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Joy T. Herndon, CFSP

Joy T. Herndon, CFSP

Owner, Funeral Director/Embalmer

Joy Herndon is a life-long resident of George County. She is the daughter of Blane and Ann Davis and a 1999 Graduate of George County High School. Joy received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Mississippi State University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. After receiving a Master’s Degree from the University of South Alabama, she pursued Funeral Service Technology at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Joy is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in Mississippi and Alabama. She had the privilege of learning from some veteran professionals in the industry for several years as she worked in Jackson, Greene, Jones and Mobile counties. Joy also holds a Full Life Insurance Producer license. She recently received her Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP) designation awarded by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice which signifies a commitment to raise and improve the professional standards of funeral service practice and pursue life-long learning. In addition to various community involvement organizations, Joy’s time outside of funeral service is spent with her husband, Jeff, and their children, Easton and Hadley. 

Email: jherndon@momentsfh.com


Jeffery W. Herndon

Jeffery W. Herndon

Owner

Jeff is originally from Greene County. He is the son of Lyman “Buddy” and Jean Herndon of the Unity Community. He is a 1993 Graduate of Greene County High School. Jeff pursed drafting and design at Jones County Junior College. He also successfully completed Lineman School and worked for some time with the Power Association. Jeff spent several years surveying with a local company as well as working inside Chevron Refineries in Pascagoula, MS.  Jeff currently holds a Quality Control Position at American Tank and Vessel shop in Lucedale, Mississippi. He and Joy have been married since 2003. Jeff spends a lot of his time with the couple’s two children, Easton and Hadley. 

Email: jherndon@momentsfh.com


Noelle Foster

Noelle Foster

Secretary

Noelle Foster is a life-long resident of George County and is the daughter of Randy and Beth Mizell of the Central Community. She is a 2005 graduate of George County High School and a 2008 graduate of Judson College in Marion, Alabama, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in History. Noelle spends her time outside of Moments with her two children and a good book.

Email: nfoster@momentsfh.com


Hank Cochran

Hank Cochran

Licensed Pre-Arrangement Consultant



Stephen Crigler

Stephen Crigler

Funeral Assistant

Stephen Crigler has been married to his wife Blair for 14 years and the couple has three awesome kids. For the past ten years, he has been preaching full time for the Rocky Creek Church of Christ. In the fall, he will begin working on his Doctorate degree in counseling with which he hopes to be able to use to continue to help meet the needs of others during their times of trials. 


Mitch Osborne

Mitch Osborne

Funeral Assistant

Bro. Mitch Osborne is an ordained Baptist Minister and has been leading worship at Ridglea Heights Baptist Church since 2001. He has been married to his childhood sweetheart, Sandy, since 1982 and has three grown children, Ricky, Logan and Katy and three beautiful grand baby girls. Bro. Mitch serves as a Funeral Assistant at Moments Funeral Home as his schedule allows. 


Tyler Rouse

Tyler Rouse

Funeral Assistant

Tyler Rouse is the son of Keith and Tara Rouse, the nephew of Jeff and Joy Herndon. Tyler is a 2017 graduate of George County High School and received his Associate Degree in Business Administration from Jones County Junior College in 2019. He is currently a full-time student at Mississippi State University. In his free time, Tyler enjoys a good game of corn-hole and is an avid ping pong enthusiast.  


Chase Rouse

Chase Rouse

Funeral Assistant

Chase Rouse is the son of Keith and Tara Rouse, the nephew of Jeff and Joy Herndon. Chase is a 2019 graduate of George County High School. He is currently a full-time student at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. After graduation, he plans to attend Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tennessee. In his free time, Chase enjoys playing softball and is an avid duck hunter.   


Tina Smith

Tina Smith

Hostess

Tina Davis Smith has been the wife of Blaine Smith, and step-mom to his 2 sons, since 2002.  She was raised in George County and is active in her community.  After graduating high school she pursued her Associates degree at Jones junior college. Tina worked for the United States Air Force as a civilian on the joint Air Force base in Minneapolis, MN where she earned multiple service commendations.  She has spent the last 16 years as office manager and physical therapy tech for Encore Rehabilitation serving in Lucedale & Leakesville.  


Mike Steede

Mike Steede

Funeral Assistant

Mike Steede is a life-long resident of George County.  He graduated from George County High School, then attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior College and received his BS in Ag. And Ext. Education from Mississippi State University in 1985 and MS in 1999.  Mike taught high school agriculture for 15 years and then worked with Mississippi State University until his retirement in 2010.  Mike and his wife Darlene have two children, Garrett of Lubbock, TX and Shelby of Waynesboro, MS.  When Mike is not busy managing J&B Feeds, he enjoys spending time with his family and doing mission work. 


Ann N. Davis

Ann N. Davis

Hostess/Bookkeeping

Ann N. Davis is a life-long resident of George County. Originally Ann Nicholson from the Cooks Corner area, her parents are the late Mr. JR and Mrs. Faye Baynes Nicholson. Ann and Blane have owned and operated Country Farms Quail & Smokehouse in Rocky Creek for over 20 years. She is a faithful member of the Church of Christ and worships with fellow Christians at the Hurley congregation. Ann has three daughters, Tina, Tara and Joy. She has 5 grandsons and 1 granddaughter.      


Blane Davis

Blane Davis

Groundskeeper/Monument Dept.

Blane Davis is a life-long resident of George County. He was born and raised in Buzzard Roost, Mississippi to the late Mr. Gordy and Mrs. Sybil Adams Davis. He comes from a large family with 13 siblings. Blane and Ann Davis have owned and operated Country Farms Quail & Smokehouse in Rocky Creek for over 20 years. Blane is a member of the Hurley Church of Christ. He and Ann have three daughters, Tina, Tara and Joy and 6 grandchildren.    


Diane K. Burch, GC-C

Diane K. Burch, GC-C

Certified Grief Counselor

Diane Burch is a resident of Mobile, Alabama. She is a graduate of Faulkner University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Human Resources and her Masters of Science in Management. She is also a Certified Grief Counselor with the American Institute of Health Care Professionals.  Diane is employed full-time as the Registrar at Mobile Christian School, a K3-12 private school located on Cottage Hill Road in West Mobile. Diane and her husband, Larry, who have been married since 1979, enjoy their time together at Bellingrath Road Church of Christ in Theodore, Alabama, working with the community. They are also involved in mission work with the Sojourners.


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