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 936-336-6418 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.
Manager / Lead Funeral Director
Teri began her funeral career with Sterling-White Funeral Home & Cemetery in 2002 where she worked as the office manager for many years before transferring to Allison Funeral Service in November 2021. She has a business degree and is a member of the Beta Tau Chi chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
Teri grew up in Channelview but moved to Dayton in 1999, where she raised her family. She is happy to have the pleasure of meeting and serving families around her own community.
When not working, Teri and her husband, Eric, enjoy being outdoors fishing, hunting and working in their garden. Teri and Eric have many interests, including attending swap meets, shopping for antiques, playing Yahtzee and shooting darts with family and friends. Together, Teri and Eric have 5 children and two beautiful grandchildren with whom they enjoy spending quality time.
Serving as an ambassador since 2011, Roberta Thornton joined the staff after retiring from her job as a counselor. Roberta taught English and journalism and counseled at the high school level in three different schools; she was at Liberty High School for 11 years. She finished up at Windham School District and now substitutes in Beaumont at a private school for ages three through eighth grade, in addition to working at Allison Funeral Home.
She is the wife of Neal Thornton, who has also retired but teaches full-time at a private school in Beaumont. He was a principal for Liberty and Windham after his years of teaching agriculture. They have been married for over 35 years and have three sons, two of whom found love with local girls, and three wonderfully gifted grandkids! She and her husband are Blue and Gold Officers for the Naval Academy, where two of their sons graduated, and own a rental vacation home (Original East End Rental Cottage) in Galveston, where the other son graduated (Texas A&M, Whoop)!
Members of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, they spend time being active in other area clubs. Roberta is a past president of Trivium, a member of both the Liberty County Historical Commission and the Galveston Historical Foundation, the Gulf Coast Parent's Club of the US Naval Academy, a member of the Altar Guild at church, and a member of a bunco group that has been together since the late 90s. She also loves to play 42 and plays with the Hardin Senior Citizens when she has time. You may see Neal umpiring in the spring, doing stats for Liberty High School during football season for KSHN, or working as a coach at a cross country meet in the fall. They keep busy with activities and two cats, two dogs and two visiting dogs (that seem to be staying).
AmbassadorCharlotte Renee Gressett is a “people person,” who has been in public life all her working years; she has spent the past 12 years with Allison Funeral Service. Renee is a 5th generation Texan and a direct descendent of A.B. Hardin, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. She is related to just about everyone in the area. She has three children, several grand and great-grandchildren, and a huge amount of extended family, whom she dearly loves. She enjoys being outdoors, overseeing her “ranchette” where she has cattle and mules. She can always be found tending to her garden and her yard. In her free time, Renee enjoys reading, working on a crossword puzzle, watching her beloved Houston Texans and any A&M sports team, playing golf, dancing, and deer and turkey hunting. She is a lifetime member of the Salt Grass Trail Association, and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. She was dubbed the “first lady muleskinner in the Astrodome.” She has also been an active layperson of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Liberty for over 30 years. She feels blessed to minister those who are in need of our services.
Estelle has been an Ambassador for Allison Funeral Service since 2010.
Estelle has worked as a security guard since 1992 for Liberty County Sheriffs Office, Patriot Security and Dragon. She lives in Liberty. Estelle has one son, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Estelle is a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the V.F.W.. She is a member of North Main Baptist Church. She loves to bowl, fish and play cards.
John has worked at Allison’s for five years after retiring from his position at Enterprise Pipeline Co. of forty-three years. John started his career with a B.S. at McNeese State University and married Agnes Carter and moved to Liberty where he spends his time with his two daughters and their families, with a total of four grandchildren.
John is a twenty-five year member of the Liberty Lions Club and has spent the past five years delivering for Meals on Wheels. John loves golfing, skiing, traveling, casinos, McNeese football, Liberty high-school football and girls select softball.
Administrative Assistant / Ambassador
Leslie has lived in Hardin most of her life. She enjoys working at Allison's and helping other people. She is the mother of two children and is the proud grandmother of two grandchildren and one on the way.
Mark McClelland joined Allison Funeral Service as a Funeral Assistant in October, 2011, shortly after retiring as Liberty County Tax Assessor-Collector. A native of Beaumont, Mark holds degrees from Lamar University, is a former public school teacher, and also taught college courses for Lee College in Baytown. He is a retired Air Force Reserve Colonel, and was honored to be selected as the Liberty Citizen of the Year in 2007.
Jerri Woolls was the Office Manager for Allison Funeral Service for over 19 years before retiring in 2021, but continues to work part time as a funeral ambassador. She and her husband Rody live in Hardin, Texas. They have a son, Philip Woolls, two daughters, Terry Crosser and Jana Watson, and seven grandchildren, Genna, Haley, Faith, Skyler, Garret, Luke and Logan and two great-grandchildren, Tanner and Cameron. She is a member of Hardin Baptist Church. She enjoys cooking, gardening and entertaining her grandchildren.