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Our Staff


Joshua H. Anderson, Sr

Joshua H. Anderson, Sr

Owner/President

Mr. Joshua H. Anderson, Sr. 

Is a native of Longview, Texas, graduate of Longview High School class of 2011. Joshua is the President and founder of Rosewood Memorial Funeral home. Mr. Anderson has been around the funeral industry since he was 11 years old. In addition to the funeral home, Mr. Anderson is the owner of Midnight-Prestige Limousine Service. Mr. Anderson has always been known as a very ambitious young man.  Joshua is married to Khadijah Anderson, together they share three children; Khayliee, Layla, and Joshua Jr. Josh enjoys cooking on his patio, relaxing, and spending time with family and friends.

Email: jhandersonceo@gmail.com


Khadijah A. Anderson

Khadijah A. Anderson

Co-Owner / Funeral Director (FDIC) Lic. #117607

Mrs. Khadijah A. Anderson,

Is a native of Gilmer, Texas, graduate of Gilmer High School class of 2012. She is the only child.  Mrs. Anderson has been involved in the funeral industry since 2011. Khadijah is a graduate of Dallas Institute of Funeral Service class of 2017. She is a member of Women in black and the National Morticians Fraternity Pi Sigma Eta Epsilon Chapter. Khadijah is a licensed Funeral Director, Cremation Arranger granted by the International Cemetery Cremation and Funeral Association, Crematory operator granted by the International Cemetery Cremation and Funeral Association , and is certified to conduct sea burials granted by New England burials at sea LLC. She is married to Joshua Anderson, Sr., together they share three children; Khayliee, Layla, and Joshua Jr. She currently serves as the Vice President and Funeral Director in Charge at Rosewood Memorial Funeral Home. Mrs. Anderson finds pleasure in creating lasting memories for each family that she serves. In her free time, Mrs. Anderson enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and relaxing.

Email: kandersonvp@yahoo.com


Allen L. Dave

Allen L. Dave

Funeral Director (Lic. #113624)

Allen Dave served as Allied Industry Chairman from 2009-2011, appointed Secretary of the Board of Directors of ICCFA under President Mark Krause and was elected to the board of directors twice from 2011-2016.

In 2010, Allen Dave created a management company, Death Care Management & Financial Group, LLC., to manage funeral homes in Texas. Bob Lomison of Letum, Inc. offered Allen his first management contract in Central Texas. In 2014, Allen joined the senior management team of Letum, Inc. as vice-president of the funeral home division and in 2015, vice-president of Letum, Inc and 2016 named president of the funeral division.

Death care leading professional association (ICCFA) honored and awarded Allen with his certification accreditation as a Certified Funeral Executive at their 2014 national convention. This is the highest honor recognized by his peers and the national association.

In addition, in 2014 Allen became a Texas Certified Crematory Operator and is a Louisiana and Texas life insurance agent, serving his second term on the ICCFA Board of Directors expiring 2016 and a featured speaker across the country.
January 2016, Allen Dave received his approval from the Louisiana State Board of Embalmers & Funeral Directors to practice in the State of Louisiana.

Louisiana Cremation Service, Inc., a subsidiary of Letum Inc. was formed and acquired Winnfield Holding Corporation February 29, 2016. Allen Dave, named president of the company. Winnfield Funeral Homes consist of three funeral homes and a cemetery. Allen Dave has the unique opportunity of owning, operating and managing funeral homes, and crematories in Louisiana and Texas. Allen Dave plan to continue expanding in acquisitions of other funeral homes to enhance their brands and continue building their legacy.

He is one of few funeral directors in the nation who completed this level of death care management education. Therefore, he strongly believes he is of great value to consumers and the death care industry. He promises to conduct business at the highest level of professional standards at all times.

He and his wife Micca have three children in college; Barrington, Jasmine and Alexandria.


Mr. Larry Rankin

Mr. Larry Rankin

Provisional Funeral Director / Embalmer (Lic. #118384 / 118385)


Larry J. Rankin, is a native of Dickinson,  Texas. He graduated from Dickinson High School in 1992, and later studied at the University of Texas at Austin.  Larry completed an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Mortuary Science from Commonwealth Institution of Funeral Services, in Houston,Texas. Larry is married to the Tabitha Rankin and together they share 7 children. Larry is a member of First United Methodist Church of Marshall, Texas and the Longview Basketball Association. Larry enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and fishing in his free time.


Shinetra Shaw (Shy)

Office Administrator / Pre-Need Services

Shinetra Buchanan Shaw was Born in Longview, Tx. She's a native of Diana, Tx. Mrs. Shaw Relocated to Longview in 1993 Before Graduating from Longview High School in 1998. Shinetra was recently married to Anthony Shaw together they share 5 children. In 2005 she completed studies at Tyler Junior college as a Certified Medical Assistant. Mrs. Shaw has an Associate Degree from Jarvis Christian College and contining studies for Bachelor's of Arts & Sciences in Theology. Mrs. Shaw currently serves as The Office Administrator, Funeral Directors Assistant, Funeral Service Attendant and writes Pre-Need Insurance for Rosewood Memorial. Shy has 2 beautiful grandchildren and a Loving Husband whom she enjoys spending time with in her spare time. Mrs. Shaw hobbies include, serving others, Church, Reading, traveling & any events that require laughter!


