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Our staff strives to offer a superior service to the client families we serve.  We aim to exceed the expectations of those we serve through caring, compassionate counselling through the most difficult time in life.  

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Michael Ray "Junior" Burke - Owner
Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, Licensed Insurance Provider

Junior has been working at the firm since 1982 and has been owner from 2003 to the present. He became Coroner of Williamson County in 2002 and served as a deputy coroner for 12 years prior to taking office as Coroner.  He is active in the community, serving on various boards, including the Carterville Schools Foundation Board, the Williamson County Department of Aging, and the SIU Mortuary Science Advisory Board.  He is a graduate of SIUC with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mortuary Science and Funeral Service and also has a MBA.  He is married and has two sons. 




Tiffany M. Holmes -
Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, Licensed Insurance Provider
Notary Public 

Tiffany grew up in the rural farm communities of Evansville and Red Bud, Illinois. She graduated in 2003, from Red Bud Community High School. In 2006, Tiffany received her Associate's Degree in Science from Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC), in Belleville, Illinois. She then graduated in 2008 from SIU-Carbondale with a Bachelor of Science, specializing in Mortuary Science and Funeral Service. Tiffany began working at the funeral home in the fall of 2007 and finished her apprenticeship in July of 2009. She is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in the state of Illinois, Notary Public for Williamson County and most recently a licesned Insurance Producer. Tiffany is the immediate Past President and current Secretary of the Egyptian Funeral Directors Association. She is dedicated to serving families and honoring the lives of loved ones. Tiffany is a Cardinals fan and likes to bake in her spare time.