Meet Our Staff

Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services.

We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.

Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 903-938-7777 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.

Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.


Thomas Omick

Thomas Omick

Funeral Director ~ Managing Partner

Tom has been in the funeral business since 1988. He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in the states of Louisiana and Texas. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas and a huge Kansas basketball fan.

Shellie Erickson Omick

Shellie Erickson Omick

Funeral Director/Embalmer

Shellie was born and raised in Wyoming. She moved to Louisiana in 1996 with her parents to escape the cold Wyoming weather. She received her Mortuary Science Degree in 2006 from Southern University. Shellie married her soulmate Tom Omick in June 2013 after seven years of dating. She has two children, Taylor and Connor, and one grandchild, Charli.

Heidi Payne

Heidi Payne

Funeral Home Adm.

Heidi was raised in Marshall and graduated from Marshall High School. She has worked at Sullivan Funeral Home since September 2007. Heidi enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and watching hockey, especially the Dallas Stars.

Earlean Smith

Earlean Smith

Funeral Home Administrative Staff

Earlean moved to Marshall from Louisiana in February 1966. She has loved Marshall for all these years. Her husband, Clifford, retired from American Norit - Marshall after 32 years. Earlean retired from Sullivan Funeral Home after 30 years in 2008 and then returned in 2009. Meeting folks and helping make their loss of a loved one a little lighter has been her calling in life.

Derek Payne

Derek Payne

Funeral Assistant

Derek was born and raised in Texas and graduated from Andrews High School in Andrews, Texas. He is a Fire Captain/Paramedic for Caddo Fire District #3. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and watching hockey, especially the Dallas Stars.

Gene Stinson

Gene Stinson

Ambassador

Gene moved to Marshall in July 1962. He taught school and served as a principal in Marshall Independent School District for 34 years. Gene retired from MISD in June 1996 and began working for Sullivan Funeral Home in May 1998. He married Fern Mowdy on June 25, 1960; they celebrated 50 years of marriage in June 2010. Gene and Fern have one daughter in Marshall, Kim Burton.

Patsy Gaines

Patsy Gaines

Ambassador

Patsy was born and raised in Harrison County and graduated from Marshall High School in 1947. She worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 34 years. She has one son and daughter-in-law and two grandsons. Patsy is a member of First Baptist Church. She has enjoyed helping families in their time of need at Sullivan Funeral Home since July 1991.

Emma Woodfin

Emma Woodfin

Ambassador

Emma is a lifelong resident of Marshall. Actually, she was born in Scottsville and lived there until she married Wayne Woodfin in 1951. They are the parents of four children, Mike, Marty, Mindy and Mark. They were married for 49 1/2 years. Emma taught school in Marshall Independent School District for 22 years. She now has ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Emma has been employed part-time as an Ambassador at Sullivan Funeral Home for ten years. She loves her job because she loves people.

Tom Malcolm

Tom Malcolm

Ambassador

Tom graduated from Marshall High School in 1959 and attended Panola College. He retired from the US Air Force in 1982 and from the Texas Department of Public Safety Driver License Division in 2006. He has been back in Marshall since 1981. Tom married Harriette in 1964, and they have two daughters. Tom has been an employee of Sullivan Funeral Home since 2009.

Harriette Malcolm

Harriette Malcolm

Ambassador

Harriette graduated with the Marshall High School Class of 1963 and was engaged to Tom while he was serving in Southeast Asia in the US Air Force. After their marriage in 1964, they enjoyed 20 years travelling to memorable places such as Fairbanks, Arkansas; Panama, California; both the East and West Coasts; and the Central Plains of the US, as well as Texas and Louisiana. They are proud parents of two precious daughters, five wonderful grandchildren, and two adorable great-granddaughters and a great-grandson who is a "true adventure," his parents say! Their three grandsons currently serve in the Navy and Air Force, following in their father's footsteps. Before joining Sullivan Funeral Home in 2011, Harriette worked over 30 years of Executive/Administrative Assistant positions, having retired from Capital One Bank (FNB) in 2008 as Human Resource Officer/Assistant Vice President. Harriette says her life is fulfilled while working with her fellow associates at Sullivan. Together, they serve friends and families in any and all ways needed.

Pat Odom

Pat Odom

Ambassador

Pat graduated from Marshall High School in 1951. She married Ed Odom, a local young man, in 1952 and moved to Highland, New Jersey, where Ed was in the Air Force. While there, Pat worked in Display Advertising for the Red Bank, New Jersey Daily newspaper. Ed and Pat lived in Manchester, New Hampshire; Lawton, Oklahoma; Temple, Texas; and then in Havre de Grace, Maryland for five years. After returning to Texas in 1962, Pat was appointed Postmaster in Karnack, where she remained with the post office until retiring in 1996. She then later sold Real Estate for fourteen years before coming to Sullivan Funeral Home in 2011. Pat and Ed have three children, Eddie, John, and Elizabeth, as well as seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Cindy Owens

Cindy Owens

Ambassador / Marketing

Cindy was raised in Blanchard, Louisiana and graduated from Northwood High School. She attended Ayers Business College, then began her career with the Marshall News Messenger in 1976. There she served for almost 34 years as an Advertising Executive. Over the years of her career, she has met many wonderful people that have become life long friends. She is married to Patrick Owens, and they have two lovely daughters and a son-in-law, Cammi Owens and Patti and Colin Brady. They also enjoy two beautiful grandchildren Hayden and Landon Brady, who also live here in Marshall.

Patrick Owens

Patrick Owens

Funeral Service Assistant

Patrick has lived in Marshall for all his life. He graduated from Marshall High School in 1967 and served in the Navy until his honorable discharge in 1970. He is married to Cindy Owens, and they have two daughters, Cammi Owens and Patti Brady, and a son-in-law Colin. Patrick has two grandchildren, Hayden and Landon. Patrick and Cindy attend St. Mark's United Methodist Church, where Patrick is a charter member. Patrick retired from Panola-Harrison Electric Co-op after 35 years of service. Patrick serves as a Funeral Service Assistant and loves to help people in their time of need.

Peggy Warden

Peggy Warden

Cemetery Adm.



Michael Herring

Ambassador



Donald Robinette

Ambassador



Milly Green

Ambassador



David Thompson

Ambassador



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