Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
Ever since we opened our gates we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.
In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.
We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.
Learn the legacy.
Boone-Carroll Funeral Home was established years ago, and serving families has always been our focus. We take pride in being able to guide people through some of their most difficult days. We take pride in maintaining a setting that allows people to find solace. Celebrating life is our mission. That’s never changed. And with pride, it never will.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
A native of Ahoskie, North Carolina. The daughter of the Late James Whaylon Lee and Blannie Wiggins. She was married to the late Kenneth Thomas Carroll. She have three children (Clifton, Patricia and Vernon) and five step-children (Kevin, keith and Kenneth, Jr., Nakeshia and Phillippia).
She is the founder of Boone-Carroll Funeral Home, Inc, since 2012 and presently serve as funeral director and manager.
She is a faithfull member of Tower of Power United Holiness Church, 601 Cemetery Street, Salisbury, NC 28144. She has served as the church clerk for over three years, choir member and usher.
Education: She received her Funeral Education Certificate at Fayetteville Technical Community College, Fayetteville, North Carolina, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management at Shaw University, Raleigh, North Carolina and a Teacher Certificate at Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
Work History / Experience: She has over 28 years of experience with the various Funeral Home, including 18 years with Hunter’s Funeral Home, Ahoskie, North Carolina, manger of Charlotte Mortuary for over two years, Preneed Coordinator for Woodard Funeral Home for thirteen years and She also worked for other funeral homes in Rowan County.
She worked for sixteen years as Secretary/Book-keeper for Hertford County Public Schools and two years as a Business Education Teacher for Hertford County School System.
She worked for the North Carolina Department of Corrections as an accounting clerk five for six years.
She previously worked for the Carolina Panthers as an elevator operator for over seven years.
She worked for the Hertford County Sheriff Department for fifteen years as a telecommunicator, Winton, North Carolina.
Organization/ Affiliations: Ruth Chapter 598, Order of Eastern Star,Past District Deputy, Past Worthy Matron and Secretary. A member of the National Active Federal Retired Employees, Chapter 0720 Salisbury, (past president and treasurer), Yawn Patrol Zone Toastmasters, (past president and treasurer). She is a member of Shaw University and Elizabeth City State University Alumni Association. She is the past membership chair, and past chair of Mayor's Luncheon 2020, for the Human Relations Council of Salisbury, North Carolina.
Bishop Reginald Kellam
Ministerial and Visionary, Business Entrepreneurial and a Spiritual Shepherd for many around the world. Bishop Reginald B. Kellam began preaching at the age of 27 in the year of 1994 and his tenure of Preaching and Pastoring for over 25 years.
In 1995 was ordained by the High Point Missionary Baptist Association. He is a much sort out Conference Speaker and Revivalist. Gifted to teach and preach under the anointing of the Holy Spirit. His passion is to build, educate and equip individuals to succeed in life.
His first Pastorate was from 1996 until 2003, of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church. He later further his education from 1995 until 1997 where he attended Shaw University in Raleigh NC and 1999 Bachelor’s degree in Christian Education from Bethlehem Bible College.
In 2000 Received a Master’s degree in Divinity, 2001 until 2004 attended Richmond Virginia seminar and earned a Doctor of Divinity Degree. In 2005 until 2006 Pastor Care Training at Evangel Word Fellowship Institution, Greensboro, NC. In 2006 Church and Leadership Education, Evangel Word Fellowship Institution, Greensboro NC.
Served as the Senior Pastor from 2005 until 2012 of Abundant Life COGIC
Asheboro, NC. Further his studies from 2007 until 2008 for Christian and Youth Development Training, Evangel Word Fellowship Institution, Greensboro NC under the leadership of the late Bishop Otis Lockett Sr.
He has served as the Professor at Grace Hill Bible College and served as Associate minister at Bright Star Missionary Baptist Church, Rocky Mt. Virginia.
Reginald Kellam have served on the board of the United Way, Madison NC also served on board for the 2nd Jurisdiction voting for the Democratic Party of Rockingham County. He presently serves on one of the boards at High Point University. He was a frequent personality of Ask the Pastor, which broadcast on television. Reginald Kellam is the founder of the SBC Food Bank and Clothing Closet. This organization fed and clothe the homeless. The SBC center also had an after school program that fostered Continuing Ed for kids as well as provided recreation in the school and gym that the organization was able to purchase. Also SBC was able to purchase a 30 seat Goshen Coach Bus for travel under his leadership.
Bishop Reginald Kellam currently serves as the Pastor of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, High Point. NC. He is happily married to the beautiful Lady Shelby Kellam of 32 years, To this union they have four handsome sons, Razay, Isaiah, Zachary and Arrington Kellam.