Christopher F. Pinkney, Jr

Christopher F. Pinkney, Jr

Service Operations Manager / Apprentice

Mr. Chris Pinkney,

Is a native of Gilmer, Texas, graduate of Gilmer High School Class of 2007. He is the oldest of two children. Chris has a passion, and has been not only called, but chosen for the Funeral Industry. He has over 15 years of experience, serving in California, Oklahoma, and Texas. He has been with the Rosewood Family since July 2016 and currently serving as the Care Manager & Apprentice, Chris is also a member of the National Funeral Directors and Mortician Association 40 and Under and is a Honorary member of Epsilon Nu Delta Mortuary Fraternity Inc. In his free time, Chris enjoys playing football and spending time with his son; Chris lll.

Telephone: 1-903-387-7720

Email: embalmingilove89@gmail.com


Linda Buchanan

Linda Buchanan

Bookkeeper / Administrative Affairs

Ms. Linda Buchanan,

Is a native of Gilmer, Texas. Ms. Buchanan has been with Rosewood since 2016. She has three children. Outside of the funeral industry, Ms. Buchanan operates her own catering service. 


Arethia Roberts

Arethia Roberts

Funeral Staff

Mrs. Arethia Roberts,

Is a native of Gilmer, Texas graduate of Gilmer High School class of 1978. Mrs. Roberts has been married to Pastor Earl Roberts since 2001, together they share six children and eight grandchildren. Arethia has been serving with Rosewood Memorial Funeral Home since 2017. Mrs. Roberts not only has a heart to serve, but she has a passion for doing hair. She has been a licensed cosmetologist for 28 years. In her free time, Mrs. Roberts likes to enjoy time with her family and friends, travel, and laugh.. 


Melvin Strong

Melvin Strong

Fleet Manager / First Call Responder

Mr. Melvin C. Strong,

Is a native of Gilmer, Texas. He has been with J.H. Anderson Enterprise since 2011. Mr. Strong is a retired Army Veteran. He is married to JoAnn Strong, together they share three children; Melvin Jr, Kim, and Jomia.


Mr. Juan Rios

Mr. Juan Rios

Hispanic Liasion / Funeral Service Personnel



Doris G. Johnson-Brooks

Doris G. Johnson-Brooks

Public Relations

Ms. Doris Brooks-Johnson 

has been with the Rosewood family, (one of the many branches of J. H. Anderson Enterprises) since its inception. She has filled many roles at the funeral home, including managing business operations and assisting the licensed directors in preparing for services or meeting with families.

Although a native of Longview Texas, Doris grew up and received her formal education in Los Angeles, California. She is the proud mother of her son, Dylan Grey Johnson.  

Additionally, Doris is also a skillful musician, recognized on local, state and national levels. She often shares that expertise during Rosewood services when needed. 

Doris works hard to ensure that the reputation of Rosewood elevates continuously with the "quality of service our families expect."

John L. Taylor, lll

John L. Taylor, lll

Chaplain/Funeral Attendant

Pastor John L. Taylor, lll.,

Is a native of Dayton, Ohio, graduate of Dunbar High School 1998. John graduated from Jarvis Christian College with his Bachelors in Business Administration in 2003 . He is the President and Founder of the Joshua Logan Taylor Foundation. He has been with Rosewood since 2017. John was called at the age of 13 to preach God's word, he has been allowing Him to guide him every since. He is married to Rita Taylor, together they have three sons; John IV, Jeremiah, and Joshua. During his free time he enjoys spending time with his children or just simply relaxing. 


Freddie Paul

Freddie Paul

Funeral Service Personnel

Mr. Freddie Paul,

Is a native of Athens, Texas. He has been with Rosewood since 2017. Mr. Paul is a member of the Athens ISD School Board. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and children. 


Travis K. Johnson

Travis K. Johnson

Funeral Attendant

Mr. Travis K, Johnson,

Is a native of Pittsburg, Texas. He has been with J.H. Anderson Enterprise since 2015. In his free time he enjoys hunting and spending time with his family. 


Mr.  Joshua H. “Bubs” Anderson, Jr.

Mr. Joshua H. “Bubs” Anderson, Jr.

Rosewood Memorial Funeral Home's Future

Joshua, 4,  is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Anderson and a native of Longview, Texas. He is inspired by his parents to become the next generation of Rosewood and continue the legacy of the funeral home. He enjoys assisting his parents in daily clerical work, as well as management duties. He is the youngest of the three Anderson children, but he considers himself “The Boss”. Bubs’ dreams are to one day become a Licensed Funeral Director and take over the family business. In his free time he enjoys watching Paw Patrol, eating tacos, and simply being a little boy. 


Ms. Valrie O'Bryant

Funeral Director / Embalmer (Lic. #115439)



Ms. Felicia Dockins

Marketing / Funeral Service Personnel



Mrs. Vernice Anderson

Funeral Service Personnel



Pastor Marcus Jones

Funeral Service Personnel



Bishop Mertis Bartley

Funeral Service Personnel



Pastor Marshall Johnson

Funeral Service Attendant



Elder Robert Hicks

Funeral Service Personnel / First Call Responder



Pastor Jerry D. Jeter

Funeral Service Personnel



Ms. Melondy E. Harris

Funeral Service Personnel



Mr. Roderick W. Anderson, Sr.

Grave Service Operations



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