• forest-lawn-west-funeral-cremation-frank-a-repole-7859-funeral-director


    Funeral Director

    Frank Repole has been a funeral director at Forest Lawn West Funeral and Cremation Service since April 2016. He completed his funeral directing studies at Fayetteville Technical Community College in 2014. Frank has served the families in the Charlotte metro area since 2012 with the utmost professionalism and compassion.

  • forest-lawn-west-funeral-cremation-elijah-harvey-walker-7859-funeral-director

    Elijah Harvey Walker

    Funeral Director

    Since 1996 Elijah has provided compassionate care to families throughout the state of North Carolina. Elijah earned his degree in finance from Morehouse College in 1993 and his degree in mortuary science from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in 1995. Elijah served as general manager and funeral director at Walker Funeral Home of Concord before it closed in 2015 and has been a licensed mortician and pre-need funeral counselor for more than two decades. He is proud to be a part of the Dignity Memorial® team, guiding you through one of the most personal times in life.

    Elijah’s hobbies include professional acting, scriptwriting and mastering the "honey-do" and "daddy-do" lists.

  • forest-lawn-west-funeral-cremation-paul--helton-7859-consultant

    Paul Helton


    Paul Helton has been a funeral director since June 1958. He graduated from Echols College of Mortuary Science in Philadelphia with a degree in mortuary science.

    Paul is an army veteran who served during the Korean War. He has been a member of Durham Memorial Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge for over 50 years. He has enjoyed playing with a gospel quartet for many years.

    Paul is married and has 2 sons, 2 grandsons and a great grandson. He really enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and great grandson. Paul has been a distinguished figure in the community for many years. For more than 6 decades, Paul has served families in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, with the utmost professionalism, integrity and compassion.