Chinn Funeral Services

Chinn Funeral Service was established by James Elwood Chinn in Green Valley (formerly known as Nauck) in 1942. As a Black-owned funeral home operating under Jim Crow segregation, Chinn Funeral Service provided an invaluable service to the Black community when white-owned funeral homes refused to serve them.

After apprenticing with James Chinn for three years, Robert Baker, Jr. purchased the business in 1969. His twin brother Rupert soon joined him as a business partner, and they became trusted pillars of the community through their compassionate service and dedication to their neighbors, helping them through times of loss.