Meet Our Staff

Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services.

We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.

Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 405-794-7600 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.

Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.


MOORE FUNERAL AND CREMATION FAMILY

MOORE FUNERAL AND CREMATION FAMILY

HEALING OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH RELATIONSHIPS


Christopher M Cordell

Christopher M Cordell

Managing Partner, Funeral Director & Embalmer

Chris Cordell

Telephone: 1-405-794-7600

Email: chris.cordell@carriageservices.com


Shelby Lane Wallis

Shelby Lane Wallis

Office Manager, Funeral Director & Embalmer

Shelby Lane Wallis


Telephone: 1-405-794-7600

Email: shelby.wallis@carriageservices.com


Brenda Roberts

Brenda Roberts

Administrator

Brenda Roberts began her ambassadorship with Moore Funeral and Cremation in February 2014.


She is originally from Virginia, but in March 1973, she married David Roberts of Oklahoma City. In August 1983, they moved to Moore, Oklahoma, where they have lived and have become very active in community activities.

Brenda began her civil service career at Fort Lee, Virginia. She transferred to Tinker Air Force Base in March 1973, continuing her civil service career primarily in civilian personnel functions.  Her final assignment was as the Civilian Personnel Liaison for the 552nd Air Control Wing, a position she served in for 10 years. In 1997, she retired, having served 34 years with the government. In 2003, she became the Executive Director of the Moore Chamber of Commerce; later her title was changed to President/CEO. She served in this position for 10 years, retiring in December 2013.

Her desire to serve others has offered her many opportunities in Moore and the surrounding
communities.


Harold Branstetter

Harold Branstetter

Ambassador / Celebrant / Funeral Director

Harold Branstetter was born, raised and graduated High School in Poteau.   After graduation he worked for Evans Funeral Home.   He left Poteau to move to Oklahoma City to attend Central State College, now UCO, where he studied Mortuary Science.   Harold received his embalmer and funeral director license March 11, 1970.   Since that time he has been employed with some of the cities leading funeral homes as funeral director, embalmer and funeral home manager.   He has served as District Chairman of Oklahoma Funeral Directors Association, Chairman of the Ambassadors Committee of the South OKC Chamber of Commerce, participated in Arts Festival Oklahoma, was member of Crossroads Cathedral and later served as lay speaker and as Local Pastor of Capitol Hill United Methodist Church.   Harold is now semi-retired and serves as an Ambassador, Funeral Celebrant and Funeral Director.   Harold is married to Karen Marsee - Branstetter, who is a retired piano teacher and former employee of music departments at Moore Public Schools.   Harold invites friends or families previously served to call and come by for a cup of coffee and to catch up.

Jim Esmon

Jim Esmon

Ambassador

Jim has been an ambassador for over three years at Moore Funeral and Cremation. He has lived in the Moore area for over 50 years. Jim has had three children graduate from the local school systems. Two went on to receive degrees from the University of Oklahoma and the other graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma. Jim retired from AT&T and Bridgestone Firestone. Jim is an active member of the First Baptist Church of Moore. The loss of his own son has inspired Jim to help people in their greatest time of need. We consider ourselves lucky to have such an amazing person on our team.

Rev. Marvin Delaware

Rev. Marvin Delaware

Ambassador

Marvin was born in Lawton, OK on September 12, 1961.   He grew up in the Southwest part of Oklahoma in Caddo County in the Anadarko Gracemont communities.

He attended public schools in Anadarko, Riverside Indian School, and Gracemont High School where he graduated from in May of 1979.   While in school Marvin played basketball, baseball, football, and fast pitch softball in the summer.

He enlisted in the US Navy on December 27, 1978 where he was in the delayed entry program until June 10, 1979 when he then left for boot camp in San Diego, CA.   After completing boot camp and MS "A" school he was assigned to the US Navy's 7th fleet aboard various ships.   He served his country for 23 years before retiring in June of 2002.

Marvin worked part-time for Smith Funeral Home in Anadarko while in High School.   This is where he learned the industry cleaning cars and the funeral home after services, and staffing visitations along with assisting during funerals.   Marvin started working full-time at Smith Funeral Home as a Funeral Director Apprentice in 1983.   He worked 23 years for Smith Funeral Home before working 2 1/2 years at Primrose Funeral Home in Norman as a Funeral Attendant.

Marvin is a licensed minister and was ordained in June of 2000.   He has pastored three churches in Oklahoma, and he has been in the ministry since 1972.   He attended Oklahoma Baptist University and Golden Gate Seminary in San Francisco, CA.

Marvin is married to his wife, Tamra, who he wed on February 14, 2003.   They have four children.   Daughter, Samantha, and Son, Anthonie, along with granddaughter, Morgan.


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