History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Originally founded in the late 1930’s, the business was known as L.O. Turner Funeral Home. The building on East Main Street has been home to many prominent funeral families and directors for over 60 years.

Mark Dean and Sylvia Guerrero-Dean purchased the business in January 2001 from the Brown family. The named was then changed from Brown’s Grand Prairie Funeral Home.

This funeral establishment has served area families for decades. Many remember funerals for loved ones at the current location, even during the years of WWII. Although some modifications have been made, the original structure still stands.

With over a quarter of a century of experience, we guarantee to provide the most professional, dignified and respectful service available. If you are not completely satisfied with any portion of our professional services, we will refund those specific fees.


Our Valued Staff

Sylvia  Guerrero-Dean

Sylvia Guerrero-Dean

Sylvia Guerrero-Dean is a native of El Paso, TX, where she graduated from Canutillo High School in 1987. She enrolled and graduated from Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in 1988. Sylvia has had a desire to be in funeral service since the age of seven. As a dual licensed embalmer and director, her goal is to make every family as comfortable as possible. Her bilingual skills enable to communicate with the large Spanish speaking population in the local area. Memberships include Heartland Church of Irving, Grand Prairie Metro Rotary and Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce. Sylvia is wife to Mark, mother to Alexandrea and Dillon, and grandparent to Clayton Eldridge..


Mark  Dean

Mark Dean

Mark Dean is a native of Killeen, TX where he graduated from Killeen High School in 1978. He attended college in Jackson, MS. at Jackson College of Ministries before enrolling and graduating from Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in 1987. A licensed embalmer and funeral director, Mark has been employed at funeral homes in Killeen, Irving and Ft. Worth. A son of a retired minister and brother of 4 pastors, funeral service comes easily for him. Memberships include Heartland Church of Irving, Advisory Board of the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, Grand Prairie Host Lions Club, and Dallas County Funeral Directors Association, North Texas Funeral Directors Association. Mark is husband to Sylvia, and father to Alison Eldridge, Alexandrea and Dillon and grandfather to Clayton Eldridge.


Pansee'  Cox

Pansee' Cox, Office Manager

Pansee' Cox is a native of Shreveport, LA. She moved to Grand Prairie in 1954 where she and her late husband, A.M. Cox opened and operated used car lots until the time of his death in 1969. Mrs. Cox has been a licensed Real Estate Salesman and Broker since 1977. She also was licensed to sell fire and casualty insurance. Her previous employment includes New Home Builders, New Car Dealerships and a multi-level Marketing company where she retired as accounting and payroll manager in 1999. She has been a licensed pre-need counselor since 2001, and assists with families and day-to-day operations at the funeral home. She is mother to Charles, Ashley, Dana and Lance, and grandmother to seven grandchildren and to two great-grandchildren.