Our Staff


Neil Breed

Neil Breed

Funeral Director, Embalmer, Certified Life Celebrant & Certified Crematory Operator

As the General Manager, Neil brings Omega Funeral Service & Crematory over 20 years experience in all areas of funeral service. With a passion for people and a genuine concern for others, Neil is both a service and civic minded professional who treats the funeral profession as a ministry. 

In 2001, he was named the High Point Chamber of Commerce Small Person of the Year while managing a local funeral home there. He was a nominee for the North Carolina Small Business Association’s “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” award in 2002 and has been involved in several community organizations across the Piedmont over the years. He is a 1996 graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, where he earned an ASB (Associates in Specialized Business) Degree in Funeral Service Management. 


In 2011, Neil  completed training with the Celebrant Foundation and Institute and is part of small amount of funeral directors nationwide to become certified as a Life Cycle Celebrant. Life Cycle Celebrants are ceremony specialists who have a sound background in the history of ritual, ceremony and funeral traditions in many cultures and religions. Funeral Celebrants have been drawn to this work by a strong realization that every life has meaning and deserves to be celebrated and celebrated well. Many have experienced grief themselves. All are convinced that funerals or life celebrations can be a valuable source of healing. 

Neil also completed training with the National Funeral Directors Association and became a Certified Crematory Operator. This specialized training allows Neil the opportunity to better serve the growing number of families choosing this option to honor their loved ones. 

He is a United States Marine Corps Persian Gulf veteran,  Neil and his wife April have two children, Coleman and Kacee. They are residents of Burlington in the Town of Alamance Community. 


Telephone: 1-336-395-8326

Email: omegafuneral@gmail.com


April Breed

April Breed

Apprentice Funeral Director & Embalmer, Office Manager, Certified Crematory Operator

April and her husband Neil operate Omega Funeral Service and Crematory as a family owned and operated business. With over a decade in the medical profession caring for others, April brings her kindness, compassion and love of serving others to Omega. 

April is a registered Apprentice Funeral Director & Embalmer with the North Carolina Board of Funeral Service, is certified by the National Funeral Directors Association as a CCO (Certified Crematory Operator) and her responsibilities include all of the office administration work, death certificates and insurance processing as well as assisting each family entrusted to Omega's care with their loved ones final care. 

April enjoys reading, the beach and of course shopping. 


Telephone: 1-336-380-7754


Ryan Hughes

Ryan Hughes

Funeral Assistant & Certified Crematory Operator

Ryan is a native of Durham, NC and is married to Anna-Marie Hughes, They have 2 children Kaylei who is 3 years old and Carter who will be 1  September. 

Upon graduating from high school Ryan enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and was trained at Paris Island, SC He did a tour of duty in Afghanistan and completed four years of service achieving the rank of Corporal. He is currently studying criminal justice at Durham Technical Community College with the goal of becoming a State Trooper.  Ryan recently completed training with the NFDA and is a CCO (Certified Crematory Operator) 

He and his family make their home in Alamance County. 



Chris Marioles

Chris Marioles

Funeral Assistant

Chris was raised in Alamance County and has lived here for 25 years.  He is married to Amanda Marioles and they’ve been married for 6 years and have two boys, ages 2 and 4.  

He graduated from Eastern Alamance High School.  He then attended Alamance Community College studying in Criminal Justice where he then started in Law Enforcement.   He is a State Trooper with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and has been in law enforcement for 8 years.  

Chris also serves on the Honor Guard with the Highway Patrol.  While performing on Honor Guard he helps with funerals and memorial services.  He loves serving his community and working with people.



Joseph 'Joe' Holloway

Joseph "Joe" Holloway

Funeral Assistant

Joseph "Joe" Holloway, a resident of the Cedar Grove community was born and raised in South Carolina and graduated from high school in Aiken, SC.

He is a United States Army Veteran and a graduate of Durham Business School with an Associates Degree in Business Administration. Joe is a retired Hillsborough Police Officer where he served the community as an investigator as well as Sergeant of Criminal Investigation.  He retired in 2002 and has worked in funeral service since that time. 

Joe and his wife Glenda have three children and seven grandchildren.



William D. 'Billy' Allison

William D. "Billy" Allison

Funeral Assistant & Certified Crematory Operator

Billy and his wife Paige Allison reside in Alamance County.  They have two sons, ages 13 and 9.

After graduating from Graham High School, Billy attended Alamance Community College and Liberty University and has a degree in Criminal Justice.  Billy has been employed with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol for 24 years and currently holds the rank of Sergeant. 


While on the patrol, Billy was with the special operations division as a K-9 handler, served as a Defensive Tactics Instructor at the Highway Patrol Training Academy, and is a Field Training Supervisor.

Billy serves as a squad supervisor with the Highway Patrol’s Honor Guard Unit.  The Honor Guard detail provides service for funerals and memorial services. Billy’s passion is to provide selfless service to others within the community.  


In August of 2016 Billy completed training with Matthews Cremation and is now a Certified Crematory Operator. He is enrolled with Fayettville Technical Community College in the Funeral Directors Certification Program and is pursuing his Funeral Directors license. Billy will be serving his apprenticeship for his license requirements upon completion of his funeral education. 


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