Being around funeral service most of his life, Mark Sullivan, owner of Sullivan Funeral Care, came to understand that when people face the death of a loved one they need, and deserve affordable options. Since death often comes without warning, many families are forced to make funeral service decisions quickly. He opened Sullivan Funeral Care to provide care and services that fit his personal values.
Mark was born and raised in Southeast Missouri, but also spent many summers around Cabot, Arkansas where his father and uncle shared a cattle farm. It was the old school lessons that his parents taught him that he runs his business by; and to always think of the "Golden Rule" of treating others how you'd expect to be treated.
Professionally, Mark completed the mortuary science program through Arkansas State University-Mountain Home and served his apprenticeship with one of the oldest funeral homes in Arkansas, Gregg Funeral Home in Jonesboro. After completing his apprenticeship, he took a position with one of the corporate-owned funeral homes in White County and served as the primary Embalmer and Funeral Director.
It was during this time, Mark learned that some companies cared more about profit margins than caring for people during the darkest times of their lives. It was this that urged him to open Sullivan Funeral Care in Kensett, Arkansas.
Our facility, which was built in 1997 as a medical clinic, has been totally renovated under the direction of Mr. Sullivan, with a ground-breaking in June of 2018, we began a 4,000 square foot addition that houses a beautiful chapel entry; new 200 seat memorial chapel, two new restrooms, a new embalming suite, and our Cremation Equipment. With this addition, we are renovating the existing building to make changes that will better serve our families, which include adding a full kitchen and reception room.
What ever your need that arises, rest assured that Sullivan Funeral Care can and will accommodate each and every family's needs.