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”
Chief Embalmer/Funeral Director
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."
October 8, 1984 June 13, 2019
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.