We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.
When we sit down with a family, we have just one goal: to create a fitting, memorable and affordable service for their loved one. Together, we explore the wide variety of services and products available, as well as a wealth of creative ideas and suggestions.
Together, we'll design a memorial or funeral service that suits their needs now, and in the future. Families who come to us know that years from now, they will have deep peace-of-mind because in coming to us, they've done their best to honor their loved one.
Martin Funeral, Cremation & Tribute Services was founded by Miles B. and Mildred C. Martin in 1929 in Mt. Morris. Over the past 80 years, the Martin Family has had a strong commitment to funeral service owning and operating funeral homes in Clio, Flint, Burton, North Branch, Fairgrove and Vassar, Michigan. During that time, Miles and Mildred's children and grandchildren have continued the traditions of dedication to the communities we serve and diligence to continuing education and improvement. Since our first location was established in 1929, the Martin Family has amassed over 380 years of experience in funeral service.
A. Miles Martin, President and Owner, Life Tribute Director, LFD, CFSP, CMFP, CPC, MAPP
Adam was educated locally at St. Mary's Elementary School in Mt. Morris and Luke M. Powers Catholic High School in Flint. Upon graduating from high school he went on to attend the University of Nevada in Las Vegas studying management. Upon returning to Michigan, he attended Mott Community College in Flint and would go on to study Mortuary Science at Wayne State University in Detroit, graduating in the fall of 2003 and receiving his License to Practice Mortuary Science shortly thereafter.
As the president of Martin Funeral, Cremation & Tribute Services, Adam is responsible for overseeing the direction and operations of the funeral homes.
Currently, Adam serves his community in many capacities including: the president of the Greater Mt. Morris Chamber of Commerce, vice-president of the Friends of the Mt. Morris Library, a member of the Kiwanis Club of Mt. Morris, the Kiwanis/City of Mt. Morris Memorial Day Parade Chair Person, the Knights of Columbus Holy Family Council #4285, the Leon J. Satkowiak, 4th Degree Assembly #0524, a member of the Vision Vassar Cool Cities Committee, the Vassar Yuletide Celebration Chair Person, the Chair Person of the Bean Festival Parade in Fairgrove, the Business Networking International, Clio Gains Chapter and is an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church.
Adam makes his home in Mt. Morris with his wife, Jennifer and their daughter.
Jennifer R. Merritt-Martin, Owner, Human Resources Manager
Jennifer was raised in the Montrose and Chesaning areas and is a graduate of Chesaning High School, Class of 1993. After high school, she would attend the University of Michigan - Flint, studying social work.
Her career path would lead her to the restaurant industry where she would work as the general manager of the Bob Evans Restaurant in Birch Run.
In 2006, Jennifer joined the Martin Funeral, Cremation & Tribute Services staff and currently serves as the manager of the Human Resources and Payroll departments, overseeing hiring and training.
Jennifer is the vice president of Mt. Morris Beautification, the treasurer of Mt. Morris Neighborhood Watch, a board member of the Greater Mt. Morris Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Kiwanis Club of Mt. Morris, volunteering in their Terrific Kids and Backpack Programs and a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Mt. Morris as a member of Education Commission and is actively involved in nearly every activity the funeral home is a part of.
Jennifer and Adam make their home in Mt. Morris with their daughter.
In Memoriam - Miles T. "Tom" Martin, Past-President, Life Tribute Director, LFD, CFSP
Miles is a lifelong resident of Mt. Morris, educated at St. Mary School in Mt. Morris, graduating from St. Mary High School with the Class of 1963. After graduation, Miles joined the United States Army serving in the 199th Lt. Infantry Brigade at Bien Hoa, South Vietnam. Upon his return to civilian life, Miles would attend Flint Junior College and go on to graduate from Wayne State University's College of Mortuary Science in 1971 and receive his License to Practice Mortuary Science later that year.
As the past president of Martin Funeral, Cremation Center, Miles is responsible for mentoring the current staff and ensuring the continuation of unsurpassed service and quality.
