Sterling Funeral Homes in Dayton & Anahuac, TX

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Meet Our Staff - Dayton & Anahuac, TX

Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services

We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.

Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 936-258-2678 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.

Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.

Kim Mulkey

Kim Mulkey

Managing Partner, Funeral Director & Embalmer

Kimberley is a native Houstonian and currently resides in Dayton, Texas with her husband Chuck. She graduated from Alief Hastings High in southwest Houston, attended Houston Community College where she studied business, accounting, and marketing. Kimberley began working in the business as a student in mortuary school before graduating in 2002 with honors and distinction from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in Houston, where she was a member of the National Honor Society and a recipient of the R.L. Waltrip Chairman’s Award. 

Upon graduation, Kimberley continued working as a licensed funeral director and location manager for The Settegast-Kopf Co. in Sugar Land and Uptown Houston for many years. She continued to grow within the company taking her to new levels with other funeral homes including Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home and Cemetery, Earthman Funeral Directors at Hunters Creek and Brookside Funeral Home at Champions where she was also the location manager for four years. 

Kimberley became the Managing Partner with the Sterling Funeral Homes team in October of 2015, bringing with her more than 13 years’ experience and professionalism in the industry. She is a member of the Dayton Rotary Club and a member of the Executive Board for the Dayton Chamber of Commerce, Life Member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and an HLSR Livestock Committeemen. Kimberley continues to expand her involvement within the community. 

Kimberley and Chuck have three adult daughters and a grandson. Some of her hobbies include gardening, spending time with her family and riding with her husband on their motorcycle. 

"I am really excited to be in the communities of Dayton and Anahuac. I have enjoyed meeting new people here and look forward to serving and assisting many more families in their time of need."

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Briana Sonnier

Funeral Director



Dechele Smith

Dechele Smith

Funeral Director & Embalmer

Dechele was born in Baytown and has been a native of this her entire life. She now resides in Dayton with her two children. She is a Graduate from Lee High School in Baytown. Afterward attending Lee College concentrating in general studies, later transferring to Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Services where she graduated in 2017 with an associate’s degree in funeral directing and embalming.

Dechele joined Sterling Funeral home in July of 2017 while still a student at Commonwealth. She also has worked for Barbers Hill ISD in the transportation department as a bus driver for the last 10 years. She enjoys spending time with her family, working with children, reading, listening to music and cooking.

I have always had a passion for taking care of others and I look forward to growing in the communities that I serve.


Linda Tate

Linda Tate

Provisional Funeral Director & Ambassador

Linda has been serving families and their loved ones here at Sterling Funeral Homes since 2012. Her love and compassion for people shines through everything she does. Linda enjoys painting, reading, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

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Dawn Holland

Dawn Holland

Office Manager

Dawn Holland joined the Sterling Funeral Home team in February 2015 as an administrative assistant and has worked her way up to Office Manager. She is a native of Liberty, Texas and graduated from Liberty High School in 2002, and still resides in Liberty with her husband Kevin and two daughters Laci and Mckenzie. Dawn's favorite hobby is spending time with her family and friends. She is a dedicated mom who attends every game, practice and events that her children are involved in.

Dawn graduated from Champions School of Real Estate and worked as a licensed real estate agent for several years and was a stay at home mom before entering the funeral industry.

"I enjoy working at Sterling Funeral Home and love helping families in their time of need. We have all lost someone, so we treat their loss as if it was ours. We are here to help them and make the process as easy as possible, as some have not experienced  how much goes into planning a funeral until they are in that role. They can trust us that we are going to take care of their loved ones as if they were our own family"  

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Aaron Munn

Funeral Assistant



Autumn Debo

Funeral Assistant


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Lindsay Bailey

Funeral Assistant



Lindsey Holcomb

Funeral Assistant



Steve Tate

Steve Tate

Funeral Assistant



Tim Gault

Tim Gault

Funeral Assistant



Bonnie Price

Bonnie Price

Ambassdor

Bonnie is the mother of three; grandmother of five; and great-grandmother of two. She graduated from T.D.C.J. Academy and is currently a retired correctional officer.

Bonnie's hobbies include gardening, rifle tournaments at 200 and 600 yards, riding her adult tricycle, exercising and socializing with friends. She also loves animals.

Bonnie enjoys helping people and has been an Ambassador for Sterling Funeral Home since 2016 and loves working for them as they are like a second family.


Elizabeth Gibson

Elizabeth Gibson

Ambassador - Anahuac



Nellie Lunsford

Ambassador - Anahuac



Robbye Deakle

Ambassador



Chuck Mulkey

Chuck Mulkey

Desairologist & Facility Services

Chuck was born in Amarillo, Texas and relocated to the Houston area in 1991. After high school, he graduated from Amarillo College of Hairdressing and became a licensed Cosmetologist.

Chuck has also worked in construction, fencing, and fabrication over the past 20 years. He is very creative, enjoys fabricating and welding, and bringing his ideas to life.

Chuck started working at Sterling Funeral Home in 2015, shortly after his wife Kimberley became the Managing Partner. He began doing odd jobs and maintenance around the buildings and now assists in the hair and cosmetics for the families we serve.


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Sterling Funeral Home - Dayton
|
602 North Main Street
| Dayton, TX 77535
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Tel: 936-258-2678
Sterling Funeral Home - Anahuac
|
1201 S Main St
| Anahuac, TX 77514
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Tel: 409-267-3456

You are welcome to call us any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person.

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