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 an active member of the Vilonia Lions Club where he currently serves as Club President, board member of the Vilonia Chamber of Commerce, and looks for every opportunity to help the local community.
Mike is married to the love of his life, and business partner, Faith for 17 years, and together they have three children. MyKala, Kohlman, and Loren.
Owner / Funeral Assistant
Faith is the wife of Mike Matos and works at the funeral home part time as a Funeral Assistant. She attended the Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas and obtained a degree in Business Administration and Business Office Technology. Faith has always had a servant's heart, and never meets a stranger.
Funeral Director / Embalmer
Glenda 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.
Funeral Assistant / Pre-Planning Consultant
Sue 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.
Funeral Director / After Care Services
Joyce works part time at Vilonia Funeral Home as a funeral director as well as assisting families with after the funeral services as an After Care Specialist. She attended the St. Louis Community College at Forest Park. where she obtained her funeral directing education. Joyce is licensed to serve families in Arkansas as well as the State of Texas. In addition to being a funeral director, she is a Certified Life Celebrant, A Grief Facilitator, and Certified Life Coach. She resides with her family in Beebe. In her spare time she enjoys spoiling her grandchildren.