Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
Ever since we opened our gates we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.
In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.
We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.
Learn the legacy.
Munford Funeral Homes was established years ago, and serving families has always been our focus. We take pride in being able to guide people through some of their most difficult days. We take pride in maintaining a setting that allows people to find solace. Celebrating life is our mission. That’s never changed. And with pride, it never will.
Manager and Licensed Funeral Director, Munford Chapel
David Meeks, manager of Munford Chapel, has ministered to the families in the Munford/Millington areas for many years. After a long career in the insurance industry, serving as an agent, district sales manager, and regional sales manager, winning many awards including district sales manager of the year and a seat on the president’s council. He retired from insurance to pursue what has been another career in the funeral business. He has been a licensed funeral director for over 20 years. He has been very active in his church, Bartlett Baptist, having served as a Deacon and in many other positions. He made his home with his wife of 54 years, June, in Bartlett, TN until her death in 2020. He has two daughters, Melanie (Phillip) Griffin and Veronica Hay, two granddaughters, Allison (TJ) and Savannah, and a great-grandson, Andrew.
Manager and Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, Millington Chapel
Jimmy Pike, manager of the Millington Chapel, has served families at Munford Funeral Homes for 33 years. He graduated from Millington Central High School in 1985 and pursued his mortuary science degree at Northwest Mississippi Community College. Jimmy began his funeral service career at Memorial Park in Memphis but knew that helping the families of Millington navigate through one of the most difficult times of their life was his life’s passion. Jimmy has also served the Millington community as an alderman, in the JAYCEES, on the Board of Directors for the Millington Chamber, co-director of Youth Leadership, and numerous other programs. He also operates Look Left Entertainment and Pike Home Inspections, LLC. His favorite activity is spending time with his wife of 12 years, Cathy and his fur-kids, Kessler, Charlie and Emma at their river house. Jimmy has a son, Caleb; two grandsons, Noah and Nash; six step-children and their grandchildren and great-granddaughter; a sister, Charlotte (Bobby) Porter; two brothers, Robert (Claudia) Pike and Ricky (Tonya) Pike; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jeffrey D. Colvett
Licensed Funeral Director and Licensed Embalmer
Jeffrey D. Colvett, has been with Munford Funeral Home since 2002 as a Funeral Director and Embalmer. Jeff attended Northwest Mississippi Community College, is a member of River of Life Church in Munford an Elder on Board of Directors serving as Church Treasurer, serves on the River of Life Media Team and as an adult youth leader. In my off time I enjoy hunting, fishing, spending time with my family, and watching University of Tennessee Sports as well as Memphis Grizzlies. Jeff is married to his wife, Becky, and they have one daughter, Amy Grace.
Funeral Assistant (Unlicensed)
Antonio started with Munford Funeral Home Millington Chapel in 2022 as a funeral assistant. He serves part-time in the National Guard component of the Army, enjoys playing around with audio/video stuff and is also learning to play the piano and how to apply sheet music to other instruments like guitar and ukulele.
Family Services Counselor, Millington Chapel (Unlicensed)
I have a loving wife, 2 sons and 5 grandchildren. I am a member of Eastside Baptist Church, in Memphis, TN, where I teach an adult Sunday School class and am on the Missions Committee. I have been in the funeral and cemetery business since 1989. I have been with Munford Funeral Homes since 2006. It has been my pleasure to help the many families I have had the privilege to serve over the years. My hobbies are woodworking, hunting, fishing and of course, anything involving my grandchildren.
Apprentice Funeral Director and Apprentice Embalmer (Unlicensed), Munford Chapel
Leah Martin is a funeral director / embalmer apprentice for the Munford Funeral Home – Munford Chapel. She has been with Munford Funeral Home for almost three years and has enjoyed meeting a lot of wonderful people. She was born in Memphis, TN and grew up in a small town, Covington, Tennessee on a farm where she helped grandparents tend to the animals. Leah graduated from Covington High School in 2012 and went to University of Tennessee at Martin where she got her Agribusiness degree specializing in Farm and Ranch Management. To be able to help the families she serves more effectively, Leah decided to go back to school for funeral directing and embalming. She is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hunting, fishing and spending as much time as she can with her two children (Kara and Bentley) and friends.
Administrative Assistant, Munford Chapel (Unlicensed)
My name is Nichole Lightsey and I live in Atoka, TN with my husband of 13 years, Jeremy, my 2 sons, Brayden (19) and Tyler (20), and of course my fur babies, Summit, Manning, And Jeter. I have lived in Tipton County my whole life. I enjoy being on the water and watching sports, especially Tennessee Vols football. I worked in home health for 18 years before joining the funeral home business. I am the administrative assistant for Munford Funeral Home – Munford Chapel. I take pride in helping families to make anything easier for them in their difficult times.
Funeral Assistant (Unlicensed), Munford Chapel
Funeral Director and Embalmer Apprentice (Unlicensed), Millington Chapel
Paul Emerson was born in Dallas, TX, but grew up in Germantown, TN. After high school, Paul attended the University of Memphis where he obtained his B.A. in History. He received his Master’s degree from Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary. Paul was ordained into the Gospel ministry and has served in various positions at churches in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Paul and his wife; Ashlie, have 5 children (Hayden, Hudson, Hannah, Harleigh, and Hunter). During his free time, Paul loves spending time with his family and being outdoors. He is a huge college football fan and Memphis Tigers Fan. He is a Dallas Cowboys fan as well as the Memphis Grizzlies. Paul has a passion of meeting new people and serving others in their time of need.