Staff

Staff

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

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Mary & Craig Cates Owners

Mary & Craig have been the owners of Meadowlawn since 1981. They are both graduates of Southwestern University with business degrees. Craig is a licensed funeral director, certified crematory operator and serves as president of Meadowlawn. Mary is the company secretary and a Meadowlawn corporate board member.

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Sharol "Sherrie" Curry Board Member/Funeral Director

Sherrie has been with Meadowlawn since 1986 and is on the Board of Directors. She is a licensed funeral director and has a thorough knowledge of the business. Sherrie is a member of the JJ Usher Ministry and has been a loyal member of Antioch Baptist Church for 36 years. She has 3 grown sons and 10 grandchildren.

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Raymond Clay, Jr. Board Member/Family Service Counselor

Raymond has been with Meadowlawn since 1986 and is on the Board of Directors. He is a family service counselor and licensed preneed insurance agent. Raymond and his wife, Mary, both are San Antonio natives and live in Bulverde. Raymond is a member of Resurrection Baptist Church in Schertz and the Texas Bowties First Generation Camaro Car Club.

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Gregory A. Medcalf Director of Operations

Greg is a native of San Antonio and has been a licensed funeral director & embalmer since 1988. He joined Meadowlawn in 2000 and is the Director of Operations and Sales Manager.  

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Brian Kramer Superintendent

Now in his twelfth year, Brian is the cemetery superintendent and All Paws Pet Crematory Director. He is a licensed funeral director and certified crematory operator. Brian is a graduate of East Central High School, and lives in La Vernia with his wife Amber and their 5 children.

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Miriam Garcia Assistant Funeral Home Manager

Miriam joined Meadowlawn in 2012 as a licensed funeral director. She has been in the funeral care industry since 2007. Miriam, her husband John, and three children, live in Helotes. They are members of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Helotes.

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Rachel Garcia Funeral Director

Graduated from the San Antonio college mortuary science department in 1998 and has been a licensed funeral director for 20 years. She has a son who is 9 years old and a 2 year old fur baby named Max.

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Elizabeth Jimenez Funeral Director

Elizabeth began her career in the Funeral industry in 2012 and joined Meadowlawn in 2018. She is a licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer, and a certified Crematory Operator. 

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Shawna Smith Family Service Counselor

Shawna recently moved here from Odessa Texas.  She has been in Family Service for over 10 years.  She has a son and 4 fur babies.

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Eddie Armstrong Lead Crematory Operator

Eddie joined Meadowlawn in 1993 after a 13 year career with HEB. He is our lead crematory operator for both the human and the pet operation. He is an East Central High School graduate and currently lives in Adkins, with his wife Karen. Eddie has three children and a new grandson.

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Tamlyn Stocks Staff Accountant tstocks@meadowlawn.net

Tami joined Meadowlawn in 2015. She is our staff accountant and is a long time resident of Stockdale. She has three children, five grandchildren. Tami is a life long member and choir director of Christ United Methodist Church in Stockdale.

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Krystle Gallegos Custodian of the Records

Krystle joined Meadowlawn in 2015 as an office administrator. She graduated salutatorian from St. Gerard Catholic High School. She is an active member of the San Antonio chapter of the Lupus Foundation.  Krystle, lives with her son near Olmos Park.

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Amber Elrod CSR

Amber joined MeadowLawn in 2018. She was born in Blanco, Texas and has lived in San Antonio since 2007. She enjoys spending time with her family and her son Tripp and dog Casper.

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Raymond Martinez Sr. Groundskeeper

Retired after 50 years of service, Thank you Raymond.

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Raymond Martinez Jr. Groundskeeper

Son of the original Groundskeeper, Raymond Jr. began his cemetery career at the age of 5. His father brought him to the cemetery where he learned everything about the outside grounds.

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Craig Willis All Paws Director

Craig joined our company in 2013. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, he relocated to San Antonio, where he received associates degrees in A&P from Hallmark College. Craig is a certified crematory operator for both human and pet.

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Amber Kramer Account Manager

An LVN by profession, Amber has been affiliated with Meadowlawn and All Paws for over 10 years. She currently serves as All Paws account manager.

