About Us | Wilson Funeral Home & Crematory

Our Staff

We have 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.

Our Valued Staff

Ronnie  Highfield

Ronnie Highfield, President - Licensed Funeral Director - Licensed Embalmer - Cremationist

In June of 1967, Ronnie began working with Perry Funeral Home in Centre, Alabama. A 1969 graduate of Cherokee County High School, he attended Gupton-Jones Mortuary College in Atlanta, Georgia where he graduated in 1975. Ronnie is currently licensed as a Funeral Director and Embalmer in the states of Alabama and Georgia and holds a National Board Certificate for Embalming.

After completing mortuary school, he purchased and operated Collinsville Funeral Home from 1975 until 1981. He was hired in August of 1982 to work at Wilson Funeral Home while it was still under construction at its current location. He now owns the establishment after purchasing it on August 15, 2007.

Ronnie is married to Sonja Dutton of Sand Rock and lives in the Fischer Community on Lookout Mountain. They have two children: Amy Highfield Justice and husband Randy, and Brent Highfield and wife Hannah Smith Highfield. They have also been blessed with three grandchildren: Cole Justice, Pressley Justice, and Lauren Grace Highfield.

Ronnie and Sonja are members of Northside Baptist Church where he serves as a Deacon. Ronnie also serves as Chaplain for the Fischer Rescue Squad.


Amy Highfield  Justice

Amy Highfield Justice, Business Manager - Licensed Funeral Director - Cremationist

Amy is a 1991 graduate of Fort Payne High School. She is married to Randy Justice of Mantachie, Mississippi, who teaches at Fort Payne Middle School They have two children: Cole Justice and wife, Alli and Pressley Justice.

Serving as a second generation funeral director, Amy has grown up watching her father minister to families during the most difficult time in their life. It was that service that drew her to become a part of helping others through the process of grieving for a family member and friend.

“I truly believe this is a ministry, not a job, and I am thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the lives of the people of this community”.

Amy is a board member of the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce, where she serves as President.


Mike  Leath

Mike Leath, Licensed Funeral Director - Cremationist

Mike joined the staff of Wilson Funeral Home in 1999. A 1975 graduate of Fort Payne High school, he spent his entire career in public service, accumulating 32 years of service with the Fort Payne Fire Department, 8 years with the hospital based ambulance service, and 3-1/2 years as the Director of the local Emergency Management Agency. He became a licensed Funeral Director in 2006.

Mike is married to Kathy Lee Leath and lives in Fort Payne. They have 2 children: Michael Leath, II and Michelle Anthony; and 3 grandchildren: Tyler and Kaelyn Anthony and Matthew Leath. Mike sings with the Sharps Quartet and is a member of Minvale Baptist Church.

“Service and helping others during times of need has been my entire life. I sincerely view this as a calling and, with God’s help; I will continue to assist those I can with compassion, dedication, and love.”


Caleb  Roberts

Caleb Roberts, Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer - Certified Cremationist

Caleb began working with Wilson Funeral Home in September of 2009. He is a lifelong resident of Fort Payne and a 2008 graduate of Fort Payne High School. In 2011, he graduated from Jefferson State Community College with an Associate in Applied Science of Funeral Service, receiving license in funeral directing and embalming. He is a certified crematory operator by the National Funeral Directors Association.

Caleb is married to Lauren Ashley Roberts and they have one son.


Bill  Jeffery

Bill Jeffery, Licensed Funeral Director


Azzie  Gravitt

Azzie Gravitt, Receptionist


Ron Ogle

Ron Ogle, Funeral Assistant