Staff

Our dedicated staff members are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

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Deana Grissom Licensed Funeral Director/FDIC/Manager/Pre-Arrangement Specialist
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Rebecca Grissom Provisional Funeral Director/Provisional Embalmer/Pre-Arrangement Specialist
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Christina Moctezuma Office Administrator
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Terry Stivers Funeral Assistant/Visitation Host
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Cruz Molina Funeral Assistant/ Visitation Host
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Georgia Benavides Funeral Assistant/ Visitation Host

Deana Grissom

Licensed Funeral Director/FDIC/Manager/Pre-Arrangement Specialist
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Deana Grissom is a resident of New Home, TX, a small community located just south of Lubbock, TX, in Lynn County, TX.

Deana was raised in the Texas Panhandle, where her parents, Harlan and Mary Ann Resch were pastors of the Church of God in Tulia, TX and Hereford, TX. She graduated from Hereford High School in 1991 and went on to attend West Texas State University in Canyon, TX. While in Canyon, she worked for the musical drama “TEXAS” for 2 seasons as a host. Deana married Billy Grissom in 1994 and together they have 2 children.

In 1997, Deana began her funeral home career, working for Rix Funeral Directors in Hereford, TX as a Visitation Host, moving her way up to becoming the Office Manager. She attended Amarillo College from 2002 - 2003, graduating with an associate degree in Mortuary Science in December of 2003. While attending college, Deana worked at Blackwell Funeral Home in Friona, TX and Parkside Chapel Funeral Home in Hereford, TX.

Shortly after graduation, the family moved to the San Diego, CA area to join Billy, who was now serving in the United States Marine Corps. The family resided in the area for 7 years. Deana became a Licensed Funeral Director in the state of California, working for Eternal Hills Memorial Park Mortuary and Crematory and also with Berry-Bell & Hall Mortuary.

In 2010, the family relocated to Lubbock, TX, at which time Deana became a Licensed Funeral Director in the State of Texas. She began working for Resthaven Funeral Home and Memorial Park. In 2013, she made a move to Combest Family Funeral Homes of Lubbock and Tahoka.

During her career, Deana has been a member of the Southern California Funeral Directors Association. A member, serving in all positions of the board, of the Panhandle Funeral Directors Association Board and has also served on the Texas Funeral Directors Association Board.

While growing up, Deana was involved in a “Family Music Ministry”, where the whole extended family would travel around every weekend to different churches and minister in music. This became her favorite part of ministry.

Outside of her working career, Deana and her family are very involved with happenings in their local community. She enjoys family time, time spent with extended family is a big plus! Her hobbies include cooking for family gatherings and working with the animals around their small family ranch. Deana also enjoys crocheting scarves and hats for the cancer centers and nursing facilities in the area.

Proud family members that have been a blessing to me throughout the years include, my wonderful soulmate, Billy, our daughter and son, Rebecca and Brandon. Mother and Stepfather, Mary Ann (Resch) and Roy Fowler, Sister, Debbie Wait, Brother and Sister-in-law, Rick and Cheryl Resch and several nieces and nephews and their families. I could not have gotten to where I am without their love and support.

Rebecca Grissom

Provisional Funeral Director/Provisional Embalmer/Pre-Arrangement Specialist
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Rebecca is a resident of New Home, Texas in Lynn, County. She is an avid member in her church. Rebecca grew up around the funeral profession and started working at a young age within the business. In 2013, at the age of 17, she began working as a visitation host and a funeral assistant and worked her way up to becoming lead office administrator. Rebecca graduated from Frenship High School in 2015, and then attended and graduated from Amarillo College with her Associates Degree in Mortuary Science in 2017. She has a strong heartbeat and passion for many different tasks within the funeral profession and is currently seeking her Funeral Director and Embalmers license in the State of Texas, to be able to further her ministry within the profession. Rebecca joined our team in January of 2021.

 

Christina Moctezuma

Office Administrator
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Christina was raised in Dimmitt, Texas where she graduated from Dimmit High School and then attended Texa Tech University.  She is married with two children. Christina manages the day to day opperations of the office and assist with visitations and services. Christina joined our team in April of 2021.

Terry Stivers

Funeral Assistant/Visitation Host
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Terry grew up and graduated from Idalou High School and went on attend Texas Tech University. Since the passing of his father in 2010, Terry has had a passion of working in the funeral industry. Terry joined our team in October of 2021.

Cruz Molina

Funeral Assistant/ Visitation Host
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Cruz Molina was raised in Brownfield, TX and attended school in Union. After graduating, she moved to Lubbock in 1984 where she has raised her family. Cruz has worked for different retail and customer service jobs for many years. However, she has recently found her calling in the funeral profession helping families through their grieving process.  Cruz Joined our team part time in January of 2022.

Georgia Benavides

Funeral Assistant/ Visitation Host
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Georgia grew up in Slaton and attend Slaton ISD all her life. She later moved to Lubbock where she currently resides. She enjoyed raising her 4 children until they were able to attend school. At that time she decided to go back herself becoming a Medical Assistant for 12yrs. She loves the nursing and nurturing of health care but after the recent passing of her beloved son she is following the call. She has developed a strong passion by connecting with  families during the loss of a loved one. She finds comfort helping others during their grieving process. Georgia joined our team part time in January 2022.