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 in both funeral directing, and embalming. 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, General Manager and Stock Holder of Jones Companies of Crossett. He has been a licensed Embalmer, and Funeral Director since 1983 in the state of Arkansas, certified by the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards, and a member of the National Funeral Directors Association.
Rosie is a 1987 graduate of Crossett High School and a 2015 graduate of Jefferson State Community College where she received an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Funeral Service Education and is also a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer certified by the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards. Keith serves on the Crossett School Board as Board President, and is a Trustee on the Ashley County Baptist Association Board. Rosie serves as Vice President of the Ashley County Artisan's Co-op, and was recently awarded the 2019 Funeral Director of the Year Award by the Arkansas Funeral Directors Association. They both are members of First Baptist Church of Crossett.
A special thanks 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.