JoMarie Flores

Ali on the Run Show Episode 241: On the Job with JoMarie Flores, Funeral Director

“I’m 100 percent emotionally involved with the families I serve.”

Welcome to Season 2 of the On the Job series on the Ali on the Run Show! This season, we’re kicking things off with JoMarie Flores, a funeral director in Houston, TX. But don’t worry: This episode isn’t all death, doom, and gloom. JoMarie is so passionate about her work, and you’ll quickly see why families love and appreciate her so much. On this episode, JoMarie talks about the education required to become an embalmer and funeral director, and addresses the common misperceptions about her line of work. She opens up about the emotional component of the work, shares why it’s important to find laughter during hard times, and offers advice for people who are uncomfortable with death and addressing our own mortality. When she’s not on the job as a “last responder,” JoMarie is a marathoner, triathlete, and mom to a five-year-old boy.

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2 Responses

  1. Great episode! Intriguing look into a very interesting field – I have to say, I was disappointed to hear that there were no good pop culture references, lol. Six Feet Under is one of my all -time fav shows.

    1. Haha!! Krissy i sware I say everyday that we (as in my funeral home) should have our own reality show but I think It would probably be to crazy for TV lol!!

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I’m the creator of the Ali on the Run blog and the host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast. I’m also a freelance writer and editor, a race announcer, a runner and marathoner, a mom, and a huge fan of Peanut M&Ms, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (way better than the first one!), and reliving my glory days as a competition dancer in the early 2000s. I’m really happy you’re here.
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