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Darryl Dickerson

Darryl Dickerson

Owner /Manager /Funeral Director/ Embalmer

Mr. Darryl Dickerson is the Owner and Manager of Dickerson Mortuary LLC . He is a 1992 graduate of Burke High School and Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service. He was licensed by the state of South Carolina to practice funeral directing and embalming since 1995. Darryl's love and dedication to his craft has resulted in 26 years of excellent service in the funeral industry. 

He was employed as an apprentice at Harleston –Boags Funeral Home from 1987-2005; Chief Embalmer and Licensed Funeral Director at Fielding Home For Funeral from 1995- 2002 and the Assistant Manager ,Licensed Funeral Director, and Embalmer at W.M.Smith –McNeal funeral Home Inc from 2003-2008. Being able to lessen the burden on families during their most difficult time is his main objective; hence the motto “Where Service is the Key” is perfect for his business. He wrote that motto in 1992 while he sat in a classroom in mortuary school.He also is a member of The New Holmes Street Baptist Church. Charleston SC where he serve as Chairman of the trustee board. 

He always tell students and future entrepreneurs, " Don't learn your craft, master your craft, 'cause it's GOD's gift to you." 

Honors , accomplishments and affiliations during his career as follows:

       

Vice President of the South Carolina Morticians Association

        2016 Professional of the year for District One South Carolina Morticians Association

  • 2015 Professional of the year for District One South Carolina Morticians Association 
  • 2007 Professional of the year for District One, South Carolina Mortician Association 
  • District One Governor for S.C. Mortician Association 2006-2009 
  • Member of the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association 
  • Secretary for the Epsilion Nu Delta Fraternity (Embalmers Only) since 2003 
  • Past Embalming Preceptor for Piedmont Technical College Greenwood SC 
  • Member of Pi Sigma Eta Mortuary Fraternity Atlanta GA 
  • Past Master of Eastern Light Lodge #259 F&AM Charleston, SC 
  • 32nd degree Mason George Washington Carver Consistory #162 Charleston, SC 
  • Member of Arabian Temple #139 order of the Mystic Shrine Charleston, SC. 
  • Member of Sunsetter Elks Lodge1515 
  • Member of The South Carolina Chamber of Comerence 
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority 2012 Community Service Award

Telephone: 1-843-718-0144

Email: monalisamaker@yahoo.com


Sha-Kella Haynes-McDonald

Sha-Kella Haynes-McDonald

Assistant Manager/ Funeral Director/Embalmer

Sha-Kella is a graduate of Summerville High School, a 2005 graduate of South Carolina State University and a 2006 graduate of Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service. She was licensed in the state of South Carolina to practice funeral directing and embalming in 2008. 

Sha-Kella is a member Emanuel Baptist Church Summerville SC and where she  serves as Deaconess,  member of  the Jr. Missionary Society, Louie Holmes Educational Fund Committee, director of Emanuel Baptist Church Blessed Generations DayCare, and is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. She was raised in the Summerville Community and is committed to serving families who are experiencing a loss.

Telephone: 1-843-718-0144

Email: slhaynes9@yahoo.com


Seymour Wilder

Seymour Wilder

Licensed Funeral Director

Seymour was born in Chester, SC and graduated from Chester High School lin 1983. He graduated from Johnson C. Smith University in 1988 with a degree in Marketing and Business Management; Graduated from Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service in 1992 with a degree in Mortuary Science. Seymour is a Licensed Funeral Director in the state of South Carolina. Organizations: Optimist International; NAACP, Free & Accept Masons Acacia Lodge #32; NFD&MA, SCMA, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and a member of Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church. 

Seymour has over 30 years of experience in the funeral service profession being employed at funeral homes both in SC and PA. Seymour brings a high level of Management and Organizational skills with him after working many years in the private sector for Intel Corporation. Seymour loves God, family, church, and his fraternity. Hobbies are golf, traveling and loves watching college football. He believes in Jesus, "Amazing Grace" will always be his song of praise. Seymour's favorite scripture is Jeremiah 29:11.

Telephone: 1-843-718-0144

Email: seywild@yahoo.com


Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith

Removal & Male Attendant

Matthew attended the Charleston and Dorchester County Schools. He resides in Summerville, SC. 

Matt has over 5 years of experience in construction and the truck driving field. He graduated from Extra Mile Truck Driving School which is located in Bishopville, SC in 2007. 

He grew up attending The Reformed House of God with his family. He has a desire to pursue a career in the mortuary field. His hard work and dedication will help him achieve the ultimate goal.

Curtis Smith

Removal Attendant /Male Attendant

Curtis is a native of North Charleston SC and  has been apart of the funeral service profession for over 35 years. He was a employee of Suburban  Funeral Home for 31  Years and a 1974 graduate of Bonds -Wilson High School. He is also  member of St. Matthews Baptist Church North Charleston.

