Wages & Sons Announces Certification of Deana Porter

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – January 26, 2018

Wages & Sons is pleased to announce that Deana Porter, one of our grief support group facilitators, has earned her Certification in Thanatology. Her official CT designation is Certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement, and we’re proud of her for this achievement. Deana is a valuable member of our grief support team and will continue to use her education and knowledge to benefit the families we serve.

A Certification in Thanatology requires not only education, but also experience and the regard of one’s peers. To take the certification test, an applicant must have either a bachelor’s degree and one year of experience, or a master’s degree or doctorate, with one year of experience. In addition, applicants must present letters of recommendation from supervisors or colleagues and have 60 documented contact hours in thanatology or related topics.

We appreciate all of Deana’s hard work, because it’s important to us that our staff continually strive to be at the top of their field, to better serve the community. As a locally owned family business, Wages and Sons is invested in reaching out to those in our community who are grieving, providing service that truly walks with people through their grief, to help them heal. That’s why we offer individual and group grief counseling at no cost, even to those who have never used our services for any other reason.

About Wages and Sons

For over 40 years, Wages & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematories has been dedicated to a tradition of professional, compassionate service and commitment to the metro Atlanta community. Their professional staff in Lawrenceville and Stone Mountain is focused on easing the process of decision making with reliable guidance, gentle counsel and offer grief support services.  For more information, visit