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 Parter

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.

Email: deana.kelly@havenbrookfuneralhome.com


Michelle Buller

Michelle Buller

Office Manager

Michelle has worked in the funeral business for over 18 years. She never dreamed of being in the funeral industry until she lost a loved one of her own, her sister, at the age of 22, in the bombing of the Alfred Murrah Federal Building. After reflecting upon the experience of burying a loved one at such an early age, Michelle realized the importance of serving each family as if they were her own, assisting wherever and whenever possible to provide the experience the families deserve.

In addition to the accounting and business aspects of her position with Havenbrook, Michelle understands the importance of assisting each family with other concerns, which may include filing insurance, securing/filing the death certificate, or writing an obituary.

Michelle is a graduate of Moore High School and resides in Moore with her husband and their 16-year-old daughter. She is an avid animal lover who has three dogs of her own; if possible, she would rescue any and all animals that needed to be rescued. She and her husband are OU season ticket holders and never miss a game. She loves going to the lake, metal detecting, doing crafts of any kind, and spending time with her family and friends.

Email: michelle.buller@havenbrookfuneralhome.com


Jonathon Winders

Jonathon Winders

Funeral Director

Jonathon is a licensed Funeral Director and a native Oklahoman.  He graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma, majoring in Funeral Service and Embalming.  Jonathon has been with Havenbrook since 2013 and has become an important part of our staff due to his work ethic, intelligence and his love for helping people.

Jonathon is married and has two beautiful daughters to spoil.  His wife, Lindsay, has a degree in Interior Design from the University of Oklahoma and is a strong foundation for Jonathon and his career. 

Jonathon also prides himself in his hobbies, which include camping, hunting, biking, four-wheeling, off-roading in his Jeep, practicing guitar with his friends, working on his classic car, brushing up on his drawing and hanging out with his dad.  He is a Paul Harris Fellow and a member of the Norman Sooner Rotary Club and loves to volunteer with community events.

Email: jonathon.winders@havenbrookfuneralhome.com


Amy McClung

Amy McClung

Aftercare Director



Amber Woommavovah

Amber Woommavovah

Apprentice

Amber attends the University of Central Oklahoma where she is completing her Bachelor Degree in Mortuary Science.

She and her husband, Mark, recently moved to Norman following his retirement from the United States Army.  In their free time, they enjoy attending football games and spending time with family and friends.


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.


John W. Henson

John W. Henson

Ambassador



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. 


Bill Wallace

Bill Wallace

Ambassador



Julie (Jules) A. Hale

Julie (Jules) A. Hale

Receptionist/Ambassador



Jim Esmon

Jim Esmon

Ambassador

Jim has been an ambassador since 2013, and has lived in the Norman and Moore area for over 50 years.

Jim had three children graduate the local school systems, two went on to receive degrees from the University of Oklahoma and the third graduated from the university of Central Oklahoma.

Jim retired from AT&T and Bridgestone Firestone, and he is an active member of the First Baptist Church of Moore.

The loss of his own son to cancer inspired Jim to help people in their greatest time of need.


Brenda Roberts

Brenda Roberts

Ambassador

Brenda Roberts is a blessing and an immense talent for our team.   She brings years of grace, professionalism, leadership and a willingness to serve for her community to our team.   Brenda joined the Havenbrook team in February 2014.


She is originally from Virginia, but in March 1973, she married David Roberts of Oklahoma City. In August 1983, they moved to Moore, Oklahoma, where they have lived and have become very active in community activities.

Brenda began her civil service career at Fort Lee, Virginia. She transferred to Tinker Air Force Base in March 1973, continuing her civil service career primarily in civilian personnel functions.  Her final assignment was as the Civilian Personnel Liaison for the 552nd Air Control Wing, a position she served in for 10 years. In 1997, she retired, having served 34 years with the government. In 2003, she became the Executive Director of the Moore Chamber of Commerce; later her title was changed to President/CEO. She served in this position for 10 years, retiring in December 2013.

Her desire to serve others has offered her many opportunities in Moore, Norman and the surrounding communities.


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.

Email: benny@havenbrookfuneralhome.com


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