MIDLAND, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24)- It’s not just a man’s profession. A local funeral owner is breaking barriers while helping families grieve.
A mother of two and a loving wife, Kasi Baker gives back to her community in many ways.
She’s on many boards. And she helps those who can’t afford a funeral.
But maybe the most significant- she gives the gift of comfort and service to families hurting.
“This isn’t just our business it’s our ministry,” said Kasi Baker, owner and funeral director of Nally-Pickle & Welch funeral homes.
A third-generation in her family to run and own the Nally-Pickle & Welch funeral homes, but she’s the first woman.
“This is typically known as a male’s profession,” said Baker.
She’s shaking things up.
“I take a lot of pride in hiring and training women,” said Baker.
“Women have a very unique quality in most cases. They’re very compassionate and they put families at ease. And help serve them in a very loving way and I think that’s what a lot of the women in our business do,” said Baker.
And what she’s doing is an inspiration to many.
“I love getting to serve and that’s what motivates me and gets me out of bed every day- is knowing that I’m getting to make a difference.”
They have funeral homes in Midland, Big Spring and Stanton.
Funerals are still being held during the pandemic.
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