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Our Staff

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Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Edward Carlton Stevens, FSL

Edward Carlton Stevens, FSL

Chief Embalmer/Funeral Director

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November 21, 1951        May 11, 2016

Carlton began his career at a very early age in the funeral home industry.  In August 1965, at the age 12 Carlton began working at Hamilton Funeral Home in Goldsboro as part of the maintenance crew under the leadership of Levi Hamilton Sr, founder and owner.  He continued his faithful service as a maintenance crew member until the age of 16, when his dreams of officially working funerals and driving funeral cars came true.  Carlton continued his dedicated service to the funeral home until he enlisted into the United States Army in 1969.  Carlton served in the United States Army for a period of 3 years and served two tours in the Vietnam War in which he received a Purple Heart for injuries received in combat.  Following his recovery, Carlton was assigned to the US Army mortuary Saigon Vietnam to fulfill his dreams of becoming a licensed embalmer.

Following his tour of duty, Carlton returned to the states and returned to Hamilton Funeral Home.  He then enrolled in Gupton-Jones Mortuary College in Atlanta and received his Funeral Service Degree and became a licensed Funeral Director and Mortician in 1974.  For the past 39 years Carlton has been dedicated to providing the families he has been honored to serve with the upmost care and consideration.  

“It is my upmost desire to ensure every family that we serve at Stevens Funeral Home is served with dignity, honor and integrity."

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Carol Stevens-Atkinson, FD

Carol Stevens-Atkinson, FD

Executive Director

Carol joined the funeral home industry as a licensed insurance agent in 1979.  After much hard work and perseverance, Carol graduated from Fayetteville Tech Community College with a Funeral Directors Certification and became a licensed funeral director in 1995.  Since that time Carol has been serving her community with precision and genuine care. 

Carols’ educational achievements include: an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Administrative Office Technology from Wilson Technical Community College, a Funeral Director’s Certification from Fayetteville Technical Community College and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Management and Organizational Development from Mount Olive College. 

Carol believes in working hard and whatever job one does, there must be a passion and an innate ability to love what you do.  She believes there are certain attributes that must be present in order to truly be successful such as a genuine concern for people, honesty and a willingness to go over and beyond the call of duty in order to ensure that every family is served with excellence.

Carol was married to Carlton Stevens who passed away May 11, 2016.  They have two children, Carlton and Maurice.  She is a member of Contending For The Faith Church Ministries.

Her motto is, “If I can help somebody as I pass along, then my living shall not be in vain”

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252-205-6291 (Cell)

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Carlton Stevens Jr., FSL

Carlton Stevens Jr., FSL

Operations Manager / Mortician

Following his graduation from ET Beddingfield High School in June 1993, Carlton Jr. joined the United States Army.  Following his 4 year enlistment Carlton returned to Wilson and later pursued his Funeral Service Education Degree at Fayetteville Technical Community College. 

In 2001 Carlton Jr. graduated from Mortuary School and became a licensed embalmer and funeral director.  Over the past 17 years Carlton has served in many capacities in the funeral industry including General Manager of McIntyre Funeral Home and as a trade-embalmer for several firms within Eastern North Carolina.  

In 2006 Carlton Jr. joined the Wayne County School System as a Math and Business Teacher at Dillard Middle School located in Goldsboro, North Carolina.  Following the completion of his Masters in School Administration he was promoted to the position of  Asst. Principal of Eastern Wayne High School.  The following school year he had the honor to return to the school in which he began and served as one of the School Administrators of Dillard Middle School. 

Carlton’s educational background include an

Associate’s Degree Funeral Service Education

Bachelors Degree in Business Management and Organizational Development

Masters of Business Administration

Masters of School Administration

He has completed his course work at Fayetteville State University in the Doctorate in Educational Leadership Program. 

Carlton is a member of Contending For The Faith Church Ministries.  He is also member of the illustrious Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.  

Carlton's hobbies include lifting weights, boxing and playing tennis.

Carlton is the father of six children. He loves children and has a true desire to show them that they can be whatever they desire with God and Hard Work. 

 “If you love people, people will love you back; If you treat people kind, people will treat you kind;  If you are genuine towards people, people will see your heart and accept you for who you are where you are.”

