Christopher and his family moved from Arizona to Texas in 2012 so that he could attend the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. Today he is the manager of Laurel Land Funeral Home Fort Worth, where he leads a team of compassionate professionals who truly care for the families they serve.
Christopher and his wife have 2 children and a puppy. He and his wife love spending time with their children, going to their son’s baseball practice and games, their daughter’s swim lessons, movies and just goofing around.
Adriana Lizette Ruiz De Velasco
Adriana Ruiz De Velasco has served grieving families since 2008. She earned a mortuary degree from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in 2012 before becoming a funeral director at Moore Funeral Home.
Adriana lives in Arlington and volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters. In her free time, she attends sporting events and concerts, practices yoga and meditation and hangs out with her puppy, Jaxson.
James L Ater
Jim Ater has served at Laurel Land in Fort Worth since 2012. He became a licensed funeral director in 2016. Jim is a retired school teacher, coach and administrator for the Olathe School District in Kansas, where he served for 35 years. He also spent ten years in the retail shoe business and seven years with character development programs for Pro-Active Coaching. Seeking a ministry opportunity after retirement, Jim found purpose in the funeral industry.
Jim and his wife have been married since 1969. They have two children and five grandchildren living in Fort Worth.
Cheryce L Moss
Cheryce began working in the funeral industry as an administrative assistant at Guardian Funeral Home, where she found her calling to become a funeral director and embalmer. She graduated from San Antonio College Mortuary School. There she started the mortuary science fraternity Rho Sigma Gamma.
She enjoys community involvement and spending time with her family.
Robert L Orr Jr
Rob has been with Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth since March 2014. He attended Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, where he earned his bachelor's degree in mortuary science. Rob and his family are members of Community Bible Fellowship in Irving, where he serves as an elder. He enjoys watching Detroit Tigers baseball and spending time with his family.
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