Our Attentive Staff
We love being a part of our Thomasville Community. It is our greatest honor to serve you.
Chris J. Besoiu
Vice President and General Manager
Christ J. Besoiu has been in the Funeral Industry since 1997. He received his bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Business Management from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, OH. He then went to further his education at the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Mortuary Science.
Chris has spent most of his career in the funeral industry in the Charlotte and Hickory areas before joining the Nicholson Funeral Home family in April of 2021. Chris enjoys being active in his community and is a member of the Fourth Creek Rotary Club of Statesville, serves as a Board Member for The Salvation Army of Statesville, and active in the Chamber of Commerce. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, playing Softball in the Mooresville Recreational League, and traveling with his wife, Heather.
Chris is the Vice President & General Manager of Nicholson Funeral Home in Statesville and Nicholson Funerals & Cremations, Thomasville Chapel.
Chris and his wife, Heather, have one son, Tate who is attending Jackson College in Michigan pursuing his Welding Certificate with a focus in Blueprint & Construction Analytics. They also have a Yorkie named Bella.
Outreach & Aftercare Coordinator, Crematory Manager, & Certified Funeral Celebrant
Heather Frazier Besoiu was born and raised in Claremont, NC, and graduated from Bunker Hill High School in 1992. Heather continued her studies at Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC) in Hickory where she received her Recreational Therapy/Activity Director Certificate. Heather has more than 20 years of experience in the HealthCare Industry and made the transition into the funeral industry in 2016. Within her time in the funeral industry, Heather has taken pride in serving our families and the community. She is active in the Fourth Creek Rotary Club of Statesville, serves as a Board Member for The Salvation Army in Statesville, and active in the Chamber of Commerce.
Heather is the Outreach & Aftercare Coordinator, Crematory Manager, and a Certified Funeral Celebrant for Nicholson Funeral Home in Statesville and Nicholson Funerals & Cremations, Thomasville Chapel.
Heather and her husband, Chris, who is Vice President & General Manager, have one son, Tate who is attending Jackson College in Michigan pursuing his Welding Certificate with a focus in Blueprint & Construction Analytics. They also have a Yorkie named Bella.
Funeral Director Assistant
Harry Johnston was born and raised in Martinsville Va. He graduated from Drewry Mason High School in 1975 and went on to graduate from Holmes College of the Bible in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in Christian Education. He is an ordained minister with the Gospel Tabernacle Association in Elkin NC.
He pastored for 14 years in Virginia and worked as a Children’s Ministry for 5 years. He married his wife Debbie in 1991 in Winston Salem NC. In 2017 he graduated from Virginia College in Greensboro NC with a certificate in Billing and Coding.
He has a passion for working with people of all ages. He is known for never meeting a stranger and enjoys making people laugh or just being a good listener.
He has a Shih Tzu named Domino who is just like family. He is an ACC Sports fan especially in football and basketball. He enjoys racing and a Chase Elliott fan. He wants to travel as much as possible.
Funeral Director Assistant
JoAnna was raised in Lexington, NC. She graduated from Davidson County Community College in 2020 with an Associates degree in Criminal Justice Technology. She has been in the funeral industry for over 4 years as an administrative assistant and now as a director assistant. She has a great deal of sympathy and compassion for families going through a loss; due to losing her own father 5 years ago.
She has 2 children who are her heart and soul. They enjoy day trips to the mountains hiking and exploring waterfalls. When she isn’t working, she enjoys going to the gym and visiting the beach every chance she gets.
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