Mary & Craig Cates

Owners
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Mary & Craig have been the owners of Meadowlawn since 1981. They are both graduates of Southwestern University with business degrees. Craig is a licensed funeral director, certified crematory operator and serves as president of Meadowlawn. Mary is the company secretary and a Meadowlawn corporate board member.

Sharol "Sherrie" Curry

Board Member/Funeral Director
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Sherrie has been with Meadowlawn since 1986 and is on the Board of Directors. She is a licensed funeral director and has a thorough knowledge of the business. Sherrie is a member of the JJ Usher Ministry and has been a loyal member of Antioch Baptist Church for 36 years. She has 3 grown sons and 10 grandchildren.

Raymond Clay, Jr.

Board Member/Family Service Counselor
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Raymond has been with Meadowlawn since 1986 and is on the Board of Directors. He is a family service counselor and licensed preneed insurance agent. Raymond and his wife, Mary, both are San Antonio natives and live in Bulverde. Raymond is a member of Resurrection Baptist Church in Schertz and the Texas Bowties First Generation Camaro Car Club.

Gregory A. Medcalf

Director of Operations
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Greg is a native of San Antonio and has been a licensed funeral director & embalmer since 1988. He joined Meadowlawn in 2000 and is the Director of Operations and Sales Manager.  

Brian Kramer

Superintendent
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Now in his twelfth year, Brian is the cemetery superintendent and All Paws Pet Crematory Director. He is a licensed funeral director and certified crematory operator. Brian is a graduate of East Central High School, and lives in La Vernia with his wife Amber and their 5 children.

Miriam Garcia

Assistant Funeral Home Manager
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Miriam joined Meadowlawn in 2012 as a licensed funeral director. She has been in the funeral care industry since 2007. Miriam, her husband John, and three children, live in Helotes. They are members of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Helotes.

Rachel Garcia

Funeral Director
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Graduated from the San Antonio college mortuary science department in 1998 and has been a licensed funeral director for 20 years. She has a son who is 9 years old and a 2 year old fur baby named Max.

Elizabeth Jimenez

Funeral Director
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Elizabeth began her career in the Funeral industry in 2012 and joined Meadowlawn in 2018. She is a licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer, and a certified Crematory Operator. 

Shawna Smith

Family Service Counselor
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Shawna recently moved here from Odessa Texas.  She has been in Family Service for over 10 years.  She has a son and 4 fur babies.

Eddie Armstrong

Lead Crematory Operator
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Eddie joined Meadowlawn in 1993 after a 13 year career with HEB. He is our lead crematory operator for both the human and the pet operation. He is an East Central High School graduate and currently lives in Adkins, with his wife Karen. Eddie has three children and a new grandson.

Tamlyn Stocks

Staff Accountant
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Tami joined Meadowlawn in 2015. She is our staff accountant and is a long time resident of Stockdale. She has three children, five grandchildren. Tami is a life long member and choir director of Christ United Methodist Church in Stockdale.

Krystle Gallegos

Custodian of the Records
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Krystle joined Meadowlawn in 2015 as an office administrator. She graduated salutatorian from St. Gerard Catholic High School. She is an active member of the San Antonio chapter of the Lupus Foundation.  Krystle, lives with her son near Olmos Park.

Amber Elrod

CSR
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Amber joined MeadowLawn in 2018. She was born in Blanco, Texas and has lived in San Antonio since 2007. She enjoys spending time with her family and her son Tripp and dog Casper.

Raymond Martinez Sr.

Groundskeeper
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Retired after 50 years of service, Thank you Raymond.

Raymond Martinez Jr.

Groundskeeper
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Son of the original Groundskeeper, Raymond Jr. began his cemetery career at the age of 5. His father brought him to the cemetery where he learned everything about the outside grounds.

Craig Willis

All Paws Director
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Craig joined our company in 2013. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, he relocated to San Antonio, where he received associates degrees in A&P from Hallmark College. Craig is a certified crematory operator for both human and pet.

Amber Kramer

Account Manager
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An LVN by profession, Amber has been affiliated with Meadowlawn and All Paws for over 10 years. She currently serves as All Paws account manager.

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