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Sterling-White Funeral Home & Cemetery in Highlands, TX

Meet Our Staff - Highlands & Dayton, 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 281-426-3555 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.

Isabella Dion

Isabella Dion

Managing Partner

Isabella started her career in the funeral and cemetery profession in 1993, when enrolled in an exchange student program to learn English.

Isabella studied mortuary science and graduated from College de Rosemont in Montreal. Her journey continued with managing multiple funeral homes and crematoriums in the greater Montreal area.

in 2014, Isabella moved to Houston Texas when she was promoted to oversee the sales and leadership development for Service Corporation International.   She also graduated from College de Granby in Business Administration and Accounting, and in 2020 completed her Master in Business Administration from Texas Western Governor.

Isabella has been happily married for 25 year with Bob. Together they have two sons Jeremy and Jeffrey. When Isabella isn't developing and supporting her team at Sterling White, you can catch her at different Art Galleries, Museums or Broadway Shows.


Juan Parga

Juan Parga

Funeral Assistant

Juan has been in funeral service since 1988. He joined the Sterling-White family as a Funeral Assistant in 2010. He resides in Liberty, Texas with his wife, Linda. He has six children and four grandchildren. He genuinely cares for families and enjoys helping them when they need it the most.


Emily Caulfield

Emily Caulfield

Funeral Director

Emily began her career with Sterling-White in 2022. Originally born in Missouri , she got to Texas as soon as she could.  Emily grew up in Southwest Houston, graduating from Elkins High School.  She is a proud alumni from the University of Kansas.  Emily has been a licensed funeral director in Texas for more than 10 years.  She has served families in Houston and Bellaire, alongside her dad and brother who are also in the industry.  Emily has a passion for helping families through some of their hardest days.

Emily lives in Houston with her husband and their four children.  When she isn't at the funeral home you can find her cooking, cheering on her kids in sports, or volunteering with her kids schools, Kids Meals Houston and Bo's Place.  


Maggie Fuertes

Maggie Fuertes

Funeral Director

Maggie joined the sterling-White team as licensed funeral director in September of 2022, after Graduating from Commonwealth institute of funeral Services in 2021.  Since joining she has dedicated her time and focus on helping families through some of their hardest days by treating each family that she serves as her own.

Maggie resides in Liberty, Texas with her two beautiful children, Omar and Cali, spending all her free time away from the funeral with them.


Savannah Harper

Savannah Harper

Office Coordinator

Savannah joined the Sterling-White team in September of 2015. Since joining she has dedicated her time and focus on our cemeteries. Savannah has worked diligently to build lasting relationships within the community and with those we serve. Savannah, along with her husband, is currently raising their dogs and spends as much time traveling or at off-road parks as possible. 


Patricia Mitchell

Patricia Mitchell

Funeral Home Administrator

Patricia “Trish” joined the Sterling-White team in 2012 as the funeral home administrator. Trish has lived in the local area all of her life. She raised her family in Highlands and Mont Belvieu, where she served as a volunteer for school organizations and functions and assisted with Little League sporting events. Trish now has four grandsons and one granddaughter whom she adores and loves spending quality time with. Trish enjoys meeting the families that Sterling-White serves and is pleased to assist these families with her vast knowledge in  obtaining necessary permits and filing life insurance claims.


Aly Griffis

Aly Griffis

Memorialization Specialist

Born and raised in Mont Belvieu, Aly graduated from Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu.

Many years of customer service experience in the area, Aly found her career at Sterling White Cemetery and Palms memorial Park.  She is dedicated at honoring the memories of our loved ones by assisting with every steps of the memorial process.

Aly is the mother of the beautiful Bella.  In her spare time, she enjoys playing pool and reading.


Johnelle Eilers

Johnelle Eilers

Administrative Assistant / Ambassador

I am a retired hairdresser of 27 years. I started doing hair at Sterling-White through the years and was hired as an ambassador and now work as an administrative assistant at the front desk. I have worked at Sterling-White Funeral Home since early 2006. I grew up in Highlands and have lived in Crosby for more than 40 years, so I know a lot of the families that come through our doors. I feel like it makes them more comfortable in an uncomfortable situation to see a familiar face and receive a warm hug and a smile. I enjoy my work here and look forward to many more years.

