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Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Lori Diaz

Lori Diaz

Licensed Funeral Director

Lori Diaz is a Licensed Funeral Director and Limited Lines Insurance Agent in the State of Ohio. Her passion for people motivated her to choose this career path and it’s very evident in the care and manner in which she has an affinity for families. She opened Affinity Memorial Chapel in December of 2017. She is proud to serve the families in Central Ohio and considers it a privilege to serve well.

An avid learner, Lori’s educational career path includes a B.A. in Communication from The Ohio State University, Master in Business Administration and a Master in Project Management from Keller Graduate School of Management at DeVry University. Additional interests and proficiency are in marketing and public relations.

Lori is an active and committed member of the Ephesus Seventh-day Adventist Church in addition to other civic, social and professional organizations she has belonged to over the years: National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), Ohio Funeral Directors Association; National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association (NFDM&A) Buckeye State Funeral Director and Embalmer Association (BSFDEA); African-American Funeral Professionals of Central Ohio (AAFPCO) (co-founder); National Coalition of 100 Black Women Central Ohio Chapter (charter member); and her beloved Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Gamma Zeta Zeta Chapter. After one year of membership, her dedication and zeal for service and community yielded the honor of being named the State of Ohio Zeta of the Year in October 2016. She currently serves as the Co-Chair of Z-HOPE (Zetas Helping Other People) which is the community service component of the chapter. She serves as a member on several additional chapter committees. 

In her leisure, she cherishes time spent with her loved ones, reading, roller skating, line dancing, traveling and navigating social media. For over 25 years, Lori has been married, blessed to be called mother by their two adult daughters . After 18 1/2 years they had their beloved family pet named, Hershey to pass. (His obituary is listed on our site). She realized in that encounter that every life is worth celebrating even our pets.

Lori lives by the words of Mark Twain: “Let us endeavor to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry so serve well."



LaKendric Brown

Care Consultant Manager



LaToya Dowdell-Burger

HR Manager



Pastor Arthur M. Davis II

Logistics Manager / Client Care Consultant



Pastor Rickey C. Baker II

Office Manager/ Care Consultant Director


Toni Kleckley

Chaplin / Grief Counselor



Diana Brown

Receptionist



Client Care Consultants

Patricia Mullins

Patricia Mullins born in Williamson, WV but moved to Columbus with her family at an early age.  Patricia is a graduate of West High School and Bliss Technical School. 

Patricia worked for Columbus Police Department in various departments.  She retired after 38 years of dedicated service.  Patricia is currently a member of Faith Ministries, where she is a member of the Media Ministry, One Accord Choir and Member Services. 


Calvin Barnett

Client Care Consultant

Calvin is Affinity Memorial Chapel’s first Client Care Consultant. He joined Affinity in the beginning of December 2017.

After graduating from FCI Academy in June 2008, Calvin began personal assisting varies clients throughout the Ohio Region. In the year of 2016, Calvin developed a passion to assist and help families who have lost a loved one. Calvin is passionate and desires to provide excellence to the families who are in need during their time of loss.

Calvin is planning on continuing his education here in the Columbus, Ohio area with hopes to being a Funeral Director in the near future. Calvin is a native of Columbus, Ohio where he currently resides.


Marcus Mewborn

Care Consultant Director

Marcus Mewborn was born in Norfolk, VA, and was raised in Columbus, Ohio. Marcus is the 2nd son of Mary Mewborn-Broadus and the late Leroy Mewborn. He graduated from Walnut Ridge in 2002.

After graduating high school he later graduated with an Associate’s degree from Freedom Bible College & Seminary (2004). Biblical Studies was his major and in addition to that he also received a Certificate of Ministry in Biblical Studies from the Full Gospel Baptist Christian Bible College

In 2004. Marcus has had an active resume’. Some of his career opportunities has included him working as a mail carrier for the U.S. Post Office (4 years) and then he transitioned over to Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA), where he has been a driver for 7 years. In addition to operating the buses he’s also a union steward with the union that represents the driver’s, Transport Workers Union Local 208.

In his spare time he enjoys: traveling, bowling, and spending time with his family & friend’s. Marcus inherited a lot of wisdom from his late maternal grandmother who told him, “to never give up on the Lord as he will never give up on you”.


Devin Simmons-Milloy

Cient Care Consultant



Carmen Dorsey

Care Consultant



Amber Harmon

Care Consultant



Doug Dorsey

Care Consultant



LaKendric Brown

Care Consultant Manager



Leslie Wilks

Care Consultant



Mikayla Diaz

Care Consultant



Pastor Marquise Green

Care Consultant



Z.F. Taylor

Care Consultant



Zyah Diaz

Care Consultant



Zyirra Hagwood El

Care Consultant



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