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Dandrell D. Williams, President/Licensed Funeral Director
Office Phone: 1-919-947-1600
Fax: 919-583-5030

Mr. Dandrell Williams is the President and Owner of Serenity Memorial Funeral Home and Cremations,LLC. He was born in Goldsboro, NC to the late Daniel "Danny" Lee Wade and Deborah Williams in 1986.   He began working in the funeral industry at the age of 18 years old and has devoted his life to the funeral industry. Not many can understand the level of commitment one must have to serve the bereaved. He is currently active with the Wayne County Sheriffs Department and a 2009-2010 Iraqi War Veteran. Mr. Williams has always held jobs that would require him to give of himself selflessly. In October of 2016 he decided to follow the vision God gave him. Mr. Williams is a 2013 Graduate of Fayetteville Technical Community College, majoring in Funeral Service Education and receiving a diploma in Funeral Directing. Mr. Williams says, "Although my road to ownership has not been easy, I made it with the grace of God."  He is honored to bring the vision to pass as Owner of Serenity Memorial Funeral Home a place where we believe families can be confident that they will receive service from professionals and  honest trustworthy service. He wants Serenity Memorial to be the place God gives families Serenity to accept the things they cannot change, the courage to change the things that they can, and the wisdom to know the difference. We aim to be an "Oasis of Hope in the Community".

Bobby L. Summers, Vice-President/Owner
Office Phone: 1-919-947-1600

Mr. Bobby L. Summers serves as the Vice-President of Serenity Memorial Funeral Home & Cremations, LLC. Mr. Summers was born in Wayne County, NC and was raised in the North End Community. He is a very active member of St. Mark Church of Christ Disciples of Christ. Mr. Summers is a retired Captain with the NC Department of Corrections after 32 years of service. He is a former Goldsboro Police Officer, and he is the CEO of B&B Transportation. Both Mr. Summers and Mr. Williams add over 50 years of combined experience as a former employee of Hamilton Funeral Chapel for over 20 years. Mr. Summers is the voice of reason for Serenity Memorial Funeral Home & Cremations, a man who is truly wise beyond his years.

Angela Williams-Martin, Family Care Coordinator
Toll Free Phone: 9199471600

Since 2018

Mrs. Annie Joyce Gibbs, Family Attendant
Office Phone: 1-919-947-1600

Mrs. Annie Joyce Gibbs affectionately known as "Annie Joyce " is one of the most warmest and sweet spirited persons you will ever encounter. She eases the pain of our families with her awesome smile and warm personality. Annie Joyce is the mother of Latasha Gibbs Best and love spending time with her new grand baby. Annie Joyce has been with us since we began and we hope to have her around for many more years to come.

Willie F. Smith, Funeral Service Liaison/Funeral Attendant
Office Phone: 1-919-947-1600

Willie Frank Smith was born in Wayne County and enjoyed most of his childhood in Fremont, NC. He is the owner of Smittys' Cleaning Service. He is retired from AP Parts after 30 years of service. "Uncle Willie" as the staff calls him, serves as the Funeral Service Liaison. He has devoted the past 7 years to serving the bereaved families of Wayne and surrounding counties. We are glad to call him a friend and honored to have him on our team of professionals.

Daveion Thomas , Administrative Assistant/Funeral Directors Student
Office Phone: 919-947-1600
Fax: 919-583-5030

Since 2019

Minister Ann Carol Simmons , Community Support/Family Care Specialist
Toll Free Phone: 9199471600

Minister Carol loves the funeral industry but more than that she loves helping people. You can count on her warm smile and pleasant spirit to guide and support you through one of Life's most difficult times. She is a true example of our motto the "Difference is In our Care."

Jaquan Jones, Funeral Director's Assistant
Office Phone: 919-947-1600

Since 2017

Pastor Helen Reid , Chaplain
Office Phone: 9199471600
Fax: 919-583-5003

Pastor Helen Reid is the  Pastor  of Pathway To Life United Holy Church. She is married to Elder Mal Reid and is retired from the Wayne County Public Schools. We are honored to have her serve as Chaplain of Serenity Memorial Funeral Home & Cremations. She will serve as the family Care attendant as well.

Gabrielle Smith , Staff Psalmist
Office Phone: 919- 947-1600

Gabrielle Monique Smith was born on May 26, 1985 in Greenville, N.C. to Ernest & Ora Smith. She is the youngest of fourteen children. Growing up in a large family, Gabby and her family had many challenges, but their devout Christian lifestyle has made the difference in facing those challenges as well as overcoming them. It was not easy keeping peace with unsettled circumstances, but at a young age Gabby discovered that singing gave her the sense of peace that she needed. Whether it was singing at home with her family or singing in the youth choir at church, Gabby knew that singing was her outlet.

Being born into a family of gifted singers and musicians, Gabby was pressured very early in life. She was often called up to sing solos in church and at family gatherings. Known as the little girl who loved to sing "The Blood," Gabby was forced out of timidity, which gave her the confidence to sing in front of audiences of various sizes. In 2000, Gabby, her sisters, and her dad formed a group called, Snap & New Vision. From singing at many different venues such as funerals, quartet concerts, birthday celebrations, nursing homes, and talent shows, they had many singing engagements. It was from this experience that she realized that she wanted to make singing a life-long endeavor.

Throughout the years, various artists such as the Clark Sisters, Shirley Caesar, Lashun Pace, and John P. Kee have inspired her. However, for the past two years the biggest inspiration for Gabby has been Leandria Johnson. The two have very similar styles. In 2015, Gabby accepted the opportunity of touring with Pastor John P Kee She has shared the same platform with various artists such as Pastor Shirley Caesar, Leandria Johnson, Tasha Cobbs, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Kirk Franklin, Tye Tribbett, and others. Gabby’s accomplishments include WIDU 2017 Carolina’s Best winner. She was also the recipient of The Artist of the Year/Author of the Year Award at The 2017 Melanin Awards.

Currently, Gabby is enrolled at Edgecombe Community College and is majoring in Music. Perfecting the art of singing and broadening her musical horizons is something that she takes seriously. Gabby believes that her journey is in the hands of God and recognizes that all of the glory and honor goes to Him who has allowed her to experience the richness of His blessings thus far. God has placed wonderful and caring people in her life who have always pushed her to stay driven and encouraged. Gabby believes that all things are possible to them who believe, and she believes because Christ lives within her.

Faithfully serving,

Gabrielle Smith

Our Support Staff