Funeral Service Licensee and Certified Crematory Operator
Phyllicia was born and raised in a small town in Upstate NY, just outside of Cooperstown, which is known for the Baseball Hall of Fame and Double Day Field. At age 20, she moved to Tampa, Fl where she spent 5 years before returning home to NY and attending school at Hudson Valley Community College. She graduated with special honors in embalming, obtaining her degree in Mortuary Science.
Phyllicia made the move to NC in December of 2014 and started her career as a funeral director, embalmer, and crematory operator at Cotten Funeral Home in New Bern, NC where she spent three years. She joined our team here at Brooks Funeral Home in April 2018. She carries a positive, fun loving attitude to make someone smile or laugh every day. She thoroughly enjoys working with families and building lasting relationships with those we serve.
She currently lives in gorgeous Beaufort, NC with her husband CJ, her six potbelly pigs, two cats, and dog. In her spare time, she loves being outdoors, whether it is kayaking, hiking, or even just working around the yard and doing home projects. She also enjoys reading, cooking, spending time with her animals, and assisting with potbelly pig rescues across the United States by volunteering, donating, educating, and raising awareness on “mini pigs.”
“A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.” —Wade Boggs