Meet Our Staff

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."


Nancy Schnell

Nancy Schnell

Funeral Director & Embalmer

Nancy Schnell is a licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer.  Nancy is originally from Bryan, Texas and she currently resides in Shoreacres, Texas. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1996. Nancy then returned to school later in life and graduated with honors and distinction from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Services in June of 2011. She previously was employed by Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Baytown and South Park Funeral Home in Pearland.


Nancy has three adult sons; Tommy, Harrison, and Chance. Nancy truly believes in service to others as shown in many aspects of her life. She is very involved in city affairs in Shoreacres, having served as an Alderwoman from 2010 until 2017. She also enjoys being a substitute teacher in the science department at La Porte High School.


Nicolus Nelson

Nicolus Nelson

Provisional Funeral Director & Embalmer

Nicolus is a graduate from Liberty High School class of 2008. He resides in Dayton with his two sons. Nicolus enjoys spending time with his family and helping others as he is a Volunteer Fire Fighter for Westlake VFD. Nic joined the Sterling Funeral Home team in August 2017. He plans to further his career in the funeral business in the Fall of 2018.



Dechele Smith

Dechele Smith

Provisional Funeral Director & Embalmer



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. Dawn was born and raised in Liberty, Texas. She continues to reside there with her husband and two daughters. Dawn enjoys spending time with family and taking vacations together. “I enjoy working at Sterling Funeral Home and love helping families in their time of need."


David Stewart

David Stewart

Funeral Assistant



Jessica Reed

Jessica Reed

Funeral Assistant



Steve Tate

Steve Tate

Funeral Assistant



Susan Giberson

Susan Giberson

Funeral Assistant



Tim Gault

Tim Gault

Funeral Assistant



Bonnie Price

Bonnie Price

Ambassdor



Linda Parga

Ambassador



Linda Tate

Linda Tate

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.


Elizabeth Gibson

Ambassador



JoAnn Matthews

Ambassador - Anahuac



Marian Whitley

Ambassador - Anahuac



Mava Jo Turner

Ambassador - Anahuac



Chuck Mulkey

Chuck Mulkey

Desairologist & Facility Services



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