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Meet Our Staff

Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services

We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.

Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 405-329-0101 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.

Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.

Deana Kelly

Deana Kelly

Managing Partner

Deana Kelly is a licensed funeral director/embalmer and joined the Havenbrook team after relocating to Norman in May 2019, from North Carolina.  With over 20 years of experience in the funeral industry, Deana has served as a funeral director/embalmer in Georgia, Virginia, Arkansas, Louisiana, Florida and North Carolina.  She is a graduate of the College of Charleston with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service with an Associate degree in Mortuary Science.


Deana is a member of The Junior League of Norman, the Norman Rotary Club and attends Victory Family Church in Norman.  In her spare time, Deana enjoys creating wheel thrown pottery and traveling.  She and her husband, Mike, also enjoy spending time with their basset hound, Grace, and English cream golden retriever, Benny, who is a certified therapy dog and works each day at the funeral home and in the community alongside Deana.

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Jessica Walker

Jessica Walker

Office Coordinator



Mel Delgado

Mel Delgado

Apprentice Funeral Director



Lyle J. Nelson

Lyle J. Nelson

Ambassador



Bernie Valverde

Bernie Valverde

Ambassador

Bernie works hard to ensure that each family celebrates the life and legacy of their loved one. With a pleasant personality and smile on his face, he is eager to assist, whether it be answering the phone, customizing memorial service folders, producing memorial videos, or setting up flowers for a funeral.

Bernie resides in Norman with his Husky named “Blue.” He attended the University of Oklahoma and graduated in December 2016.

In his spare time, he enjoys laser tag, paintball, and going camping. He is an avid pool player and one day aspires to hone his skills and make it to the big leagues.


Harold Lance

Harold Lance

Ambassador



Carrie Randall

Carrie Randall

Ambassador



Amy McClung

Amy McClung

Ambassador

Amy joined the Havenbrook team in the fall of 2019.  As our Aftercare Director, she follows up with our families throughout the year and leads a monthly grief support group. 

She is a 2003 graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a BA in Religious Studies.  From there she obtained her Masters of Divinity from the Perkins School of Theology at SMU in 2011.  She worked for ten years as an associate pastor and eventual senior pastor of two churches.

In early 2019, she decided to make a slight change in careers to become a Licensed Professional Counselor, focusing on grief and trauma therapy. She has a passion for helping and serving others through their time of crisis.

She loves being back home in Norman with her three dogs, Lucy, Okie, and Lily. When not studying and reading, she enjoys the outdoors with her dogs, all OU sports, and trying new and different foods.



Lyle M. Williams

Lyle M. Williams

Ambassador

Lyle was born in Idaho Falls, and grew up on a cattle ranch in Western Montana.  He is the youngest of nine children.  Lyle has seven children, eighteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

He spent two years in Western Canada on a Mission for his church and eight years serving in the U.S. Army Infantry Reserve.  Lyle obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Northwestern.

Lyle worked for twenty years as a manager in the Telephone industry.  He owned and operated a Wilderness Canoe Outfitting Resort in Northern Minnesota for fourteen years and spent five years managing a Fishing Resort in Alaska.

Lyle has resided in Norman for ten years.  He volunteers at the Bishops Storehouse one day a week, serves at the LDS Temple two days a week, and has enjoyed serving as a ambassador on the  Havenbrook team for the last five years. 


Melvin McDaniel

Melvin McDaniel

Ambassador



Benny

Benny

Certified Therapy Dog

Born in Mississippi, Benny, an English Cream Golden Retriever, joined the Havenbrook team in May 2019, after relocating to Norman from High Point, North Carolina, where he previously served at a funeral home.  He received his therapy dog certification in March 2017.  In addition to bringing comfort to grieving families and friends that have lost a loved one,  Benny enjoys visiting many organizations and facilities in our community to share some joy.

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Havenbrook Funeral Home
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3401 Havenbrook Street
| Norman, OK 73072
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Tel: 405-329-0101
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You are welcome to call us any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience.

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