Licensed Funeral Director
Celeste has worked with us since June of 2013, first as the office manager at Affordable Burial & Cremation and then as a Pre-need Counselor. She entered the Funeral Service Provider program as a funeral director apprentice in January of 2014 for both Affordable Burial & Cremation and Bateman Funeral Home. Completing all mandatory requirements within a year’s time, she became a licensed funeral director in January 2015.
Her previous positions in life as a certified nurse’s assistant, home health aide, special education aide and child care provider has given Celeste the opportunity to work with a wide range of people in different stages of their life. She has great empathy for others, often taking a little extra time to listen to family stories and getting to know the people she works with. She is eager to offer comfort, quick with a smile and always ready with a gentle hug.
Celeste is a family oriented wife and mother, preferring to spend most of her free time with her husband Pete and their now adult daughters, Genevie and Tamay. Over the years, her family has had a menagerie of pets, including currently dogs, chickens, and ferrets; and in the past rabbits, cats, a lamb, an iguana and a blue front amazon parrot.