Our Staff

Our Staff

Janice Bailey
Family Service/Preplanning Specialist

Robert Andrae' Blackburn
General Manager

Robert is from New Orleans but now lives in Little Rock with his two children Belinda, 15 and Dallas, 13. He joined the Stewart family in 2008 and serves as General Manager for Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Funeral Home and Memorial Park in Sherwood.

Patrick Carpenter
Funeral Assistant

Patrick is a funeral assistant for Griffin Leggett. He is a retired U.S. Marshall and served with the Arkansas Supreme Court. He is married and lives in Little Rock.

John Evans
Manager of Community and Family Service

John Evans is a native of Arkansas and a fervent Razorback fan. He attended the University of Central Arkansas and Central Baptist College. He is the Pastor of Holland Baptist Church and lives in Greenbrier with his wife, five daughters and six grandchildren.

Chris Gossman
Family Service/Pre-Planning Specialist

Chris Gossman is new to the Death Care industry but a veteran salesman. He lends to our team a strong background in both Sales Management and Customer Service.

Minnie Johnson
Family Service/Preplanning Specialist

Tiatana Lambert
Administrative Assistant

Carroll Leonard
Family Service/Pre-Planning Specialist

Carroll Leonard is an award winning salesman with several years of experience in the funeral industry. He is a seasoned counselor and loves serving our families. He is an Arkansas native and has one son, Charlie.

Patricia Lowery
Family Service/Preplanning Specialist

Dede Papadakis
Community Service Counselor

Deborah Papadakis has been with Stewart for over four years as a Community Service Counselor. She is the senior member of our team.

Brenda Sellers
Funeral Director Intern

Brenda Sellers joined the Rest Hills family in 2012. Prior to joining our team, she worked in the Insurance Industry and is licensed in property and casualty sales. She has been married for 34 years and has 3 sons. Brenda has served as a youth ministry leader within her church.

John Shearer
Funeral Director

John is a funeral director for Griffin Leggett. He is married and lives in Little Rock. He enjoys spending time with his wife, kids and grandkids.

Kenniann Summerell
Director of Community Relations/ Arkansas Market

Kenniann was born in Shreveport, LA and grew up in Baton Rouge, LA. She started working for Stewart Enterprises in the Arkansas market eleven years ago. She is a member of Arkansas Passionate End of life Care Committee, a Board Member of the Arkansas Hospice Foundation and Chairperson of the Little Rock, Hot Springs, Saline County, and Conway Senior Services Networking Group. She enjoys spending time with her sons and grandson.

Kim Thibodaux
Director of Operations/ Arkansas Market

Kim was born in Topeka, KS and moved to New Orleans, LA where she lived for 27 years. She has lived in Arkansas for the past 5 years but has been with Stewart Enterprises since 1999. Kim resides in Houston, AR with her husband, John, daughter, Katelyn and grandson, Troy. Kim is the Director of Operations for the Arkansas Market.

John Thibodaux

John is the Park Superintendent for Pinecrest Memorial Park, Forest Hills Memorial Park, and Rest Hills Memorial Park. He is an avid fisherman and lives in Houston, Ar. with his wife, Kim. He is the father of Katelyn Thibodaux and the grandfather of Troy Cody.

Katelyn Thibodaux
Funeral Director Intern

Katelyn Thibodaux was born in New Orleans, LA. She is working on her Associates Degree in Funeral Science at Arkansas State University. Katelyn lives in Conway, Ar with her son, Troy Cody.