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Testimonials

These are some of the many reasons why more and more families are choosing Jenkins Funeral Home & Cremation Service. Priced in-line and well below other area funeral homes, Jenkins is truly the choice of more and more families from all over the Catawba Valley.  WE WILL BE GLAD TO CONNECT YOU WITH ANY FAMILY WE HAVE EVER SERVED.

- Carl and Lori Cooper Jenkins


Jenkins is terrific and I will recommend them to every person I know. They handled the arrangements for my husband, Arnold Keener. Everyone was kind, compassionate, and caring and my family truly appreciate them. Thank you to Jenkins and staff.

Barbara Keener
September 4, 2017

I wanted to thank everyone at Jenkins for all that was done to take care of sweet Alyssa. Everyone of us that supported the family in planning their goodbye felt the kindness, concern and consideration of everyone on your staff.

In such a sad and confusing time, that was a comfort to everyone. We cannot thank you enough!

Family of Alyssa York - her Aunt Elizabeth Bradford
August 28, 2017

Jenkins Funeral Home took care of all the arrangements for my mother and it was their professionalism and kindness that made the process more bearable. I hope that when you need a funeral home you will consider the best in the area and that's Jenkins Funeral Home.

T L Holdren
March 29, 2017

Very elegant business! People are courteous and kind. Very pleasant to do business with! Can't think if any reason not to have Jenkins Funeral Home for my final wishes!

David Isenhour
February 20, 2017

Thank you for your sympathy and understanding of the loss of my great grandson, Trevor Michael Gary. You and your staff put compassion above money which is hard to find in today's world. You have no idea what this meant to his family. It helps the grieving process when you have closure. God Bless you.
I would highly recommend Jenkins Funeral Home to anyone in Catawba County.

Ruth Ferguson
February 5, 2017

We just wanna thank Jenkins Funeral Home for everything they did for our family.. They came all the way from Newton to Linville to serve us... If anyone needs an affordable funeral home with caring people we highly recommend them, The Jenkins family are wonderful people.

Tricia Calvert
June 24, 2016

I feel for all families that lose someone close but I am so glad that they come to you guys because you truly do care about them.. Glad you were there for me a year ago and that your still there for me.

Tracy Amedio, Vale

Carl and Lori Jenkins have been friends of ours for years and have served the Hedrick family several times. You will not find a more compassionate staff anywhere else. They are truthful and do not add on things to your plan that is unexpected. We highly recommend Jenkins Funeral Home for all to consider. Carl and Lori will quickly seem part of your family.

Cheryl Hedrick, Claremont

My parents were pre-needed at Catawba Funeral Home but because I enjoy the friendly service of Jenkins Funeral Home I asked them to make the switch and they happily agreed. I know I do not have to worry when the time comes for me to have to face their passing. Carl Jenkins and his family are caring & compassionate people who I know I can count on, and moreover, my parents have total peace about them taking care of their final needs. My parents said though they have only met Carl & his wife a couple of times, they felt as though they had known them forever. That says a lot for them. They also saved a LOT of money with the transfer. I encourage everyone I know to consider making this change or to consider them for their pre-need. I truly believe you will not be disappointed you did!

Lori McGrath, Claremont

Your Price is the best we could find, particularly for the top level of service you provided.

Carole Balcerek, The Elizabeth Girton Family

Carl & Lori, I'm thankful that you all are in the place where God called you to be. You are not "JUST" funeral directors, you are a blessing, and I would tell anyone in our area to come to you (as matter of fact, I HAVE told people to go to you all. May God bless you as you continue to serve the Catawba County community in this very special ministry!

The Mortons, Conover

Carl Jenkins is a man of strong integrity and deep compassion who constantly strives for professional excellence in his service to people in their time of great need. Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service is more than a business to Carl, it is a ministry. It is without hesitation that I offer my highest recommendation for him.

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Disher, Newton

I can say with certainty that Jenkins Funeral Home handled my mother's funeral with dignity, sensitivity and professionalism at a very reasonable cost.

Rev. Larry Estes, Granite Falls

Mr. Jenkins, You have the personality that gives me Peace.

Josephina Stewart, Lincolnton

As a result of the services my family received when mom died, my husband and I both did our preplanning and also transferred my father’s preneed plans to Jenkins Funeral Home.

Jeanne Michael, Claremont

The people of Catawba County truly do not know the blessing Carl and Lori have been to the people in this area. It seems at times they have made the impossible be possible wonderful , caring people. Love and appreciate you guys.

Janet Mace

The service you gave my son was so nice, you didnt just give us a place to lay our son to rest. You gave us peace knowing he was in great hands. When your family gave the rememberances for all the famlies for 2011 that was so thoughtful and you made us all feel like again we were a part of your family. Thank You again and we will see you soon.

