JAX Bridges grad implements 8 Principles in current business for success. Patterson said he knew little about the funeral home business, while Lampkins brought years of experience. He began working with his uncle at a funeral home as a teen and later became a licensed funeral director. The men bought the nearly 10,000-square-foot Wachovia bank building at 6615 Arlington Expressway for about $375,000. They have invested over $1 million in the business, primarily using loans from the federal Small Business Administration, Patterson said. (Read more)