Keith Medders is fulfilling a life long dream by opening the newest and most modern funeral home in Ashley County Arkansas. Keith and Rosie both are graduates of Crossett High School.
Keith started his funeral career in 1978, where he worked at Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. He was a licensed apprentice by the age of 16, working under former manager, Mr. Lewis Bolin Carter. Keith went on to graduate from Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science in 1983. After graduation he returned and worked at both Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg and Crossett, and eventually became Vice-President, and General Manager of Jones Companies of Crossett. He has been a Licensed "Embalmer", and "Funeral Director" since 1983 in the state of Arkansas, "Certified by the National Board of Funeral Examiners", and a member of the "National Funeral Directors Association". Rosie is a 1987 graduate of Crossett High School, and is currently serving as a Funeral Director and Embalmer Apprentice. Keith and Rosie both are active in the local Crossett and Hamburg Gideons Camp where Keith serves as a boardmember; Keith also serves on the Crossett School Board, and as a Trustee on the Ashley County Baptist Association Board. Rosie serves as a board member of the local Kiwanis Club in Crossett, and is Vice President of the Ashley County Artisan's Co-op. They both are members of the First Baptist Church of Crossett.
A special thanks goes out to Keith's parents the "late" James Maxie and Mary Lou Medders, two long time public school educators in Crossett, whose dedication to the community was an inspiration. Without their continuous christian nurturing, love and support this dream could not have been possible.The Medders Funeral Home is dedicated to their memory..