Who We Are : Our Staff

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Staff members of All Faiths 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.

Our Team

Joe F. Solansky

Joe F. Solansky

Owner

Born in San Antonio, Joe Solansky grew up in South Texas. He graduated from Crystal City High School and attended South Texas Junior College in Uvalde. In 1971, he entered the deathcare industry, working for a funeral home in Central Texas. From there, he was able to purchase Modern Monument Company. He also purchased another monument company, Capitol Monument Company of Austin, in 1971, which is still owned and operated by Joe.




In 1988, he acquired Chappel Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in San Leanna (south Austin). Joe opened the first privately-owned crematorium and renamed the cemetery to Onion Creek Memorial Park. An opportunity came along in 2003 to purchase All Faiths Funeral Homes, thereby allowing him to provide total funeral/cremation care at affordable prices for Austin and Central Texas. In 2012, he married his love Landra Hudson.

Gilbert Cavazos

Gilbert Cavazos

General Manager/Funeral Director

Gilbert Cavazos-General Manager/Funeral Director
Gilbert has been a Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer since 1985 and has been in the industry since the age of 16. Mr. Cavazos was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley and has been living in Central Texas since 1985. Gilbert has been employed with All Faiths Funeral Services since October 2012 as Funeral Director/Embalmer.

Joe Meadows

Joe Meadows

Location Manager/Funeral Director

Joe Meadows is from Forth Worth, Texas and now resides in Austin, Texas. He has been in the funeral industry for 38 years. He graduated from Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science in 1976. Joe joined the staff of All Faiths Funeral Services in December of 2006 as a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer.

In Joe's spare time, he enjoys a good cup of coffee and working on his 1964 Impala.

Ramon Garza

Ramon Garza

Office Manager

Originally from Corpus Christi, Ramon moved to Austin in 1999. Ramon is happily married to Shary and together they enjoy spending time with family and friends and often travel to Corpus Christi to visit Ramons two children, Jorge & Melissa. In addition to family time, Ramon enjoys bowling, listening to music, going to the gym, and attending Church Services at Round Rock Church where they are members.
He joined All Faiths Funeral Services in January of 2012. He takes pride in the work he does for the families that All Faiths Funeral Services serves.

Vykkii Langley

Vykkii Langley

Office Manager

Vykkii Langley was born and raised in Southern California. At 21, she landed in Texas after serving 8 years in the United States Army Reserves. She attended basic training at Ft. Jackson, SC, completed her AIT at Ft. Belvoir, VA, and finished her military commitment at Ft. Sam Houston, TX. While in the military she worked at different stateside units such as Ft. Lewis, WA and West Point, NY.

Vykkii lived in Killeen, TX for 9 years and used her GI bill to become a licensed massage therapist, specializing in pre-natal massage. She opened her own massage business in Killeen. A few years later she decided to change her career path and move to South Austin. After managing various successful business, she felt the need to cater to a higher form of customer service.

In 2009, Vykkii was hired at Cook-Walden Funeral Home as part time support but in a few weeks she moved up to a full time receptionist and funeral home assistant. This was her calling and a year later, Vykkii became licensed by the Texas Board of Insurance to assist families in pre-arranging funerals.

Vykkii was welcomed into the All Faiths family in 2012. "This company has given me the balance and structure that I was missing," she replied when asked about working for a family owned company.

Vykkii is a member of Saint Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church in Austin and a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Maria Galante #115. In her spare time, Vykkii enjoys traveling, creating memories with scrapbooking, and sharing little adventures with her family.

Mallory Destree

Mallory Destree

Funeral Director

Mallory Destree was born and raised in Crystal Lake, Illinois, where she attended high school and college. She received her Associates Degree in Criminal Justice in 2009 from McHenry County College. After graduating and realizing, as most people do, that her field of study was not right for her, she took a leap of faith into the Mortuary Science field. She attended Worsham College of Mortuary Science, in Wheeling, Illinois and graduated in 2010.

She had always loved Texas since she was a little girl, and when her husband got a job offer in Austin, they jumped at the chance to move across the country to follow their dreams. She settled in at Cook-Walden Funeral Home where she completed her provisional license and obtained her license as a funeral director and embalmer. She had worked at Cook-Walden for just under 4 years before another opportunity to take a leap of faith fell in her lap. She came to All Faiths Funeral Services in March of 2014 and has never looked back.

When Mallory is not at work, she enjoys playing with her two dogs, Jaxson and Opie, spending time with her husband Robert, watching her beloved Chicago Blackhawks and playing guitar or ukelele.

Vernell Taylor

Vernell Taylor

Funeral Director

Juan Gallegos

Juan Gallegos

Provisional Funeral Director

For Juan J. Gallegos, becoming a Funeral Director has been a lifelong commitment. He is a second generation Funeral Director from Brownsville, Texas and now resides in Hutto, Texas. He has been in the funeral industry for 13 years and has been with All Faiths Funeral Services since July of 2007 as a Provisional Funeral Director and Embalmer. Juan attended Dallas Mortuary College and graduated in 2000 with an Associates Degree in Applied Science.

Henry Taylor

Henry Taylor

Funeral Director

Henry is the senior pastor of the Judea Missionary Baptist Church. He began working in the funeral service in Taylor, Texas at the age of 12. Henry graduated from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service with honors and distinction. Henry is married to Velma and they have four children and one grandson. In his spare time, he enjoys playing the organ, hunting, fishing and a good game of dominoes.