History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

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. 

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

                                         "Forever In Our Hearts"

                                November 21, 1981 to April 19, 1993

Our Valued Staff

Max Slayton

Max Slayton, Owner/Funeral Director

Max is a lifelong resident of Terrell where he feels that the Lord has called him to serve faithfully. He has been very blessed to call Terrell home and he feels very strongly that the sense of community that each person in Terrell has for each other is important to carry on. Families have come to equate selfless service with Max's name and he feels very honored to have served the many families that placed their trust in him when he entered into the funeral industry almost three decades ago. Max feels very strongly that families should have options that best fit their needs during a difficult time so that they can celebrate a life well lived. He has three daughters, Jennie Slayton (who passed away at the age of 11), Lindsey Webb and Hannah Mack. A person who has always been committed to service, Max is very grateful to be able to continue to serve Terrell and all of the surrounding communities.

Veronica Wilkerson

Veronica Wilkerson, Funeral Director/Embalmer

Veronica graduated from San Antonio College in the Mortuary Science Program in 1996 and has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Dallas, Waco, San Antonio, Ft. Worth and, finally, here at home in Terrell. She has two children, Alexandria and Grant, both of whom she is very proud of. Veronica is an active member of First Baptist Church where she teaches 6th through 8th grade girls' Sunday School in the youth ministry. Her ability to assist families during a difficult time is a hallmark of the service we strive to provide here at Max Slayton Funerals and Cremations and she is committed to presenting options to every family so that they are able to make the best decisions for thier loved one's celebration of life.

Natalee Altom

Natalee Altom, Funeral Director

Natalee is a 2014 graduate of Dallas Institute of Funeral Service after which she began working at funeral homes in Kaufman and Dallas counties. She became a part of the Max Slayton Funeral family in 2017 where she is one of the first voices and faces that our families hear and see during a difficult time. Natalee is happily married to Gil Altom, III, and together they have three “children”, their beloved dogs, Piper and Ellie and their cat, Midnight. She and Gil enjoy spending time with their family and friends and love to travel every chance they can. In addition to helping our families with their personalization requests, Natalee is also integral in our development of virtual services on streaming platforms which is a blessing to those who are unable to personally attend services.

Virginia  Dyess

Virginia Dyess, Receptionist

Virginia is a longtime resident of the Terrell area and she has been a well known and beloved friendly face to all of our families. She enjoys antiques and gardening as well as traveling with her family and friends. Her two children, many grandchildren and several great-grandchildren are her precious legacy and she is proud to continue to serve Terrell at our funeral home.

Hannah Slayton Mack

Hannah Slayton Mack, Administrative and Funeral Assistant

Hannah is very well aware of how important it is to ensure every family is cared for with the utmost concern in that she is the daughter and granddaughter of funeral professionals. She is married to Justin and they have one daughter, Style, who makes every day an adventure. Hannah's priority is to make sure that every family served at Max Slayton Funerals and Cremations feels cared for during a time of loss. Her special ability to empathize with how our families feel is a testament to her compassion and kindness.

Lindsey Webb

Lindsey Webb, Administrative and Funeral Assistant

Lindsey, who is also a daughter and granddaughter of career funeral directors, recognizes the importance of being able to enable families to make informed decisions during a difficult time. Her commitment to every family we serve by making certain they are aware of all of their options is a valuable asset to Max Slayton Funerals and Cremations. She is married to Justin and they, with their two children, Brayden and Tenley, are very active in their church as well as with several rodeo events and, when not serving families, they can be found serving in their community.

Justin  Webb

Justin Webb, Funeral Assistant

Justin is married to Lindsey and has made sure to successfully incorporate compassion with integrity. His special talent for being able to visit and guide our families through a difficult time has been a hallmark of his caring personality. When not serving with Lindsey and their two children, Brayden and Tenley, at church, Justin enjoys hunting and rodeoing.