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Larry Chedotal, Jr. (601) 898-8565
Owner larry@natcheztracefuneralhome.com
Owners

Larry & Shay Chedotal moved to Mississippi in August, 1993, to manage Natchez Trace Memorial Park Cemetery, the business their family purchased in 1973. They have been married for 23 years and have two children; a daughter, Brittany, who is 22 years and a son, Ryan, who is 16 years old. They are members of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Madison.

Larry is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana and attended Louisiana State University. He has been working in the cemetery industry since he was 14 years old, beginning his career as a lawn attendant. He is now the sole proprietor of Natchez Trace Funeral Home, Memorial Park Cemetery & Crematory. Larry has been very active in the cemetery industry and has served two terms as President of the Mississippi Cemetery Association. Larry is very supportive of the Madison Chapter Special Olympics donating all proceeds from the annual Easter Candle Light Vigil at Natchez Trace Memorial Park Cemetery. Larry is a member of the Whisper Lake Homeowners Association, Madison “The City” Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Shay Chedotal (601) 898-8565
Owner Shay@natcheztracefuneralhome.com
Owners

Larry & Shay Chedotal moved to Mississippi in August, 1993, to manage Natchez Trace Memorial Park Cemetery, the business their family purchased in 1973. They have been married for 24 years and have two children; a daughter, Brittany, who is 23 years and a son, Ryan, who is 17 years old. They are members of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Madison.

Shay is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana and attended Louisiana State University. She is actively involved in the family business. She graduated in December, 2005, with honors and received an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences in Funeral Service Technology.  Shay has contributed many hours and resources to Junior Achievement, Habitat for Humanity, Camp Bluebird, Special Olympics and Breast Cancer Awareness.

Michael L. Hudgins CFSP (601) 898-8565
Manager/Funeral Director mlhudgins@comcast.net
Staff

Michael L. Hudgins CFSP, is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in the state of Mississippi, as well as, Alabama. As of 2007, Michael was one of thirteen directors in the state of Mississippi to have earned the right to use CFSP (Certified Funeral Service Practioner) behind his name. This honor is given to those practioners whom have documented 180 or more hours of continuing education hours during their career and is provided through the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. Michael is also one of the first in the State of Mississippi to have achieved Certified Crematory Operater cerification by the ICCFA (International Cemetery, Crematory, & Funeral Association). Michael is a native of Ponchatoula, Louisiana and graduated with honors from Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham, Alabama with a degree in Mortuary Science. Michael, his wife Theresa, daughter Kaelon, and son Gavin have been residents of Madison, Mississippi since 1999. Michael serves on the Board of Advisors for the Mortuary Science program at Holmes Community College, Ridgeland Campus, was appointed to serve on his homeowner's association, and was elected by the citizens of Madison to serve as Alderman for Ward 5 during the 2005 – 2009 term. Michael has also been elected by his peers to serve as Lt. Governor for the Central District of the Mississippi Funeral Director's Association (MFDA) for the 2008-2009 term.

Rosa Reynolds (601) 898-8565
Funeral Director contactus@natcheztracefuneralhome.com
Staff

 Rosa Reynolds is a licensed funeral director and also a licensed Insurance agent. Mrs. Reynolds has been involved in the funeral industry since 1986, when she began selling pre-arranged funerals to those who knew the benefit of preplanning. She obtained her Funeral Directors license under the guidance of Michael Hudgins in 2002 and continues to work with him as she assists with every aspect of our business. Mrs. Reynolds is a native of McGehee, Arkansas and has 4 children and 6 grandchildren. She attends church at Crossgates Methodist Church

Donna Earwood (601) 898-8565
Office Administrator contactus@natcheztracefuneralhome.com
Staff

 Donna Earwood is the office administrator for Natchez Trace Funeral Home and Memorial Park Cemetery. She has been a dedicated associate since 1993 and has become very close to many of our client families. Mrs. Earwood is a native of Baker, Louisiana and has lived in the Jackson Metro area for the past 20 years. She has been married for the past 17 years and has three children. Donna and her family now reside in Brandon and attend Crossgates Baptist Church

Sara Barrett (601) 898-8565
Family Informational Counselor s.barrett29@yahoo.com
Staff, Family Service

Sarah Barrett is our Pre-Need Sales Counselor and leads our Aftercare Program. She has lived in the Jackson/Madison area since 1968. After graduating Winfield High School she attended Phillip’s Business College, Holmes Jr. College and completed several Adult Enrichment courses at Millsap’s. After selling her family owned business she came to work with us in September 2007. Sarah is a licensed Insurance Producer in Mississippi and Louisiana, and holds a MS Real Estate License. Sarah lives in Madison with her daughter Adrienne and grandson Mason Clark. She volunteers for the Central MS Downs Syndrome Society and attends St. Richard’s Catholic Church.

 
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