Associates

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    Brock R Bassett

    Manager

    Brock is a graduate of Lamar University and Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. Brock spent twelve years as a youth minister before leaving church ministry to pursue a different type of ministry. Brock has a passion for helping the families he serves at Sparkman/Hillcrest. He began working at Sparkman/Hillcrest while attending mortuary school and served his apprenticeship, followed by Funeral Director and now Location Manager. Brock takes pride in being able to represent Sparkman/Hillcrest with dignity and respect. When not at work, Brock enjoys spending time with his pup, Snickers, traveling to visit his family and spending time at the beach with his friends. Brock is active in his local church and is proud to call Dallas home.

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    Charlinda Latricia Armstrong

    Funeral Director

    Charlinda grew up in Hobbs, New Mexico. She graduated from Hobbs High School and the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. She is dedicated to creating  memorable funerals and memorials. When she’s not at work, Charlinda enjoys spending time with her son, traveling to visit her family and reading.
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    Michael A Frick

    Funeral Director

    Michael has been a Funeral Director at Sparkman/Hillcrest since 2014 and has worked in the funeral industry since 2008. Having served in parish ministry, he has helped families plan funerals since 1976. Michael has also served as a Chaplain and a Grief Counselor. Michael enjoys restorative art, the effort to present families with a precious memory picture of their loved one. His hobbies include cooking and eating. He lives with Debbie, his wife of over 40 years, in Sachse. They have two sons and two grandsons.

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    David Karlebach

    Funeral Director

    Dallas native and graduate of the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, David Karlebach currently serves as our licensed funeral director and Jewish community liaison with a great passion for helping families during their time of need.

    David's roots in the Dallas Jewish community span decades, having attended services and Hebrew school at Congregation Shearith Israel, where he was once chapter president of United Synagogue Youth. Karlebach remains an active congregant and leads daily minyan services. In the early 1990s, he joined the Chevra Kadisha at Tiferet Israel, later transferring to the Shearith Israel Chevra Kadisha where he continues his services.

    A member of the Dallas Jewish War Veterans and Dallas Jewish Historical Society, Karlebach also participates in the annual Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-Off. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his daughter, exploring new restaurants, golfing and playing cards with friends who have played together for over 40 years.

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    Andrew J Mullen

    Funeral Director

    Andrew has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer at Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home since May 2017. He is a 2004 graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Andrew serves the families of Dallas with the utmost professionalism and compassion.

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    Sara Jane Pearson

    Funeral Director

    Sara was born in Provo, Utah, but lived in many states across the country before coming to Texas in 2015. She graduated with honors from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in 2017 and joined our team shorty after. Sara’s passion for helping others brought her to the funeral service industry. In her free time, Sara enjoys spending time with her family, reading, drawing and embroidery.
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    Melanie Josette Roach

    Funeral Director

    Born and raised in New Brunswick, Canada, Melanie Roach earned her funeral service education degree at Collège Boréal in Sudbury, Ontario, and received her funeral director and embalmer license in 2005.

    During her decade-long career in Ottawa, Ontario, Melanie earned the highest award given by the Bereavement Authority of Ontario in recognition of her outstanding professionalism and etiquette in the funeral business. Melanie also completed an applied management degree at Algonquin College and moved to Texas, becoming a Texas-licensed funeral director and embalmer in 2013.

    Melanie is a bilingual French Canadian and enjoys hockey, travel, music and spending time with her husband and son.

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    Edward K Boling

    Manager

    Eddie Boling has been a Funeral Director in the Funeral Industry for past 21 years. He has worked in East Texas as a Director, as well as at Sparkman/Hillcrest for the last 6 years. He received his Bachelors of Science Degree while living in Oklahoma and in 1996 received his Associates degree in Mortuary Science. His hobbies include fishing, hunting and traveling. He is dedicated to the Funeral Industry and enjoys serving the families of Dallas.