Staff

Our dedicated staff are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

Woodlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery

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Kathryn Perry General Manager kathryn@woodlawnfh.com

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Aimee Vo Bookeeper familyservices@woodlawnfh.com

Office Phone: (844) 291-2610 | Fax: (713) 682-3899

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Alex Vela Bookkeeper

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Belinda Ridgeway Family Service Counselor familyservices@woodlawnfh.com

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Cora McLean Funeral Director and Embalmer director@woodlawnfh.com

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Debra Cortinas Bookkeeper debra@woodlawnfh.com

Office Phone: (713)682-0517 | Fax: (713) 681-6581

Debra is the newest addition to our company, and serves a bookkeeper. Debra was born and raised in Pasadena, Texas.

Debra is married and has three children. Her background is in medical field. Debra loves to spend her after work hours time with family, and is a very devoted “Mom”. In the past she has given many hours to the Special Needs Program that was offered at her son’ school.

After working with special needs children on a volunteer basis, Debra realized that her passion for helping others was very central in her life.

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Elaine Finsrud Bookkeeper elaine@woodlawnfh.com

Office Phone: (713) 682-0517 Fax: (713) 681-6581

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Eric Wilson II Funeral Director director@woodlawnfh.com

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JaShae Burleon Family Service Counselor familyservices@woodlawnfh.com

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Jawaan Alexander Funeral Director/Embalmer In Charge alexander@woodlawnfh.com

Office Phone: (844) 291-2610 | Fax: (713) 682-3899

Jawaan Alexander is a native of New Iberia, Louisiana and a resident of Houston, Texas. Mr. Alexander received his calling at a young age to aid families experiencing the loss of a loved one. On December 28, 2005, he began his career in the funeral industry in Louisiana. In June of 2007, Mr. Alexander graduated from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Services with an Associates of Applied Science with Honors and Distinction and became licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers. Due to his love for the city of Houston, Mr. Alexander returned in February of 2009 and has been a resident of Houston and a licensed embalmer and funeral director with the Texas Funeral Service Commission ever since. He has gained much experience with assisting families in arranging a fitting farewell for their loved ones. This experience came from not only the eagerness to help families and having personally experienced dozens of loved ones to pass away. As unfortunate as these losses may have been, Mr. Alexander credits his ability to understand and surpass the needs and wants of families he serves to his personal losses which allows him to not only sympathize but empathize with families during their loss. Mr. Alexander is a member of St. Stephen's United Methodist Church where he serves as an usher and church council member and The Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals. Putting God first in everything he does, he believes if he can help somebody as he passes along the way, if he can cheer someone with a word or deed, then his living has not been in vain.

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Johnny Storenski Funeral Directors' Assistant

Johnny was born in Houston in 1939. Johnny graduated from St. Thomas High School in 1957. Following his graduation, he attended the University of Houston for two years. Johnny is married and has 2 daughters, 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He was a business owner since 1964, his most recent business venture was Josephine's Italian Ristorante which remained opened for 22 years in downtown Houston. Johnny has served families during their time of need at Woodlawn Funeral Home and Cemetery for three years, which he considers a true pleasure.

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Katari Osborne Family Services Counselor familyservices@woodlawnfh.com

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Patrick Burns Jr. Funeral Directors' Assistant

Office Phone: (844) 291-2610 | Fax: (713) 682-3899

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Rod Perry Cemetery Supervisor

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Samantha Garcia samantha@woodlawnfh.com

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Steve Mattison Funeral Director director@woodlawnfh.com

Office Phone: (844) 291-2610 | Fax: (713) 682-3899

Steve Mattison plays a dual role at Woodlawn helping families at their time of need as a licensed funeral director, and assisting many families as a licensed agent for preneed planning. In his former role, Steve served as Family Services Counselor. Mr. Mattison graduated from the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science in 1974 after attending Northeastern State University and Central Oklahoma University. At the Dallas Institute he graduated with honors and is a member of Pi Sigma Eta national honor fraternity.
After his graduation, Mr. Mattison became licensed as an embalmer and funeral director serving families in Shreveport, Louisiana. After serving three years in the profession Steve left for many years to work in the healthcare equipment and pharmaceutical industries. He is the former president of Primacare Mid-Atlantic in Baltimore, MD, and the corporate vice president of the Capital Health Management Group in Charlotte, NC. Steve returned to the funeral service profession at Woodlawn nearly three years ago and states that returning has been the best decision he has ever made, as it truly is a calling for most who enter this field.
Steve and his wife, Susan make their home in Houston and have two grown children, Carie Ann and Steve, Jr. “Chip”. In addition, the Mattison’s enjoy their beloved Westie, Stuey. Mr. Mattison is a proud Catholic and calls St. Jerome Catholic Church in Spring Branch his home parish. Mr. Mattison, being a native Oklahoman, also supports his Oklahoma Sooners football team!

