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Our Staff


Steve Kuzma

Founder & Co-Owner- Funeral Service Licensee

Steve was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut and raised in Huntington.  A graduate of St. Joseph High School in Trumbull, CT and the American McAllister Funeral Institute in New York,  Steve had worked for several firms in Shelton, Bridgeport, New Haven and Milford before moving to Charlotte 1988.  Mr. Kuzma worked at Hankins & Whittington for 10 yrs and managed the Williams-Dearborn Funeral Home in Matthews before venturing out in June 1997 to establish Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation Center.

Email: steve@carolinafuneral.com


Robin Whitley Lancaster

Co-Owner & Funeral Director

Robin is a true North Carolinian. Born and raised in Concord, Robin and her family have an extensive background in the cemetery, crematory and burial vault manufacturing.


Jean Cook Johnson

Office Manager - Retired

Jean was born and raised in Charlotte.  She graduated from Garinger High School and had worked in the insurance industry for many years before joining our firm in October of 2000.  She is a member of Morningstar Lutheran Church, an active volunteer at Hospitality House, Samaritan House and Blessed Assurance Day Care.  Ms. Johnson retired in May 2013.


Zachary Boan

Funeral Service Licensee

Zach, a native of the Concord/Kannapolis area, joined our firm in September of 2014.  An early graduate of Northwest Cabarrus High School "Class of 2002", Mr. Boan enrolled in Mortuary School at Gupton-Jones in Atlanta, GA.  Following graduation, Zach returned to North Carolina, where he has worked most of his professional career in the Rowan county area.  He has now found a permanent position in the greater Charlotte area.  As a 16 year old, Zach began working at a family owned funeral firm in the Concord area. It was here that he began to feel a calling to the funeral industry.   Zachary has devoted his life and career to  helping others in their  time of need.    Zachary had served as a volunteer fire fighter while in his youth.

Email: zach@carolinafuneral.com


Each of us at Carolina Funeral Service and Cremation Center is dedicated to providing compassion, understanding and personalized attention to the families we serve. We welcome your comments, questions, and suggestions.