Sullivan Funeral Home in Marshall, TX

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Meet Our Staff - Marshall, TX

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.

Robert Coleman

Robert Coleman

Managing Partner

Robert graduated from Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in the spring of 1993, and accepted a position as an apprentice funeral director and embalmer with a funeral home in Clarksville, TX.  While working at Clarksville Funeral Home, he met Page, who happened to be working for the local newspaper.  They fell in love and were married July of 1994.In September of 1994 Robert accepted a position as a Funeral Director at Sullivan Funeral Home, and moved to Marshall.  Throughout his time in Marshall, Robert has been involved in the Lions Club, the Chamber of Commerce as well as other local organizations.  He and Page opened Maverick Monument Company on Hwy 59 in Marshall and ran it for a couple of years until deciding to accept a position at Welch Funeral Home in Longview to lead their sales department.  Robert comes back to Marshall from Lakeview Funeral Home and Cemeteries in Longview where he has worked since July of 2011, serving as their manager since April 1, 2016.  


Robert looks forward to be able to once again serve the people of Marshall and Harrison County.  He believes that being able to serve your family to the best of his ability is of upmost importance, and he or his staff does not take that responsibility lightly.   


Neal Braudaway

Neal Braudaway

Funeral Director/Embalmer


Neal was born, raised, and currently resides in Harleton, Texas. Neal met the love of his life, April, in November of 2005. He proposed on the West Lawn of the Historic Harrison County Courthouse under the Christmas Lights in December of 2007 and they were married on November 1, 2008. They have two precious daughters, JaneAnne and EmmaLeigh. Neal has a background in ministry having completed the Certificate of Ministry through East Texas Baptist University in 2011. His love and compassion to help people made his decision to pursue a career in Funeral Service only natural. He attended Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service, graduating in June 2018, and receiving full licensure in April 2019. Neal is a member of The Rotary Club of Marshall.  He and his family attend Mobberly Baptist Church in Marshall where he is active with the Praise Band and Media Team.



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.


Peggy Warden

Peggy Warden

Cemetery Adm.

Peggy was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and raised in Dallas, Texas. She attended the University of North Texas.  Together with her husband , Bill, they have three children, Mark, Elayne, and Amy, who together with their spouses live in Marshall.  They have three grandsons and one granddaughter.

She spent many years in banking operations before coming to work for Sullivan Funeral Home in 1998.  Since the beginning of her employment, she has administered all aspects of the funeral home and cemeteries.  For the past seven years her main focus has been on the administration of Colonial Gardens Cemetery and Algoma Cemetery.  She feels deeply honored to be able to assist people in creating permanent memorials of their loved ones as well as in the selection of a final resting place.


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 over 14 years. She loves her job because she loves people.


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. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and watching hockey, especially the Dallas Stars.


Tom Malcolm

Tom Malcolm

Funeral Assistant

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.


Patrick Owens

Patrick Owens

Funeral 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 three grandchildren, Hayden, Landon, and Brooklyn. 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.


Milly Green

Milly Green

Marketing Ambassador

Milly was born in Marshall, TX and grew up in Atlanta, TX.  She is a graduate of Texas A&M  as well as Stephen F. Austin, and an alumni of the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. Milly is very involved in the community including: Rotary Club of Marshall, Marshall Chamber of Commerce, A past alumni of the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader Association, and is the current President of the Marshall Symphony Orchestra Board. She has one son, Christopher and a grandson, Alex. 


Charles Blalock

Charles Blalock

Ambassador



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Contact Us


Sullivan Funeral Home
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100 East Travis Street
| Marshall, TX 75670
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Tel: 903-938-7777
Algoma Cemetery
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2380 Victory Drive
| Marshall, TX 75670
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Tel: 903-938-7777
Colonial Gardens Cemetery
|
Highway 31 - Elysian Fields Rd.
| Marshall, TX 75670
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Tel: 903-938-7777

You are welcome to call us any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience.

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