Herman J. Mabrie III, M.D. Board of Directors
The eldest son born to Herman and Imelda Mabrie, Herman James Mabrie, III was informed at an early age by his mother that he was to become a physician.
Graduating with honors from Kashmere Gardens Jr-Sr High School, after earning his Bachelor of Science Degree from Howard University in 1973, he graduated from Meharry Medical College as a medical doctor..
In 1978, Dr. Mabrie became the first African-American to be accepted and graduate from the Baylor Affiliated Hospitals Otolaryngology Head and Neck program.
While serving his community as an Ear, Nose, and Throat surgeon, in 1991, his sister, Imelda Rose Mabrie Hall passed away. As part of his grieving process, in 1997, Dr. Mabrie became the principal owner of Mabrie Memorial Mortuary.
The mortuary’s mantra of “Caring Professionals In Your Time Of Need” is meant to clarify to families the mortuary staffs’ understanding that losing a loved one is not only serious but also often sensitive, emotional trauma. Most important is that the mortuary staff assists families in a way that minimizes any distraction to the family from their immediate grieving process.
Working with families in addressing their individual grief management, helping the transitioning process for families after losing a loved one, and assisting families with navigating financial versus ceremonial considerations are can-do and must-do areas of excellence for the mortuary staff.
Continuing his active practice of providing ear, nose and throat care to the community, Dr. Mabrie recognizes that no greater privilege exists than being allowed to assist a family in funeralizing their loved one.
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Gerald W. Womack Board of Directors
Gerald W. Womack is President/CEO, Womack Development & Investment (WDI), a full-service commercial and residential real estate brokerage firm. Womack Development is a 100% minority-owned company and is a certified Minority Business Enterprise by the City of Houston and State of Texas. Gerald Womack attended the Jesse H. Jones School of Business, Texas Southern University. He has been in business over 40 years. He has worked in many local political campaigns and serves as Campaign Manager for Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee.
Currently, Mr. Womack serves as president of the Houston Black Real Estate Association (HBREA). In August 2013, as a result of Gerald’s outstanding guidance, he received, at the 66th National Association of Real Estate Broker’s Convention, the 2013 Local Board President’s Award.
Additional professional, community leadership accomplishments include: Honoree, 2013 Texas Southern University Legends & Leaders-Business Trendsetter; 2013 World Youth Foundation Community Partner Award; 2013 Texas Lay Organization, Outstanding Service to Our Community Award; Federal Political Coordinator for the National Association of Realtors; National Association of Real Estate Brokers; Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.; Board of Mental Health and Mental Retardation Authority of Harris County (MHMRA); Commissioner of the Harris County Housing Authority Member; and many others
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Ms. Cynthia A. Jones Board of Directors, Funeral Director In Charge
Justin L. Mabrie, MBA Vice President of Operations
Justin L. Mabrie, a native Houstonian, has been involved with Mabrie Memorial Mortuary since his teenage years. The youngest son of Herman J. Mabrie, III, MD and Linda Broussard Mabrie, Justin combined his strong family values and drive for excellence to explore the world while pursuing varied interests in writing, acting and communications.
Justin graduated cum laude with an Masters in Business Administration from Hampton University. Moving to Los Angeles, Justin was a visual manager in retail, brand ambassador for electric cars and pursued acting roles in television and film. He was blessed with minor acting roles and television appearances.
Justin later lived in the Middle East where he was Director of Communication & Admissions at his high school alma mater, Michael E. DeBakey High School School for Health Professions - Qatar. During that time, Justin developed a heightened appreciation for cultural traditions and practices. Merging American values with international customs proved to encompass skills much like what it takes when planning family funeral arrangements for a loved one: honoring their unique characteristics while keeping the family’s desires at the forefront of planning.
Justin’s time away from Houston was influential and exciting. Finding his way back to Mabrie Memorial Mortuary has been a priceless path inclusive of varied experiences that have made his journey back home that much more impactful.
Understanding at a young age that compassion and a keen attention to detail are important qualities in the funeral industry, Justin’s joy of being back home is endless. Upholding the nuances of what it means to be a ‘Caring Professional In Your Time Of Need,’ he loves to share this commitment with all individuals who walk through the doors.
Additionally, Justin is a published writer on relationships. His book, Riding Relationship Waves, is Justin’s refreshing perspective for understanding the dynamics of healthy relationships grounded with traditional values. With an aim to encourage people to form meaningful relationships at their own pace, Justin explores universal truths that apply across cultures and genders.
Ms. Tiffany Vaughner Office Manager