A graduate of NC Wesleyan College and the department
of funeral service education at Fayetteville Community College, Jenkins opened
in 2004, with his wife Lori, Jenkins Funeral Home. He is fulfilling his
life’s passion of guiding families in their difficult times. He has a lifetime of
community service, having been a member of various service clubs. In 1988, he
founded The Widowed Persons Organization and helped start similar groups at
funeral homes across the region.
Carl’s focus is family. His service to local families
proves his compassion for the needs of those suffering a loss.
"I am experiencing a reward beyond words by
working side-by-side with my husband Carl. We truly have something unique to
offer our families: A husband and wife team that care for the community and the
families. We value your support and thank you for allowing us the opportunity
to show you how we uniquely serve your family."
Lori is a Fred T. Foard graduate and a NC licensed
insurance agent. She invites all her friends and classmates to call upon
Jenkins Funeral Home for the best in service.
"I have been around funeral service all my life.
Since I have been working at our family firm, I am learning so much about how
to truly serve families correctly. My dad is a professional and a Christian and
I am so fortunate to be learning from the best."
Ben joined the family firm full-time in 2013. He
is a 2006 graduate of Newton-Conover High School and a 2012 graduate
from College of Funeral Service. He is a NC Funeral Service
Licensee (funeral director/embalmer). He
is proficient in his work and family service skills. He and his wife Meghan
(Bush) just had their first child in March 2018. They make their home in
"It is great to work with a family funeral
home where decisions are made quickly in the best interest of the family, I
invite anyone wishing to plan ahead and also those that may already have
existing plans elsewhere, to give me a call and let us provide tremendous
savings to your family."
She has extensive experience in cemetery and advance funeral funding as
well as helping families in follow-up activities and offerings as a way of
maintaining complete family satisfaction. Kim joined our staff in 2013 as an
Aftercare Coordinator. She and her family are members of Huntington Hills
Church of God and they live in Newton.
Aftercare Coordinator/Apprentice in Funeral Service
Amanda graduated from Hickory High School and
Lenoir-Rhyne University. She has worked in health care since graduation and
recently joined our team as an Aftercare Coordinator. She and her husband,
Nathan, are Hickory natives and members of Corinth Reformed Church.
"In the short time that I have worked with
Jenkins Funeral Home I have witnessed endless acts of compassion from all the
staff, it is a true blessing to have the opportunity to work with such a caring
organization. I am eager to help ease the financial and emotional burden on
your family. I encourage you to visit Jenkins Funeral Home and witness for
yourself the true love and compassion this family has for the families and
community we serve."
serving his apprenticeship with us. He attended Gupton Jones College of Funeral
Service and will finish his degree at John A. Gupton College of Funeral Service
in Nashville, TN.
is a member of Cajah's Mountain Baptist Church and is an active member in the
Baptist community. He is a native to Newton and is the son of Jim and Shannon
Sprinkle. He graduated from Newton-Conover High School 2011. Patrick is also a member of Catawba Lodge 248.
"It's an honor and a privilege to be serving this
community with such a caring, family-owned funeral home. I look forward to
learning from the best and growing in my community. "
Aaron is about to start his apprenticeship here at Jenkins. Aaron is the pastor of the Connelly Springs Freewill Baptist Church. He graduated from Catawba Valley Community College in 2014 with his Associate Degree of Nursing, and he will soon graduate from Fayetteville Technical Community College with his degree in Funeral Service Education. He and his wife Allison reside in Connelly Springs along with their son, Elisha. Aaron loves to minister to families and will often play the piano and officiate services.
"I am humbled and honored to serve alongside the Jenkins family. The people I work with are genuinely compassionate and serve each family with dignity and respect."
Front Desk/ Pet Family Specialist
Linda is the first person one sees when visiting Jenkins Funeral Home and the first voice one hears when calling our office. She offers the soothing voice of compassion that a grieving family expects. In addition, Her love of animals of all sizes provides our pet families the same love. Linda is our pet family Specialist. She makes us all feel comfortable in a sometimes unsettling vocation.
