founded and pastored two churches. He attended Arkansas State University in Mountain Home where he studied Mortuary Science, and Phillips Community College of The University of Arkansas where he studied Business Management.
Mike is a member of Green Grove Lodge F&AM #107 in Conway, a member of the Valley of Little Rock Scottish Rite, an active member of the Vilonia Lions Club where he served as Club President from 2017-2019, and a current board member of the Vilonia Chamber of Commerce. He looks for every opportunity to serve the local community.
Mike is married to the love of his life, and business partner, Faith. They have three children, MyKala,; Kohlman; and Loren.
Owner / Apprentice Funeral Director
Faith is the wife of Mike Matos and works at the funeral home part time as an Apprentice Funeral Director. She was born and raised in Stuttgart Arkansas. She is a graduate of Phillips Community College of the University of Central Arkansas with a degree in Business Administration and Business Office Technology. In 2018 she started her apprenticeship and necessary education to serve the people of Faulkner County as an Arkansas Licensed Funeral Director.
Funeral Director / Embalmer
Glenda joined the Vilonia Funeral Home family in 2016. She works part time at the funeral home as a funeral director. Glenda has a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Business from Southern Arkansas University, and received her Funeral Director license in 2006. After graduating from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service she received her Embalmer license in 2014. She is married to Dr. Mike Beard and has two children, Elyse and Ethan, and one granddaughter, Avery Bolling. Glenda is a member of New Life Church in Conway.
Johnny serves families as a part time funeral assistant. Johnny is a lifetime resident of Vilonia, served many years in the Army National Guard, and served Faulkner County many years on the Faulkner County Quorum Court.
He is married to his wife of 52 years, Sandra. They have three children, ten grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He is a member of the El Paso Masonic Lodge #65 and attends Oak Bowery Baptist Church.
Receptionist / Visitation Hostess / Pre-Planning Consultant
Sue joined the Vilonia Funeral Home family in 2016. She is a native of Vilonia and comes to the Vilonia Funeral Home family with many years of experience serving the families of Faulkner County with Pre-Arrangements, Insurance, and Cemetery Property. She is married to Fred Smith, has three children, Jody, Kenny, Chelsey, and five grandsons. She is a member of the Conway Morning Rotary where she has served as President. Sue works full time as our pre-arrangement counselor, and assists as needed in other areas around the funeral home.
James works at Vilonia Funeral Home as a Pre-Arrangement Counselor. His motto is "providing families with superior service before price."
James started working with families at Hale-South Funeral Home in Pine Bluff in 1983. He later worked with the original owners at Huson Funeral Homes in Central Arkansas.
Continuing to serve families he worked at the Arkansas State Medical Examiners office as a field investigator until his retirement. During his tenure there, he realized more than ever the need for everyone to have a pre-arrangement.
James resides in Beebe Arkansas.
Receptionist / Staff Support
Shirley joined the Vilonia Funeral Home family in 2018. She is a native of the Vilonia area and graduated from Vilonia High School. Shirley serves families as a receptionist, and assists in other areas as needed around the funeral home.