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Staff members of Hayes Brothers Funeral Homes are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors.

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Donald E. Hayes, Sr. Licensed Pre-Need Consultant & Co-owner

A graduate of Bethune Cookman University in Chemistry/Biology. Serves as Licensed Pre-Need Consultant and holds an Establishment Certificate of Authority to write pre-need contracts for final rites. Currently is the President of Hayes Brothers Corporation, is on the Board of Directors of YMCA and a Board Member of L.C.A.A. He is the founder of the Eustis Summer Youth Choir, Golden Years Mass Choir and Music Director of Sound Doctrine Ministries, is a member of Citadel of Hope Ministries and has two children.

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Tommy L. Hayes III, CFSP Executive Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer & Co-owner

Has obtained an Associates Degree from the College of Boca Raton School of Mortuary Science, Bachelor's Degree from Albany State University, further studies in Administration and Supervision from Stetson University. Serves as the Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer in Charge at the Central Eustis Chapel, is a Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer in the states of FL & GA; member of the Academy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia. Currently serves as President of the Florida Morticians Association, Vice President of the Lake County Funeral Directors, member of the Independent Funeral Directors Association of Florida, a retired Educator and member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Administrative Director and Elder of the Citadel of Hope Ministries, is married to Sharon Johnson Hayes and they have three sons and four grandchildren.

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Carolyn Jones Office Manager

Carolyn started as a Lady Attendant in June of 2009 and was promoted to the administrative staff in March of 2012, handling day-to-day operations in the Eustis chapel. As a counselor, she has been trained to serve families with compassion. Also, has earned an Associates Degree in Business Administration from Pierce College, a Bachelors Degree in Christian Ministry and Masters Degree in Ministry from Chesapeake Bible College and Seminary. Her attention to detail ensures her attentiveness to the needs of the families served. She is also a Notary Public within the State of Florida.  She retired in 2006 after 29 years as a manager of Verizon Communications. She is married to Eddie Jones and has two children, six grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

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Lamica L. Caldwell Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

A graduate of St. Petersburg College with an Associates Degree in Funeral Services, Florida State University with a Bachelors Degree in Biology and Stetson University with a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership. She has served as a High School Assistant Principal, a worker at The Arc Sunrise with persons with disabilities and as Associate Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer. Ms.Caldwell is a member of The Florida Mortician's Association Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and Citadel of Hope Ministries.

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Maurice J. Hayes, CFSP Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

A graduate of St. Petersburg College in Funeral Services. Also, has earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Troy State University and Bachelors Degree from Florida A&M University in Business Administration. Serves as Licensed Funeral Director in Charge of the Altamonte Springs Chapel. A member of the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, Florida Morticians Association, Independent Funeral Directors Association, Epsilon Nu Delta Mortuary Fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice, and Florida Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association; continues to serve in various capacities throughout the communities of Central Florida. He is married to Chloa Tramaine Kendrick, and daughter, Aunyea.

Donald E. Hayes, Sr.

Licensed Pre-Need Consultant & Co-owner
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A graduate of Bethune Cookman University in Chemistry/Biology. Serves as Licensed Pre-Need Consultant and holds an Establishment Certificate of Authority to write pre-need contracts for final rites. Currently is the President of Hayes Brothers Corporation, is on the Board of Directors of YMCA and a Board Member of L.C.A.A. He is the founder of the Eustis Summer Youth Choir, Golden Years Mass Choir and Music Director of Sound Doctrine Ministries, is a member of Citadel of Hope Ministries and has two children.

Tommy L. Hayes III, CFSP

Executive Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer & Co-owner
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Has obtained an Associates Degree from the College of Boca Raton School of Mortuary Science, Bachelor's Degree from Albany State University, further studies in Administration and Supervision from Stetson University. Serves as the Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer in Charge at the Central Eustis Chapel, is a Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer in the states of FL & GA; member of the Academy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia. Currently serves as President of the Florida Morticians Association, Vice President of the Lake County Funeral Directors, member of the Independent Funeral Directors Association of Florida, a retired Educator and member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Administrative Director and Elder of the Citadel of Hope Ministries, is married to Sharon Johnson Hayes and they have three sons and four grandchildren.

Carolyn Jones

Office Manager
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Carolyn started as a Lady Attendant in June of 2009 and was promoted to the administrative staff in March of 2012, handling day-to-day operations in the Eustis chapel. As a counselor, she has been trained to serve families with compassion. Also, has earned an Associates Degree in Business Administration from Pierce College, a Bachelors Degree in Christian Ministry and Masters Degree in Ministry from Chesapeake Bible College and Seminary. Her attention to detail ensures her attentiveness to the needs of the families served. She is also a Notary Public within the State of Florida.  She retired in 2006 after 29 years as a manager of Verizon Communications. She is married to Eddie Jones and has two children, six grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

Lamica L. Caldwell

Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
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A graduate of St. Petersburg College with an Associates Degree in Funeral Services, Florida State University with a Bachelors Degree in Biology and Stetson University with a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership. She has served as a High School Assistant Principal, a worker at The Arc Sunrise with persons with disabilities and as Associate Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer. Ms.Caldwell is a member of The Florida Mortician's Association Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and Citadel of Hope Ministries.

Maurice J. Hayes, CFSP

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
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A graduate of St. Petersburg College in Funeral Services. Also, has earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Troy State University and Bachelors Degree from Florida A&M University in Business Administration. Serves as Licensed Funeral Director in Charge of the Altamonte Springs Chapel. A member of the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, Florida Morticians Association, Independent Funeral Directors Association, Epsilon Nu Delta Mortuary Fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice, and Florida Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association; continues to serve in various capacities throughout the communities of Central Florida. He is married to Chloa Tramaine Kendrick, and daughter, Aunyea.