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The male staff members standing together.  
As we "Render Service From The Heart."

Eddie & Jackie Nelson

Eddie & Jackie Nelson

Owners



Dorothy Tucker Nelson

Dorothy Tucker Nelson

Receptionist - Unlicensed

Dorothy"Ms. Dot" Nelson: 
Is the daughter of Sarah "Red" Tucker and the late Andrew Tucker. 

She was married to the late Willie James Nelson. She's the mother of four children Eddie and Edward Nelson, Juanita Brown, and Esther Legette.  She has four grand children and  three great grands. 

She loves meeting and talking to people.  Her beautiful spirit is like a magnet, to meet her is to love her.


Esther Nelson Legette

Esther Nelson Legette

Lady Attendant - Unlicensed

Esther: 
Lives in Irmo, SC- Married to Calvin Legette, they are the proud parents of one son, Nelson S. Legette. 

Esther enjoys interior decorating, reading, working-out, and most of all family time. 

“I always serve the families with Love and Respect.” 


Eddie J. Nelson

Eddie J. Nelson

Owner/Manager - License #1592



Daniel Mertens

Daniel Mertens

Support Staff & Technology Engineer - Unlicensed

Daniel loves working on computers, reading and traveling.   Daniel is also a greeter on staff.


Charles Porterfield

Charles Porterfield

Support Staff - Unlicensed

Charles: 
Is married to Carlotta Porterfield, and the father of a son Brett Porterfield. 

He is a member of The Church of Christ on Park Street Columbia, South Carolina.


Kenneth Miller

Kenneth Miller

Support Staff - Unlicensed

Kenneth: 
Resides in Winnsboro, South Carolina. He has fifteen (15) years of experience in the funeral industry.  He’s married to Patchell J. Miller for nineteen (19) years.  They are the proud parents of two beautiful children Kiera and Kenneth Jr. 

He is a member of New Life Worship Center in Winnsboro, South Carolina where he holds several positions.  He has a deep love for the Lord.   

As a team member he’s looking forward to “Rendering Service From The Heart” to the families we will be privileged to serve. 


Donald Priouleau

Donald Priouleau

Support Staff & Public Relations - Unlicensed

Donald Prioleau, Sr. 
He is married to Carolyn Bell Prioleau. He’s the proud father of four (4) children and six (6) grandchildren.  He’s a lifelong residence of Ridgeway, South Carolina.  He serves as an Elder at Lebanon Presbyterian Church of Ridgeway, South Carolina, also serves as chairman of the worship committee, former president of the men’s council and former Scout Master of Troop#713. 


  • Elected to the Ridgeway Town Council, April 2000. 
  • Presently  serves as Mayor Pro- Tem Town of Ridgeway 
  • President of the Fairfield High Alumni 
  • Past Master of Purity Lodge #42 Ridgeway, South Carolina 
  • Special Deputy of District 6 representing six counties 
  • Member of Purity Chapter #145 O.E.S. 
  • Member of the C.C. Johnson Consistory # 136, Columbia, South Carolina 
  • Received the 33rd and last degree in 1986, Washington, D.C. 
  • Past Potentate of Cairo Temple #125, Columbia, South Carolina 
  • Present Director of the Motorized Units 
  • Past  Captain of “Class A” Motor Patrol 


Fay Allen Grier

Fay Allen Grier

Support Staff - Unlicensed

Fay Allen Grier is the son of Elliott and the late Ida Grier, husband of Beverly Rabb Grier and the father of two sons, Dedrick Allen and Brandon Rabb Grier. 

He is a 1970 graduate of Fairfield High School.  Fay is employed by the county of Fairfield with sheriff's department maintenance office and the county maintenance office. 

He is a member of Reid Chapel AME Church in Columbia, South Carolina and serves on the Trustees Board, Nehemiah Security and attends the male Bible study. 

Fay enjoys spending time with his family, helping others and watching television.


Daniel Montgomery

Daniel Montgomery

Support Staff - Unlicensed

Daniel: 
Is the son of Bernice Montgomery and the late Daniel Montgomery. 

He enjoys meeting people, traveling and relaxing at home.



John Ford

John Ford

Support Staff - Unlicensed

John: 
Is married to Fannie M. Tucker Ford and the father of two sons Quintin and Kevin Ford. 

He is a member of Lebanon Presbyterian Church of Ridgeway, South Carolina, where he serves as elder, member of the choir and mens council. 

He is a member of Purity Lodge # 42. 

He serves as vice president of  Midlands Cruisers Classic Car Club.  He retired from Allied Signal/Honeywell.  He presently is employed by Fairfield County School District in the Transportation Department.


Jackie Nelson

Jackie Nelson

Business Manager, Licensed Funeral Directress - License #3752

Jackie is a Licensed Funeral Directress.  She enjoys singing, traveling and reading.


Dorothy Tucker Nelson

Dorothy Tucker Nelson

Receptionist - Unlicensed



Paula Mertens

Paula Mertens

Visitation Greeter - Unlicensed

Paula enjoys reading, collecting elephants, and traveling.


Bernice Montgomery

Bernice Montgomery

Visitation Greeter - Unlicensed



Melanie Bufi

Melanie Bufi

Vistation Greeter - Unlicensed

Melanie, enjoys meeting people, and traveling.


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