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.
Managing Partner and Pre-Need Specialist
Cindy Rowley has been a licensed pastor for over 20 years and has served at Cox-Rowley Funeral Home for almost 10 years. She and her husband, Marty, have 3 children, Matthew, Michael and wife, Meredith and Theresa. She has two grandchildren, Salem and Lucy. Cindy loves visiting and getting to know our families so that she can ensure their wishes and wants are in place. It is important to her that she be there pastorally for our families when they experience the loss of a loved one. Her mission is to serve with integrity, honesty and to provide the finest in funeral service. She pledges that she and the staff at Cox-Rowley Funeral Home will care for those we are blessed to serve, will maintain the highest in moral and ethical standards and that every funeral service will be a true "celebration of life."
Managing Funeral Director
Emily Simmons has been a licensed funeral director for 19 years and has been actively working in the funeral industry for 12 years. She also spent many years as a Respiratory Therapist. She is a graduate of the AC Mortuary Science Program. Emily and her husband, Ed, have 3 daughters, Alison, Mahala and Molly. She also has a granddaughter, Haven. She is a long time member of Trinity Baptist Church. Emily's kind spirit and healthcare background assists her in serving families from a unique perspective and allows her to minister to them in one of their greatest times of need by providing a meaningful experience and service. Emily is a member of the Texas Funeral Directors Association.
With a passion for serving families of the Texas panhandle, Jacob Bingham, an Amarillo native himself, joined the Cox-Rowley family in December of 2019. A graduate of Amarillo College, Jacob has been serving the Panhandle area since 2008. Jacob, his wife Meredith, along with their son Josiah, attend First Baptist Church Amarillo. Jacob’s desire is to passionately serve his families with love and integrity as they celebrate the lives of their loved ones. Jacob feels honored to serve the community He loves.
Kelly Beckworth had a 40 year career in insurance, moving to Amarillo after retirement. He joined the Cox-Rowley family 5 years ago and became a member of our Funeral Service team. With Kelly's professional background and his care for serving our families with excellence, he has answered the call to become a funeral director. Kelly is married to Maurine and has two sons, Adam and Michael.
Provisional Funeral Director
Linda Langford has been a member of the Cox-Rowley Funeral Home family since 2019. A graduate of the Amarillo College Mortuary Science Program, she holds an Associate Degree in Applied Science. Linda has a strong drive and determination to go the extra mile as she serves her families. She has a big heart and clearly delights in loving those who come under her care. Linda is a proud mother of two wonderful daughters, Kennedy, 21 and Kirsten, 16. Linda has attended Trinity Fellowship Church for over 20 years.
Ashlynne Robinson has been a part of the Cox-Rowley Funeral Home family for 5 years. She has a calling for hospitality and is the encouraging voice on the phone and the gracious smile during the day. Ashlynne finds that it is her privilege to listen, learn and serve our families in the best way possible.
Video and Print Productions
Kerstin Kerr has been with the Cox-Rowley Funeral Home for almost 3 years where she currently works in the Video and Print production where she personalizes each stationary package and video she makes for our families that we serve. She is currently attending Amarillo College’s Mortuary Science program where when once she graduates she will have her Associates Degree in Applied Science. She has a desire to ensure every families need is met to the best of her abilities. Kerstin has been married to her husband Ryan for over five years and together they have two beautiful children, Gavin, 5 and their newborn daughter Alisyn.
“Everyone has a story to tell
and I enjoy getting to know others.” Carol has lived in Amarillo all her life attending
Palo Duro High School and Amarillo College. She worked or volunteered in several
capacities while working at Pantex and in the Amarillo area. A friend heard
that Cindy was looking for some ladies to help out as needed at the funeral
home. Carol applied not having any experience working in a funeral home and
found out she really liked it. Carol’s love for others, recognizing the need
for people to know they are respected, cared for, and important gives her the
tools to do exactly what she is “called to do”. Carol enjoys baking cookies and
having beverages on hand while working visitations, as hospitality is one of
Carol and her husband, Pablo
are both retired from Pantex. They are “Kessie” and “Papa” to Emily, their
great-niece, whom they have raised for the last 10 years. They have many other nieces
and nephews they are proud of, along with two dogs, a cat (He decided they were
his family) and Green Cheek Conure parrot. Trinity Fellowship Church has been
their home for over 40 years.
Receptionist and Overseer of Aftercare
Debbie is excited about being a part of the
Cox-Rowley team. Working together to meet the many varied needs of each family
that walks through the door is an honor and privilege to serve. Debbie has
been married to Chuck for 33 years, and have two adult sons, Zach and
Melissa has felt a calling for many years to work at a funeral home. After the loss of her mother she decided to pursue that calling. The Lord led her to Cox-Rowley Funeral Home. She feels it is a privilege to work where she and her family were given so much compassion with the death of her mother and mother-in-law. Melissa's desire is to serve the families here at Cox-Rowley with the same love and compassion she received. Melissa has three adult children and six grandchildren. She loves spending time with her family and making precious memories.
The first job Sharon Mangum had was in a gift and flower shop with a funeral home in the same building in Panhandle, Texas. She quickly learned that her heart was touched with the opportunities in the funeral home to help others at a difficult time with the loss of a loved one. Many years later she is now able to join Cox-Rowley and have a position that allows her to be compassionate, understanding and caring for others in a time of need. She said God opened this door for her after loosing the love of her life, Rick Mangum and now she considers it an honor to share and comfort others during a difficult time.
Sheis a long-time member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, the Joy Class and Sanctuary Choir. God has blessed her to be the Mother of one son, Memaw of 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
His Promise Be still and know that I am with you. Psalms 46:10
Johnnie, originally from Quitaque, Texas has been serving as
a Funeral Assistant with Cox-Rowley Funeral Home since 2016. He is a Vietnam veteran
and is a retired Marine. After the Marine Corps he has spent 25 years teaching
Marine Corp Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps. He also taught five years
at Catholic High School for Boys in Little Rock Arkansas, and twenty years at
Caprock High School in Amarillo Texas. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education.
He proudly serves with The Volleys for Veterans, and is a core group discussion
leader in Community Bible Study. Johnnie and his wife Nelda have two children,
Terri of Amarillo, and son Phillip of Little Rock and one granddaughter, Ainsley.
He is a long-time member of Trinity Baptist Church.