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 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.
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.
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.
Crematory Operator/Funeral Director in Training
After graduation High school, John Entered Seminary College in Covington, Louisiana. After one semester John decided it was not his calling and began pursuing his goal in individualized care. Working in multiple facilities John maintained lasting relationships with families and their friends and still has these bonds today. After marrying his beautiful wife Alison, they both moved to Shreveport for Alison to pursue a career in Cardiology. John is now a proud employee at Boone Funeral Home and is currently serving families in the Bossier/Shreveport area.
Funeral Director/Embalmer in Training
Carolanne Webb was raised in Southern Oregon. After graduating from high school, she received a scholarship to play softball for Hesston College, where she majored in Psychology and Youth Ministry. Carolanne lives in rural Northwestern Louisiana with her husband, Chris. They have 3 young boys; Benton, Benjamin, and Waylon.
While attending college Carolanne, started working for Doric as a memorialization specialist in 2014. This began her career in the funeral industry. After a year of being in the industry, Carolanne decided she wanted to become a Funeral Director and Embalmer. In June of 2016, Carolanne relocated to Texarkana, Texas after being accepted into the Funeral Service Program at the University of Arkansas Community College Hope (UACCH). She served as the Treasurer and the Vice President of the Funeral Service Club while attending school at UACCH. She also worked for another local funeral home in Shreveport while attending school.
In May of 2018, Carolanne graduated from UACCH with an Associate in Applied Science in Funeral Service Education. She also received a Certificate of Proficiency in Funeral Directing, and a Technical Certificate in Funeral Directing. In June of 2018, she passed both of her National Board exams. After she completes her Internship she will become a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. Carolanne Joined the Boone Family in January of 2019 as a Funeral Director and Embalmer in Training. She strives to provide personalized quality care to every family that Boone Funeral Home serves.