History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home is proud to be family owned and operated.  Our caring staff has over 100 years experience in the funeral industry.  Our mission is to provide families with dignified, professional and affordable service.  Our core belief is that every person is special and every person's life should be celebrated.  We can assist you with all aspects of planning and preparing for a funeral service.  We offer traditional, non-traditional, cremation and personalized custom services. 

We treat everyone with the highest degree of respect and reverence regardless of race, nationality, financial status or religious beliefs.  We can accomodate all forms of services from Church services, to services in our spacious on-site Chapel to grave-side services or private services at any location of your choice.

We can assist you with pre-planning arrangements and accept pre-need transfers from other funeral homes.  We also offer professional assistance when a loved one needs to be transported to or from another location.


We are leaders in our profession, dedicated to professionalism and excellence of service and integrity.

When we sit down with a family, we have just one goal: to create a fitting, memorable and affordable service for their loved one. Together, we explore the wide variety of services and products available, as well as a wealth of creative ideas and suggestions.

Together, we'll design a memorial or funeral service that suits your needs now, and in the future. Families who come to us know that years from now, they will have deep peace-of-mind because in coming to us, they've done their best to honor their loved one.

Our facilities, located in Rocky Mount, NC are warm, comfortable and professional.


Please allow us to introduce you to our professional and trusted staff.

Our full-time staff, led by Royal David are always available to assist you.  Each staff member brings with them a strong desire and commitment to serve our community with the highest degree of professionalism and with upmost dignity and respect.  We are here to help you through the sometimes confusing and emotional process of pre-planning or planning funeral arrangements and will work with you to ensure that every detail is covered in the celebration of the life of a loved one.

In addition to our full-time staff, we are fortunate to have on staff a number of Funeral Assistants from a number of our local communities.  Each of our assistants is embraced as part of the family and is held to our high standards.  


Our Valued Staff

Royal David, CFSP, CCO, CPC

Royal David, CFSP, CCO, CPC, Funeral Director

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Elizabeth David

Elizabeth David, Office Manager

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Kemp David

Kemp David, CCO, Funeral Director

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Dexter David, CCO

Dexter David, CCO, Funeral Service Trainee

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Andre David

Andre David, Funeral Service Assistant

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Kim Teachey

Kim Teachey, Funeral Director

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Kim, a long time resident of Nash County has been with the Funeral Home from the beginning. Kim completed his education in Funeral Services and gained his Funeral Directors License while working full-time. Kim's warm and professional demeaner and his friendly "down home" attitude are a great asset.


Rachel Pollard

Rachel Pollard, Preneed & Insurance Administration

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Sherry Peace

Sherry Peace, Funeral Service Administration

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Tyrone Mercer

Tyrone Mercer, Equipment Manager and Service Engineer

Tyrone is one of our truly unsung heroes and makes sure that no detail is left to chance. Tyrone has been a valued member of the family for over two decades and he treats every service as the most important one that he has ever done. You will seldom see Tyrone, however he is always there with a smile and an infectious positive attitude


Jerry  Collier

Jerry Collier, Funeral Service Assistant


Grady Pittman

Grady Pittman, Funeral Service Assistant


Simon Moss

Simon Moss, Funeral Service Assistant


JD Powell

JD Powell, Funeral Service Assistant


Russell Turner

Russell Turner, Funeral Service Assistant


Randy Langley

Randy Langley, Funeral Service Assistant


Richard Wells

Richard Wells, Funeral Service Assistant


Lynn Woodard

Lynn Woodard, Funeral Service Assistant


Phillip Johnson

Phillip Johnson, Funeral Service Assistant


Ken Ezzell

Ken Ezzell, Funeral Director


E. Leo Taylor

E. Leo Taylor, Funeral Service Assistant


Joseph Fuller

Joseph Fuller, Funeral Service Assistant


Rev. Carlton Cockrell

Rev. Carlton Cockrell, Funeral Service Assistant