About Me

About the Owner

Hi, my name is Leonardo Haywood, Owner and President of Family and Friends Quality Discount Caskets, INC. I would like to introduce myself.


I received my Mortuary degree from Catonsville Community College and completed my apprenticeship at the William C. March Funeral Home. Currently, I am preparing for State Board Licensure.


Since 2003, I have maintained Authorization from the Cemetery Oversight Committee to sell all funeral merchandise. Briefly, I was a licensed Insurance Agent with Empire Financial Insurance Company. I opened the Family and Friends Quality Discount Casket store in Baltimore City in 2003 with my father, Herbert Haywood. After the unexpected passing of my father, I relocated the business in the Harrison Memorial Markers facility until 2015. 


Since becoming a Commander Partner with the Commander Initiative in 2018, I now would like to become a premiere Afro-American Casket Store for the Commander Initiative Group as a Regional East Coast casket distribution center in Baltimore City, Maryland, with all facets of funeral casket merchandise and accessories that are affordable and top quality.


To become a leading regional distribution center for our Commander Initiative is my paramount goal and initiative. This is an intricate attempt to implement the vision. Together, we can make it happen. I thank the Commander Initiative for my acceptance in the group as a Charter Commander Partner. This is just the beginning. We continue to serve to serve again. We are thankful for the opportunity to be in the network of providing quality and affordable funeral service merchandise to the bereaved families during their time of need.


We pride ourselves on the high level of integrity and honesty coupled with our compassionate professional service that we extend to each family we serve with their wishes executed with our attention to every detail, 


We serve to serve, again. We are committed to our motto, “There when you need Us.

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