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Koger's Mortuary Service is based on the belief that our families' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs.  We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best in the funeral service industry.

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Israel Miguel Koger

President and Owner

Licensed Funeral Director 
Licensed Embalmer

Mr. Koger has been providing quality and professional service to the families of Colleton County (South Carolina) for almost twenty years.  Mr. Koger is a native of the Ritter, South Carolina area.  He is the husband to Melicent Steed Koger and the father of four daughters, Gianna, Shonari, Aundiya and Ma'Kiyah.  He is the son of the late Israel Koger and his mother, Doris Koger resides in Ritter, South Carolina; the grandson of Johnny and the late Josephine Burgess of Ritter, South Carolina; and the brother of Greg Koger.


Our staff are trained professionals and are among the most talented in the industry. It would be our pleasure to put our extensive experience to work for you.

Rhonyai D. Brown

Rhonyai D. Brown

Licensed Funeral Director/ Embalmer

Rhonyai Brown,  is a native of Cottageville, SC.  She is a 2013 graduate of  Colleton County High School. After completing  several  courses at a local technical college  she moved to Atlanta, GA to attend Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service where she earned her Associates Degree in Funeral Service in August 2015. While there she made the Dean's List and was initiated into the Pi Sigma Eta National Mortician's Fraternity ΠΣΗ.  She received her license to practice Funeral Service in the State of South Carolina in December 2017.


Jeraldo K. Brown

Jeraldo K. Brown

Funeral Service Assistant

Jeraldo K. Brown is a native of  the Roadside Community of Yemassee, South Carolina.  He is a husband and father and much more to his biological family; as well  to those whom he has grown to serve from one capacity to another.  With a combination of over fifteen years of experience and training; Jeraldo has a passion for funeral service and has been serving since January 2007.  Very active in his community, he serves as: Minister of Music Miracle Deliverance Center;  Member of Walterboro NAACP; Member of the Colleton County Community Emergency Response Team; as well as a advocate for education, youth, community, and unity of all people.   Recently, Jeraldo has began his own small business venture and is the owner of Integrity Services of the Lowcountry, LLC; Auto Detail.


Gianna Koger-Huggins

Gianna Koger-Huggins

Funeral Director & Embalmer Apprentice

Gianna Koger-Huggins has always had a passion for the people of her community. She has witnessed her family provide mortuary services to families for over twenty years; while herself being a licensed cosmetologist. Her educational path includes Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service, Regency Beauty School and St Augustine University in Raleigh, NC. Gianna is a member of Mount Nebo Baptist Church, and is married to Bobby Huggins Jr. As a mother of three; she also enjoys gardening and sewing in her spare time.




Jarod Myers

Jarod Myers

Funeral Director & Embalmer Apprentice

Jarod Myers is  a native of Beaufort, SC.  He is a 2008 graduate of Battery Creek High School. He is the father of two beautiful daughters whom he loves dearly. Jarod  is currently enrolled at Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood, SC.  He will receive his certificate in Funeral Service in December 2019. Jarod  has been with the Koger's Mortuary family since May 2018.


Brandon Grayson

Brandon Grayson

Funeral/ Transport Attendant

Brandon V Grayson is a native of Walterboro sc.. He attended public schools in Colleton co. He also is the owner operator of Grayson Mortuary Transport Service which was founded in 2015. Brandon has been with the Koger's Mortuary family since January 2007.

Alyssa Bodison

Alyssa Bodison

Funeral Attendant

Ms. Bodison has been serving the citizens of Colleton County in various capacities for more than 25
years. Ms. Bodison is a native of Colleton County and is a professional Security Management Consultant
within her cultivated field of expertise. She possesses a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business
Management from Limestone College and a Master of Arts Degree in Business and Organizational
Security Management from Webster University. Ms. Bodison is also a member of our marketing team and
specializes in quality memorial videos and presentations. Alyssa has been with Koger's Mortuary family since 2007.


Akima Jones

Akima Jones

Funeral Attendant

Akima Jones is a native of Walterboro and currently resides in Summerville, SC. She has been a member of the Koger’s Mortuary family since 2015. She values building relationships with families she serves and assisting them through difficult times.

Akima matriculated through South Carolina State University, where she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated.

Akima has served in the education system for the past 19 years, and is currently a middle school counselor.



Justyn C. Williams

Justyn C. Williams

Funeral Attendant & Graphic Designer

Justyn Williams is a sophomore at Colleton County High School. In 2018 Justyn found and now operates Williams Graphic Design Company. Justyn was raised in the Mount Nebo Baptist Church. He has been helping service the families of Colleton County for approximately five years. He is also the youngest staff member of Koger's Mortuary Service. 


Perry Smalls

Perry Smalls

Funeral Attendant

Perry Smalls is a native of Walterboro, SC, a loving husband and father of five children. He has worked in the school district for over 20 years and have gain the title of "Coach P" as he empowers and mentors today's youth. Perry's love for helping people in his community compelled him to become a part of the Koger's Mortuary Family where he's served as a Funeral Home Attendant for the past 4 years. He strives to be a source of comfort and joy to others even in the midst of their darkest hour.


Kevin Smalls-Buckner

Kevin Smalls-Buckner

Funeral Attendant

Kevin Smalls-Buckner works as an Lieutenant for Colleton County Sheriff's Office and also a college professor. Graduate of Claflin University and Columbia College.  He's active in the community and serve as board member on various boards. Kevin is an active member of Walterboro  Christian Center where he's a youth minister.  Kevin is also an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.  He's married with three children. 


Germaine Clayton

Germaine Clayton

Funeral Attendant

Mr. Germaine Clayton has been a a funeral attendant since January 2013 at the age of fourteen. He is currently a full time college student in his Junior year at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina. Caring for his community while receiving his education, he serves as the Vice-President of the "Brothers in Unity Organization" as well as an intern for the Career Pathway Initiative Program at Benedict. He is the son of Pastor Gregory and Lady Caroline Clayton and also active member of the Sandhill Baptist Church of Walterboro, South Carolina; where he diligently serves in many capacities.  Serving the families of Colleton County and surrounding areas, is something that he holds near and dear to his heart, aspiring one day to become a licensed mortician. 


Deontae Washington

Deontae Washington

Funeral Attendant



Julius Holmes

Julius Holmes

Funeral Attendant



Anthony Singleton



Jaquan Hamilton

Funeral Attendant & Musician



Jimmy Manigo

Jimmy Manigo

Funeral Attendant



Terry Evans

Funeral Attendant



Bernie Snider

Funeral Attendant



Stevie White

Cemetery Coordinator




We are a member of the following associations:

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National Funeral Directors & Morticians Association

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South Carolina Morticians Association

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South Carolina Funeral Directors Association

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