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Our staff's commitment to you

Staff members of Paradise Memorial Funeral Home are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors.



Our President

I am honored that my peers at the Wisconsin Funeral Director's Association 138th Annual Convention were confident in my ability to lead our great state to guide them as their President. These are the bravest groups of professionals that I know. They work tirelessly around the clock to meet the needs of Wisconsin bereaved families.

-- Dr. Camelia L. Clarke


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Dr. Camelia L. Clarke, DBA

President/LFD

Camelia brings over 20 years of service in the funeral industry as a licensed funeral director. She is also a licensed insurance intermediary for the state of Wisconsin. She is an active member of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) and Selected Independent Funeral Homes. She is the Past President of the Milwaukee Waukesha County Funeral Directors (MWCFDA) the Immediate Past President of the Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association (WFDA).

 

Camelia L. Clarke graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science, Cardinal Stritch University (BSBA), Marquette University (EMBA), and the University-Wisconsin Whitewater with a Doctorate of Business Administration.

 

She has served on other boards including the MATC Funeral Service Advisory Board, Prince Hall Masonic Foundation, Zonta International Club of Milwaukee, Outreach Community Health Care Center, and the Greater Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce.

 

She is an active member of Unity Grand Chapter O.E.S., Sarah's Joy Chapter #8 O.E.S., and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Epsilon Kappa Omega Chapter in Milwaukee.

 

Camelia has been an active church member of the Holy Redeemer Church of God in Christ for many years. She is the wife of Marcel and is the mother of four wonderful children Raja’ee, Jazzmin, Mariah, and Mia Clarke.

Interview With Dr. Camelia L. Clarke, DBA

 

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Marcel A. Clarke, MBA

Vice President/LAFD

Marcel graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science with a Degree in Applied Science. Marcel also received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Degree from Southern University A&M and a Business Management with a Concentration in Entrepreneurial Studies from Herzing University. Marcel completed his Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree from Cardinal Stritch University.

 

Marcel is extremely active in the Milwaukee Community and has served on numerous boards of directors and community organizations including Beckum/Stapleton Little League Board of Directors, and the Clarence Parrish Foundation.

 

Marcel is a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., where he serves as the 10th District Achievement Week Chairman as well as several other committees. Marcel is also a proud member of the Prince Hall Masonic Family where he is a member of True Square Lodge #11, Ionic Consistory # 70, Zembo Temple # 70, Shiloh Chapter # 2 and Sarah's Joy Chapter # 8. 

 

Marcel is an active church member of the Holy Redeemer Church of God in Christ. He is the proud husband of Camelia and the father of Raja’ee, Jazzmin, Mariah, and Mia Clarke.

Interview With Marcel A. Clarke, MBA

 

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Ted Henderson

Preneed Director

Ted Henderson is a native of Milwaukee, WI, and retired from Milwaukee County. He has been employed with Paradise Memorial Funeral for since 2002 as an active Preneed Counselor.

 

Ted has helped hundreds of families deliver the “gift” of preplanning to their loved ones. Ted has been an active member of the Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church for many years and served on the Trustee Board.

 

He is very active in the community and enjoys bowling and playing cards. He is the proud father of Jerome and Renee Henderson.

Interview With Ted Henderson

 

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Taahiraa S. Thomas

Certified Preneed Consultant, MAFM

Taahiraa S. Thomas is a proud native of Chicago, IL, and a veteran of the United States Army. She earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration in 2001 from Upper Iowa University. She also received a Masters of Accounting and Financial Management Concentration: Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) from Keller Graduate School of Management.

 

Taahiraa has spent most of her career as an Accomplished Business Banking Professional with more than ten years of experience in business planning and investment services for small businesses and high-net-worth individuals. Taahiraa has extensive knowledge of financial reporting and analysis and valuations in addition to volunteerism, leadership, and community service.

 

Taahiraa joined Paradise Memorial Funeral Home preneed department in August 2015 provides personalized aftercare services to all families.

 

Taahiraa is a member of Sarah’s Joy Chapter #8, O.E.S, VOTFC, Inc. Treasurer and member of their Board of Directors, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Epsilon Kappa Omega Chapter in Milwaukee and Unity Grand Chapter Foundation, Inc., Scholarship Co-Chair. She is the proud mother of 3 wonderful sons Tejun, Tariq, and Tamir Thomas.

Interview With Taahiraa S. Thomas

 

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Anderson Randolph

Anderson Randolph is a native of Milwaukee, WI, and worked in the banking industry before joining Paradise Memorial Funeral Home in 2012.

 

Anderson is a graduate of the Milwaukee Area Technical College funeral service program.

 

He is an active member of the New Testament Church of Milwaukee and serves on the Board of Deacons.

 

He is the loving husband of Alfreda and proud father of Cody, Tyson, Chaz, and Andernesha.

Interview With Anderson Randolph
Michael Martin

Michael Martin

Sr. Funeral Assistant

Michael “Mike” Martin is a native of Milwaukee, WI, and is a retired school teacher from Milwaukee Public Schools. Mike earned his Bachelor of Science degree from UW-Whitewater.

 

He joined the staff at Paradise Memorial Funeral Home part-time in 2005 as a representative and the head livery service driver.

 

He is a very active member of Christ the King Baptist Church and is the proud father of 3 children.

Interview With Michael Martin

 

Rev. E.B. Coleman

Rev. E.B. Coleman

Clergy

Rev. E.B. Coleman is a native of Mississippi and is the owner/operator of Prestigious Academy Inc., an assisted living facility located in Milwaukee, WI 53206. He is responsible for providing care to people who require assistance with activities of daily living. 

Rev. E.B. Coleman is the Assistant Pastor of Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church where he proudly serves under the leadership of Pastor Maddie Turner.  

Interview With Rev. E.B. Coleman

 

 

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Pastor Benjamin A. Robinson

Chaplain

Benjamin Robinson received his early education at Believers in Christ Christian Academy. Benjamin Robinson completed his middle school years in 1999 at Holy Redeemer Christian Academy and went on to graduate high school in 2003 at The New School for Community service where he served as senior class president and MPS liaison. Benjamin also did his undergraduate studies at North Central College, in Naperville, IL where he double majored in Political Science and Sociology, and minored in Religious Studies.

 

Benjamin Robinson was blessed to marry his beautiful bride (Keyona Robinson) on June 8, 2013. One of Benjamin’s favorite scriptures is Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me.”

Interview With Pastor Benjamin A. Robinson

 

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