Carmen Brooks is a co-owner in both the Phenix City, AL Chapel and Columbus, GA Chapel locations of Vance Brooks Funeral Home. Being a family owned business, everyone in the family has to do their part. She started working in the funeral home at age 13. During her tenure in the funeral industry, she heard the same message from Mr. Lesley Vance, to treat everyone like family. Now that Carmen is involved in every facet of the businesses, she strives to continue the legacy that Mr. Vance started in the early 70s. Carmen is married to Lance Brooks and has three sons, Jake, Jared, and James. Other than spending time with her family, her passion is traveling and experiencing new cultures.