Who We Are : Our Staff

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Staff members of Meadowbrook Funeral Home are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors and assistants and we proudly carry more than 400 years of Marshall heritage among our valued staff. The difference in funeral homes is in the care your family receives. Meadowbrook Funeral Home takes great pride in our promise to you that you and your family will be taken care of in the same manner as we would want for our family.

Our Team

Richard Gaulden

Richard Gaulden

Owner-Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

Email: rg@meadowbrookfh.com
Phone: 903-935-2019

Richard has over 30 years experience in arranging funerals and has served thousands of families. His career in the funeral profession began at Restland Funeral Home in Dallas where he was a funeral director for 28 years prior to coming to Marshall in 2009. He is very involved with many community events serving as one of the Leaders for Leadership Marshall, Booster Club, Lions Club, Chamber Ambassador and is a member of First United Methodist Church in Marshall. He married Melinda and her children, Sara, Billy and Charlie in 1997. The highlight of his life is being "Papa" to their only grandchild, Lexi.

Melinda Gaulden

Melinda Gaulden

Owner-Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

Email: mg@meadowbrookfh.com
Phone: 903-935-2019
Cell Phone: 903-930-5814

Melinda began her career in the funeral industry in 1996 at Restland Funeral Home in Dallas, where she met and married Richard. She was Manager at Metrocrest Funeral Home and Laurel Land Dallas prior to relocating to Marshall in 2009. She and Richard purchased Meadowbrook Funeral Home in April, 2014 and have since added a Pre-Need Sales Department and a Monument Department. Melinda serves on the Board of Directors for Big Pines Boys and Girls Club, is a member of Marshall Chamber, Lions Club and Marshall Rotary Club. She is a member of First United Methodist Church. She is the mother of three children, Sara, Billy (Deceased) and Charlie, and is "Mimi" to one grandchild, Lexi. She is very proud to consider Marshall her home and feels the service, care and compassion their funeral home offers the community is the perfect choice when those things matter to a family who has suffered a loss.

Sara Thompson

Sara Thompson

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

Jeff Thompson

Jeff Thompson

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

Curtis Smith

Curtis Smith

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

Phone: 903-935-2019

Tracy Jackson

Tracy Jackson

Funeral Home Manager

Email: tj.meadowbrookfh@sbcglobal.net
Phone: 903-935-2019

Tracy has over 10 years experience with Cemeteries and Funeral Home responsibilities. He and his wife, Samantha, have three children, Tristan, Amiya and Logan. Very involved in our community, Tracy feels the quality of service and care he provides to each family is vital to our organization.

Charles Callaway

Charles Callaway

Funeral Service Assistant

Phone: 903-935-2019

Brenda Abraham

Brenda Abraham

Funeral Service Assistant

Phone: 903-935-2019

Gail Palmer

Gail Palmer

Funeral Service Assistant

Phone: 903-935-2019

LaDarius Carter

LaDarius Carter

Funeral Service Assistant

Phone: 903-935-2019

Dacia Hayley

Dacia Hayley

Funeral Service Assistant

Tyrone Hayley

Tyrone Hayley

Funeral Service Assistant

Debbie Warbington-Rogers

Debbie Warbington-Rogers

Funeral Service Assistant

Phone: 903-935-2019

Melba Oney

Funeral Service Assistant

Phone: 903-935-2019

Joe Buck Crisp

Joe Buck Crisp

Funeral Service Assistant