Many remember Linda as the former owner of Dad's Place Restaurant in Hickory, where she is famous for her chicken salad. To no avail, we all try to capture that secret recipe from her. She is now with us at "daughter's place." (Linda is the mother of Lori Cooper Jenkins, co-owner of Jenkins Funeral Home.)
Administrative Assistant / Funeral Assistant
"I am pleased to help families and I derive great
joy in doing so. It is a pleasure working at the funeral home with such great
Pete is a lifetime Catawba County resident. He
is a member of Gateway Baptist Church in Newton. He and his wife, Treva (Miss
Treva's Dance Studio) live in Conover.
“It is a pleasure being a part of a caring
organization. I never realized how much goes into putting together a meaningful
ceremony until now. Jenkins Funeral Home goes well beyond what is expected and
we are able to do it at a very reasonable cost. Having worked in textile
management and sales, I understand the pressures of operating a business and
trying to balance the needs of both the public and the company. Our team at
Jenkins does a good job with that. Our service reflects it and our costs
"I have found a home with Jenkins Funeral Home. I
want to invite my friends to visit with us at Jenkins Funeral Home and learn
how a family funeral home can provide superior service, without all the
Rocky is a lifelong resident of Newton-Conover. He has
vast service experience working with funeral homes in the area. Rocky is
retired owner of 4Speed Auto Parts and has worked with other parts stores in
the area. He and his wife Barbara are members of First United Methodist Church in
Jim is no stranger to Eastern Catawba County. He is a
very busy man, aside from assisting families at Jenkins Funeral Home, he is
active or has been, in the Newton-Conover area as a Board of Education member,
band leader, drummer in several bands, Newton City Council and bus driver for
Christian Tours. He is a member of First United Methodist Church and the Newton
Kiwanis Club. Jim welcomes all his friends to call upon him for the best in
service at Jenkins Funeral Home when the need arises.
This is our 2016 staff photo taken for the business spotlight in the Hickory Living magazine. Look for us on the cover of the magazine's February 2018 edition.
"Having worked in the funeral profession for many
years at another funeral home, I found it the most rewarding work of my career.
I feel like I am back home now... working with the Jenkins family."
"Jeannine is one of the most compassionate people
I know and we are fortunate to have her be a part of our team." -
Jo Ann Stanley
Jo Ann attended University of Maryland and CVCC.
She brings 20 plus years of accounting experience to Jenkins. Prior
to joining Jenkins Funeral Home, she was the Finance Director for a local
non-profit. She and her husband, Tim, reside in Lincolnton. Jo Ann
has a daughter, a son and two step-sons.
"It has been a blessing working with the staff of
Jenkins Funeral Home, as they sincerely care and go over and beyond
expectations. Since we are family-owned, we can adjust to every
family's need and request in order to create memorials specific to each
person. We love that ourcustomers are also our friends,
neighbors and church members. It's an honor to be able to help
during your most difficult times. I encourage you to come meet the
Jenkins' and see for yourself how kind-hearted and devoted they are to
“I want to invite my Romanian and Slavic friends to
visit with us at Jenkins. We are here to help you with services that will
accommodate our culture. I am personally aware of the needs to the Romanian and
Slavic communities and am here to work with you when you need us.”
Hmong liaison/ Funeral Assistant
“The Hmong families appreciate having a Hmong person
help them with services. Jenkins Funeral Home is a friend to the Hmong people.
No other funeral home caters to our needs as Jenkins. Therefore, for many
years, 100% of the traditional and many Christian Hmong families rely on
Jenkins Funeral Home."
“What a joy it is to work with my daughter and
son-in-law at the funeral home. I have the opportunity to meet new people as
well as help serve so many people whom I am already acquainted. I 'd like
to invite all my friends from the trucking industry to seek information about
pre-planning with our family funeral home."
"In my role as office assistant, I find it
rewarding to help keep things going smoothly and well organized.
Working within our son-in-law and daughter's family business is truly