I have two grown children, four bonus children, six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren who help fill up my time. I have a place at Crystal Beach I dearly love to spend time at with all of my family. I am a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Crosby.


Kathy Roder

Kathy Roder

Administrative Assistant / Ambassador

Kathy has worked at Sterling-White since 2015 where she started out as an ambassador. Kathy also works as an administrative assistant at the front desk part-time. Crosby is her hometown and she is a graduate of Crosby High School. In her spare time Kathy enjoys sewing, quilting, and caring for her grandchildren, her plants, and her grand dogs. She is an accomplished quilter after almost 50 years. “I love working with people and feel I can offer a lot here at Sterling-White”. Kathy has been married to Ernie Roder for nearly 50 years, together they have three grown children, seven grandchildren, and seven grand dogs. 


Mike Stamper

Mike Stamper

Family Service Manager

We are pleased to announce the addition of Mike Stamper as the sales director at Sterling White Funeral Home. Originally from Passaic, NJ, Mike is a war veteran who started his career in the funeral industry 9 years ago with the Neptune Society in sales management.

 

Over the years Mike has had experience in training pre-need advisors and training and managing sales managers of the pre-need sales teams. He has also instructed several regional sales teams on the national level. Mike is very honored to be a part of the Sterling-White family and looks forward to working with everyone .

 

In his spare time Mike enjoys reading and coaching his children in youth football and basketball. 


Nancy Rodriguez

Nancy Rodriguez

Family Service Representative

Nancy Rodriguez was born and raised in Houston, TX.  She is bilingual, fluent in both Spanish and English. Serving people and her community as a Family Service Counselor is a passion. Customer service is key and understanding clients’ needs on a sensitive and sentimental subject has aided in her success in the funeral home and cemetery industry.  Nancy has been in this industry for almost a decade and through her heartfelt compassion, dedication, and professionalism she treats each family that she serves as her own. Today Nancy is a Family Service Counselor at Sterling White Funeral Home and Cemetery and has been since March 2021. She is on a mission to continue to be a pillar in the city of Houston with the same fortitude, dedication, compassion, and professionalism that she has had for the past nine years in the industry.  She is a sponge and increasing her knowledge and understanding of every aspect of the funeral home and cemetery business is her goal. She is purposeful and intentional with every opportunity this career path provides and looks forward to a bright and rewarding future in this industry.


Breanna Sifuentes

Breanna Sifuentes

Family Service Representative

BreAnna "Bre" was born in California but has called Texas home for the last 16 years. She graduated from Crosby High School in 2013. She started her sales career in the retail field. While being a store manager her interest started to fade. Therefore, she decided to follow her passion for helping people and made the change. 

 

"I love to help people and feel like I can offer a lot of help during an emotional and devastating time."


Summer Orndorff

Summer Orndorff

Family Service Representative

Summer was born and raised in Pasadena, Texas. She graduated Pasadena High School.  A former medical screener, she found her true calling here at Sterling-White as a family service counselor.  Summer resides in Baytown with her loving husband and 2 year old son.


Victor Barron

Victor Barron

Cemetery Maintenance Foreman

Victor Barron joined the Sterling-White Cemetery Maintenance team in July 2004. Victor has lived in the area with his wife and three children for over 25 years. Together, they attend St. Andrew’s Church.

“I enjoy working with both the staff and those who visit the cemetery.”


Corey Williams

Corey Williams

Cemetery Maintenance Assistant Foreman

Corey joined Sterling-White after graduating from Dayton High School.  His dedication and hard work earned him the promotion to Assistant Foreman.

In his sparetime, Corey enjoys watching sports and basketball.




Contact Us

Sterling-White Funeral Home
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11011 Crosby-Lynchburg Rd
| Highlands, TX 77562
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Tel: 281-426-3555
Palms Memorial Park
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2421 Hwy 146 S.
| Dayton, TX 77535
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Tel: 281-426-3555
Sterling-White Cemetery
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11011 Crosby-Lynchburg Rd
| Highlands, TX 77562
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Tel: 281-426-8431

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 at your convenience.

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