Dr. Raymond L. Giddens, Jr.
Dr. Raymond L. Giddens Jr. was raised in the western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. Being diagnosed with a learning disability made obtaining an education difficult for Dr. Giddens, however, through the support of his parents and an excellent school system, Dr. Giddens stayed encouraged. He ultimately obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work with a minor in African American Studies from Western Illinois University, and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In 2015, he graduated from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Services and holds a license as a funeral director in the State of Nevada. In 2018, Giddens graduated from Nova South Eastern University with his Doctoral Degree (Ed.D.) in Human Service Administration and Organizational Leadership.
Now at the age 39, Dr. Giddens has over 20 years of experience working with families and serving in the funeral industry. His expertise embraces the field of counseling, case management, and administration services. Dr. Giddens current and prior associations have been with Boulder City Hospital (2017-2020), Unity Baptist Church (2003-2018), Valley Health System/UHS (2008-Present) and Giddens Memorial Chapel (2017- Present). Dr. Giddens holds memberships with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., National Funeral Directors Association, and National Funeral Directors & Morticians Association.
Dr. Giddens firmly agrees with the cliché, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail”. He credits his success to his spiritual upbringing and continued belief in GOD.