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
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. Locally he is a member of the Grand Blanc Rotary Club, the Grand Blanc Kiwanis, the Oaks at Woodfield of Grand Blanc Advisory Board, the chairperson of the Kiwanis/City of Mt. Morris Memorial Day Parade, the Knights of Columbus, the chairperson of the Bean Festival Parade in Fairgrove and is an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church of Mt. Morris.
Nationally, Adam was recently elected President-Elect of the International Order of the Golden Rule, Austin, Texas, (a group of independently owned funeral homes) after serving on their Board of Directors since 2013, he is also the President of the Golden Rule Foundation and serves on the board of directors for Funeral Technology Partners, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
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 a member of the Kiwanis Club of Mt. Morris, serving on their Board of Directors, volunteering in their Terrific Kids Program and she is a member of St. Mary Catholic Church of Mt. Morris, serving on the school’s Education Commission. She 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.
Gina L. Terry, Life Tribute Director, LFD, CFC
Gina was raised in Vermilion, Ohio, and graduated from Vermilion High School, Class of 2008. After graduation, she attended Bowling Green State University – Firelands Campus and Ohio Business College to earn a degree in Business Administration. She worked as an Administrative Assistant for Ohio Business College before pursuing her dreams of becoming a Funeral Director. She graduated Suma Cum Laude from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 2019.
Prior to joining the Martin Funeral, Cremation & Tribute Services in 2021, Gina worked for The Ohio State University, in Columbus Ohio, as a Research Assistant where she co-authored an article for the European Journal of Anatomy. She also spent time working at The Hamilton County Coroner’s Office, in Cincinnati Ohio, as a Forensic Technician, and completed her Funeral Director Apprenticeship at Verheyden Funeral Home in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.
Gina enjoys the outdoors, from camping and hiking, to kayaking and skiing. During the Halloween season, she works as a professional haunted house actor for the company MAUL. Gina still has ties to her hometown and volunteers for the City of Vermilion and The Friends of Harbourtown Organization as a youth leader and recording secretary.
Gina has two cats, Artemis and Thalia, and currently resides in Linwood.
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.
In Memoriam - 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.
Tom Merritt, Life Tribute Manager, CCSP
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 Grand Blanc with their dog, Skye.
John Montney, Life Tribute Funeral Manager
John was raised in Mount Morris, and attended St. Mary Catholic School in Mount Morris, graduating from Elisabeth Ann Johnson High School, Class of 1988. From there, he continued his education at Mott Community College.
His career path would lead him into becoming a Radio personality for WTRX and WFNT for fifteen years as their on-air sports director. In 2015, John joined the Martin Funeral, Cremation & Tribute Services staff as a driver. His customer service skills and ability to relate to others has led him to our Life Tribute Funeral Supervisor.
John has been a MHSAA sports referee-umpire for thirty-three years, and an NCAA softball umpire for fifteen years; and a third degree Knights of Columbus member.
John has three children: Johnny, Jaycie and Jacob, and three grandchildren: Bowen, Wilder, and Meadow, and currently resides in Mt. Morris.
Jenny Mooney, Life Tribute Planner
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.
KC Mitchell, Life Tribute Planner
KC was raised in the Swartz Creek area and is a graduate of Swartz Creek High School. She went on to continue her education at Baker College studying Business Management and Mott Community College, studying Early Childhood Education.
Her career path would lead her to Honey Bear Child Care, where KC was a lead Toddler Teacher. She then pursued being a medical receptionist at Michigan Internal Medicine for many years.
In 2019, KC joined Martin Funeral, Cremation & Tribute Services as an administrative assistant working with families who wish to pre-plan their funeral services.
In her spare time, KC’s four children keep her very busy with school sports and activities, including pom, football, baseball, and competitive dance. KC also enjoys fishing, hunting, and spending time with her family.
KC resides in Swartz Creek with her children, Skylee, Royce, Ollionna, and Dylenger.
Zack Young, Life Tribute Planner Apprentice
Zack Young was born in Grand Blanc, and raised in Davison. He graduated from Davison High School with the class of 2017. He is now continuing his education at Mott Community College, where he studies graphic design.
Prior to joining Martin Funeral, Cremation & Tribute Services working in the building, grounds, and maintenance department in 2018, Zack was a team member at Whitey's Restaurant in Davison.
In his free time, Zack enjoys spending time with his family and friends.
He currently resides in Davison with his father and siblings.
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.