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Coastal Funeral Home is now Holder Wells Funeral Home, Coastal Chapel

Coastal Funeral Home and Serene Memorial Gardens Cemetery merges with Holder Wells

Holder Wells Funeral Home on Main Street in downtown Moss Point announces its expansion to northern Jackson County with the acquisition of Coastal Funeral Home, Coastal Cremations, and Serene Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

General Manager and Licensed Funeral Director in Charge, Bubba Cunningham, says, “Holder Wells has been wanting to establish a presence in northern Jackson County for many years. The opportunity to acquire Coastal Funeral Home and Serene Gardens Cemetery opened the door to achieve that goal so we can better serve our families and community.”

One Trusted Name, One Caring Team, Two Convenient Locations” is the new Holder Wells motto. Coastal Funeral Home will be known as Holder Wells Coastal Chapel and Serene Memorial Gardens Cemetery, while the original downtown location of Holder Wells will be known as Holder Wells Main Street Chapel. 

“No matter which location you call, the same great staff will serve all of your needs”, says Bubba Cunningham. “Holder Wells is now the only truly full service funeral, crematory, and cemetery provider in Jackson County. With two funeral chapels, an on-site crematory, and Serene Cemetery, there is no funeral need we cannot meet”, Cunningham continued.

Holder-Wells Funeral Home was founded in 1972 by George W. Holder and his friend and business partner, Preston Wells. In its 45 year history, Holder Wells has served over 15,000 families in Jackson County and surrounding areas.

Serene Memorial Gardens Cemetery had its beginnings as a small community cemetery in the 1960’s. In the early 2000’s, Mr. Bill Daniel, a long time cemetery professional, acquired the cemetery and added a crematorium. In late 2007, Mr. Daniel opened Coastal Funeral Home on the grounds of Serene Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Following his death in 2009, the funeral home and cemetery continued to be operated by his family until recently acquired by Holder Wells. 

Holder Wells is a family owned, locally operated funeral service provider. Today, the combined Holder Wells and Serene Memorial Gardens staff includes Bubba Cunningham, LFD and General Manager; Shana McDaniel, LFD and Cemetery/Business Manager; Martha Thompson, LFD; Mike Graham, LFD; Dale Shows, Funeral Assistant; Nicholas Dunagan, Funeral Assistant; Charlene Shields, Cemetery Administrator; Billy Shields, Cemetery Operations; and Justin Shields, Cemetery Operations. 

With deep roots in Moss Point and Jackson County, our highly trained professional staff continually strives to maintain the trust and confidence placed in our funeral home throughout the years, and plan to be here to serve you and your family for many years to come.