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252-399-9434 (Cell)

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Edward Maurice Stevens

Edward Maurice Stevens

Edward Maurice Stevens is the son of the late Edward Carlton Stevens and Judy Carol Stevens-Atkinson.  

Maurice served as a funeral attendant for his family's business.  He was the life of the party.  There was never a dull moment with Maurice around.  

He will truly be missed and loved for eternity.

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October 8, 1984        June 13, 2019


Brittany T. Ruffin

Brittany T. Ruffin

Brittany is the daughter of Carlton Stevens Jr. and Sue Ruffin of Wilson NC.   

Brittany currently attends Wilson Community College under the College Transfer program.  She is not completely decided on what she wants to major in when she gets to the university of her choice. However, she does plan to one day help her dad at the funeral home.  She just hasn't decided exactly what she is going to do at the funeral home.  

She says  "I'll just be there working with my dad".


Trinette S. Cherry, FSL

Trinette S. Cherry, FSL

Licensed Funeral Director / Mortician

Trinette S. Cherry, began her service to families and communities through funeral service in August of 2010. She stands on one strong motto, “we are all in this together” and she holds this motto dear to her heart. Trinette grew up in Whitakers, NC. She was born to Clementine Cherry Whitaker and Hiawatha Lyons, but was reared by her late grandmothers, Eris Cherry & Ethelean Lyons, and her late grandfather, James Lyons. Trinette is a  graduate of North Edgecombe High School in Leggett, NC. She later received an associate’s degree in Funeral Service from Fayetteville Technical Community College and earned a dual license as a funeral director and embalmer. She went on to continue her educational endeavors by earning a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Fayetteville State University in and plans to pursue her master’s degree to offer grief counseling in the funeral industry. She is also a licensed insurance agent and NC Notary Public. Trinette has four beautiful children: Deztanie, Vernon, Zhaterrica, and Zhamod; one beautiful granddaughter, Aliyah. However, Trinette realizes that none of this would be possible without her profound love for “Christ.” She trusts him, which allows her to believe the words in his scriptures that gives her the strength to endure. She believes when life throws you challenges, God has equipped us to be able to stand on the word (Hebrew 13:6). Therefore, her spiritual relationship, her self-challenging motto, “make a choice to make a change: dare to be different” along with her motto, “we are all in this together” allows room for her humble and compassionate disposition to continue to be a great leader and to continue to push for greatness in funeral service!

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Ms. Stephanie Williams, FD

Ms. Stephanie Williams, FD

Licensed Funeral Director

Stephanie is a graduate of Pamlico Community College with an Associate Degree of Applied Science in electroneurodiagnostic Technology. She also graduated from Fayetteville Technical Community College in the Spring of 2016 with a degree in Funeral Directing. She is a certified Notary Public.

She is a member of Greater Zion OFWB Church in Stantonsburg, NC, under the leadership of Pastor George Ward Sr.  

Stephanie is the proud mother of one son Justin, and holds a special place in her heart for her niece Aprille.  

She states “ working for Stevens Funeral Home is truly a blessing. After the death of my late husband, I now understand the  true meaning of grief. Working at Stevens’ allows me to assist families with sincerity and compassion. “

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Herman Batts, FD

Herman Batts, FD

Funeral Director



Timothy T. Speight

Timothy T. Speight

Funeral Service Apprentice / Staffing Coordinator

Timothy is a native of Greene County. And graduate of Greene Central High School. He currently holds a B.A. in Psychology and a B.A. in African and African American studies from East Carolina University. Timothy attends St. Delight Missionary Baptist Church in Walstonburg, North Carolina, and is enrolled at Fayetteville Technical Community College to pursue a license in Funeral Services. Timothy is also a license Notary Public in the state of North Carolina.



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Mrs. Rossalyn Farmer

Mrs. Rossalyn Farmer

Executive Assistant

Rossalyn is a native of Wilson, North Carolina and has lived here all of her life. She was employed by Wilson Housing Authority for 30 years where she served as assistant to the president/CEO.

Her passions are giving to and helping others and keeping children. She is a true believer in Jesus Christ and puts Him first in her life.  

