Why Choose Us

Not only are we family-owned by the Jennings family, we’re independent. Parnick Jennings, Sr. along with his family and the Good Shepherd Funeral Home Staff have a long and proud history of personal service in Rome and the surrounding counties. To learn more about our staff, you can click here to go to the Meet our Staff Page.


All of our attention and time is devoted to your family and making our funeral home the best it can be for our friends and neighbors. Being independently owned we do not have to be distracted by corporate mandates, which gives us the flexibility to better serve our families according to their financial situations. We focus on you and your family not profits. Conglomerates and large corporate owned funeral homes answer to shareholders, we answer directly to you. We are here solely to make sure we do our very best to meet your families expectations.

When a family suffers the loss of a loved one, it’s of great comfort to know the funeral director on a personal level. Parnick Jennings, Sr. his family and staff, takes every opportunity we can to be involved in our community.

The more you know and understand about our independently owned funeral home, the more you will come to appreciate the difference. If you need to ask questions about pre-arranging or simply want to say hello, do not hesitate to call us, our family is here to serve yours.