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.

Ricky Calhoun, Sr

Ricky Calhoun, Sr

In Loving Memory & Legacy

Rev. Ricky Calhoun Sr. of North Little Rock, AR graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1971. He later graduated from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service with an Associate of Applied Science in Funeral Service. Rev. Calhoun Sr. was a member and Associate Minister of the King Solomon Baptist Church for many years. He served at Dubisson Funeral Home before branching out starting his own funeral home in North Little Rock naming it Calhoun Funeral Home. Later he moved to a larger facility in Southwest Little Rock renaming it to Wilson-Calhoun Funeral Home. He serviced the greater Little Rock surrounding areas until 2007. Rev. Calhoun Sr. trained his son Ricky Calhoun Jr. and Gary Brown Jr. to become extinguished professionals. Later they came together starting Brown-Calhoun Funeral Service in 2017. Rev. Calhoun Sr. transition this life on August 3,2019. He left behind unconditional love to his wife Jearldine Calhoun, their two children and six grandchildren. With Brown-Calhoun Funeral Service "Providing Families an Everlasting Service", it allows The Calhoun Legacy to live on.


Gary Brown, Jr

Gary Brown, Jr

General Manager | Co-Owner | Funeral Director

Gary A. Brown, Jr is a graduate of Hall High School Class of 1996. Mr. Brown is also a graduate of the Dallas institute of Funeral Service where he obtain an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Funeral Service. Mr. Brown started working for Wilson-Calhoun Funeral Home in 2001 to 2007.  Later to work for P & K Mortuary from 2014 to 2016 as the general manager. Gary developed the passion for the funeral industry at a young age. He has always had a passion to help people. Gary is a member of the Masonic Lodge ABC #15 Most Worshipful Scottish Rite. Being apart of the lodge he gain a greater passion to help people, as well as becoming a better father and husband. Gary always has found himself serving, he has own and operated his own cab for The Yellow Cab Company for over 12 years. Gary's passion never left the funeral industry always wanting to open a funeral home. On March of 2017 God Bless Mr. Brown and Mr. Calhoun with their own state of art facility Brown-Calhoun Funeral Service at 7117 Geyer Springs Rd. Gary is a faithful member of the New Light Church of God In Christ. He is married to Angela Brown together they have one son Gary Brown, III.


Ricky Calhoun, Jr

Ricky Calhoun, Jr

Operations Manager | Co-Owner | Funeral Director

Ricky Calhoun, Jr is a graduate of Parkview Arts/Science Magnet High School Class of 2000. Mr. Calhoun is also a graduate of the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service where he obtain an Associate Degree in Applied Science in Funeral Service. Later to get a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Strayer University. Ricky first the developed the passion for the funeral industry in 1996 when his father Ricky Calhoun, Sr opened his first funeral home, Calhoun Funeral Home in North Little Rock, AR. While working for his Dad they relocated to a larger facility in Southwest Little Rock and rename to Wilson-Calhoun Funeral Home. There they service the Greater Little Rock and surrounding areas from 2001-2007.  Stepping away from the business and excelling in the oil & gas industry. Ricky’s passion never went away he later began to work at P & K Mortuary from 2014 to 2016. Being faithful and humble in March of 2017 God Bless Mr. Brown and Mr. Calhoun with their own state of art facility Brown-Calhoun Funeral Service at 7117 Geyer Springs Rd. Ricky is also a Youth & Young Adult Pastor at Second Baptist Church in Little Rock. Ricky is married to Lorin Calhoun and together they have 7 children.


Nicole Calhoun

Nicole Calhoun

Office Secretary| Director Of Monuments

Nicole Calhoun is a graduate of Parkview Arts/Science Magnet High School. She developed the passion for the Funeral Industry when she began working for Wilson-Calhoun Funeral Home, located in Southwest Little Rock, AR. She worked under the leadership of her father, the late Rev Ricky Calhoun Sr. while they served the Greater Little Rock and surrounding areas.  After stepping away from the funeral industry in 2007, she started other job adventures. In 2017 she came back to the Industry and joined her brothers Ricky Calhoun and Gary Brown at Brown-Calhoun Funeral Service, located in southwest Little Rock, also serving the Greater Little Rock and surrounding areas. Nicole is a member of King Solomon Baptist Church and she has always believed in putting God first. With her being the Office Secretary of Brown-Calhoun Funeral Service and the Director over Monuments, she has made it her number one priority to stand by "Providing Families An Everlasting Service. Nicole is more than a blessing to the Brown-Calhoun Funeral Service.


