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Every member of our staff is here to help guide you through the difficult end-of-life decisions loved ones are left to make. Each staff member has been selected based on their experience to assist those we serve with the utmost dignity and compassion.  We are honored that you have selected Lankford Funeral Home to serve your family during this time.

Cheryl was born in DeLand, FL, and is a native. She graduated from DeLand High School in 1973. She earned a degree in Mortuary Science from Miami Dade College in 1978. She has over 40 years of funeral home management and ownership experience ranging from Kraeer Funeral Homes in South Florida to her present funeral home.

Cheryl has been serving the community of DeLand for over 40 years. She is a past president of the DeLand Breakfast Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow. Cheryl is also past president of Independent Funeral Directors of Florida and is active in Tallahassee championing consumer awareness with regard to the rules and regulations that govern the funeral industry. At present, she serves as a member of the board of directors for John Knox Village. 

Cheryl Lankford, Licensed Funeral Director, Owner

Cheryl L. Lankford

Licensed Funeral Director, Owner

Debbie Entrekin, Office Manager at Lankford Funeral Home

Debbie Entrekin

Office Manager

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Luz Martell

Family Service Counselor

Consejero de Servicio Familiar

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Darin MacNeill 

Funeral Director

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Harold Morrow

Funeral Director


Austin Flowers

Assistant Funeral Director in Training

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