Dr. Reginald B. Kellam has served as the 2nd Vice Moderator of GEMBA, Guilford Education Missionary Baptist Association.
Bishop Kellam is the Presiding Prelate of Kingdom Builders United Fellowship. As he helps to oversee Churches and Pastors to educate them on how to further and advance their ministry.
Bishop Reginald Kellam is one of the CEO of Head 2 Toe Apparel, a premier wardrobe consulting for businesses, funeral homes and churches. Operate a publishing company, Superior Impact Publishing Company.
A renowned author of one of the best selling books, 20;ways to Step into your Moment.
Bishops favorite scripture is found in Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written, Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for them that love him.
Mr. Clifton E. Harrell, Jr.
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Mr. Clifton Earl Harrell, Jr., Co-Founder of the Boone-Carroll Funeral Home, Inc., and served as Assistant Manager and Soloist for 4 years. An Outstanding employee in Marketing and Advertising.
Mr. Darin Riddick
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Mr. Darian Riddick a residence of Edenton, North Carolina. He serves as Funeral Attendant and Supplies Clerk for the funeral home.
Mr. Leroy Ellis
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Mr. Leroy Ellis serves as Funeral Assistant and Building Attendant since 2012.
Mrs. Patricia Diane Johnson
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Mrs. Patricia Johnson a residence of Ahoskie, North Carolina and served as Funeral Attendant and Soloist.
Mr. Vernon Lee
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Mr. Vernon Ray Lee a resident of Ahoskie, North Carolina and serves as Funeral Attendant and Limo Driver.
Mrs Shelby Kellam
Mrs. Shelby Kellam is a native of Rockingham County, currently resides in Greensboro,NC. This blessed woman of God developed a passion for God and has been a true gift to the body of Christ since she was a young lady. She began serving at an early age when she identified and answered the call that was upon her life in 2007. Ordained in 2010, as a Minister and now elevated as an Elder. She has served in various capacities and fulfilled many leadership roles including executive administrator and assistant pastor. Her labor in the vineyard has helped to birth other ministry gifts that have made her the woman that she is today.
Her ministry transcends racial barriers and denominations throughout the United States. The evangelistic call on her life has afforded her opportunities to minister nationally.
Lady Kellam has utilized her ministry gifts to many ministries to provide leadership training, facilitate workshops, organize & lead missions groups and preaching that lead to the saving of many souls. Known for her powerful, life-changing, prophetic messages wrapped in grace and elegance. Her cutting edge ministry has brought salvation, healing, deliverance and supernatural wholeness to many.
Shelby Kellam is a graduate of the AIU with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with concentration in Management. Former Claims Agent that represented major oil companies such as Exxon Mobil. Former auditor for Physicians. Former Mortgage Specialist at Bank of America. Entrepreneur at heart. Currently own and operate several businesses. Head 2 Toe Boutique, a premier fashion and wardrobe consulting business that specializes in upscale apparel, custom clothing, and accessories. Currently the designer of A2Z Custom T’s, Superior Impact Publishing Company. A world renowned Motivational Speaker. Realtor and a influential Author of the book, As Above So is Below.
In 1996, Lady Kellam’s strength became greater as she joined forces in ministry with her husband, Dr. Reginald B. Kellam. She has been serving alongside of her husband in the ministry for over 20 plus years.
In 2015, where her husband Bishop Reginald Kellam became the pastor of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, in the city of High Point, NC, the most innovative and progressive ministry in the city. Together their hands have been busy building and strengthening the kingdom for 21st century ministry. In the same year, they birthed and Empowered several different ministries focused on enhancing church bodies through hands on training and workshops in the areas of lay ministry, church order, and administration, the spirit of excellence, music ministry, and Christian education.
"Lady Kellam” as she is affectionately called by many, has a hands-on approach to ministry, serving God’s people right where they are and pushing them to where they are destined to be. She is boldly fulfilling the mandate on her life to be an empowering and uncompromising voice in the Body of Christ. She is the fearless leader of the Women’s Ministry at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, which ministers to several women in the local ministry as well as the community with women’s fellowships, Bible studies, Annual Women’s Conferences and Women’s Retreats.
With such passion to be an example to women today, Lady Kellam pushes strongly to focus not only on her Evangelistic word but also a Professional Entrepreneur, Wife, Mother Gigi, First Lady and a Spiritual Mentor that she is as well. They have four handsome sons together with this union, Razay, Isaiah, Zackary and Arrington Kellam.
Her favorite scripture is found in Isaiah 60:1 Arise, Shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. She believes that with God all thing are possible.