Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
Ever since we opened our gates we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.
In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.
We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.
Learn the legacy.
Slay Memorial Funeral Center was established years ago, and serving families has always been our focus. We take pride in being able to guide people through some of their most difficult days. We take pride in maintaining a setting that allows people to find solace. Celebrating life is our mission. That’s never changed. And with pride, it never will.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
Jo was born in Casper, WY and was raised in Texas. She lives with her husband, Cecil, in Pilot Point and is Cindy Slay’s mother. She worked 31 years for the Denton ISD Administration in several different positions. Upon retiring in 2012, she came to Slay Memorial as our Financial Executive. Jo enjoys walking and spending time with her family, especially her five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Professional Administrative Assistant
Nina is a native of Florida and has lived in Texas since 1981. She graduated from St. Petersburg Junior College with an Associate’s Degree in Computer Science. She and her husband, Ray, moved to Pilot Point in 1995 where they raised their two boys and in 2020 they moved to Whitesboro. She enjoys jigsaw puzzles, fishing, and geocaching. After working at Aubrey Florist for several years, she transferred into the funeral home office in 2012. Nina currently serves as Professional Administrative Assistant to the Funeral Directors. She truly cares for our families’ needs during a difficult time. After assisting our families with their service, she also provides aftercare services. If at any time you have any questions or concerns, please contact her at [email protected] or call 940-365-7529.
Cloyce, with his wife Sharon, have lived in Pilot Point since 1969 and is the father of three children. He received his Bachelor of Science and Masters of Education degrees from North Texas State and worked for 38 years in the Pilot Point Independent School District as teacher, coach, principal, assistant superintendent. Cloyce retired in 2007 from the superintendent position and has worked for Slay Memorial as a Funeral Associate since January 2008. Cloyce is honored to continue to serve the many families and friends he has met throughout the years.
Bradley R. Shotts
Bradley Shotts grew up in East Texas, living in Chandler and Tyler and graduated from Brownsboro High School. Brad was called to the ministry at the age of 18 and is an ordained minister. He attended Tyler Junior College, focusing on music. He performed with the TJC Choir and was selected to the prestigious Ensemble group, "Harmony and Understanding", performing throughout Texas under the direction of director, J. W. Johnson (1986-1988). Brad was also invited to perform on the radio show, “Johnnie High’s Country Music Review”, performing in the Will Rogers Coliseum in Ft. Worth. Brad received his degree in mortuary science at the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service.
Brad began his career in the funeral industry in Tyler at Lloyd James Funeral Home in 1988 and has continued his career in ministry for over 30 years.
Brad and his wife, Amy, have two children, Blaine and Braylee; and are very proud of their grandson, Matthew Bradley.
In his spare time, Brad loves to sing, paint, and minister where he is able, and spend time with his family and his beloved French Bulldogs, Monet' and Merlot'.
Brad is a member of the Texas Funeral Directors Association, where he has served on numerous committees. He is a member of Rotary International where he is a Paul Harris Society member.
Charlotte Chism Waldrum
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