Lauren Small, Hickory

My family was very pleased with the quality of service we received from Jenkins Funeral Home, when my husband passed away. Carl Jenkins and his staff showed compassion and expediency to our needs during this time of sorrow.

Ola Underwood, Granite Falls

Daddy was a great judge of Character. He liked and trusted Carl Jenkins. We now understand why. Mr. Jenkins felt like a family member. He was deeply personal, yet every inch the professional, in his words and actions. Carl Jenkins means to our family-support, encouragement and professional guidance during preplanning, during the death of our father and husband and after the service… He took the needs and desires and helped shape a meaningful service that honored a man who was well loved and respected. His care for our family continued, with the same high caliber as before and during the service. We highly recommend Carl Jenkins and his staff.

The family of W. A. “Bill” Hinson, Newton

Carl Jenkins was totally prepared with all the necessary items I had requested which made everything so much easier. He took care of everything from start to finish, even with burial out of town. I highly recommend Jenkins Funeral Home…This is not a big corporation, it’s loving, caring personal attention, at a most difficult time.

Kathy Smith, Conover

I don't like it when I need your services but I sure am glad there are good people like you in time of need. Thank you for helping our family!!

Sandra McCrary, Hickory

Your service was prompt, thoughtful and courteous. I would recommend Jenkins to anyone....

Virginia Jolley, Hickory

Thank you so much for your care when daddy died. You attended to him with honor and kindness. No wonder he wanted you to attend to this for him and mom. Thanks also for your caring, patience and kindness toward all of our family. It was so nice to get to know you and it seems as though you were part of our family helping us through this sad time. I know you sacrificed family time and sleep to be sure all details were taken care of and everything done so well. You are special!

Bobbie McNeil and family Six Mile, SC

I can’t express enough kind words for the Jenkins family. They were very kind and patient with my family and I in our time of need. Carl went out of his way and spent extra time working on numbers and arrangements to see that we got what we wanted for our budget. He was kind and soft-spoken to make us feel at ease. He was adamant to make sure we were satisfied with the service we received. I recommend Jenkins Funeral Home to anyone. Most people wait to let their loved ones make decisions after one has passed, but I am going to let Carl take care of that for me now so I do not put my family through that.

Patricia Schronce, Hickory

Carl & Lori Jenkins, I just wanted to let you know that you and your employees did a very good job on Ima Jean Grant and conducted the funeral in a very professional way. We need more people like your people to let families know it’s more than job, but you're there at any time even after the funeral. You do very good work on the embalming and the make-up and I know you will do more as time goes on. Jenkins Funeral Home is the best Funeral Home in Catawba County. God Bless,

Jim Pennell, Hiddenite

I was so pleased with the care and effort that Carl and Lori took in the handling of my sister-in-law's funeral arrangements. Carl's sensitivity and concern throughout the pre-planning and service made a difficult and emotional time seem a lot easier to handle. His knowledge and relationships with other funeral home services throughout the country was invaluable to us due to the fact that my sister-in-law passed away in the eastern part of the state. Carl coordinated every aspect of the care and transportation back home for my sister - law. We highly recommend Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service to all.

George Johnson, Newton

If there existed a scale in which to rate funeral homes, your firm would blow the top off the scale...

The Poteat family, Hickory

I want you to know how much we appreciate all you have done for dad and our family.As always, everything was done very professionally and to our greatest satisfaction. Thank you from all of us- we wish you much success. May God Bless, Love and Friendship.

Jeanne, David and Family, Claremont

Carl and Lori-There are no words to express our thanks for the way you have helped our family over the last year. You have become family to us all. You've shown such love and compassion. You make what you do so much more than a business.

Katie, Darlene and Diane

Mr. Jenkins- Just wanted you to know I received your re-imbursement check. I am sorry for the misunderstanding about the financial arrangements you made with my sister.You have certainly convinced me that you are a fair business person. What's even more important is that you convinced me that you hold ethics in the highest regard-a rare find in today's society. When the need arises, our family will certainly call upon you again. Kind regards,

Karen L.

Our family wanted to thank you again for the wonderful experience we had with you and your staff as we arranged for and presented our Mother's funeral. You were genuinely warm and welcoming each time we visited or emailed you with new requests. We were so grateful for your prompt attention to our Mother, and we thought that she looked beautiful at the viewing. Please thank your staff for us as well! We will recommend Jenkins Funeral Home to others.

The family of Alice Stephens-- Keith Stephens, Greg Stephens, Becky Melonakos, and Karen Taylor

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