She believes in lifting the spirits of others by showing compassion and understanding. Her motto is “ Everybody Is Somebody, Don’t look back but, reach back and help somebody because somebody helped you. Give Back!” She practices positive thinking which she believes promotes positive attitudes and environments. 

Rossalyn previously served on the board of Directors for Wilson Area Habitat for Humanity and Wilson Civitan Club. She participated in and graduated from the Leadership Wilson Program sponsored by the Wilson Chamber of Commerce; she also received the Outstanding Service Award to Veterans and Citizens of Wilson from the Wilson Patriotism Committee.  

She attended Wilson Community College, she is a certified housing director with the Department of Housing and Urban Development and certified medical secretary.

Rossalyn is a member of Contending For The Faith Church Ministries, where she serves as Children Church teacher and Greeter.

She is married to Marvin Brent Farmer; they have three children and five grandchildren. 


Mrs. Iris Jenkins

Mrs. Iris Jenkins

Account Executive



Mrs. Cora Williams

Mrs. Cora Williams

Insurance Agent

Mrs. Cora is a member of Roundtree Missionary Baptist Church in Wilson, North Carolina.  Her hobbies are visiting the sick, going to church and work.  

"My passion is helping people.  I have worked in the funeral industry for 28 years and thank God I have been able to help the ones that I have."


Mr. Eddie B. Ellis

Mr. Eddie B. Ellis

Funeral Director Asst.

Mr. Eddie, better known as "Eddie B' is a Wilson native.  He is a graduate of Springfield High School in Lucama NC, class of 1966. 

Prior to retirement, Eddie B, served as a Credit Manager with Helig Meyers, Wilson, NC.  He was an employee of Helig Meyers for over 34 years.

Eddie B is a member of Rocky Blue Lodge #56, Kenly NC. 

Eddie B has been with Stevens Funeral Home since its inception and become a vital part of Stevens Funeral Home. 

Mr. Eddie enjoys working with Stevens Funeral Home because he loves being able to help people during their time of need. 


Rev. James Joyner

Rev. James Joyner

Ministerial Staff / Funeral Attendant

Rev. James Joyner, a true man of God, joined the Stevens Funeral Home Family in 2015 as a funeral attendant and soloist.  

Rev. Joyner loves having the ability to minister to God's people during their most difficult time.  

A devoted husband, father and lover of God, Rev. Joyner brings to Stevens Funeral Home an Anointing that comforts and uplifts anyone that is in his presence. 


Minister DaQuan Deans

Minister DaQuan Deans

Ministerial Staff / Funeral Attendant



Deacon Leonard Howell

Deacon Leonard Howell

Removal Specialist / Funeral Attendant

Deacon Leonard Earl Howell is a member of Apostolic Holiness Church in Lucama, North Carolina.  He has served as one of the Deacon’s for over 20 years.  Deacon Howell’s priority is to continue to serve God and serve people with the best of his ability.  

Deacon Howell hobbies are playing drums, listening to music and fixing up cars.  

Deacon was united in Holy Matrimony in 1980 to Missionary Carolyn Teresa Howell. She will always be the love of his life.  May she rest in peace.

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Mr. Anthony D. Moore

Mr. Anthony D. Moore

Removal Specialist / Funeral Attendant

He is a native of Wilson, NC.   Mr. Moore has two children:  a daughter Tyler and a son Anthony.  Anthony received a B.A. in Business Management from Winston Salem State University in 1985.  Mr. Moore is a member of New Beginning for God’s Holy Temple Church.

His hobbies are sports, traveling, swimming, reading and spending time with family.  

"I believe that everyone should be a part of giving back to the community and strive to set a positive example of how others should live there life."


Mr. Tim Glover

Mr. Tim Glover

Removal Specialist / Funeral Attendant

Tim is  a graduate of Fike High School.  He is married and a father of 5 children.  His hobbies are sports and helping others.


Mr. Claude Brown

Mr. Claude Brown

Funeral Attendant / Removal Specialist



Mr. Calvin Barnes

Mr. Calvin Barnes

Funeral Attendant / Removal Specialist

Mr. Calvin Barnes is a graduate of Wilson Community College and a member of Jackson Chapel.  He is married with 4 children.  

His hobbies are sports, cooking and traveling.  He has retired from US Navy.


