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 1-936-569-1366 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.
Danny Mounger is a native of McKinney, Texas. He began working at Belew Funeral Home in McKinney in 1993, where he served a twelve month apprenticeship. He received a dual license for funeral director and embalmer from Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in 1994. Danny managed several funeral homes, as well as, one combination location (funeral home and cemetery) through Stewart Enterprises. In 2004, he left Stewart to pursue his own funeral business operation in Lewisville, Texas. In 2008, Danny sold that business and he and his family moved to Nacogdoches to partner with Laird Funeral Home and Taylor Funeral Home. Continuing to uphold the tradition of family owned funeral homes, Corrigan Funeral Home joined their family of firms in 2011, Mangum Funeral Home in 2017, and most recently, Garrison Funeral Home in February 2019. Presently, he is a member of the Nacogdoches Rotary Club, the Gideon Camp of Nacogdoches, Milam Masonic Lodge #2, and he attends Westside Missionary Baptist Church.
After meeting in their church youth group, Danny and Shannon were married in September of 1999. Shannon attended the University of Texas at Arlington and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in May of 1999. She worked as a registered nurse in Plano, Texas before moving to Nacogdoches to assist Danny with running the funeral homes. They have three children who attend school in Douglass, Texas. Shannon is a member of the Fredonia Rotary Club.
Born and raised in Nacogdoches, Lynn graduated from mortuary college at Commonwealth School of Mortuary Science in Houston and received dual license for funeral director and embalmer. He married Jonnie Sue Gauntt in August 1971. At the urging of a dear friend, the two made plans to open a family owned funeral home in their hometown of Nacogdoches. After scouting out possible locations, they decided on a location on South Street and started extensive remodeling of the building. Laird Funeral Home was incorporated in 1979 and remains in that location after 39 years. For over thirty years, Lynn and Jonnie worked side by side, a local family serving families in their time of greatest need.
They are both members of Harmony Missionary Baptist Church. Lynn and Jonnie are proud grandparents of four grandsons and one granddaughter. While Jonnie is now retired, Lynn still directs funeral services when needed and received his fifty year pin from the state of Texas in 2021.
Jason moved to Nacogdoches in 2013 and loves the area. Happily married to Christina for over 23 years and proud of his four beautiful daughters, as well as, his six grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with family and riding bikes.
Jason attended Dallas Institute of Funeral Service and is a dual licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. He joined us in 2018 and is excited about serving with our family of firms.
Angie grew up in Shelby County, as well as, Garrison, where she attended high school. Angie is married to her husband of over 20 years, Kenneth King. Together, they have three children, Kaylee Covarubias and her husband, Josh, Kolten King, and Addisen King. She is also a proud "Gigi" to two very precious grandsons, Jase and Jaxon. She loves spending time at the deer lease and at their lake house, fishing with her family and dear friends. Angie is a member of Westside Missionary Baptist Church.
Angie joined our family of firms in 2015. She graduated from Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in September 2018. She is passionate about ensuring every family is cared for with honest, dignified, and compassionate service.
Kaitlynn grew up traveling the world before deciding to plant her roots in East Texas in 2008. She graduated high school from Woden ISD. It was in high school where she met her soul mate, Josh. Kaitlynn and Josh married in September 2016 and have since had a beautiful baby boy, who they cherished for the short time they had with him.
Kaitlynn enjoys spending time with her family, especially her nieces and nephews, cooking, and taking care of her pets.
She graduated from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in June 2020 and is looking forward to obtaining her funeral directing and embalming licenses. She joined our family of firms in November 2020.
Caleb graduated from Garrison High School in 2020 and immediately started attending the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service that same year. He graduated with his Texas licenses in Funeral Directing and Embalming in 2021.
In his free time, Caleb enjoys listening to a wide variety of musical genres and watching videos on the internet. Caleb joined our family of firms in August 2020.
Christina has been married to her best friend, Jason, for over 23 years. Together they have four beautiful daughters and six grandchildren. Her passion is taking care of her family.
Christina attended Dallas Institute of Funeral Service and obtained her Funeral Director and Embalmer's license in 2021. She has been with our family of firms since 2018.
Kimberly grew up in Washington state and has been living in Texas since 2013. She attended high school in Timpson and moved to Nacogdoches in 2017.
Kimberly enjoys spending time with her friends and her better half, Kolten King. She studied at Stephen F. Austin State University for a short time before realizing she wasn't quite sure what she wanted to pursue as a career. After working in the food industry, hospitality, and medical field, she found that she has a passion for helping people.
When she's not working, she's at home snuggling with her fur babies, Kazi and Kahlua. Kimberly joined our family of firms in June 2020.
