Community of Hope Funeral Service

     The Gates County Chamber of Commerce congratulates member Bryan Hunter, Community of Hope Funeral Service, who was nominated by the Chamber and has been recognized as a 2019 Trail Blazer by  Business North Carolina Magazine.  Bryan is one of 24 young business owners (under age 40) from all over NC who operate in cities and towns with less than 100,000 residents.


     The Magazine write-up includes, “A graduate of Fayetteville Technical Community College, which boasts North Carolina’s only mortician training program, Hunter worked in the industry for nearly 20 years before he and his wife, Mattea, started their business in Hobbsville.  The unincorporated town…is 30 miles west of Elizabeth City and is in Gates County, which has a population of about 11,500 and three mortuaries.  Mattea adds lots of business experience, having worked as a customer service manager at American Express Corp. and Nordstrom, Inc.  While Hunter is also licensed in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., he says he always wanted to return to serve families in the community where he was raised. An active member of the Gates County Chamber of Commerce and a minister, Hunter and Mattea have two children, Zayah, 6, and Zachary, 4.”  See more in the September 2019 issue of the magazine.



The Gates County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Community of Hope Funeral Service, owned by Bryan E. Hunter, as the business of the month for January 2019. 




Mr. Hunter, a native of Hobbsville, North Carolina is a minister, licensed Mortician, Husband, Father, and leader. With a dream at the tender age of 9 years old, Bryan knew that he wanted to be in the funeral service industry.  Now with almost two decades of funeral service experience, Bryan has worked in every capacity within the mortuary field. 


His humble beginnings started him as an apprentice with the late Mr. David Freeman and to date, he has held positions ranging from embalmer to supervisor.  Bryan is not only a licensed mortician in the state of North Carolina but also Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.  He is extremely passionate about his work and takes pride in handling the intricate details of the funeral arrangements and service to ensure that families feel comforted and supported during one of life's most challenging times.  




Bryan is married to Mattea Hunter and they have two children.  Bryan loves spending his spare time with his family and traveling to exciting places. 


Community of Hope is located at 357 Hobbsville Rd., Hobbsville, Phone (252) 297-2220.




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357 Hobbsville Rd HobbsvilleNC  27946
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