Michelle Haslock, General Manager
Michelle Haslock was born and raised in northern Indiana (Mishawaka), lived in central Indiana (Fishers and Westfield) from 1996 to 2018, and moved to Columbia, Tennessee on August 1, 2018. Michelle is very proud to be the first American born to and the first American citizen in her family.
Michelle attended college at Davenport University in northern Indiana for Travel and Tourism Administration and Sales and Marketing. Her career background has been in management since 1993 predominately in hospitality, human resources, and the death care industry. She loves being involved in her community, enjoys doing volunteer work, and has served as a Sunday school teacher, PTO vice president, and a member or many organizations including the Optimist Club and Chamber of Commerce. Michelle is certified as a grief support group facilitator, and, for personal growth, is currently enrolled in a program to become a certified catalyst/life coach.
Michelle has two sons; Dylan, who is 27-years-old, and Gabriel, who would be 22-years-old, but died as a result of a hard-fought battle with leukemia when he was 8-years-old. After Gabe’s death, Michelle chose to start her career assisting others who have to say good bye to their loved ones, &/or are grieving after a loss, aspiring to assist the families she serves in a way that makes a painful time just a little easier. She has found that working in the death care industry can serve as a simple reminder to appreciate that she is alive and each moment she is blessed to spend with her loved ones.
Michelle is a family service counselor and would be honored to answer your questions and/or share the benefits and preplanning the unique and personal details of your final arrangements.
Samuel Jacobs, Superintendant
Samuel "Jake" Jacobs was born and raised in Midway Tn, where he lived until enlisted in the Marine Corps in February 1993. He returned home in March 2013 after serving his Country and shortly after met his wife, Renee. They were married in November 2015. He has a stepdaughter Cassidi, who is a student at UT Martin studying wildlife management. Jake began working here at Polk Memorial Gardens in July 2017. He currently lives on his farm in Pulaski with all his various pets and animals
Samuel "Sam" Keasler, Groundskeeper
Sam Keasler was originally born in Athens, Tennessee and has resided in the Middle Tennessee area for the past twenty years.
He and his wife Andrea have lived here in Columbia, Tennessee for the past ten years. He enjoys spending time with their family of three dogs and two cats. Before he became a Groundsman for Polk Memorial Gardens, he was a Maintenance and Operations Manager for a professional sports team and has several certifications in rigging and machinery operation.
Sam has always taken great pride in every job he does and enjoys helping others in their time of need with the talents he has obtained along the way.
Delana Lindsey, Cemetery Administrator
Delana Lindsey was born and raised in Columbia, TN. After moving to and living in southern Kentucky for some 12+ years she has come back home to beautiful Middle Tennessee. She is a Columbia Central High School graduate and the daughter of Orville and Brenda Lindsey. She has 5 nieces, 4 nephews, 1 great-niece & 1 great-nephew.
Office administration has always been Delana’s job of choice. However, she was also a live-in nanny for a family in Kentucky for 5 years. She has a heart for children and a desire to help others.
Since beginning her position with Williams Funeral Home, at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens, she has learned so much and met so many wonderful folks! Delana’s hope for the future is to continue to learn and strive for continued improvements at Polk and Pinecrest.
Jennifer K Reed, In-House Attorney
Jennifer Reed moved to Columbia, Tennessee in 1997 with her family and is proud to call Columbia home.
Jennifer is a 2003 graduate of Zion Christian Academy. She attended Belmont University and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2007. After working a few years and serving with the International Mission Board in 2009, she attended Liberty University School of Law where she served on the Liberty University Law Review. Jennifer received her Juris Doctor degree in 2012. Jennifer is licensed to practice law in both Tennessee and Florida.