Christie K. Moore, CEO/Funeral Director
Christie K. Moore is the former Chemistry, Arts and Embalming teacher at the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. She has worked in the funeral service industry for over 18 years. Christie is a native of Dallas, TX and has had many life experiences that have led her to this point in her life.
In 1996, Christie K. Moore graduated from the Talented and Gifted Magnet High School in Dallas, TX. She began her journey on the road to higher education at Hampton University where she received her BS in Molecular Biology. While at Hampton University, Christie K. Moore worked at the VA Hospital as a morgue clerk. In the Fall of her senior year, Christie K. Moore accepted a full scholarship to Tennessee State University as a member of their Masters/PhD. Bridge program. Christie K. Moore received her Master of Science (Endocrinology) in August 2002. Her research was conducted in the Hypertension laboratory at Meharry Medical College. Christie K. Moore received many accolades while working towards her Masters degree.
Christie K. Moore moved back to Dallas, TX in August 2002 to attend the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. During this time, Christie K. Moore worked for the Dallas County Crime Division and Evergreen Funeral Home As their funeral home manager.
Christie K. Moore received the honor as The 100 Black Women of Funeral Service’s 2010 Educator of the Year.Christie has traveled all over the country speaking to funeral service professionals, written several articles for Nomis Publications and was featured in the KW Report regarding the importance of mentorship and developing business strategies in the funeral service.
Christie currently serves as the CEO of Mansfield Funeral Home where she is dedicated to serving families before, during and after the loss of a loved one. Not only is Christie a licensed embalmer and funeral director, she also serves holds a crematory operator certificate and serves the community as a licensed Pre-need counselor.
Shelia Renee Hollaway, COO/Lead Embalmer
Shelia R. Hollaway is a former student at the Dallas Institute Of Funeral Service. She graduated in 2012 with a Associate of Applied Science Degree in Funeral Service. Shelia completed her apprenticeship program under the leadership of Allen G. Madison, owner of Evergreen Memorial Funeral Home, Dallas TX. She went on to become a hired license embalmer for three years.
Shelia R. Hollaway is a native of Little Rock, AR. She began her journey here in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area in 1987 as a entrepreneur and license cosmetologist. Shelia has been an owner of three beauty salons since 1989.
Shelia R.Hollaway’s passion for the funeral industry began in 2008 when the loss of her father allowed her the privilege to go behind the screens to care for a deceased person for the first time. One year later Shelia’s son, LaMar D. Davis, committed suicide and she found herself on the grief side of the funeral industry struggling to find good customer service. Dallas Institute of Funeral Service taught Shelia how to share the technical side of grief. Life experiences have allowed Shelia to help others who are grieving the loss of a love one through warmth, care and compassion.
Shelia currently serves as the COO of Mansfield Funeral Home and head embalmer. She is dedicated to making sure all families that come through Mansfield Funeral Home’s doors leave with a sense of peace. Shelia also has a crematory operator certificate and serves the community as a licensed pre-need counselor.