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LICENSED STAFF

All of our licensed directors adhere to the highest standard of ethical practices and are committed to ensuring that all of your needs are attended to. Their commitment to the community and genuine compassion toward families are but a few of the characteristics that make them outstanding in their field.  We are proud to have them on our staff.





Doris T. Slack, President
Email: slackfh@aol.com
Website: www.slackfuneralhome.com
Office Phone: 410.465.4400
Fax: 410.750.1478

Doris T. (Thompson) Slack is a native of Howard County, MD.  In the early 1960's, Doris and her late husband John R. Slack  purchased the Higinbothom Funeral Home on Old Columbia Pike, an Ellicott City business begun in 1929.  When  John died suddenly in 1983, she became President of the Slack Funeral Home, P.A. in Ellicott City, a position which she holds currently.
  Doris has been a member of the Howard County General Hospital Community Relations Committee, the Linwood Center Charity Golf Committee, a longtime member of St. James United Methodist Church,  a former Board Member of The Maryland Chapter of The American Heart Association, a member of the Maryland State Funeral Directors Association and The Greenbrier Garden Club.
   Today, Doris maintains an active role in business operations while consistently volunteering her time and knowledge to various community organizations. In March of 2009, Doris was honored for her lifetime of service and achievement in Howard County by being elected to the Howard County Woman's Hall of Fame.

John Dallas Slack, CFSP, Vice President
Email: slackfh@aol.com
Website: www.slackfuneralhome.com
Office Phone: 410.465.4400
Fax: 410.750.1478

John Dallas Slack, CFSP is Vice President of Slack Funeral Home, P.A. in Ellicott City, MD.  He is a second-generation funeral director and embalmer, and has been managing his family funeral home since 1983.  
A 1978 Cum Laude graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, and licensed since 1980, John  has been active as a member of the Board of Directors for The International Order of The Golden Rule , one of the largest international organizations of independently owned funeral homes, the National Funeral Directors Association, The Delmarva Funeral Service Association and served on the Board of Directors of the Maryland State Funeral Directors Association (MSFDA),  the MSFDA Disaster Response Team  and on numerous committees.  He is also a certified Forensic Investigator and a licensed insurance agent in Maryland.
Born and raised in Ellicott City, his civic involvement has included being a member of the Howard County Cemetery Advisory Board, The Howard County Historical Society, a member of the Board of Directors for Mountain View Cemetery, a member of the Board of Directors for the Ellicott City Volunteer Fireman's Association, a Technical Consultant for the Governor's Task Force on Infant Mortality, membership in Optimist, Rotary, Elks, Jaycees and coaching youth sports.
John and his wife Patti have five children and eight grandchildren.  

Melody Archer Bright, Funeral Director
Email: slackfh@aol.com
Website: www.slackfuneralhome.com
Office Phone: 410.465.4400
Fax: 410.750.1478

Melody has been a part of Slack Funeral Home, P.A. since February of 2000.   A graduate of the Mortuary Science program at the Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville, Melody was also awarded the Maryland State Funeral Director's Association scholarship for 2001.  She enjoys interacting with families and creating personalized products for the families we serve.  Mel and her husband Scott are the proud parents of Grace Kathryn and Jackson Archer and reside in Baltimore County.

Patrick E. Thompson, Funeral Director
Email: slackfh@aol.com
Website: www.slackfuneralhome.com
Office Phone: 410-465-4400
Fax: 410-750-1478

Born and raised in Howard County, Patrick Thompson joined Slack Funeral Home in 2011.  Patrick is a graduate of the University of Maryland and the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Sciences.  Patrick resides in Clarksville, MD.  He is an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fulton  and serves on the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Alumni Board of Directors as their Vice President.  He volunteers his time with the Howard County 4-H program and is one of the superintendents for the dairy cattle department at the Howard County Fair.  Patrick has also completed the Howard County Police Citizens Police Academy.


3871 Old Columbia Pike | Ellicott City, MD 21043 | Phone: 410-465-4400 | Fax: 410-750-1478 | Email: slackfh@aol.com