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Terresa Burleson Office Manager terresa@woodlawnfh.com

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Travis Hamilton Funeral Directors' Assistant

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Vanessa Quintanar Family Services Counselor

Kathryn Perry

General Manager
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Aimee Vo

Bookeeper
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Office Phone: (844) 291-2610 | Fax: (713) 682-3899

Alex Vela

Bookkeeper
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Belinda Ridgeway

Family Service Counselor
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Cora McLean

Funeral Director and Embalmer
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Debra Cortinas

Bookkeeper
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Office Phone: (713)682-0517 | Fax: (713) 681-6581

Debra is the newest addition to our company, and serves a bookkeeper. Debra was born and raised in Pasadena, Texas.

Debra is married and has three children. Her background is in medical field. Debra loves to spend her after work hours time with family, and is a very devoted “Mom”. In the past she has given many hours to the Special Needs Program that was offered at her son’ school.

After working with special needs children on a volunteer basis, Debra realized that her passion for helping others was very central in her life.

Elaine Finsrud

Bookkeeper
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Office Phone: (713) 682-0517 Fax: (713) 681-6581

Eric Wilson II

Funeral Director
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JaShae Burleon

Family Service Counselor
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Jawaan Alexander

Funeral Director/Embalmer In Charge
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Office Phone: (844) 291-2610 | Fax: (713) 682-3899

Jawaan Alexander is a native of New Iberia, Louisiana and a resident of Houston, Texas. Mr. Alexander received his calling at a young age to aid families experiencing the loss of a loved one. On December 28, 2005, he began his career in the funeral industry in Louisiana. In June of 2007, Mr. Alexander graduated from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Services with an Associates of Applied Science with Honors and Distinction and became licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers. Due to his love for the city of Houston, Mr. Alexander returned in February of 2009 and has been a resident of Houston and a licensed embalmer and funeral director with the Texas Funeral Service Commission ever since. He has gained much experience with assisting families in arranging a fitting farewell for their loved ones. This experience came from not only the eagerness to help families and having personally experienced dozens of loved ones to pass away. As unfortunate as these losses may have been, Mr. Alexander credits his ability to understand and surpass the needs and wants of families he serves to his personal losses which allows him to not only sympathize but empathize with families during their loss. Mr. Alexander is a member of St. Stephen's United Methodist Church where he serves as an usher and church council member and The Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals. Putting God first in everything he does, he believes if he can help somebody as he passes along the way, if he can cheer someone with a word or deed, then his living has not been in vain.

Johnny Storenski

Funeral Directors' Assistant
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Johnny was born in Houston in 1939. Johnny graduated from St. Thomas High School in 1957. Following his graduation, he attended the University of Houston for two years. Johnny is married and has 2 daughters, 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He was a business owner since 1964, his most recent business venture was Josephine's Italian Ristorante which remained opened for 22 years in downtown Houston. Johnny has served families during their time of need at Woodlawn Funeral Home and Cemetery for three years, which he considers a true pleasure.

Katari Osborne

Family Services Counselor
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Patrick Burns Jr.

Funeral Directors' Assistant
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Office Phone: (844) 291-2610 | Fax: (713) 682-3899

Rod Perry

Cemetery Supervisor
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Samantha Garcia

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Steve Mattison

Funeral Director
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Office Phone: (844) 291-2610 | Fax: (713) 682-3899

Steve Mattison plays a dual role at Woodlawn helping families at their time of need as a licensed funeral director, and assisting many families as a licensed agent for preneed planning. In his former role, Steve served as Family Services Counselor. Mr. Mattison graduated from the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science in 1974 after attending Northeastern State University and Central Oklahoma University. At the Dallas Institute he graduated with honors and is a member of Pi Sigma Eta national honor fraternity.
After his graduation, Mr. Mattison became licensed as an embalmer and funeral director serving families in Shreveport, Louisiana. After serving three years in the profession Steve left for many years to work in the healthcare equipment and pharmaceutical industries. He is the former president of Primacare Mid-Atlantic in Baltimore, MD, and the corporate vice president of the Capital Health Management Group in Charlotte, NC. Steve returned to the funeral service profession at Woodlawn nearly three years ago and states that returning has been the best decision he has ever made, as it truly is a calling for most who enter this field.
Steve and his wife, Susan make their home in Houston and have two grown children, Carie Ann and Steve, Jr. “Chip”. In addition, the Mattison’s enjoy their beloved Westie, Stuey. Mr. Mattison is a proud Catholic and calls St. Jerome Catholic Church in Spring Branch his home parish. Mr. Mattison, being a native Oklahoman, also supports his Oklahoma Sooners football team!

Terresa Burleson

Office Manager
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Travis Hamilton

Funeral Directors' Assistant
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Vanessa Quintanar

Family Services Counselor
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