Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
Ever since we opened our gates we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.
Learn the legacy.
Craig Funeral Home 1475 Old Dixie Highway St. Augustine, FL 32084 was established years ago, and serving families has always been our focus. We take pride in being able to guide people through some of their most difficult days. We take pride in maintaining a setting that allows people to find solace. Celebrating life is our mission. That’s never changed. And with pride, it never will.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
Owner- Funeral Director
General Manager/ Funeral DirectorRead Bio
Justin was born and raised in St. Augustine. He is a graduate of St. Joseph Academy and received his bachelor’s degree in business form Flagler College. He then went on to receive his A.S. degree in Mortuary Science from Florida State College. He is a member of the St. Augustine Rotary club and is active in St. Augustine Little League. He is a proud father of three children. In his spare time, he enjoys tennis, golf, surfing, gardening and spending time with family.
Contact me at [email protected]
Operations Director/Funeral DirectorRead Bio
Rusty is a heritage native of St. Augustine. He graduated from St. Joseph Academy and Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service. He is a member of the Cathedral Basilica Parish, past president of the St. Augustine Sunrise Rotary Club and is a Paul Harris Fellow. Currently serving Rotary International District 6970 Assistant Governor. Rusty is the current president of the St. Joseph Academy Alumni Association and as well as the Menorcan Cultural Society. He enjoys walking his Jack Russell and Beagle through the Plaza early in the morning.
Reach Rusty at: [email protected]
Craig Memorial Park Office Manager and Direct DisposerRead Bio
Employed by the Craig family for 40 years. Office manager for Craig Memorial Park, Direct Disposer, Licensed Grief Counselor with a BA in Pastoral Counseling. A member of Turning Point at Calvary for 37 years. A St. Augustine native who loves spending time with her family and friends
Pre-Arrangement CounselorRead Bio
Pam moved to St. Augustine in 1973. She worked at Atlantic Bank (now Wells Fargo) she came to work for Craig Funeral Home in 1982 at the inception of the pre-arrangement program. She is married to James and her son and daughter in law Jay and Maria are both retired from the U.S. Air Force. She has four grandchildren. Pam attends Faith Community Church. In her spare time she enjoys reading and traveling.
Funeral DirectorRead Bio
Linda Roy is a Licensed Funeral Director and has worked at Craig Funeral Home for the past 14 years. A native of Milwaukee, WI, Linda moved to Columbia, SC where she earned a BA degree in Marketing at the University of South Carolina. Her first professional job was with South Carolina National Bank in the advertising department where she was an integral part of the introduction of the first automated teller machine. She married her late husband, Deacon Jason Roy in 1985. They moved quite a bit throughout Florida and Georgia with Jason’s career before settling in Mandarin in 1992. They have two sons, a daughter-in-law and one granddaughter. After staying home with her children for several years and serving in various ministries at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Linda returned to school and was a member of the second graduating class of Funeral Services at what was then FCCJ. Linda has a heart for helping hurting people and is dedicated to helping people when they are faced with the death of a loved one.
Funeral DirectorRead Bio
Ashley understands every person's life has its own story, which is why she guides families through planning personal and memorable celebrations of life both traditional and contemporary. Ashley is a Jacksonville native, living in St. Augustine for over 20 years. She graduated from Florida State College at Jacksonville Mortuary Science in 2014 and is passionate about assisting families and the community.
When not working Ashley enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching her sons play sports, going and visiting new places or simply enjoying a coffee at a local spot.
Reception/Insurance coordinator/Special ProjectsRead Bio
Debbie is from Long Island NY she has been in St. Augustine for 13 years and has worked for the Craig family ever since.She receives visitors in our office and processes insurance for families we serve. She produces many of the memorial DVD's shown at services and prints most of the register books and memorial cards. In August Debbie begins planning and executing our Holiday Remembrance Program held in December. Debbie is active in our community she prepares home cooked meals and serves the homeless in downtown St. Augustine with the Dining for Dignity group. Debbie has three grown children, and a corgi. She loves spending her free time strolling the beaches of St. Augustine.
Records/Death Certificate CoordinatorRead Bio
Beverly was born in Jacksonville, FL and had lived there most of her life. She is married, her husband Hugh and have two sons Casey and Travis. She has worked as a legal secretary and church secretary. She has been a church youth director and a sales associate in a Christian bookstore. Beverly enjoys baking, cake decorating, cooking and making jewelry and spending time with her family.
Accounting ManagerRead Bio
Kim Rossi has lived in St. Augustine since 1987. She is a graduate of St. Augustine High School, and received her bachelor’s degree in Health Science from University of North Florida. She is an active sustainer member of the Junior Service League, and is also an active member of the PTO's within her children's schools. She is a proud mother of three children. In her spare time, she enjoys working out, tennis, watching her children run cross country and playing tennis and basketball. Kim also thoroughly enjoys watching or attending sporting events, and spending time with her family.
Cemetery Grounds Supervisor/Crematory Operator