Jimmy D. McLaurin Jr. was born and raised in Clayton, North Carolina. A graduate of Clayton High School, he majored in business administration at Chowan College and in funeral service at Fayetteville Community College. Jim was licensed as funeral director and embalmer in July 1989, but began his funeral service alongside his father at the young age of 10.
He is extremely active in his community with several civic organizations. He is a 4-time past master of Granite Lodge #191 and a certified lecturer for the Grand Lodge of North Carolina. He served for 20 years with the Clayton Fire Department, including as captain, district chief and battalion chief, before retiring. Former charter president of the Clayton Jaycees, Jim is a member of the Johnston County Shrine Club, Sudan Shriners, Wrecking Crew of Sudan Shriners, Scottish Rites Bodies of North Carolina and Horne Memorial United Methodist Church.
Happily married with 5 children, Jim enjoys spending his free time with his family, cooking for friends, working in the yard and playing golf.
Brian Michael Brown
Brian Brown has been in funeral service since 1999. He started his career in Westchester County, New York, before deciding to move to the Clayton area in 2004. Brian is grateful to the community for the trust placed in him and the staff at McLaurin Funeral Home.
Brian loves to call Clayton home, where he, his lovely wife and 3 children are members of Generation Church. He enjoys golfing, spending time at the barn with his family and their horses and serving the Clayton community.
Stephanie LeAnn Rodriguez
Stevie Rodriguez is a veteran of the U.S. Army and a 2015 graduate of Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in Houston, Texas. While there, she maintained a 4.0 GPA and received the George H. Poston Memorial Award for skills in embalming and restorative art. After graduation, she moved to Raleigh where she completed her apprenticeship and gained her license with Brown-Wynne Funeral Home before coming to McLaurin Funeral Home in May 2017.
Stevie is from Colorado and enjoys volunteering time to the community—particularly the Triangle Down Syndrome Network and the Frankie Lemmon School. She also enjoys running 5k's and obstacle course runs, snowboarding, hiking in the mountains and spending time with her family—her boyfriend, son and dogs, Australian Shepherd, "K," and Lab mix, Madam Kurie.
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