Mr. Rashad Hinnant

Mr. Rashad Hinnant

Funeral Attendant / Removal Specialist

Rashad is a graduate of Fayetteville State University with a BS in Business Administration and a graduate of  Fayetteville Tech Community College with a certification in Funeral Directing.  He is a member of St. Luke Church of Christ Disciples of Christ in Goldsboro, NC.  

Rashad's hobbies are relaxing and spending time with family and friends.  

"I believe God has placed each and everyone of us here for a special purpose.  We must work while it is day to fulfill God's mission for our life."


Mr. Gary Weems

Mr. Gary Weems

Funeral Attendant / Removal Specialist

Gary is  a member of Word Tabernacle Church of Rocky Mount.  He is married with 3 children.  His hobby is carpentry.


Tevin Vines

Tevin Vines

Musician / Funeral Attendant

Tevin Vines, the musical teddybear, is a valuable part of the Stevens Funeral Home Family.  He is an anointed musician with a love for God that is unsurpassed.  

Tevin is a willing vessel that will do whatever is needed to ensure the job is complete.  


Bryan Dew

Bryan Dew

Musician / Funeral Attendant



Aaron Barnes

Aaron Barnes

Funeral Attedant / Singer



Demetrius Dew

Demetrius Dew

Musician / Funeral Attendant



James Daniels

James Daniels

Funeral Attendant / Singer



Stephen Lockabee

Stephen Lockabee

Funeral Attendant



Quincey Spells Jr.

Quincey Spells Jr.

Ministerial Staff / Singer



Khyire Bynum

Khyire Bynum

Singer



Xavier

Xavier

Funeral Attendant / Musician



Minister Minie McIver

Minister Minie McIver

Ministerial Staff / Family Attendant

Minister Minnie McIver is a graduate of Springfield High School.  She is also a member of Tabernacle of God Praise and Worship Center.  

Minister McIver is a mother of 4 beautiful children.  Her hobbies are traveling and preaching.


Minister Gail Dew

Minister Gail Dew

Ministerial Staff / Family Attendant

Minister Gail Dew is married to Roscoe J. Dew.  They have 2 beautiful children.  Minister Dew is a graduate of Charles H. Darden high school.

Her hobbies are cooking, singing and preaching.


Mrs. Greta Harris

Mrs. Greta Harris

Family Attendant

Greta is a graduate of Hunt High School and a member of City of Refuge Church Ministries.  Her hobbies are shopping, writing and reading.  

"I love giving back to my community and living a life that will lead others to Christ."


Ms. Brenda Faye Ward

Ms. Brenda Faye Ward

Family Attendant

Brenda is a graduate of Barton College in Wilson NC.  She is also a faithful member of St. James Christian Church.  Her hobbies are singing, cooking and walking. 

"I am a people person.  I enjoy working with people of all ages.  I have a lot of love for everyone.  God Bless you all."


Sherly Burks

Sherly Burks

Family Attendant

Mrs. Sheryl Burks is a member of St. Rose Church of Christ Disciples of Christ, Wilson NC.  Sheryl is married to Carlos Burks Sr. and is the mother of one son, Carlos Burks, Jr.  She is a graduate of Wilson Community College.  

Her hobbies are cooking and singing.

"I believe helping others is a gift from God.  I also believe it brings out the creative side of the individual, which is the true source of our joy.  My parents Joseph and Burris Roundtree taught me to expel the gift of God has granted you.  Let your vessels bring forth energies that offer kindness, compassion, appreciation and forgiveness."

- Mrs. Sheryl Burks


Crystal Sue Smith

Crystal Sue Smith

Family Attendant



Ester Martin-Cobb

Ester Martin-Cobb

Singer



Sybil Lucas

Sybil Lucas

Singer



Elder Penny Diggs

Elder Penny Diggs

Ministerial Staff / Funeral Attendant



Felicia Blackmore

Felicia Blackmore

Administrative Assistant



Pastor Brenda Edwards

Pastor Brenda Edwards

Ministerial Staff / Singer



Mrs. Carolyn Brown

Mrs. Carolyn Brown

Beautician



Zina Becton

Zina Becton

Funeral Attendant



Mrs. Linda Artis

Mrs. Linda Artis

Office Assistant



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