Serving the community and our country has been the backbone of Eddie’s career. From his time in the U.S. Air Force to his time tending to grieving families, a servant’s heart was at work. After his time in the military he followed the dream of an aviation career, but funeral service was always in his heart.
After his parents passed away young, he was shown the light to his path. After graduating from American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service, New York, NY he served a one-year residency at the funeral home that would soon name him Managing Funeral Director. The years to follow brought many opportunities to advance his knowledge and business acumen. Eddie ultimately settled in the Gulf Breeze area to be near his family and friends and is a member of the Chamber of Commerce.
When duties permit, he enjoys renovating his home and will always have a love for all thing’s aviation. Eddie also enjoys sailing and the white sandy beaches of the Gulf Coast.
Family Services Director
Lisa Schroeder is a Gulf Breeze native and has worked as the Cemetery Administrator at Rose Lawn Cemetery since 2008. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her family.
Emily Lyon is a part-time Administrative Assistant at Rose Lawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, as well as a full-time student at the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service on her journey into the Celebration-of-Life industry. She is also a 5 year veteran of the United States Navy, following in the footsteps of many generations before her. A Navy brat that is Washington-born and California-raised with Louisiana-manners; she loves cold weather, but loves gumbo too. She also loves animals and has worked with them as both caretaker and advocate. She joined the Legacy Funeral team toward the end of 2019, and is honored to be part of such a wonderful and supportive funeral family!
CelebrantDan is a retired United Methodist pastor. He married his wife Cindy in 1971. They have three grown children, a daughter and two sons as well as 10 grandchildren. Dan and Cindy came to the Gulf Coast almost three years ago from the Northern Illinois area.
Dan was a banker for 17 years in two different banks in Illinois. Then, after graduating with a Master of Divinity degree, he was a pastor for 25 years before retiring. Cindy spent many years as a teacher; first an at-risk pre-school teacher and then a kindergarten teacher prior to her retirement
Having worked part-time in a funeral home in the north, Dan sought a position a few months after arriving.