Virginia’s Top Rated Local® Funeral Homes & Services Award Winner: R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home is a 2019 award winner for funeral homes and services in Virginia!

After the loss of a loved one, you need a compassionate funeral home on your side, and in Hampton, there’s no better option than R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home.

R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home has received dozens of reviews with an average rating of 4.67 stars, earning them a spectacular Rating Score™ of 88.09 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 funeral homes and services in all of Virginia!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“They’re always open. They’re very professional and compassionate. Unfortunately, I have attended several services here, and they do everything they can to provide you with a comfortable place to mourn.” – Renee M.

Not Your Average Funeral Home

We wanted to learn all about R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with the President, Tim Smith.

The first question we had for Tim was what is it that sets R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home apart from their competition in Virginia. Here’s Tim’s response:

“We’re still a family-owned funeral home. We own the funeral home, work in the funeral home and have been part of the Hampton Roads community for the past 118 years. Our reputation carries us quite a bit! Our pricing is fair, and there’s no sales atmosphere. We make sure to help serve our families’ needs, financial goals and help them get through a bad situation.”

Tim went on to add:

“We’ve got a huge amount of information on our site that can help guide you to the right answers. We like to provide options and allow consumers to make up their own minds.”

We also wanted to know what their mission is at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Tim had to say:

“We serve families and treat them all fairly, like they’re part of our own family, and through those things, we’re able to provide excellent service.”

Tim added:

“We really try to save money for our veterans. If the programs are available, you can save thousands of dollars!”

Building Success by Providing Service Families are Happy With

Tim attributes R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home’s strong online reputation to their commitment to providing the kind of service that makes their clients happy:

“Families leave reviews for us on their own. When they’re happy with the service, they leave reviews themselves. We never ask for reviews or push for them.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home has gotten their name out there by maintaining an excellent website, through social media, by marketing throughout their community and through radio ads.

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home has. Here’s Tim’s expert advice for them:

“Treat the consumers and community right, and they will support you in the end!”


Congratulations to the team at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Tim, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home in Hampton. Visit their website today!

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