Our Staff

Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Gabriel McClease Adkins, Sr.

Gabriel McClease Adkins, Sr.

President

Mr. Gabriel Adkins Sr., a life long native of Elizabeth City, NC is the Founder and President of Adkins Memorial Funeral Home. He is the son of Barry Gillard and Gail Adkins Whitehurst and is the proud father of Jae’lah, Gabrielle, Ayden, Gavin and Gabriel Jr. 

He is a 2005 graduate of Northeastern High School and is currently furthering his education at Strayer University. He is a partner of The Mount Chesapeake where Bishop K.W. Brown is the presiding prelate. Gabriel is also the founder and owner of Adkins Catering and Adkins Income Tax & Financial Services here in Elizabeth City. He currently serves as the 2nd Ward City Councilman for the City of Elizabeth City. He also is a planning member of the Economic Development & Fireman’s Relief Board for Elizabeth City. 

Gabriel has worked in the funeral industry for over 15 years assisting families as they journey through their darkest hours of loosing a loved one. It is with great honor and commitment that he serves each family with excellence. Gabriel promises to celebrate life, one family at a time. 

Feel free to call Mr. Adkins 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 252-679-7034. He can also be reached by email: adkinsmemorialfuneralhome@gmail.com

Telephone: 1-252-679-7034

Email: 


Phillip Lee

Funeral Director/Manager



Kanisha S. Walston

Kanisha S. Walston

Adminstrative Assistant & Grief Coach

Ms. Kanisha Walston is a native of the Newland township of Elizabeth City, NC. She's the mother of two handsome boys, Dominic and Cam'Ryn. 

Kanisha graduated from Elizabeth City State University with a Bachelor of  Social Work in 2013. After graduation she started her career working as an Family Engagement Manager. She is dedicated to providing services to children and families in need and takes pride in making a difference in the lives of others. To strengthen her knowledge in providing support to families Kanisha is currently pursuing her Master's Degree in Counseling from Walden University. 

Kanisha enjoys giving back to the community and is honored to work with Adkins Memorial Funeral home celebrating life, one family at a time! 


Telephone: 1-252-679-7034


Gail Adkins Whitehurst

Gail Adkins Whitehurst

Professional Staff



Rosalyn Coston

Rosalyn Coston

Professional Staff

Mrs. Rosalyn P. Coston a resident of Elizabeth City, North Carolina is the owner and operator of Designer’s Touch Beauty Salon. She is a well known entrepreneur in her community where she is always willing to help others. God has allowed her to become successful in her profession for 38 years. She is a member of St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church of Elizabeth City where she serves on the board of trustees. In 1997 she took her professional skills and decided to join the funeral home industry as a part time funeral assistant to the families in their time of need.


Merzell Smith

Merzell Smith

Professional Staff

Mrs. Merzell Ferebee Smith a native of Elizabeth City, North Carolina. She is the Associate Pastor of Touch of Refuge located in Camden, North Carolina. Merzell is also the CEO of New Creations where she specializes in wedding planning and decorations. Merzell has worked in the funeral industry for over 40 years. She is dedicated to assisting families in their time of need with the upmost respect and dignity.


Tawanna Daniels

Tawanna Daniels

Professional Staff



Darius Eure

Darius Eure

Professional Staff



LC Carver

Professional Staff



James Harris

Professional Staff



In this section

About Us

Our Staff

Our Facility

Why Choose Us

Testimonials

Contact Us

Privacy Policy

© 2020 Adkins Memorial Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy