It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.
Offer a gift of comfort and beauty to a family suffering from loss.
A gift to your family, sparing them hard decisions at an emotional time.
Our Experienced Staff
Each of the staff members at Pecan Grove Funeral Home is committed to providing your family with the finest in personal end-of-life care. In fact, for years, it’s been comforting for area families to know that we are available to help at any time of the day or night.
When a loved one dies, all you need to do is make one phone call. From that moment on, we’ll take on the responsibilities of the physical care of your loved one, and the emotional care of those left behind.
Please take a few minutes to get to know our funeral home staff. We’re sure you’ll find each of us to be all that you would hope for in a trusted funeral professional.
|Matt Bell, Funeral Director in Charge/Manager|
Office Phone: 254-662-2131
Matt was born and raised in the Texas Panhandle town of Pampa. From a young age he felt a strong calling to the funeral industry, but did not pursue his dreams until 2006 at the age of 22. He knew this sacred industry would only be kept as such by people possessing compassion, dedication, an enormous amount of discipline, and especially hard work. He made a vow to himself and to the industry to only provide the best possible service to families, and has been extremely successful in this goal ever since. Matt feels extremely honored that the families of the central Texas area entrust him with their wishes during such difficult settings.
Matt graduated from Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in 2007. Upon graduation and serving his apprenticeship he obtained a position with Pecan Grove Funeral Home in 2008. He feels extremely blessed to work amongst others who hold the funeral industry as close to their hearts as he does.
Matt enjoys spending time with family, which he considers to be nothing short of the highest blessing. He also enjoys fellowship, working on ways to stay healthy, movies, and music.
|Lori Dickson, Funeral Director|
Lori has been with Pecan Grove since June 2014. She worked as a Registered Respiratory Therapist for 25 years and her desire to help people has led her to the funeral service profession. Lori is one of our Funeral Directors, who graduated from Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. Having been born and raised here in the Waco area, she feels as though each person that comes through the door is already part of her family. She and her husband, Tom, live Lorena and have two children, Jessica and James.
Lori feels incredibly blessed for the opportunity to work with others that have the same care and compassion for helping others in their time of need.
|Karen Robbins, Funeral Director|
Karen has been a funeral director since 2014, after graduating from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in Houston. She was a licensed cosmetologist for over 20 years and also worked as a foster parent at a non-profit children's home. Karen chose funeral service to continue working with families during their time of need. Karen became a full-time funeral director at Pecan Grove Funeral Home in 2015.
Karen and her husband Mark have three grown daughters. They enjoy spending their time camping, and going on family cruises.
|Malissa Tate, Funeral Director/ Office Manager|
Malissa joined the Pecan Grove family in January 2015.She is one of our Funeral Directors as well as the office manager. She was born and raised here in the Waco area and attended McLennan Community College working towards a Bachelors in Social Work; however, she switched gears in her senior year and graduated with her esthetics degree in 2010.She graduated from Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in September of 2017.
Photography is one of her favorite hobbies when she isn't spending time with family and friends.
She and her husband, Brandon, live in Lorena with their three children.