Delaware's Premier Funeral Service Entity for Over 40 Years

In March of 1975, a longtime dream of Ernest "Sammy" Congo became a reality. Sammy and his wife, Cheris, held an open house for a "first-generation" funeral home located at 201 N. Gray Avenue in Wilmington, Delaware. The facility had been built in the late 1950s by a well-known African American architect from Wilmington, Mr. Calvin Hamilton. Sammy and Cheris made Delaware history in that year by accomplishing what no other first-generation funeral home had ever done: they received 75 calls during their first year in business!

In 1986, the Congos opened their second funeral home located at 2317 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE. After purchasing this facility, which was originally built in 1932, they had it completely gutted and rehabilitated to become one of the most beautiful funeral homes in the area.

Since that time, Congo Funeral Home has become known as the premier leader in superior funeral service throughout Wilmington and surrounding areas.

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What our families are saying - Testimonials

Throughout the course of many years, my family and I have turned to the compassionate care and professional funeral services provided by Congo Funeral Home. We have always received the best support and exceptional value concerning available options for celebrating the homegoings of our loved ones. Congo Funeral Home deserves Five Stars.

Michael Riley

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Featured Services

Send Flowers
View Obituaries

Directly order flowers, view and sign the condolences book, share memories and more to celebrate lives of those dearly missed.

Grief Support
Grief Support

Helpful resources to guide you through the loss of a loved one.


Take a few moments to express your wishes now and help to ease the burden on your loved ones.

Frequent questions
Frequent Questions

A collection of answers to questions that people often have when arranging for a funeral.

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