Matt has spent his life in East Texas. He grew up in Timpson, then moved to Nacogdoches where he attended Stephen F. Austin State University. His background in banking, insurance, and the cellular industry have been helpful to his work with us. He says working at the funeral home, helping families at possibly their most difficult time, has been his most fulfilling work.
Matt is married to Megan, a professor at SFA, and they now reside in Timpson. He and Megan are members of Timpson First United Methodist Church where both are honored to serve on the board. He is a member of the Nacogdoches Jaycees and serves on the board of the SFA Wesley Foundation.
Linda was born and raised in East Texas. She retired from the Nacogdoches County Sherriff's Office in 2008 as a 911 operator. Since retirement, she volunteers her time at Harvest House two days a week and joined our family of firms in 2018.
She loves spending time with her daughters, grandchildren, and precious great-grandchildren. Linda also enjoys cooking, gardening, time outdoors, gospel music, and cheering for her Dallas Cowboys.
Jerry has lived in both Nacogdoches County and San Augustine County all of his life. He graduated from Broaddus High School and he also has an Associate's Degree from Jacksonville College, in Jacksonville, Texas. He has made progress toward earning a Bachelor's Degree from the Jacksonville Baptist Seminary. Jerry is an ordained minister and has served 42 years in the Gospel Ministry. He has been blessed to pastor three churches; Lilbert Baptist Church, Saint's Rest Baptist Church, and Westside Baptist Church, during his God-called ministry.
He is married to his wife, Debbie, and they recently celebrated 43 years of marriage together. They are proud of their two children, Drew and Whitney, and their son-in-law, Lee. Jerry is a loving "Pops" to his two precious granddaughters, Kenna and Kallie. He loves reading and studying God's Word, and spending time with his wife, children, and grandkids. Jerry has been with our family of firms since May 2019.
Debbie has lived in Nacogdoches all of her life. She graduated high school from Cushing ISD, has a Master's Degree in Education from Stephen F. Austin, and is now retired from teaching Kindergarten at Douglass ISD after 35 years. Debbie is married to the love of her life, Jerry L. Wilson, and they recently celebrated 43 years of marriage together in May 2019.
They are proud of their two children, Drew and Whitney, and their son-in-law, Lee. Debbie loves being "Gigi" to their two precious granddaughters, Kenna and Kallie. Debbie's hobbies are creating customized tumblers, quilling, and singing in a ladies gospel quartet. Debbie has recently joined our family of firms.
Jeff grew up in Garrison and graduated from Garrison High School. He married his loving wife, Cindy, in 1984. They have one daughter, Amy, her husband, Brad, and one grandson, Aiden. He went to work in Orange for the Sabine River Authority where he worked for 36 years. After his retirement from there, Jeff moved back to East Texas.
He enjoys spending time with family and playing old gospel hymns on the piano. Jeff joined our family of firms in 2021.
Abigail is a high school senior at Douglass ISD. She lives with her family in Nacogdoches. She plans to attend SFA in the fall of 2022 to study modern languages with an emphasis on Spanish.
Jack is a high school student at Douglass ISD. He lives in Nacogdoches and enjoys playing videogames.
For 15 years, Samantha Creo Moreira has been a noteworthy leader in community involvement, business establishment and development, charity works and the service spaces of East Texas. Originally from the East Coast, Samantha lived in New York and Spain, before moving to Houston, Texas in her childhood. She travelled the world extensively from a very young age and counts her appreciation for people and cultures among her most prized possessions.
Over Samantha’s career, she has worked for the trading firm, AFEC International, Inc.; Deloitte & Touche; and Baylor College of Medicine, in both the Department of Anesthesiology and Urology; and the Urocenter of Houston, L.L.P. In Tampa, she worked in the University Controller’s Office for the University of South Florida, and for the Department of Anesthesiology at Tampa General Hospital for the Critical Care Medicine and Pain Management Fellowship Program. In 2007, the Moreira family settled in Nacogdoches. Establishing East Texas UroCenter, the move from Tampa brought the opportunity to raise their family in “The Oldest Town in Texas”. The piney woods became a backdrop for vibrant living, and she has hosted and shares the heritage of the region with everyone she meets. Most importantly, it served as a home overfilled with love for her son, Bernardo Creo Moreira, until he passed into eternal life.
Samantha has an extraordinary commitment to the community, is a Past Board Member of Rotary Club of Nacogdoches and recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Award from Rotary International. Samantha is a past Board Member of the Nacogdoches Chamber of Commerce and has been involved with Newcomers and Friends and Medical Alliance civic organizations. She is fluent in Castilian Spanish and Portuguese. She joins Laird Funeral Home to head their Community Relations. Knowing firsthand how they serve East Texas during times of unimaginable loss, she is proud to call herself a part of this family of firms.