Our Valued Staff

We have over 100 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.

  • Stephen Gilbert

    Stephen Gilbert, Funeral Director

    Stephen M. Gilbert, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
    Stephen is a 1995 graduate of the Christopher High School and a 1998 graduate of Mid-America college of funeral service. Stephen is married to Sarah (Fisher) Gilbert and together they have two children Bailey and Reagan. Stephen has been employed with the Gilbert Funeral Home & Brayfield Funeral Home since 1998. He is also a Licensed Pre-Need Insurance Agent, Deputy Coroner for Franklin County, and a member of the Christopher Lion's Club. He also enjoys spending time with his family and watching his girls play sports.

  • Larry Cook

    Larry Cook, Funeral Assistant

    Larry is a retired Free Will Baptist preacher, having preached at Bear Point Free Will Baptist Church in Sesser for 36 years. He is a resident of Valier, IL. He is married to Linda (Lusk) Cook. He joined the Gilbert Funeral Homes on July 1, 2019.