Our Esteemed Family Support Members



Shama Rhoden, Owner/Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

Shama Rhoden is the Owner and President of Lakeside Memorial Chapel and has over 16 years of funeral experience in South Florida.  Over the course of her career, Shama has gained valuable experience in all facets of funeral service and has worked as a Funeral Director in the Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties for numerous years.  As a graduate of Lynn University in Boca Raton, Shama has made an immense difference in the lives of the people she has served and believes that, “Every Life should be Cherished, and Every Family Treasured.”  Shama became a funeral director so that she can assist families in their time of sorrow. She takes time in helping families get through such a difficult time and to honor the lives of their loved ones in the way that they lived.  As a very highly respected, passionate, and professional individual, she takes pride in being a strong support system for grieving families and finds comfort in rendering the ultimate sympathy and compassion to bereaved families at a time when they need it the most. Shama is a part of the National Funeral Directors Association.

She enjoys spending time with her two kids and husband Kilon Rhoden who also serves as COO and Family Care Coordinator of Lakeside Memorial Chapel. She prides herself on family and treats every family as her own. She currently serves as a teen mentor and finds joy in impacting the lives of youths in a positive way and enjoys various volunteering opportunities when time permits.  


Kilon Rhoden, Owner/Chief Operating Officer & Family Care Coordinator

Nelson Espada, Family Support Aide

Grace Toapanta, Family Support Aide

Paul-Marie, Ellie-Family Support Aide

Michael Hatcher-Family Support Aide

LaTanya Lee, Secretary


If you have any questions about Funeral or Cremation Services, please feel free to contact us at any time.