History & Staff
At Boone Funeral Home and Crematory, we have provided customizable memorial services for many years. Personalized service options allow you to honor your loved ones in a way that is both meaningful and healing. We hope to provide support and caring while delivering memorial services that celebrate life and help families find the peace they deserve.
If you’re seeking an honorable celebration of life in Bossier City, Shreveport and the surrounding areas, we invite you to learn more about where we came from and the dedicated people behind our work.
A History of Caring
The first Boone Funeral Home was established in Bossier City, LA in November of 1972, by Charles and Margaret Anne Boone. The Boones expanded their funeral business in 1977 by operating North Louisiana's only Crematory as well as two full service florists. In 1993, the Boones saw the opportunity to provide that special Boone service to the families of Shreveport and opened a chapel in Shreveport across the street from Forest Park Cemetery West.
The Boone Funeral Home name is synonymous with dignity, care and service. The Boone family is concerned, of course, with the dignified preparation and burial of the deceased. But even more than that, Boone Funeral Home is concerned with the emotional healing of the living, supporting the bereaved during their time of grief and helping them to enter into a satisfying and fruitful life.
Our Staff’s Dedication to Respectful Care
A funeral, or memorial service, should provide family members and loved ones with the chance to reflect, remember, and celebrate a life well-lived. At Boone, our goal is to create exceptional services and experiences that fulfill the wishes of your loved one. Our experienced Funeral Directors provide guidance on the crucial first steps toward healing.
Ginger Hartman, CFSP
Ginger Hartman began her career in the funeral industry in 2001 as an office manager for another funeral home in the local area. After working in the industry for a short time, she decided that she wanted to help families at a more personal level and she then began her internship for her funeral director license. She was awarded her license in 2002 and began her career.
While working at the same funeral home and waiting on families, she was asked to obtain her insurance license and develop a prearrange program. She received her insurance license in 2003 in Louisiana and 2006 in Texas. While doing prearrangements and waiting on families she was again tasked with implementing a Community Development Program. The position was designed to get involved in local communities to promote the funeral home. She dove into the new task by developing group presentation and became an active member of the community.
In January 2009, Ginger joined the Boone team and has devoted her time to learning about different Veteran programs and promoting their importance. As a USAF Veteran and wife of an Army retiree, she truly believes in Veterans receiving the recognition they deserve.
Ginger not only holds Funeral Director and Embalmer licenses, she also holds a Life and Health Insurance license, is a Notary Public, has a Paralegal Certificate, a Real Estate license, and has an Associate Degree in Business Management.
Sonya has been employed with Boone since 1999. She and her husband Dale managed Boone Florist until 2003, then she joined our staff as Office Manager. Sonya and Dale have two beautiful children Ashley and Brandon, and grandson, Jaxon. They attend church at Haughton United Pentecostal Church in Haughton.
F.C. Chamberlain, Jr.
F. C. is a licensed Crematory Operator, as well as a Funeral Assistant. This job consists of cremationa and assisting during gatherings.
After 45 years in sales, F. C. thought it was time to retire. But after about a year and a half without much responsibility, boredom set in. Then he was offered a position at the funeral home and accepted. He took this job because being helpful to families is what he does best and felt this would work out fine.
F. C. and his wife, Becky are actively involved in the Central Assembly of God. He leads singing and teaches an Adult Senior Sunday School Class. He and Becky have two children, Brett and Michelle, and five grandchildren.
“I feel that my love and compassion for teaching senior adults has helped me greatly in assisting families in time of need,” he says.
Faye moved to Bossier City in 1963 and worked as a hairdresser for 22 years. She went to work for Boone Florist and at it’s closing started working for Boone Funeral Home. She likes to work with families and attending to their needs.
She is a member of Pilgrim Home Baptist Church. She lost her husband, Ralph, in 2004 and was cared for by her family at Boone. She married George Singleton and now both of them help out wherever they are needed.
I was born and raised in Shreveport, LA. I have been married to my wife, Karen, for 39 years and have 2 sons, Jason (36) and Joshua (32), three grandchildren, Savanna, Sydnie and Jacob. I moved to Houston, TX in 1987 and lived there for 15 years, and moved back in 2002. I now call Greenwood, LA home. I began working for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) as a screener at Shreveport Regional Airport and have been with them for over 10 years. I began working for Boone a couple of years ago when I met one of the crematory operators at the airport and we struck up a conversation about funeral homes. I had the pleasure of joining the staff shortly after. I regret that I didn't get into the funeral business when I was young. I feel I have a mission and a purpose in my life now, to be kind and helpful to families and friends that have lost a loved one. I love my work and the people I work with. This is a very kind, loving, and dedicated group of people. I am very honored to be involved with a company who also takes great pride in serving the Veteran's of this country.
Al is no stranger to the Shreveport/Bossier City area, having moved to Shreveport in 1957. After completing high school and active duty with the US Army Reserve, he began his first experience in the death care industry. He is a 1968 graduate of the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science-Gupton Jones in Dallas, TX. Al completed requirements to receive his Louisiana license as an Embalmer/Funeral Director the same year. Having a desire to serve his community, he began a 28 year career in Law Enforcement and retired as a Shreveport Police Captain in 1996. He & his wife served as the State Coordinators for the Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA), ministering to the state’s motorcycle community for almost 10 years.
In 2003, the Lord led him back into a funeral home ministry. He has since sought to serve families during the most difficult time in their lives. He managed several funeral homes in the Shreveport & Mansfield area. In January, 2018, Al joined the Boone Funeral Home family to resume serving families as they celebrate the lives of their loved ones. He has been active in several local and state organizations, including the Louisiana Funeral Directors Association. Al is also a very active member of Broadmoor Baptist Church and several masonic organizations. Al & Lyn will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in the summer of 2018.
Ivan grew up in Weaverville NC and graduated from North Buncombe High School, After high school he attended UNC at Asheville, and Spencer Business Collage in Asheville, NC. I also completed Murchison Drilling School in Albuquerque, NM, Crosby Quality Collage in Winter Park, FL where he achieved Quality Assurance Instructor Certification.
Ivan came to Boone Funeral Home after retiring from a very long and successful career in transportation and law enforcement. He has held positions as Vice President of a large trucking company to Border Patrol protecting our country.
Boone Funeral home is proud to Ivan on staff, as he possesses the drive to assist others in their time of need. We are very fortunate to have Ivan.
Chuck Hartman began his career at Boone Funeral Home in August 2016 in our pre-arrangement department. He brings to Boone Funeral Home his many talents and a strong desire to help families in whatever capacity he can.
Born in Michigan, he came to Louisiana with the United States Army, of which, he proudly served for 23 years. Serving Veterans and Veteran families is his primary focus. He believes in making sure that all Veterans and their families understand and receive the benefits they are so justly deserve.
Chuck is married and has three children, and seven grandchildren. After his retirement from the US Army he obtained an Associates of Arts Degree in Business Administration and Management.
He believes that families he has the honor of working with come first.