History & 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.

Michael Pearson

Mike  Pearson purchased Jenkins & Newman Funeral Home in December of 2009. Mike is a licensed funeral director and embalmer and has worked at the funeral home since 2001. In 2005, he graduated Summa Cum Laude from FINE Mortuary College in Massachusetts, and has served as a member of the adjunct faculty where he taught distance education courses to aspiring funeral service professionals throughout New England. Before becoming a funeral director, Mike was the resident and sales manager at The BALSAMS Grand Resort Hotel. Mike served for 25 years on the Colebrook Fire Department and is a Past Master  of Evening Star Lodge #37, F. & A.M.  He is a former trustee of the Colebrook cemeteries and currently serves on the Colebrook School Board.  He is also the Vice President of the New Hampshire Funeral Directors' Association, and is New Hampshire's representative on the Policy Board of the National Funeral Directors' Association.  He is a past president of the Board of Directors for the 45th Parallel Emergency Medical Service, and is a lifetime member of the New England Inns & Resorts Association.

Mike has two grown children, Duncan, who is serving in the U.S. Navy, and Lindsay, who is a student at West Virginia University.

The Jenkins Funeral Home has been serving local families of all faiths since 1945. It has always been family owned and operated, first by Ralph & Miriam Jenkins, then by Barry and Beverly Jenkins who sold the funeral home to Jeffrey and Wendy Jacoby in 2000. The Jacobys purchased the Newman Funeral Home in 2005 and changed the name to Jenkins & Newman Funeral Home. Mr. Pearson feels privileged to be able to continue this long-standing and local family tradition.