History & Staff
We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.
Skyway Memorial Gardens was established over 55 years ago on 41 acres of
pristine countryside dotted with majestic oak trees and traditional
Florida fauna. Today, the countryside has been transformed into
beautiful manicured gardens that offer visitors beauty, peace and
We consider it a great honor that our families have chosen to place their trust in us to care for their loved ones. We are committed to fulfilling that trust with compassion and gentleness.
Historically, Skyway has offered several forms of memorialization throughout our gardens. These choices include Ground Burial, Community Mausoleum, Private Family Estates, Cremation Niches, Cremation Gardens with Benches, Memorial Boulders and Trees, and our recently completed new Monument Row Garden.
Our Valued Staff
Megan Mathews, Sales Manager
Samantha E. Ratcliff, Office Manager
Samantha has been in the Funeral Home industry for 10+ years. She began her career in Georgia as an Office Manager and 3 ½ years ago, transferred to Bradenton, Florida to further pursue her career. She has been an Office Manager her entire career and hopes to continue to grow her knowledge and experience and continue serve every family that comes to Skyway, with compassion, respect and sincerity.
Her commitment to the Funeral Home industry stems from a bad experience when she lost her Grandparents and by stepping up, hopes to prevent others from experiencing the same treatment that she was made to shoulder on the worst days of her life.
She is quite knowledgeable in her field, and if she does not have the answer, she will do all she can to get the answer for you. She will go that extra mile to make sure that all your needs are taken care of.
She has three children who she takes every opportunity possible to spend time with as life allows and enjoys the outdoors.