Phil’s working career began on an Edgecombe County tobacco farm during his teen years. After graduating from high school, he was offered a position at Planters National Bank in 1982. Through several mergers and acquisitions, he advanced to management in the Information Technology world, more specifically in software development support and implementation. After 28 years in the banking world, his banking career ended and he migrated to the funeral industry as a part time funeral assistant. He developed a passion for serving families and was afforded the opportunity to go back to school full time where he earned a diploma in funeral directing and an associate’s degree in business administration. He had the opportunity of serving his apprenticeship under his business partner, Melanie Little and is now licensed by the NC State Board of Funeral Service.
He is currently pursuing a degree in Funeral Service Education.
Phil Davis and Melanie Little share the same ideals and funeral philosophies with a concentration in funeral consumer education to make sure those in need of death care services understand the options that are available, but not always clearly articulated when emotions tend to escalate. Phil and Melanie worked together several years, and later realized they could better support the community by venturing out in a joint business relationship which began in 2011.
Phil lives in Red Oak with his wife, Dawana and their three rescue pets, Marlee, Rosie, and Abbey. They attend Northside Community Church and enjoy ministering through music.