Clyde Griffin

Clyde Griffin

Funeral Apprentice

 Mr. Griffin, the proud father of three, is a life long Arkansan. He is a 1991 graduate of Wynne High School. He attended college at Arkansas State University of Jonesboro and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  He has several year of experience serving his community through nonprofit organizations and mentor programs. Being a pastor's child, he man of Faith who love the Lord and look to word of God for guidance in every aspect of his life. Although he is new to the profession and currently working on his Funeral Directors apprenticeship, he has passion for compassion, comfort, counseling and providing families and everlasting service. He is  great asset to the Brown-Calhoun family.


Patra Sims

Patra Sims

Funeral Apprentice| Marketing Director

Patra Sims is a graduate from Blytheville High School. She has worked in Customer Service for 10 years and she is very dedicated to serving people. Patra has been employed with Dillard’s as a Sales Specialist, Verizon Wireless as a Customer Retention Pro, Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield as a Customer Service Rep. Patra is currently running a Blog "Aidan's Palace" where she highlights her experiences and promote several businesses. She has been a Funeral Attendant for Brown-Calhoun Funeral Service since September 2019 and she  became the Marketing Director in September 2020. Patra has been a member of Grace Temple since 2015. She lives by the statement “A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal” and she thrives to make sure every family is provided with an everlasting service. She is beyond a great asset to the Brown-Calhoun family. 


Rev. Kerry Woolfolk

Rev. Kerry Woolfolk

Funeral Attendant| Facilities Director

Rev. Kerry Woolfolk studied at Arkansas Baptist College with a Bachelor Degree in Arts Religious Studies, and graduated in May of 2016. He is presently the owner and operator of KLW Transportation. He is committed and compassionate about helping others. Rev. Woolfolk is presently serving as a Discipleship Pastor at the Centeridge Missionary Baptist Church in Little Rock Arkansas. He joined the Brown-Calhoun Funeral Service to stay committed to providing an everlasting service. He is currently the Facilities Director and he is grateful to be apart of the family. Rev. Woolfolk is more than a great asset to the Brown-Calhoun Funeral Service. 


Donnita Mcgee

Donnita Mcgee

Funeral Apprentice

Donnita is the owner of Panache Beauty & Barber located in N.L.R Arkansas, which opened the year of 2008. Her salon provides private suites for individual use which is currently staffing 11 professionals. At Panache a variety of services are offered such as Men/Women/Kids haircuts, Natural Styles, Yoni Steaming and more.  Donnita has been a member of Second Baptist Church under the Pastor Dr. Kevin A. Kelly over 13 years. As a member of Second Baptist she has worked with the Activity Ministry and is currently working with the Media Ministry. She also has a passion for helping the homeless and anyone in need. Donnita has been apart of the Brown-Calhoun family since October 2019. She believes the success of serving families starts the minute they come through the door. At Brown-Calhoun 'We Strive to Provide Families an Everlasting Service' and that we stand behind every word. Donnita is more than a great asset to Brown-Calhoun Funeral Service.


Gary Brown III

Funeral Attendant |Legacy



Leshia Swain

Leshia Swain

Funeral Attendant



Dyllan Calhoun

Funeral Attendant|Legacy



Anitra Tyler-Jackson

Anitra Tyler-Jackson

Funeral Attendant

Anitra N. Jackson, is the proud owner of YNotMe Ministries, LLC which is a homebased organization that focuses on empowering adolescents. Anitra is a 1994 graduate of Little Rock McClellan High. She continued her education and graduated from HBCU Rust College where she received her BA in English Liberal Arts and continued her studies and obtained her MA in Human Resources and Development, Webster University. Anitra taught and coached middle and high school students from 1998 to 2005 for the Little Rock School District. In 2008, she found a new career path into the Medical/Insurance Field by accepting a position with AR Blue Cross and Shield where she is still presently employed. She became a member of the Order of Eastern Star in 1998 where she is an active member providing continued support. Anitra has been an active member of Second Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. Kevin A. Kelly since 2012. Her favorite scripture is Matthew 5:9 “Bless are the Peace Makers for they shall be called the Children of God!” Anitra is beyond a great asset to the Brown-Calhoun Funeral Service.


Mitchell Hicks

Mitchell Hicks

Funeral Attendant



Sherry Morris

Sherry Morris

Funeral Attendant



Jessica Williams

Funeral Attendant



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