With over 30 years of experience in the funeral industry, Gary L. Rollins has gained a reputation for providing extremely professional, high quality, personalized funeral services. Since opening his doors in 1993, Mr. Rollins has made it his goal to be the best funeral home in the area. The 1800+ families who have been served by the Gary L. Rollins Funeral Home would agree that “we’re an extended family when you need us most!” Our family consists of the following key personnel:
Gary L. Rollins, Owner, Licensed Mortician & Funeral Director
Celeste Stanley, Licensed Mortician & Funeral Director
Vincent Moore, Senior Funeral Attendant
Kavonte Duckett, Funeral Attendant
Blaine Mossburg, Funeral Attendant
Kasheba Rollins-Fiscus, Licensed Mortician & Funeral Director
Mary Johnson, Cosmetologist
Michelle Johnson, Administrative Assistant
Denise Hall-Brown Rollins, Grief Care Specialist & Business Manager
Pictured: Gary L. Rollins, Denise Rollins, Mary Johnson, Kasheba Rollins-Fiscus, Vincent Moore, Blaine Mossburg, Celeste Stanley,Kavonte Duckett, and Michelle Johnson (2012)
GARY L. ROLLINS: Born and raised in Frederick, MD, Gary received an Associate of Arts degree in Mortuary Science from Catonsville Community College in 1981. He subsequently took and passed the exams administered by the National Board of Funeral Service and Examining Boards. In 1983, he passed the Funeral Directors and Embalmers test given by the Maryland State Funeral Directors and was awarded his license to practice as a mortician. At the conclusion of his studies, Gary served as an apprentice at the Herbert E. Nutter Funeral Home in Baltimore, MD. It was here that Gary gained the necessary skills and experience required to practice in Maryland. While employed at Nutters, Mr. Rollins began to develop his own unique style of handling funeral services. Gary worked his way up to the Head Embalmer and gained a reputation of quality service in the Baltimore community. He also served as a trade embalmer for other funeral homes in Baltimore. Gary then decided to open his own funeral home in his hometown.
For 17 years, Gary taught embalming at Catonsville Community College (now CCBC at Catonsville), helping to instill in the students a love and appreciation of mortuary science. Gary also served as the President of the Funeral Directors and Morticians Association of Maryland for two years. He is also active in the Frederick community, sponsoring numerous events for children and others. The Gary L. Rollins Funeral Home has received awards for Best Business and Best Businessman from BlackFrederick.com in 2008, 2009, & 2012. Today Gary, joined by his wife Denise, is taking his outstanding business to the next level by offering new products, introducing an extensive grief care program, renovating his facility, and continuing to provide the unique approach of making clients and patrons feel as if they were in the privacy of their homes, respectfully mourning their loved ones.
Arlean Rollins, Gary Rollins, and Kasheba Rollins-Fiscus.
THELMA ARLEAN DINGLE ROLLINS: Arlean, as she was affectionately called by family and friends, was born on January 30, 1954, in Baltimore, MD. She was the sixth child born to the late Johnnie and Gussie Dingle. In 1981, Arlean met the love of her life, Gary L. Rollins, of Frederick, MD. They were joined in matrimony on September 27, 1986. In 1993, Gary and Arlean established the Gary L. Rollins Funeral Home, where they worked diligently to fulfill their dream.
Arlean delighted in spending time with her family, friends, and her Belgian Shepherds, Star and Cosmo. She was a loveable person who cultivated lasting relationships wherever she went. She ministered to families who came to the funeral home during their times of bereavement. Arlean had a zest for life and lived her life to the fullest before the Lord called her home on November, 7, 2009. Arlean’s caring spirit and generosity will never be forgotten and will continue to be a driving force behind the Gary L. Rollins Funeral Home.
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