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Our Staff


The President & Vice- President

The President & Vice- President

Mrs. KhaDijah A. and Mr. Joshua H. Anderson, Sr.

Mr. Joshua H. Anderson, Sr. 

The President & Chief Executive Officer 


Indian Monk, Swami Vivekananda, once wrote; “Take up one idea, make that one idea your life. Think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.”  An idea and a dream, proved that one can not only think it but achieve it with hard work and aspiration. 


Mr. Anderson is the President and Founder of Rosewood Memorial Funeral Homes. A native of Longview, Texas, Mr. Anderson graduated Longview High School in 2011. As a young man, Mr. Anderson dreamed of being an entrepreneur.  In his early years of life, Mr. Anderson faced many challenges of trying to understand business and overcame many financial stumbling blocks. Mr. Anderson did not let that deter him as he financed the business out of pocket until he was able to get lending needs from a bank. 


Having over 15 years combined funeral service, Mr. Anderson has served in the industry since he was 11 years old. Serving families with a spirit of distinction has been motto as he gives families a NEW experience when it comes to funeral services. 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 but yet strict business young man.


In 2020, God added and enlarge the territory, Mr. & Mrs. Anderson created a funeral service group, JK Anderson Funeral Group, LLC., to manage their funeral homes and cemetery; Jordan Valley Memorial Park in Longview, Texas, acquired September 22, 2020.



Mr. Anderson is married to Khadijah Anderson, where together they share five children; Khayliee, Layla, Joshua Jr., Jaxton, and Parker. In his free time, he enjoys cooking on his patio, relaxing, watching Lifetime, and spending time with family and friends. He also loves to modernize interior decor. When he is not working, you can often find him teaching and coaching his staff or building and developing properties. A devoted man of God, Mr. Anderson can be found at church, where he loves to lead songs, and has sung in the Mount Olive Baptist Church Male Choir.



Mrs. Khadijah A. Anderson

The Vice-President / Funeral Director In Charge (Lic. 117607)




Proverbs 3:15 says, “She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.” What scripture could be more fitting to summarize our Vice-President, Mrs. Khadijah A. Anderson. 


Mrs. Anderson is a gem that is far precious than diamonds and rubies at Rosewood. A native of Gilmer, Texas, Mrs. Anderson graduated from Gilmer High School in 2012.  Mrs. Anderson serves as the Vice- President and  Funeral Director in charge of Rosewood. Mrs. Anderson also oversees the company payroll as well Human Resources. 


Mrs. Anderson is a graduate of the prestigious 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. 


Mrs. Anderson wears many hats and titles. She 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.


Mrs. Anderson is married to Joshua Anderson, Sr., and is the mother to four children; Khayliee, Layla, Joshua, Jr., and Jaxton. Mrs. Anderson finds pleasure in creating everlasting memories and providing a comforting peace for each family that she serves.


In 2020, Mr. & Mrs. Anderson created a funeral service group, JK Anderson Funeral Group, LLC., to manage their funeral homes and cemetery; Jordan Valley Memorial Park in Longview, Texas, which was acquired September 22, 2020.


When Mrs. Anderson is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, relaxing, and making people smile and laugh as only she can do.

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Master Joshua H. “Bubs” Anderson, Jr.

Master Joshua H. “Bubs” Anderson, Jr.

Rosewood Memorial Funeral Home's Future

Master Joshua H. Anderson, Jr. 


Have you ever heard the saying “big things come in little packages”? That’s the perfect way to summarize Master Anderson because small beginnings are never the end! Starting off young and small, Master Anderson has greatness upon him. A native of Longview, Texas, Master Joshua Anderson, Jr. , is the son of Mrs. Khadijah & Mr: Joshua Anderson, Sr. 


With a mind of success, his inspiration comes by his parents to become the next generation of Rosewood and continue the legacy of the JK Anderson Funeral Group. Starting at an early age, Master Anderson enjoys assisting his parents in daily clerical work, as well as  learning the roles and duties of management. He is the third of the four Anderson children, but he considers and deems himself “The Boss”. Bubs’ dreams are to one day become a Licensed Funeral Director and take over the family business continuing to strive for excellence as his parents do daily. 


When he is not working nor at school, he enjoys watching Paw Patrol, eating tacos, and simply being a little boy. 


