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, a licensed funeral director 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.