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I n the early 1940's Bert Bethune son of the legendary Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune founded the Bethune Funeral Home which was at that time located on the corner of Lincoln and Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd.  Dr. Rabie Gainous, A Science Professor at Bethune Cookman College wanted to expand his career to include Mortuary Science. Dr. Gainous became a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer and purchased the Bethune establishment, re-naming it RJ Gainous Funeral Home.  As business progressed he re-located to 804 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd.  Dr. Gainous a man of gentle spirit worked faithfully until his demise in Nov of 2001. Having no family to carry on his legacy, Mrs. Gainous relied solely on their well trained and highly skilled Godson, Alexander C. Wynn, III to manage the family business. Alexander C. Wynn, III an intern, Funeral Director and Godson of Dr.Gainous became the sole proprietor of this establishment from Mrs. Gainous in May 2003. Alexander honored the wishes of Dr. Gainous that the establishment remain in his name as RJ Gainous Funeral Home. Alexander continues to provide professional commpassionate, qualified, confident and assuring service with dignity.  

Alexander has over thirty years of experience in Funeral Service.  The love of becoming a Mortician was a childhood dream. 

 "As we therefore have opportunity Let us do good to all men, especially to them who are of the household of faith" is the chosen scripture for the RJ Gainous Funeral Home.

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