Telephone: 1-843-718-0144


Min. Victoria N. Lesesne

Min. Victoria N. Lesesne

Female Attendant/Limo Driver

Victoria is a proud graduate of Wando High School class of 1993. She also is a graduate of ECPI Collge where she obtained a degree in Health Sciences. After graduating from ECPI, She became a college instructor and is currently work as a Surgical Assistant for a local hair restoration practice. She has worked in the medical field for nineteen years which included specialties from dermatology to oncology. Her many years of experience working in the medical field have taught her to have sympathy and compassion for families from beginning to end in their time of bereavement. 

Victoria was born and raised in the four-mile community of Mt. Pleasant,SC and is a member of Christian Praise and Worship Center North Charleston. In her spare time, she volunteers at local hospitals and community outreach services.

Min. Tracy A. Gantt McCray

Min. Tracy A. Gantt McCray

Female Attendant

Tracy is a native of Charleston SC . A graduate of Bonds-Wilson High School and Winthorp University. She is a Associate Minister at Jerusalem Missionary  Church North Charleston , Minister of Music for Centenary United Methodist Church. 
Affliations: 
Member of Queen Esther Chapter #166 O.E.S. 
Immediate Past Secretary of Bonds Wilson High School Alumni Association 
President of Cooper River Baptist Association Young Woman Auxiliary 
Member of the State Baptist  E&M Convention YWA Ministry

Telephone: 1-843-718-0144


Jerome McQueen

Jerome McQueen

Limo Driver

Jerome McQueen is a graduate of North Charleston High School. He was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina and is the youngest child of Rose and Jerome McQueen. He’s also a college graduate from the Arts Institute of Charleston. 

Jerome loves to help and always pus God first in everything he does. He is a member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church North Charleston SC 

Jerome is currently an employer at TBC Corporation. Jerome has been in the funeral business for over a year now and is thinking of pursuing the funeral business as a career. Jerome loves to help families during their time of bereavement.

Cassie Watson

Limo Driver

Cassie is native of Charleston SC and a retired bus driver for SCE&G. He attended Claflin College with an associate degree in Crminal Justice. He is a member of Wesley United Methodist Church where serves as Certified Lay Speaker.

He also is a member of several masonic organizations 


Mary Dickerson-Jones

Mary Dickerson-Jones

Office Assistant

Mary Dickerson-Jones is our Office Assistant. She is a native of Wadmalaw Island, SC. Mary is a graduate of Burke High School and a retired certified sign language interpreter. She is the 1st Lady  of Greater St. James Bethel AME Church Wadmalaw Island SC and serves as the advisor of the missionary society. Mary brings with her a lifetime of experience and complete dedication to families in need. her experience has taught her to be a good listener for families during the most difficult times in life.

Rev. Regina Lee

Female Attendant/Limo Driver


      Regina is a 1983 graduate of Burke High School. She received her Bachelor's of Science Degree in Sociology from Voorhees College in 1987.  Directly after graduating from college, Regina started working with individuals with developmental disabilities. Through her years of experience with these individuals she has learned the true essences of unconditional love.
 
Regina is currently the Pastor of Power In The Word Ministries.

PanChenia Sanders

PanChenia Sanders

Female attendant /Limo driver

PanChenia  was born in Charleston SC and is 1992 graduate of Clear Creek High School Houston ,TX . She attended Trident Technical College where obtain a certificate in Crime Scene investigation and report writing in 2015. She currently enrolled in Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service. She resides in Summerville SC and is a member of Greater ST. Mark A.M.E. Church Parkers Ferry ,SC 

 


Francis Keith Thorne ,Sr.

Francis Keith Thorne ,Sr.

Male attendant



Mr. Hewitt Dominick

Office Attendant



Rev. Darryl Lee

Rev. Darryl Lee

Male attendant

Rev. Darryl Lamar Lee, is a native of Charleston’s Eastside, and is a 1985 Graduate of Burke High School. He attended Trident Technical College and obtained a certificate in Grief Counseling. He also attended Allen University in Columbia, SC. He is a graduate of Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona with a Bachelors of Science in Sociology. He is a former staff member of Harleston-Boags Funeral home.

 

Darryl answered the call to Christian Ministry and preached his initial sermon in April, 1995 He was admitted to the South Carolina Annual Conference in 1995, ordained an Itinerant Deacon in 1997 and an Itinerant Elder in 2000.

Rev. Lee received has served as pastor of the following charges:

  • Greater Bethel AME Church (Goose Creek, SC) 

  •  Pastor of Shiloh AME Church (Eutawville, SC)

  •  Greater Bethel AME Church, (Fairfax, SC)

  • Trinity AME Church (Round O, SC)

  • And currently serves as Pastor of Zion AME Church (Hendersonville, SC)

He is also affiliated with the following groups/organizations

  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters

  • 7th Episcopal District Director of Music Ministry

  • Beaufort District Director of Music

  • The Singing Preachers of the Low country

  • The Mt. Zion AME Church Spiritual Singers

 


Telephone: 1-843-718-0144


Maurice Palmer

Male attendant Limo Driver



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