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Our Story

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.

Why Us?

In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.

Why Us?

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.

Although our facilities are new, Max Slayton Funerals and Cremations has a heritage that is long standing at a Terrell landmark. With our chapel being in what was formerly the historic Terrell Pharmacy, we here at the funeral home are proud to be a continuing part of Terrell's tradition and history.   Max was born and raised here in Terrell and his wealth of knowledge, not only about residents of the city but also the surrounding communities, has enabled him to be a trusted provider for almost 30 years to each family during a time of need.  Max's ability to incorporate his compassion and humility helps each family he is privileged to serve feel an immediate comfort as they make decisions to celebrate a loved one's life.  The chapel is centrally located in Terrell for ease of service to all local churches and cemeteries.  The facility has a family gathering room that can also be used for a gathering area as well as to accommodate larger services with additional seating.  Having a strong sense of tradition tempered with inviting and contemporary décor, Max Slayton Funerals and Cremations can assist any family with personalization and memorialization choices that befit the life being celebrated. 

Jennie: "Forever In Our Hearts"

Jennie: "Forever In Our Hearts"

Max Slayton Funeral Home is dedicated to the memory of our daughter and sister, Jennie.

November 21, 1981 to April 19, 1993

Who We Are

Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.

Max Slayton

Max Slayton

Owner/Funeral Director
Veronica Wilkerson

Veronica Wilkerson

Funeral Director/Embalmer
Natalee Altom

Natalee Altom

Funeral Director
Virginia  Dyess

Virginia Dyess

Receptionist
Hannah Slayton Mack

Hannah Slayton Mack

Administrative and Funeral Assistant
Lindsey Webb

Lindsey Webb

Administrative and Funeral Assistant
Justin  Webb

Justin Webb

Funeral Assistant

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