The House of Tranquillity Funeral Home Ltd. was established in 1995 and incorporated by the Registrar of Companies now the Companies Office of Jamaica on the 21st March 1995.
The Company was founded by Joseph Michael and Opal Veronica Cornwall. At a very young age Joseph was interested in providing final care services for the deceased. It is with this in mind that he sought part-time employment with Madden’s Funeral Home. It was here where he learned both the Administrative and Mortuary Management Skills.
He has honed these skills through several courses in the United States of America and Puerto Rico, where he participated in Embalming and Operation of a Crematorium.
He was employed in the Government Service form 1972-1993. Until he opted for early retirement. While in the Government Service he excelled in all Educational Courses assigned to him. His favourites included Accounting, Systems and Procedures Management and Commercial Law.
He is no novice to the industry, as he co-founded the House of Serenity Funeral Home in 1982, which was placed under court liquidation in 1995.
He boasts over Forty (40) years of experience in the Funeral Industry. He is by no means selfish, having assisted former workers as well as Business Associates in starting their own Funeral home. The Company’s Mission Statement is “to provide Dignified Professional Services in a Modern State of the Art Facility at the most affordable cost.”
While the day to day operations at the House of Tranquillity is extremely arduous he still finds time to write letters to the Editor of both daily Gleaner and the Jamaica Observer on a wide range of topics affecting Jamaica and the World. He is also an event planner always managing to incorporate his love for Old hits Music and domino playing into all of his functions.
Our Director of Embalming and Mortuary Services is Michelle Antoinette Cornwall
Michelle A. Cornwall shared her father’s aspiration to crea te the best Funeral Home in Jamaica. She subsequently joined her father in business upon completion of her Secondary studies at the Queen’s School. Having served in several administrative positions, she decided at the end of 2001 to enhance the Mortuary services offered by the House of Tranquillity.
Michelle enrolled in the prestigious American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service Incorporated in New York, U.S.A. in 2002 where she graduated in 2003. On her way to becoming a Certified Funeral Director Michelle created waves while at McAllister excelling in academics. She created history by becoming the first West Indian and Caribbean Student to receive the Mu Sigma Alpha Award, an award which is granted to the highest ranked Academic student.
She returned to Jamaica after completing her internship to settle into the new position as General Manager.
Joseph M. Cornwall Jr. attended the Jamaica House Basic School, Vaz Preparatory, St. George’s College and th e University of the West Indies.
He currently resides between New York and Boston and is employed to Jet Blue Airways. He has studied Photography, Video production and screen writing.
Joseph Jr. serves as Financial Advisor as well as a Marketing Consultant to the House of Tranquillity, through emails, conference calls and monthly visits, he monitors the company’s activities.
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