History & Staff

Personalized service options allow you to honor your loved ones in a way that is both meaningful and healing. We hope to provide support and caring while delivering memorial services that celebrate life and help families find the peace they deserve.
If you’re seeking an honorable celebration of life, we invite you to learn more about where we came from, our vision, and the dedicated people behind our work.

Customized Care Since 1994

Loyless Funeral Homes is a full-service, privately-owned funeral home serving families throughout Pasco, Hillsborough, Hernando, Pinellas, and Polk counties. Throughout our history, we have taken great pride in our ability to serve each family with the individual attention and highly personalized services they deserve.

Because we believe families shouldn't have to pay a fortune for the finest funeral care, we also offer affordable prices without sacrificing quality. After all, every life deserves celebrating. We strive to meet the needs of every family by maintaining reasonable pricing while offering a variety of traditional, contemporary, and basic burial or cremation options.

An Incomparable Staff

The Loyless Funeral Homes staff is made up of some of the most compassionate and knowledgeable experts in the funeral industry. Our caring professionals will guide you through every step of the decision-making process and help you create a customized service that reflects your loved one’s unique life. Whether you need help planning an immediate service or require assistance with pre-planning, our superior staff is here for you—and we promise to treat your family like part of ours.

Our Staff’s Dedication to Respectful Care

A funeral, or memorial service, should provide family members and loved ones with the chance to reflect, remember, and celebrate a life well-lived. Our goal is to create exceptional services and experiences that fulfill the wishes of your loved one. Our experienced Funeral Directors provide guidance on the crucial first steps toward healing.

Anthony Vallejera

Location Leader / Embalmer / Certified Life Celebrant and FDIC

Anthony grew up in the Carrollwood/Citrus Park area, graduating from Sickles High School in 2001. He played baseball and continues to enjoy outdoor activities including boating, fishing, camping, and barbecues with family and friends. He currently lives in Land O’ Lakes with his wife, Jamie, son, Mason and 150-pound Great Dane, Anubis. 

Anthony graduated from St. Petersburg College with a degree in funeral services. He has various licenses and certifications through the State of Florida to include, Funeral Director, Embalmer, Certified Life Celebrant, and Certified Cremationist. He is currently the Funeral Director in Charge of the Loyless- Land O’ Lakes Chapel. What he finds most satisfying about working with Loyless Funeral Home is that his ‘work family’ is always supportive and willing to put others’ needs first. “In an industry that is always evolving, it is important to let my family’s know of all the different options that are available to customize a personalized and meaningful service.”



Jamie Vallejera

Administration

Jamie is a Tampa native and has over four years working within the funeral services industry. During her free time, Jamie embraces those quality moments with her family, especially her son and husband. She loves being outdoors, where her favorite time is boating.

Jamie ensures that all families are respected equally, offering comfort during their difficult times and making herself available to them when needed most.



Beatriz Cains

Administration

Beatriz is a Tampa native, USF alumna, and an aspiring funeral director & embalmer. She has over nine years' experience in autopsy and forensic toxicology. In 2020, she decided to go back to school to pursue Funeral Directing & Embalming.

During her free time, she likes to sew and embroider, as well as spend time with her family and loved ones. What’s most important to Beatriz is taking the time to help and listen to families at need. Furthermore, she is our translator for our Spanish speaking families.



Lisa Slater

Administration

Lisa is originally from Kentucky and moved to Land O Lakes in 2007. She has a bachelor’s in educational studies, where she has over five years’ experience teaching ESE classes with Hillsborough County Public Schools. During her free time, Lisa likes to immerse herself in gardening, spend time with her family and most importantly her daughter. Lisa has made it her primary focus to honor the lives of those loved ones who have passed, exceeding the family’s expectations with her care and compassion during these difficult times.




Mark A. Vitelli

Advanced Funeral Planner

Mark, originally from New Jersey, has been a Floridian since 1992 and a Land O’ Lakes resident since 2013. He lives with his wife Silvia and their two cats, Sammie and Sasha. In addition, Mark has two beautiful daughters, one a teacher, Kassie, and the other a business manager, Alex. Both attended USF. However, his almost 3-year grandson Lucas gets all the attention, as will his sister on the way will share.

Mark has spent the last 11 years in the Funeral Industry, with a total of 28 years in the industry overall, and is very passionate about helping everyone to put an intentional plan together to help families begin healing.




Barb Alexander

Service Attendant


John Brinker

Service Attendant