Having served in numerous capacities, Miles has been active with the Mt. Morris Jaycees, Mt. Morris Chamber of Commerce, Mt. Morris Kiwanis Club, Education Foundation for Mt. Morris Schools, Genesee County Funeral Directors Association, Michigan Funeral Directors Association, and the International Order of the Golden Rule Board of Directors. He is also very involved at St. Mary Catholic Church in Mt. Morris, serving on the cemetery committee and as a Eucharistic Minister and Reader, the Knights of Columbus, Holy Family Council #4285 and the Leon Satkowiak 4th Degree Assembly #0524.
As a veteran of the Vietnam War, Miles is a life member of the VFW Gordon R. Bennett Post #1452, the American Legion, Neely-LaBar Post #153 and the Disabled American Veterans Post #122, Skidmore Chapter.
Miles currently resides in Otisville with his wife, Darnell.
M. Kelly Martin, President of Blackburn Chapel, Life Tribute Director
M. Kelly was born and raised in Flint, Michigan. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy, serving from 1973 to 1978. He would go on to attend Mott Community College, graduating in 1992, and attained in Bachelor's in Business Administration from the University of Michigan in 1997. From there, M. Kelly would go on to study Mortuary Science at Wayne State University in Detroit, graduating in 1998 and he received his License to Practice Mortuary Science shortly thereafter.
M. Kelly is the President and owner of the Martin Funeral Home - Blackburn Chapel in North Branch, Michigan where he worked with his father, Patrick J. Martin, until his death in 1998.
He currently serves his community as North Branch Village President, DDA Chair, and the Village Planning Commission the Township Planning Commission. M. Kelly is the past president of the Thumb Area Funeral Directors Association and past commander, and currently a member, of the American Legion Post #457.
He resides in North Branch with his wife, Susan.
Marvin Zucker, Life Tribute Director
Marvin is a lifelong resident of Frankenmuth, Michigan. He was educated locally and graduated from Frankenmuth High School. After graduating high school, he went on to attend the Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science and, upon graduating, returned to Michigan and received in License to Practice Mortuary Science.
His career in funeral service would lead him back to his hometown where he worked and managed Cedarberg Funeral Home in Frankenmuth for many years. For a period of time, he owned and operated his own funeral home, Zucker Funeral Home, in Frankenmuth. Marvin became a member of our staff in the early 1990's and has proved himself invaluable with his availability and breadth of knowledge and experience. He has been a licensed funeral director for over 40 years.
Marvin is a member of St. Lorenz Lutheran Church in Frankenmuth and resides in Frankenmuth with his wife, Joyce.
Blake Ashley, Life Tribute Director
Blake was raised in Clio and is a graduate of Clio High School with the class of 2012. He continued his education at Mott Community College studying general courses, from there, Blake transferred to Wayne State University’s College of Mortuary Science where he completed his studies as a funeral director with the class of 2016.
In 2013, Blake joined the Martin Funeral, Cremation & Tribute Services staff in the maintenance department, taking care of our fleet of vehicles and our three locations. His interest in funeral service led him into a position in our office. Blake currently serves as a funeral director.
Blake is also an Assistant Scout Master for the Boy Scouts of America and a member of the 4-H and is involved in nearly every activity the funeral home is a part of.
Samantha Bone, Apprentice Funeral Director
Samantha was born in Flint, and raised in Clio and is a graduate of Clio High School, with the Class of 2014. She continues her education at Saginaw Valley State University, where she is currently in her third year, studying to be a funeral director.
Prior to entering the funeral service, Sam worked at the Flint Cultural Center as a mascot for their exhibits from February of 2013 to January of 2014. She has worked as both Elmo and Curious George for Sloan Museum. Sam has also held seasonal positions at clothing stores like Justice and Pac Sun. She joined our staff October of 2013 as a receptionist, during her senior year of high school.
Sam is a member of North End Baptist Church in Mt. Morris. She resides in Clio with her parents, Kevin and Laurie, and little sister, Sarah.
Tom Merritt, Life Tribute Planner, Creative Design Manager
Tom was raised in the Montrose and Chesaning areas and is a graduate of Chesaning Union High School, Class of 1996. From there, he continued his education at Delta Community College studying electronic engineering.
His career path would lead him into restaurant industry where he would work as a manager and eventually as general manager for Bob Evans Restaurants in the Metro Detroit area.
In 2005, Tom joined the Martin Funeral, Cremation & Tribute Services staff as the Maintenance Department Supervisor. His customer service and management skills led him to a position in our office. Tom's currently serves as a funeral planner and arranger and as the head of our multimedia and information technologies department.
