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Christie K. Redmon and Jessie Marie Tuttle

Posted by Elleanor Davis Starks on April 1, 2015

Christie K. Redmon

C. K. Redmon Consulting, Sunset Concepts Casket Inserts and Shannon Funeral Chapels–Fort Worth, TX

  A native of Dallas, Christie K. Redmon received a degree from the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science, where she later served as the director of learning resources, as well as former chemistry, arts and embalming professor. During her 3 years in this capacity, Redmon received the honor as the first recipient of the 100 Black Women of Funeral Service’s 2010 Educator of the Year and has recently received the 2014 Texas Woman of Distinction in Funeral Service Award.

   Redmon worked for the Dallas County Crime Division and Evergreen Funeral Home, where she was asked to serve as the assistant business manager and did so until November 2003. Redmon currently works as a funeral director and embalmer at Shannon Funeral Chapels in Fort Worth and Watauga. She also owns Sunset Concepts Casket Inserts and C. K. Redmon Consulting.

   Redmon travels around the country educating funeral service professionals and families regarding the importance of pre-planning and understanding the funeral industry. Redmon has written numerous articles for the Funeral Home and Cemetery News publication and the KW Report regarding the importance of strategic business planning in the small business market. Redmon is a member of the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, the 100 Black Women of Funeral Service and Epsilon Nu Delta Mortuary Fraternity Inc.

Jessie Marie Tuttle

Ross Mortuary–Houston, TX

  Jessie Marie Tuttle, a funeral director at Ross Mortuary is a member of the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, the 100 Black Women of Funeral Service and is very proud to be a 2014 Texas Distinguished Phenomenal Women of Funeral Service honoree. Tuttle’s mortuary science education enabled her to serve individuals seeking compassion and honestly to prepare for a journey perhaps never experienced before. The best of all efforts by her is to continue to do all God’s work on the best scale. She lives by the “Golden Rule.” Tuttle was inspired by the late Geraldine Cunningham as well as the late A. Fay “Miss Kitty” Dorsey and her side kick Willie Curtis, role models that set a standard which helped Jessie strive for excellence in her work and passionate about the profession, a life of service, not only in the industry but in the church, community and social circles.


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