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Bernard S. Phillip II

Bernard S. Phillip II

Owner/President

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

Owner/Vice President

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

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.


Donna L. Smith

Donna L. Smith

Representative & Future PreNeed Counselor

Donna Smith is a long time resident of Gainesville, Florida where she was born and raised. She graduated from Gainesville High School in 1990, and from Santa Fe College in 1999. She has also attended Kaplan University with a Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies & family law, and is currently a student at St. Petersburg College of Funeral Services. She joined Phillip & Wiley Mortuary, Inc. July 2018 and has a profound passion to serve families, and provide outstanding customer service to all whom she comes in contact with. She possesses plenty of knowledge and background experience related to customer service skills and serving others. Donna is the Head Director & Owner of A to Z Professional Childcare Academy, LLC. In Donna’s spare time she enjoys children, family and worshiping the Lord.

Todd L. Williams

Todd L. Williams

Licensed Funeral Director

Todd L. Williams, a native of Hastings, FL now resides in Jacksonville, FL was educated in the St. Johns County Public School System. A graduate of Hastings High School class of 1981.  Along with being a Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer, Todd is also a licensed hair professional. He obtained an Associate in Science degree (Mortuary Science) from what is formerly known as Florida Community College at Jacksonville (FCCJ) now Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) in August 2006.  After a formal internship, Todd was licensed as a Funeral Director/Embalmer in July 2009.  A compassionate and very passionate member in the funeral industry, Todd serves the family’s with professionalism, understanding, and respect.


Marcus A. Allen

Marcus A. Allen

Executive Director, Live Oak, Florida
Chapel Coming Soon!!!

Marcus A. Allen is a trailblazing, visionary leader, father, musician, musical artist, and entrepreneur committed to the call of God on his life.

Marcus A. Allen is the continuing legacy of a strong Christian family, and his mother, Rev. Mahalia Allen, is an ordained minister. He was born and raised in Live Oak, Florida and is the baby of four children. In 1995, while still a very young man, Rev. Allen was called to the preaching ministry and ordained in Live Oak, Florida under the leadership of Bishop Henry H. Smart, Jr. As a true visionary and being an individual who has been called to operate far beyond the restraints of traditionalism, he moved to Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He serves as the Associate Minister and Minister of Music of the Friendly Baptist Church under the tutelage of Dr. J.N. Lavender. 

The heart of Rev. Allen’s ministry can be felt through his musical gift.  As a songwriter, musician, and vocalist, he has shared the message of Christ’s love through song throughout the United States of America. Marcus is the founder and the original lead singer for National Gospel Recording Artist “The Supreme 7”.  He has studied at the Mana Bible Institute and served as minster of music for churches such as the historical Cornerstone Baptist Church. 

Marcus Allen’s relentless pursuit for excellence has propelled him to provide high quality professional and exceptional funeral services to families across Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Mr. Allen’s journey of providing efficient funeral service started at a young age in Live Oak, Florida where he worked and served with the late Charles T. Hall. After leaving Florida, Marcus has managed some of the most prestigious funeral homes in the Philadelphia area. He is the President of the Meachem Funeral Home Corporation in Philadelphia, PA and Meachem, BKG-Brickus Funeral Home and Rowland Funeral Home in Pennsauken, NJ.  He has served as a youth counselor, and Assistant Director of Youth Empowerment for the Life Skills Center and counselor for BBC Young Male Expansion Program under the late Pastor A.W. Dock and Dr. Brenda L. Richmond.

A highly regarded National Singer, Musician and Preacher; Rev. Allen has traveled extensively singing and preaching the good news of Jesus Christ and compelling the lost to come to Christ. He is highly regarded by his peers as the “Singing, Preaching Undertaker”. He believes that God has a plan for all of our lives and only we can stop, prevent, or hinder our God-given destiny. Rev. Allen believes that the Church is God’s greatest weapon to fight poverty, self-hatred, hunger, and ignorance. He is a member of the local minister’s conferences and several community organizations. 

While Reverend Allen’s accomplishments are numerous, his most important and proudest accomplishment is being the proud father to Makaila and Arianna Allen.


Chaplin Frank Smith

Chaplin Frank Smith

Rev. Frank Smith has lived in the Lake Area, Melrose and Keystone Heights, for a substantial part of his life.  He moved into the area in 1963 at age 13 from PA and attended Palatka Jr. High [8th grade]; when his father accepted a pastoral position in Gainesville [ First Alliance Church] they moved to Gainesville where Frank graduated from Gainesville High School [1968].  He participated in student government, chorus, and played football for the GHS Hurricanes.


From 1964-1974 [ and several times afterward] Frank was on staff at Lake Swan Camp [LSC] in Melrose and even dropped out of College for a year and half [1971-72] to help construct Minder Hall, the Chapel/Dining Room/Lounge at Lake Swan.  He was there when Billy Graham, who had worked at LSC in the 1930’s came for the dedication of Minder Hall.


He attended Taylor University [1968-69] in IN, where he played football, then transferred to Toccoa Falls College [TFC] in GA and graduated in 1974.  While at TFC he played soccer and participated in Student Government, serving as President of the Student Council his senior year.


At the beginning of his senior year, Cherylbeth Hall [CB] came from PA to work in the library. It was a whirlwind romance for CB and Frank, and they married soon after graduation.  They worked at LSC for that summer, then Frank was asked to return to TFC to serve as the school’s 1st Dean of Men, a position he held for 2 years.  While there, Marci, their only child was born.  Frank and CB have ministered together during the 45+ years of their marriage.


Frank then served in Pastoral positions in several states. For 7 years he served as the Director of Church Planting and Hurricane Relief [after Hurricane Katrina] in the Southern District of the Christian and Missionary Alliance [C&MA] which includes AL, MS, Tn, and parts of FL and LA.  He continues to serve in churches as an interim pastor, helping churches to work through times of transition between long-term pastors.


Frank has been licensed with the C&MA for almost 50 years and has been a Youth Pastor, Asst. Pastor, Senior Pastor, Director of Church Planting and Hurricane Relief, and Interim Pastor.  He has been elected/appointed to several key positions on District Committees and was on 3 camp boards, serving as chairman of each for a time.


These years of ministry have prepared Frank to minister alongside of the directors at Phillip & Wiley Mortuary.






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