He is a former board member of the Vassar Chamber of Commerce, vice-president of the Mt. Morris Neighborhood Watch, the secretary of Mt. Morris Beautification, a past member and treasurer of the Business Networking International Referral Alliance Chapter in Burton and involved in nearly every activity the funeral home is a part of.
Tom has a daughter, Mackensie, and resides in Mount Morris with their dog, Skye.
Tricia Caruth, Life Tribute Planner
Tricia was born in Flint. She was raised in Mt. Morris, and graduated from Elizabeth Ann Johnson High School, with the Class of 1995. She continued her education at Ross Medical Center, graduating in 2000, with a Medical Assistant Certificate. From there Tricia would continue her education at Baker College, graduating in 2013, with a Bachelor degree of Science in Psychology.
Prior to working at Martin Funeral, Cremation & Tribute Services, Tricia was a medical assistant at Beecher Surgical Associates for six years. She started working at Martin Funeral Home in 2011.
Tricia currently resides in Clio with her husband Jason, and their daughter Haylee and son Austin.
Jenny Mooney, Administrative Assistant
Jennifer Mooney was born and raised in the Mt. Morris Area, and graduated from Elizabeth Ann Johnson High School, with the class of 1995.
Prior to working at Martin Funeral, Cremation & Tribute Services, Jennifer worked at Oakland Psychological Clinic as the head of security for two years, and worked at PNC Bank as a vault teller, and customer service representative for three years.
Jenny is also a deaconess at Berean Baptist Church, and an AWANA Leader.
She currently resides in Mt. Morris with her husband, Matthew, and their three children.
Libby Peterson, Certified Preplanning Consultant, CPC, MAPP
Elizabeth was raised in Mt. Morris and was educated locally through St. Mary Elementary School and went on to attend Luke M. Powers Catholic High School in Flint. Upon graduating, she would go on to attend Saginaw Valley State University and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Communication and Business Management in 1994.
Her career path would lead her to Jostens, Inc. where she oversaw a 1.5 million dollar territory in Michigan and specialized in providing graduation and championship rings, including the NCAA Championship rings for the 2000 Michigan State University, Men’s College Basketball team.
In 2002, Elizabeth joined the Martin Funeral, Cremation & Tribute Services staff to serve as our preplanning consultant and in July of 2004, she became a Certified Preplanning Consultant. She currently serves the funeral home in numerous capacities.
She is a member of the Vassar Rotary Club, chairperson of the Vassar Yuletide Celebration and the St. Luke's Women's Outreach Center. Elizabeth attends St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church in Flushing where she is a member of the Council of Catholic Women. She is also active with the Flushing Early Childhood Center and the Saginaw Valley Alumni Association.
Elizabeth resides in Flushing with her husband, Andy, and two sons.
Elizabeth Lemuel, Executive Assistant
Elizabeth, better known as Liz, is a lifelong resident of Flint and was educated at Roosevelt Elementary School and Lowell Junior High in Flint. She graduated from Northern High School with the Class of 1963.
For a short period of time, she worked at Hurley Hospital prior to accepting a position with the US Post Office. Liz worked in many capacities in her 33 years with the Post Office in Mt. Morris, including delivery to the funeral home, prior to retiring in 2004 as a letter carrier.
Later that year, Liz would be welcomed to the Martin Funeral, Cremation & Tribute Services staff as a receptionist. She would soon see her role to expand several different areas including time in the pre-need and aftercare department. Liz currently serves as our executive assistant.
She is a member of the Krapohl Senior Center in Mt. Morris Township and is active with the American Cancer Society, particularly in organizing our staff attendance at the Making Strides Breast Cancer Awareness Walks.
Liz currently resides in Flint.
Travis Brewer, Building Maintenance Supervisor
Travis was raised in the El Paso, Texas and Flint areas and is a graduate of Flint Central High School, Class of 1994.
His career path would lead him into the construction field where he was a supervisor for Skaff Carpet for five years and a supervisor for Piper Reality for 15 years. In 2014, Travis joined the Martin Funeral, Cremation & Tribute Services staff.
He was a volunteer for the Eastside Community Center as well as a volunteer at several other local charities and is involved in nearly every activity the funeral home is involved in.
Travis resides in Fairgrove with his wife, Pamela and their four children.