Meet Our Staff

Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services.

We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.

Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 281-839-0700 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.

Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.


Breanna Thomas

Breanna Thomas

Apprentice Funeral Director

Breanna started working for Crespo & Jirrels in late January 2016. She is a recent graduate of Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Services, where she acquired an Associate of Applied Science in Mortuary Science. Breanna graduated with honors and was the National Honor Society President at Commonwealth Institute. She is also a recipient of the R. L. Waltrip Chairman’s Award.

Breanna and her husband, Zachary, reside in Hardin with their child, Johnathan. Breanna is a proud member if the Commonwealth Alumni board, Baytown Junior Forum, Texas Funeral Directors Association, and a long time participant of Rivers, Lakes, Bays n’ Bayous Trash Bash, as well as Wreaths Across America Houston.

“My goal is to better my family, my client families and my community through kindness, compassion, honor and dignity.”

Rachelle Dodson

Rachelle Dodson

Administrator

Rachelle started working at Crespo & Jirrels in December 2015. She graduated from Lee College Summa Cum Laude with an Associate of Applied Science in Management in May 2015. She has certificates of completion in Management, Business, Supervision, and International Business. She is an alumni of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and a member of Alpha Beta Gamma International Business Honor Society. Rachelle was inducted into the Lee College Hall of Fame for 2014-2015 as the most representative student.

Rachelle also teaches art on the side and has a small business of her own. She is the proud mother of four growing boys, Tyler, Max, Luke, and Zack. Rachelle values family and is honored to serve families in their time of need.

Linda  K. Kelly

Linda K. Kelly

Public Relations / Community Outreach

Linda Kelly works with public relations and community outreach for Crespo & Jirrels Funeral and Cremation Services. She first joined Crespo & Jirrels in August 2005, after retiring in 2004 as a teacher and administrator at the Alternative Learning Program, now called The Peter E. Hyland Center, in Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District. Prior to joining Goose Creek, Linda was a teacher in Aldine Independent School District, Assistant Activity Director for St. James House, Director of Extension Services for Sterling Municipal Library, and Branch Librarian for Harris County Library in Crosby. A member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Baytown, Linda is married to Lee Kelly and is the mother of two daughters, Kristy and Amy, and the grandmother of three grandsons and one granddaughter. Linda was born in San Antonio but has lived in Baytown since 1971. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Speech from Houston Baptist University and a Master of Science in Educational Management from University of Houston Clear Lake. Linda is a proud member of the Kiwanis Club of Baytown, the Baytown Chamber of Commerce and is the liaison to the Chamber of Commerce Partners in Education with Peter E. Hyland Center. She enjoys what she does and considers helping families as a special call on her life.

Charles Swick

Charles Swick

Funeral Assistant

Charles Swick has been a funeral assistant with Crespo & Jirrels since March 2016. A native of Baytown, Charles graduated from Robert E. Lee High School and Lee College, where he received with an Associate's degree in Business Management. He had a long career in the information technology industry. In 2000 Charles graduated from Christian Life School of Theology with a Bachelor's degree in Biblical Theology. Although retired, he is an ordained non-denominational minister and answers the call on his life by touching God’s people at the hour of their deepest need. Charles and his wife Janice have two daughters and four grandchildren.

Patsy Garrison

Patsy Garrison

Receptionist

Patsy began working at Crespo & Jirrels in July 2016. She graduated from Incarnate Word Academy. Patsy has taught Sunday school and Vacation Bible School for 11 years and Awana for nine years. She is happily married to her husband Nick. They have one son, Joseph, who is a paramedic with the Houston Fire Department. She also has three grandchildren, Zack, Zadkiel, and Ebanna. Patsy loves to encourage and uplift others in faith.

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that who so ever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life." –John 3:16

David  M. Pryor

David M. Pryor

Funeral Assistant

David Pryor has been a funeral assistant with Crespo & Jirrels since 2005. A native of Goose Creek, David graduated from Robert E. Lee High School and studied business at Lee College. He had a long career in the garment industry and graduated from the National Institute of Dry Cleaners. From 1984 to 1987, he and Dorey, his wife of 27 years, owned Dorey’s Wedding Chapel and Florist. Although retired, he is a licensed non-denominational minister and often officiates at weddings and funerals. David and Dorey have ten children between them, plus 24 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Pam Mondragon

Pam Mondragon

Funeral Assistant



Connie Owens

Connie Owens

Funeral Assistant



Theresa Kloesel

Theresa Kloesel

Funeral Assistant

Theresa started working for Crespo & Jirrels in January 2015. She works on the weekends at Kroger on Garth Road in Baytown, where she has been working since 2012. Theresa graduated from Marian High School. She got married at the age of 19 and was married for 55 years. Theresa has three children. The light of her life is her ten grandchildren and her two wonderful great-granddaughters.

Jeston Rodriguez

Jeston Rodriguez

Funeral Assistant

Jeston started working for Crespo & Jirrels in late February 2016 after moving back to Texas from New England. She graduated from New Hampshire Institute of Art magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration in 2013.

Jeston owns a small business where she works as a freelance illustrator, while teaching art on the side. Jeston lives in South Houston with her partner and their eight animals. She is glad to be back home near family and helping those in the community.

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