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.
Owner/Financial ExecutiveRead Bio
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.
Funeral DirectorRead Bio
After serving 35 years as an educator, Phyllis joined Slay Memorial in 2012. Phyllis graduated from Texas Woman’s University with both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education. She is a graduate of Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Services. Her experience as a teacher, vocational coordinator, diagnostician and director of special education give her a unique perspective for our organization. Phyllis has a passion for serving others and assisting families during their time of need.
Funeral DirectorRead Bio
Devon is a resident of Pilot Point and a graduate of the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. During his free time he enjoys playing golf, fishing, and spending time with his family and friends.
Professional Administrative AssistantRead Bio
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.
Funeral AssociateRead Bio
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.
Marcie KirbyRead Bio
Marcie is a local girl raised in Aubrey and a graduate of Aubrey High School. "I joined Slay Memorial Funeral Center because of their compassion for serving the people of our community in their time of need. I have found the perfect fit". Marcie is married to Phillip and they have four grown children, and one super sweet grandson. Marcie is creative and enjoys gardening, spending time with her family and serving others.
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