Memphis Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

3700 North Germantown Parkway Bartlett, TN 38133

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    Lee T Murphy

    Managing Director

    A native of Arkansas, Lee moved to the Memphis area in 1998 to attend mortuary school at Northwest Mississippi Community College. He began his funeral service career that same year and has served as an embalmer, funeral director, operations manager, location manager, and general manager. He is now director for the Memphis market.

    Invested in the future of funeral service, Lee sits on the funeral service program advisory committee at his alma mater and is our company’s scholarship ambassador at the school. He is part of the annual ICCFA University Cremation College held in Memphis each summer.

    Lee is an active member of Minor Memorial United Methodist Church, where he sings in the choir and serves on several committees. Lee and his wife live in Desoto County, Mississippi. They have 2 children.

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    Christopher Elzie

    Manager

    Christopher has been serving families in the Memphis area since the 2000s. Raised just a short drive from Memphis in the town of Covington, he began serving families in the local funeral home at the age of 16. Chris received his associate’s degree in mortuary science from Northwest Mississippi Community College. He currently resides in a small community in North Mississippi where he enjoys restoring classic cars.

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    Chad C Smith

    General Manager

    Chad has been serving families in the Bartlett and Memphis areas since the 1990s. Originally from Lepanto, a small farming town in the northeast part of Arkansas, Chad started his career in the funeral industry at the young age of 16, hanging around the local funeral home cutting the grass, washing cars and whatever jobs needed tending to at the time. He earned his degree in mortuary science at Northwest Mississippi College in Southaven.

    Chad began working with Memphis Funeral Homes in 1997 and was honored to accept the position of managing funeral director at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens in 2013.

    Chad and his lovely wife have 3 children and they all love spending time with their 4 dogs: Beamer, Kermit, Max and Henry.

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    Harry W Britt

    Funeral Director

    A native of Covington, Tennessee, Harry W. "Trey" Britt, III, received his mortuary science degree from Northwest Mississippi Community College in Southaven, Mississippi. He has 30 years of funeral service experience as a licensed funeral director and embalmer in both Tennessee and Mississippi. During his time in Mississippi, Trey also served as Lamar County’s deputy coroner and a reserve fireman in Brandon, Mississippi. He was an active member of the Lions Club of Brandon and the Optimist Club of Rankin County. In 2018, Trey relocated to Memphis. He has two adult daughters and attends Hope Church in Memphis.

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    Amber Coss Brummett

    Funeral Director

    Born and raised in Ripley, TN, Amber has been in funeral service for 5 years. She has an Associate’s Degree in Mortuary Science that she received from Northwest Mississippi Community College and has been with Memphis Funeral Home since 2015. Amber is a licensed Funeral Director in both Tennessee and Mississippi and a licensed embalmer in Tennessee. She is dedicated to providing the highest level of service to every family she serves. Amber lives in Ripley, Tennessee with her husband Dustin and their “fur baby” Roscoe.

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    James Daniel Moore

    Funeral Director

    Since 2013 Daniel has provided compassionate care to families in the Mid-South area. Daniel earned his degree in mortuary science from Northwest Mississippi Community College in 2016, where he won an international scholarship, named Mr. Northwest and elected vice president of Sigma Phi Sigma, the national fraternal society for funeral professionals. Daniel earned a master’s degree in counseling in 2003 and published the book "Fear Not! Courage for Every Challenge" in 2013. He is proud to be a part of the Dignity Memorial® team, guiding you through one of the most personal times in life.

    Originally from the Chattanooga area, Daniel now resides in Lakeland. When he is not serving families, Daniel enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 sons, watching movies and taking the occasional trip to the beach.

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    Everette C Daves Jr.

    Community Development

    A native of Batesville, Mississippi, Everette, known by most as E.C., moved to Dallas in 1969 to attend the Dallas Institute of Funeral Services, where he met his wife. Following his graduation, the two moved to the Memphis area where E.C. began serving families. A licensed funeral director and embalmer in both Tennessee and Mississippi, he currently serves as a senior funeral director on our team and was instrumental, as past president, in the growth of our group from 2 funeral homes to our current 5 funeral homes and 2 cemeteries. Currently residing in Germantown, E.C. is a longtime member of Central Church in Collierville and is active in several local chambers of commerce.

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    Jonathan H Matthews

    Community Development

    As a funeral celebrant Jonathan helps families design and host personalized tributes and celebrations of life. He believes every life has a story and strives to make every service meaningful and memorable.

    Jonathan is a licensed funeral director in Tennessee and Mississippi. He first entered funeral service in 1986. He received his mortuary science degree from John A. Gupton College in Nashville and also holds a bachelor’s in communications from Freed-Hardeman University, a master’s in Biblical studies from Lipscomb University, and a juris doctorate from the University of Dayton School of Law.

    In addition to his work at the funeral home, Jonathan serves as minister of music and worship of Redeemer Evangelical Church in Collierville. In his spare time, he enjoys singing in a gospel quartet and providing musical programs to churches, senior citizen gatherings and nursing homes. A native of Ripley, Tennessee, Jonathan now lives in East Memphis.