About Us

We understand that your family is entrusting us with a very important mission, taking care of your loved one, and it does make a difference who you choose.  We are an independent, family owned business, that is operated by a fully licensed funeral director with 25 years of experience.  We are caring, professional, and flexible.  Do you need to meet with us in the early morning, on an evening, or over the weekend?  Are you more comfortable having someone come to your home?  Do you need us to deliver your urn or death certificates?  We do all of that and more. And no, it doesn't cost any extra.  It's just a part of our service to you and your family.  Our pricing is also very fair and transparent. When you sit down with us, the price is going to be what we told you over the phone, or at your home.  We do whatever is necessary to help make things easier on you, because we know this is one of the most difficult times in your life.

Our Staff
We are committed to providing compassionate, personalized service to you and your family. You are our friends, neighbors, and family and we promise to always treat you that way.   We are here because we want to serve you. 
We have a staff that is as diverse as the area we call home.  We are committed to fully honoring the traditions that every single one of you hold so dear.  Our shared commitment is in helping every single family who needs us.  We care about helping people, it's that simple.
Our Community
We love our unique community, with all of its culture and traditons.  That's why we opened our funeral home.  Parker is our home and it is our mission to make it a better place by relieving some of your family's burdens in one of your most difficult times.
We are here to serve any one who needs us in any way we can.  
If we can help in any way at all, PLEASE don't hesitate to call, day or night.  














Lorrie Muriel is our Funeral Director, who is licensed in Arizona and California. She graduated at the top of her class, from the prestigious San Francisco College of Mortuary Science, in 1996. Lorrie came Parker in 2010 and is also a licensed embalmer, and cremationist. She founded the funeral home in 2015, and in 2020, handed the reins to John Hassett so she could better focus on the families we serve. Her son, River, is now in college so, she has plenty of time to devote to the company. Funeral service is not just a job to Lorrie, it is a labor of love.

Meet the Director

Meet Our Staff

Janelle Summerlin is our Licensed Preplanning Specialist and founder of our pet department- All Pets Go to Heaven. Between being a Funeral Concierge, Public Relations Director, Community Liaison, and educator (and anything in between) you can say Janelle’s passion is people. Celebrating 7 years with Desert Lawn Funeral Home is just part of who she is. Janelle is also a proud mother of 6 children, GiGi to 6 grandchildren, and has been an Arizona resident for over 30 years. From assisting veterans, to helping within the pet community, to community service... Janelle is always looking for ways to give back. Vets & Pets, Pad the Purse Project, Luggage for Little Ones, and Finding Your New Normal are just some of the community projects Janelle has started. Her motto is- “Be the change you wish to see."