Our visionary Deborah Ali-Williams; President and Funeral Director in charge of All Peoples’ Funeral home has always had a passion for helping people. Initially her dream was to become a police officer, but her true passion wasn’t realized until her father Isaiah, who worked at Sheffield Funeral Home, located in the historic Acres Home community, shared a story with her about the time he helped a family get closure after a tragic accident took the life of their loved one. The family was not expecting to have a public viewing and were devastated. However, due to his restorative art skills the family was able to view their loved one for the last time. This sparked Deborah’s interest in the funeral industry. Her father then referred her to, Jimmie Pruitt, at J. Pruitt & Pruitt funeral home where she did office work, and worked full time as a business communication specialist, at Southwestern Bell. In 1993 Deborah enrolled in The Commonwealth Institute of funeral service and graduated in 1995. Soon after graduating she made plans to open her own establishment, continuing to work in corporate America until the year 2000 when she stepped out on faith into a new beginning.
The turn of the century brought the arrival of something fresh to the funeral industry named, All Peoples’ Funeral home. Deborah Ali was the first black woman to own a funeral home in the city of Arcola, TX. In the infancy stages of All Peoples’ Deborah rooted her business in God, and her passion for people. It was this foundation that allowed All Peoples’ to flourish through the changing seasons.
All Peoples’ extended its reach to Houston, and its surrounding areas, and then added a 7000 sq-ft Headquarter facility in Rosharon, TX located conveniently to serve the Fort Bend County, and surrounding areas.