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.

Our Valued Staff

  • Jeffrey H. O'Keefe Sr.

    Jeffrey H. O'Keefe Sr. President / CEO

    Jeffrey H. O'Keefe,Sr. is a 5th-Generation family member to assume the helm as owner of Bradford O'Keefe Funeral Home, Inc.

    Jeff is a graduate of Notre Dame High School in Biloxi. He began his apprenticeship training with Bradford - O'Keefe in 1970. He Graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi and assumed the accounting for the orgainzation in 1981. Jeff has remained an active USM Alumni having served on it's Foundation Board and was inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame in 2005.

    He is currently serving his second Gubernatorial Appointment on the Mississippi State Board of Funeral Service, which licenses and regulates funeral homes within the state. Currently, he is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, the Mississippi Funeral Directors Association, and the Selected Independent Funeral Homes association.

    Jeff is a Director on Board with The People's Bank of Biloxi and was recently elected to the parent holding company board, Peoples Financial Corporation. Jeff is also a Director with Merit Health, Biloxi.

  • Arthur  Lang III

    Arthur Lang III Vice President of Operations - Gulfport Division

    Arthur W. "Bubba" Lang III attended McNeese State University before joining his father in funeral service. He joined the team of professionals at Bradford-O'Keefe in 1989.

    Mr. Lang served as President of the Mississippi Funeral Directors Association in 2005 and was named Funeral Director of the Year in 2006. Bubba presently serves on the Mississippi State Board of Funeral Service, which licenses and regulates funeral homes within the state.

    Mr. Lang is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association and has served on the "Policy Board" for that organization. He is also a member of Independent Selected Funeral Homes and numerous professional and civic associations.

    Mr. Lang is an active member of the First Baptist Church of Gulfport and the Orange Grove Chamber of Commerce.

  • Jeffrey Hugh O'Keefe Jr.

    Jeffrey Hugh O'Keefe Jr. Funeral Director / Insurance Agent

    Born in Biloxi Mississippi, Jeffrey is a Graduate of Biloxi High School 2003. He is also a Graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi 2007. Jeffrey earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing.

    Jeffrey began his employment with Bradford-O’Keefe in 2004 and considers it a priviledge to continue the Legacy of the organization.

    Jeffrey O’Keefe Jr. is a Sixth Generation (6th) family member dedicating himself in service to Gulf Coast Families in our locality. He is a Licensed Insurance Agent, trained in designing custom funeral services for clients of Bradford-O’Keefe.

    Jeffrey is involved in various civic and social organizations along the Gulf Coast. Some of these are the following; the Gulf Coast Carnival Association, The Reveler's Carnival Association, The Irish Hibernia Society. Jeffrey is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Biloxi Chamber of Commerce and volunteers with the Coast Young Professionals.

  • George  Emile

    George Emile Cemetery Division Manager

    George was born in Biloxi and is a lifelong resident of the coast. He attended Biloxi schools including MS Gulf Coast Community College and Tulane University in Biloxi.

    George started his career at Bradford-O’Keefe in 1978. He received his funeral directors license in 1993 and also served as a pre-need counselor. He was also named Employee of the Year in 2015.

    George is a retired Captain with the Biloxi Fire Department and presently serves in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. He is a member of the Masonic Lodge #120, Biloxi Elks Lodge #606, and the Knights of Columbus Council 1244 in Biloxi. He is a member of Nativity B.V.M. Cathedral in Biloxi.

  • Gary  Dubaz

    Gary Dubaz Co-Manager Biloxi Division

    Gary Dubaz is Co-Manager of the Biloxi Division of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes.
    A life long resident, Gary graduated from Notre Dame High School and attended Jefferson Davis Community College. Mr. Dubaz began with the company in 1985. He is a licensed Funeral Director and has served as the President of the Mississippi Funeral Directors Association during 2008 and was named Funeral Director of the Year in 2009. Gary is also a member of the Slavic Bevenolent Association in Biloxi.

  • Justin  O'Keefe

    Justin O'Keefe Licensed Funeral Director/Pre-Need Planning Consultant

    Justin B. O’Keefe, CLU, LFD - along with a team of sales professionals, is leading Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Homes sales team. Justin was the youngest Chartered Life Underwriter in the State of Mississippi at the time he received his designation. Justin is also a licensed Funeral Director. He has achieved numerous sales awards.

    He is a graduate of Georgia State University where he majored in Insurance and Finance. He is also a graduate of the American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and the Life Insurance Marketing and Research Association School in District Management.