Mr. Larry Rankin

Mr. Larry Rankin

General Manager

The great philosopher Aristotle once wrote, “Excellence or virtue in a man will be the disposition which renders him a good man and also which will cause him to perform his function well.”


What words are better to describe Mr. Larry J. Rankin, a man of virtue and excellence who performs his duties extremely well at Rosewood.


Mr. Rankin is a native of Dickinson, Texas graduating from the 1992 class of Dickinson High School. After high school, he furthered his educational studies at the University of Texas at Austin.  He carries over 27 years in management experience. 


Mr. Rankin completed and received an Associate of Applied Science degree at the prestigious Commonwealth Institution of Funeral Services in Houston, Texas. Mr. Rankin serves as a the General Manager here at Rosewood making sure the families and their loved ones are taken care of with the utmost love, respect, and dignity as if they were his own family.


Mr. Rankin is the father of Isiash, and twin girls Kennedy and Mckenzie. He also is an official with the Longview Basketball Association. When he is not working, he enjoys traveling, fishing, and spending time with his family. 


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Allen L. Dave

Allen L. Dave

Funeral Director (Lic. #113624) / Financial Advisor Dir.

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. 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. Allen Dave has the unique opportunity of owning, operating and managing funeral homes, and crematories in Louisiana and Texas. 

He advises the Anderson's on financial decisions before large purchases are made as well as keeping updated ,mortuary laws, rules, and regulations. He handles all cremation needs for Rosewood as well as negotiates the fleet purchases.


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




Telephone: 1-903-757-7673

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Veronica Miles

Veronica Miles

Office Manager

Is a native of Upshur County, Texas, graduate of New Diana High School class of 1983.  Ms. Miles is the mother of one son, Durell; and the proud grandmother of one grandson, Tayveon. Veronica has served with Mr. & Mrs. Anderson since the opening of their business endeavors and takes pride in being a part of the staff. 

Veronica finds joy in spending quality time reading her bible, attending church, hanging with her family (especially her son and grandson), fishing, and being an active member at her church. 

Ms. Miles has a smile that outshines the sun and spirit of happiness that matches it. 

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Rev. Al'Kerione J. Johnson

Rev. Al'Kerione J. Johnson

Administration Staff - Longview

Reverend Al'Kerione "Al" Johnson was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. At the age of 3, he decided to pursue a career in the funeral business. He attended Dallas Institute of Funeral Service after graduating Huntington High School. He has also worked for several funeral homes and has a lot of passion and creative experience in this profession, deeming him the "The Legend" of the new generation of funeral service. 


Rev. Johnson joined the JK Anderson Funeral Group in February of 2021 where he serves as administrative assistant, veterans liaison, and graphics / program designer. Having a passion for the industry and ministry of serving families, he treats each family as if they are his own going the extra mile to make each family feel special. 


When he is not working, he loves to go to church, preach, and spend time with his son Landon. 


Telephone: 1-903-757-7673

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Christopher 'Chris' Pinkney, Jr.

Christopher "Chris" Pinkney, Jr.

Funeral Service Personnel



Arethia Roberts

Arethia Roberts

Front Desk Receptionist

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.. 

Telephone: 1-903-757-7673

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Linda Buchanan

Linda Buchanan

Front Desk Receptionist

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. 


Doris G. Johnson-Brooks

Doris G. Johnson-Brooks

Public Relations / Funeral Staff

Ms. Doris G. Johnson-Brooks 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."

Travis K. Johnson

Travis K. Johnson

Funeral Staff

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. 


Elder Robert E. Hicks

Elder Robert E. Hicks

Funeral Service Personnel / First Call Responder


Telephone: 1-903-757-7673

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Melvin C. Strong, Sr.

Melvin C. Strong, Sr.

Warehouse Manager

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



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. Mr. Paul has been with J.H. Anderson Enterprise since 2016


Ms. Felicia Dockins

Marketing / Funeral Service Personnel



Mrs. Vernice Anderson

Funeral Service Personnel



Bishop Mertis Bartley

Bishop Mertis Bartley

Wearhouse Operations Manager


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Mr. Roderick W. Anderson, Sr.

Grave Service Operations



Bennie Scott

Bennie Scott

Funeral Service Personnel



LuTerry Chambers

LuTerry Chambers

Custodian / Fleet Maintenance



Mikel Bell

Funeral Service Personnel



Pastor J.D. Palmer

Funeral Service Personnel / Chaplain



Stella Bartley

Funeral Service Personnel



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