Bernard S. Phillip II, Co-Founder and President of Phillip & Wiley Mortuary. Bernard was born and raised in Gainesville, FL. He is a graduate of Gainesville High School and Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service, where he earned an A.S. Degree in Mortuary Science. Bernard has over 20 active years in the death-care industry. He has a distinguished work history and has served alongside some of the world's greatest morticians.
Bernard is the father of 6 wonderful children; Jada, Lexington, Bernard, Christopher, Brooke, & Logan. From as far back as he can remember Bernard Phillips’s life has been immersed in end of life rituals. Mr. Phillips started frequenting funerals at the age of 7, crediting Chestnut Funeral Home in Gainesville, Florida with his humble beginnings. He is equally comfortable in either realm, celebrating both life and death with a trademark style, equanimity and sincerity. Mr. Phillip lives by a few quotes but one would be; success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is a natural consequence of consistently applying basic fundamentals.
Ronald B. Wiley
Ronald B Wiley, Co-Founder and Vice President of Phillip & Wiley Mortuary. Ronald was born and raised in Gainesville, Florida and graduated from Gainesville High School. Ronald relocated to Atlanta, GA in 1994, where he attended Gupton-hones College of Funeral Service. Ronald served at Donald Trimble Mortuary, under the Tutelage of the renowned Mr. Donald Trimble, for over 15 years. His passion for funeral service, and dedication to customer service has brought him back home. Ronald is honored to be of service to you and your family in your time of need.
Jane B. Roy
Licensed Funeral Director in Charge
I am blessed to have found another ‘calling’ while volunteering at our local conservation cemetery. While supporting and assisting families bury their own loved ones, I witnessed the importance of knowledgeable and compassionate funeral directors. From that experience, I chose to return to school to become a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, in order to provide a more encompassing line of support.
Born to self-employed parents, I myself have been an independent contractor most of my adult working life. I am an ordained inter- faith minister and a certified Rapid Eye Technician. It has been my privilege to assist others in the emotional and mental clearing of traumatic life experiences, grief being one of the major causes of their struggles. Throughout it all, my work and my personal passion since childhood has been about helping others. I love working in this family/independently owned funeral home where we have the flexibility to care for our families in a personalized way.
Mrs. Ruth Brown
Receptionist/ Lady Attendant
Mrs. Ruth Brown a native of Gainesville, Florida. Proud member of Second Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church of Northwest Gainesville, Florida. Mrs. Brown serves faithfully as the President of the Usher Board, Rutledge Burial Committee member and a member of the Female Protective Society Lodge #10. Mrs. Brown enjoys church, traveling, shopping, and relaxing amongst family and close friends.
Lady Attendant/ Aspiring Mortuary Student
I was born and raised in Gainesville, Florida, then moved to Maine when I was 18. I earned my certified nurses’ assistant certificate and started work as a CNA in an end of life dementia/Alzheimer's facility. I provided for my residents for over 5 years where I not only gained a passion for helping others, but in caring for the resident after they passed away. While living in Maine I also met my husband, we had our first child in 2012 and moved back to Florida later that year. We now have a second child, I will have earned a degree in Anthropology from Santa Fe this winter, and am starting at St. Petersburg College to pursue an A.S. in Funeral Services. I am hoping my passion will prepare me to assist others in getting through their hardest times.