Our Staff

Our staff's commitment to you

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

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Rick Jaynes Owner, funeral director, embalmer

A licensed funeral director since 1987, Rick has worked in funeral service in Duncanville his entire professional career. With a bachelor’s degree in Christian education from Oral Roberts University, he came to Duncanville in 1985 to attend Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. He married Laura Elliott, a hometown girl, in 1987. They reside in DeSoto with their two children.

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Laura Elliott Jaynes Owner, florist

A Texas Master Florist since 1986, Laura has worked for her family business, Flowers by Sandra, since it opened in Duncanville in 1979. Still working full time with her mother, Sandra and sister, Lisa, she is a designer & buyer for the florist. A 1980 graduate of Duncanville High School, Laura is not only a wonderful wife and mother; she is very involved with serving families floral needs at Jaynes Memorial Chapel.

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Robert (Bobby) Stovall Funeral director, embalmer b.stovall56@swbell.net

Bobby joined the Jaynes Memorial Chapel family in 2000. A 1982 graduate of Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, he has had careers, not only in funeral service but in education, and ministry as well. A former funeral home manager in Duncanville in the 1980’s, Bobby served as an administrator and staff minister at Trinity Christian School in Cedar Hill for many years. His years of experience in funeral service and ministry, his history with the community, and his commitment to service bring tremendous value to the families we serve.

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Greg Wilson Funeral director, embalmer g.wilson809@swbell.net

A native of Red Oak, Texas, Greg returned to Jaynes Memorial Chapel in 2007. He previously served his apprenticeship with us and we are thrilled to bring him back as a valued member of our staff. A graduate of Red Oak High School, Greg also is a graduate of Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. His smile and easy manner makes families feel at ease.

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Les Elliott Funeral Director les.elliott@swbell.net

Les has been part of the Jaynes Memorial Chapel staff since it’s opening in November 1998. After a 35-year career with Texas Utilities, Les retired from power plant management to attend mortuary school and participate in the “family business”. Dad to Laura, Father-in-law to Rick, and GrandDad as well, it’s great to have another family member involved. Les enjoys serving families and is having a great experience in his second career as a funeral director.

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Evan Warrick Funeral Director, embalmer evan.warrick@swbell.net

A native of Wellington, Texas, Evan has been a resident of the Metroplex since moving here to attend the University of Texas at Arlington where he graduated with a degree in Interior Desogn. The desire to answer his calling to the funeral industry led to his enrollment in the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, where he graduated in 2011 and joined the Jaynes Memorial Chapel staff in 2012. Evan resides in Duncanville and enjoys RVing and antiquing. 

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Kay Harden Secretary, office manager

Kay Harden joined the Jaynes Memorial Chapel Family in May of 2007. A faithful member of her church, Kay teaches Sunday school & loves to sing. An Alabama native, Kay has lived in the Desoto area for almost 40 years. A grandmother of six, she brings a spirit of patience, compassion and charm to her work with families here at the funeral home.

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Rick Jaynes

Owner, funeral director, embalmer

A licensed funeral director since 1987, Rick has worked in funeral service in Duncanville his entire professional career. With a bachelor’s degree in Christian education from Oral Roberts University, he came to Duncanville in 1985 to attend Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. He married Laura Elliott, a hometown girl, in 1987. They reside in DeSoto with their two children.

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Laura Elliott Jaynes

Owner, florist

A Texas Master Florist since 1986, Laura has worked for her family business, Flowers by Sandra, since it opened in Duncanville in 1979. Still working full time with her mother, Sandra and sister, Lisa, she is a designer & buyer for the florist. A 1980 graduate of Duncanville High School, Laura is not only a wonderful wife and mother; she is very involved with serving families floral needs at Jaynes Memorial Chapel.

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Robert (Bobby) Stovall

Funeral director, embalmer

Bobby joined the Jaynes Memorial Chapel family in 2000. A 1982 graduate of Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, he has had careers, not only in funeral service but in education, and ministry as well. A former funeral home manager in Duncanville in the 1980’s, Bobby served as an administrator and staff minister at Trinity Christian School in Cedar Hill for many years. His years of experience in funeral service and ministry, his history with the community, and his commitment to service bring tremendous value to the families we serve.

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Greg Wilson

Funeral director, embalmer

A native of Red Oak, Texas, Greg returned to Jaynes Memorial Chapel in 2007. He previously served his apprenticeship with us and we are thrilled to bring him back as a valued member of our staff. A graduate of Red Oak High School, Greg also is a graduate of Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. His smile and easy manner makes families feel at ease.

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Les Elliott

Funeral Director

Les has been part of the Jaynes Memorial Chapel staff since it’s opening in November 1998. After a 35-year career with Texas Utilities, Les retired from power plant management to attend mortuary school and participate in the “family business”. Dad to Laura, Father-in-law to Rick, and GrandDad as well, it’s great to have another family member involved. Les enjoys serving families and is having a great experience in his second career as a funeral director.

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Evan Warrick

Funeral Director, embalmer

A native of Wellington, Texas, Evan has been a resident of the Metroplex since moving here to attend the University of Texas at Arlington where he graduated with a degree in Interior Desogn. The desire to answer his calling to the funeral industry led to his enrollment in the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, where he graduated in 2011 and joined the Jaynes Memorial Chapel staff in 2012. Evan resides in Duncanville and enjoys RVing and antiquing. 

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Kay Harden

Secretary, office manager

Kay Harden joined the Jaynes Memorial Chapel Family in May of 2007. A faithful member of her church, Kay teaches Sunday school & loves to sing. An Alabama native, Kay has lived in the Desoto area for almost 40 years. A grandmother of six, she brings a spirit of patience, compassion and charm to her work with families here at the funeral home.