Meet Our Staff

Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services.

We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.

Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 361-992-9411 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.

Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.


Mr. T. Mark Cooper

Mr. T. Mark Cooper

Managing Partner

Mark is the Managing Partner of Seaside Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Rose Hill Memorial Park and Corpus Christi Funeral Home. He began his career in funeral service in 1974. Mark graduated from the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science and worked as a funeral director and supervisor of funeral homes and cemeteries in Dallas and the surrounding areas. Mark came to Corpus Christi in January 2007.

Todd R. Shifflett

Todd R. Shifflett

Location Manager

Todd Shifflett, a native of Oklahoma, moved to Corpus Christi, Texas from Olympia, Washington in August 2016. He has been in the funeral business since 2007, serving in a variety of roles. Todd graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Funeral Service. While in attendance at UCO, he served as the Sigma Phi Sigma President as well as a board member on the Funeral Service Advisory Board for the University. After graduation, Todd completed the National Board Exams through the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards and became licensed as a Funeral Director and Embalmer. He is currently licensed in Washington State, Oklahoma and Texas. During his time in Washington, Todd was appointed by Governor Jay Inslee of the State of Washington to serve on the Washington Funeral and Cemetery Board.


Ida O'Donnell

Ida O'Donnell

Funeral Director

Ida grew up in the Annaville/Calallen area and graduated from Calallen High School. She has been assisting families at Seaside & Corpus Christi Funeral Home since 2007. Ida is dedicated to helping families through one of the most difficult times in their lives.  

Debra  Foster

Debra Foster

Funeral Director

Debra is a native of Corpus Christi, Texas. She is a graduate of Tuloso-Midway High School. Debra is a graduate of Del Mar College-AAS and Commonwealth College of Funeral Service, AAS, Houston, Texas Sigma Eta. She was employed with Earthman Funeral Directors in Houston, Texas for seven years. In 1998, She came to Seaside Funeral Home and Corpus Christi Funeral as a funeral director and family counselor. Debra is a member of the Westside Business Association and a member of the Corpus Christi Black Chamber.

Roland Gonzales

Roland Gonzales

Funeral Director

Roland has been with Seaside Memorial Park and Funeral Home as a funeral director since 2006. He has been in the funeral industry for 32 years and at one time owned his own funeral home for fourteen years. The greatest satisfaction Roland receives is when a family thanks him for helping them in their time of need. Roland has three children and two grandchildren that he enjoys spending time with.

Marty Scott

Marty Scott

Funeral Director

Marty has over 27 years in the funeral service business. He worked for Service Corporation International for more than 20 years and managed one of their funeral home locations in North Alabama before moving to Corpus Christi. He is a graduate of Jefferson State Mortuary College in Birmingham. He and his wife Shirley have been married for 35 years and have three daughters and ten grandchildren.

Sandra Salazar

Sandra Salazar

Funeral Director

Sandra was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley. She began her career in funeral service at Ceballos-Diaz Funeral Home in Edinburg, Texas in December 2012. She is a graduate of Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in Houston, Texas. She moved to Corpus Christi in January 2017 to join Seaside Funeral Home and is eager to serve families in our community.


Paula Porter

Paula Porter

Funeral Director

Paula Porter brings 25 years of experience as a licensed funeral director and embalmer to the Funeral Home. Previously, Paula was Funeral Director at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home. She was awarded the Texas Funeral Director Association Woman of the Year Award in 2015 and the Corpus Christi Black Chamber of Commerce Professional Woman Award in 2015.


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