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Our Staff

Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Pierre Cobb

Pierre Cobb

General Manager & LA Licensed Funeral Director

Pierre Cobb brings a wealth of knowledge from around the world.  Growing up in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York, Pierre knew he always wanted to give back to the community, which has given so much to him.  He is currently a proud member of the United States Army Reserve and has courageously served for over 17 years.  He has been mobilized and deployed to many areas, including Iraq and Afghanistan.

Pierre graduated and received his degree from the American McAllister Institute of Funeral Services in New York. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Healthcare Administration, and was a distinguished graduate of Webster University, where he earned a Masters Degree in Human Resources Management. 

Mr. Cobb began his mortuary career at the renowned Frank R. Bell Funeral Home in Brooklyn, NY, where he quickly learned the ropes, and rose to become a Funeral Director.  Following Frank R. Bell funeral home, Mr. Cobb relocated to San Antonio, Texas and as a Licensed Funeral Director served families and volunteered countless hours. Pierre was later employed by The Department of the Army Casualty Assistant Center as the Mortuary Affairs Coordinator at Fort Knox, Kentucky.  He was responsible for part of the Great Lakes Region (Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia), where he processed the remains of Active Duty Soldiers, Veterans, Dependents, Department of the Army Civilians (DACs), National Guard and Army Reservists.

Mr. Cobb most significant awards and recognitions include: Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Iraq Campaign Medal with two Campaign Stars, Army Commendation Medals, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Superior Unit Award, National Defense Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal just to name a few.

Pierre’s Personal Motto that he lives by every day is “Always rise to the Top because the Bottom is just too crowded”.

Telephone: 1-225-357-2675

Email: pcobb@winnfieldfh.com

Cedrick Lawson

Cedrick Lawson

Assistant Manager and LA Licensed Funeral Director

Mr. Lawson, a native of Columbia, South Carolina began his calling in funeral service at the tender age of twelve years old and is the youngest of six children. As a student at Hopkins Middle School and Lower Richland High School in Hopkins, South Carolina, Cedrick spent many afternoons and weekends, working at Columbia's Premier,  Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home, under the guidance of Mr. Willie A. Tompkins, where he received high school credit under the School to Work program.  Cedrick continued to pursue his dream throughout high school of becoming a Funeral Director and Embalmer. Upon graduating from Lower Richland High School in 2002, Cedrick relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, where he gained employment with Raleigh Rucker Funeral Home, under the leadership of Reverend Raleigh Rucker. 

In 2005, Cedrick returned to South Carolina and joined the J.P. Holley Funeral Home family where he served in various capacities in and around the funeral home. He implemented and organized many community projects bridging the gap between the funeral home and the communities they served. Cedrick, a graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service, Atlanta, Georgia, February Class of 2009 became National Board Certified by the International Conference Examining Board for Funeral Service in both Arts and Science immediately following graduation in March of 2009. 

In January 2016, Cedrick joined Central Texas Mortuary Management, Temple, Texas, as an Embalmer/shift leader, which allowed him the opportunity to work hand in hand with local, state, military and other government officials as it related to funeral services.  While in Texas, Cedrick also received his Funeral Director's License after completing his provisional with Brandford-Dawson Funeral Home, in Temple, Texas.

In May 2017, Cedrick received his Sea Burial Certification from Capt. Brad White, with New England Burials at Sea. This certification is allowable in order to coordinate and perform burials at sea for cremains or full body dispositions. In July 2017, Cedrick received his designation for Certified Funeral Service Practitioner. This designation represents Cedrick's commitment to not only his profession, but also to the families that we are so privileged to serve. Cedrick is currently a candidate for his Bachelor's Degree in Funeral Service Management, with Mid-America College of Funeral Service, spring class of 2018.

Cedrick's close-knit family includes his father, Charles Lawson, a retired engineer. His former Pastor, Reverend Raleigh Rucker, instilled in him the motto, "Never Look Down on Anyone Unless You Are Reaching Down To Help Them" and his God parents, Richard and Karen Swann of Swann's Mortuary, Sebring, Florida, instilled in him their motto: "Always Keep God First and Stay Humble."

A vivid Georgia Bulldog fan, Cedrick, enjoys traveling, fishing, reading, and most of all listening to sermons from various pastors. Spending time with family and friends is always a highlight of his travels. Cedrick is an associate member of the Texas Funeral Directors Association, a member of the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association and a member of the 40 Under Auxiliary. 

Email: clawson@winnfieldfh.com

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