Owner, Funeral Director/Embalmer
Joy Herndon is a life-long resident of George County. She is the daughter of Blane and Ann Davis and a 1999 Graduate of George County High School. Joy received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Mississippi State University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. After receiving a Master’s Degree from the University of South Alabama, she pursued Funeral Service Technology at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Joy is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in Mississippi and Alabama. She had the privilege of learning from some veteran professionals in the industry for several years as she worked in Jackson, Greene, Jones and Mobile counties. Joy also holds a Full Life Insurance Producer license. She recently received her Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP) designation awarded by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice which signifies a commitment to raise and improve the professional standards of funeral service practice and pursue life-long learning. In addition to various community involvement organizations, Joy’s time outside of funeral service is spent with her husband, Jeff, and their children, Easton and Hadley.
Jeff is originally from Greene County. He is the son of Lyman “Buddy” and Jean Herndon of the Unity Community. He is a 1993 Graduate of Greene County High School. Jeff pursed drafting and design at Jones County Junior College. He also successfully completed Lineman School and worked for some time with the Power Association. Jeff spent several years surveying with a local company as well as working inside Chevron Refineries in Pascagoula, Mississippi. He also worked in a Quality Control position at American Tank and Vessel shop in Lucedale, Mississippi. He and Joy have been married since 2003. Jeff spends a lot of his time with the couple’s two children, Easton and Hadley.
Angie is the daughter of Thomas L. "T.L." Smith and the late Laverne Shepheard Smith and is a lifelong resident of George County. She is married to Glenn Moffett and has three daughters and one grandson. Angie spends her free time watching her girls play school sports, relaxing and spending time with her family.
Chloe is the daughter of Rickey and Christina Dunlap. She graduated from George County High School in 2021. She then attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. During her free time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, traveling, shopping, and attending festivals.
Funeral Assistant / Pre-Arrangement Counselor
Tyler Rouse is the son of Keith and Tara Rouse, the nephew of Jeff and Joy Herndon. Tyler is a 2017 graduate of George County High School and received his Associate Degree in Business Administration from Jones County Junior College in 2019. He is currently a part-time student at Mississippi State University. In his free time, Tyler enjoys hunting, running and watching sports.
Bro. Mitch Osborne is an ordained Baptist Minister and has been leading worship at Ridglea Heights Baptist Church since 2001. He has been married to his childhood sweetheart, Sandy, since 1982 and has three grown children, Ricky, Logan and Katy and three beautiful grand baby girls. Bro. Mitch serves as a Funeral Assistant at Moments Funeral Home as his schedule allows.
Stephen Crigler has been married to his wife Blair for 14 years and the couple has three awesome kids. For the past ten years, he has been preaching full time for the Rocky Creek Church of Christ. In the fall, he will begin working on his Doctorate degree in counseling with which he hopes to be able to use to continue to help meet the needs of others during their times of trials.
Easton is the son of Jeff and Joy Herndon. He is currently enrolled in the George County School District. He enjoys hunting, fishing, Mississippi State football and other outdoor sports. He is an active member of the Rocky Creek Church of Christ, where he participates in the youth program. Easton is honored to be part of the Moments' staff and serves where needed.
Hadley Herndon is the youngest child of Jeff and Joy. She is a student at First Baptist Preschool and a faithful worshiper at Rocky Creek Church of Christ, where she greatly enjoys Sunday school. She loves decorating the funeral homes and attending social events. She welcomes our visitors into the facility and makes everyone feel loved. We greatly enjoy having her here when her busy schedule allows it.
Ann N. Davis is a life-long resident of George County. Originally Ann Nicholson from the Cooks Corner area, her parents are the late Mr. JR and Mrs. Faye Baynes Nicholson. Ann and Blane have owned and operated Country Farms Quail & Smokehouse in Rocky Creek for over 20 years. She is a faithful member of the Church of Christ and worships with fellow Christians at the Hurley congregation. Ann has three daughters, Tina, Tara and Joy. She has 3 grandsons and 1 granddaughter.
Blane Davis is a life-long resident of George County. He was born and raised in Buzzard Roost, Mississippi to the late Mr. Gordy and Mrs. Sybil Adams Davis. He comes from a large family with 13 siblings. Blane and Ann Davis have owned and operated Country Farms Quail & Smokehouse in Rocky Creek for over 20 years. Blane is a member of the Hurley Church of Christ. He and Ann have three daughters, Tina, Tara and Joy and 4 grandchildren.
Pennie is the daughter of Kenneth and Kathia Davis and a life-long resident of George County. She graduated from George County High School in 1987. Pennie and her husband, Stevie, have been married since October 1987 and have three children, Emily (Allen) Poole, Garrett Taylor and Kaci Taylor. They also have three granddaughters, twins, Kambree and Kinslee Poole and their sister Kennedy. They also have a grandson, Kip. Pennie retired from Walmart after 30 years, where she worked and managed the accounting office. She and her family are faithful members of Antioch Missionary Baptist church. Pennie spends her free time enjoying the simple country life of Brushy Creek with family and friends.
Leonard Herndon is the son of Buddy Herndon and the late Jean Merle Cooley Herndon. He is the brother to Jeff Herndon. Leonard is a member of Unity Baptist Church in Leakesville, Mississippi. He spends his time gardening and enjoys dirt-track racing. He is a wonderful caregiver to his father and others in the community. He is a loving son, brother and funcle to his nieces and nephews!
Certified Grief Counselor
Diane Burch is a resident of Mobile, Alabama. She is a graduate of Faulkner University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Human Resources and her Masters of Science in Management. She is also a Certified Grief Counselor with the American Institute of Health Care Professionals. Diane is employed full-time as the Registrar at Mobile Christian School, a K3-12 private school located on Cottage Hill Road in West Mobile. Diane and her husband, Larry, who have been married since 1979, enjoy their time together at Bellingrath Road Church of Christ in Theodore, Alabama, working with the community. They are also involved in mission work with the Sojourners.
Mike Steede is a life-long resident of George County. He graduated from George County High School, then attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior College and received his BS in Ag. And Ext. Education from Mississippi State University in 1985 and MS in 1999. Mike taught high school agriculture for 15 years and then worked with Mississippi State University until his retirement in 2010. Mike and his wife Darlene have two children, Garrett of Lubbock, TX and Shelby of Waynesboro, MS. When Mike is not busy managing J&B Feeds, he enjoys spending time with his family and doing mission work.