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As we all know, funeral planning is not easy, especially if you have never had to plan one before. The process can be overwhelming. But no matter what your circumstances, you can rely on us to guide you and provide every bit of support you need. 

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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.

Delaware's Premier Funeral Service Entity for Over 43 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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On August 16, my sweet mother Savannah E,Lewis- Landrum known to many in Wilmington as Mrs, Essie M, Lewis- Fisher. Mother was a life long friend of the founders of Congo Funeral Home. Being such, they were the one and only choice for us to call when she passed on. They have always given top notch and respectful services to those whom rely on them. They treated us with such dignity and respect.. Those that received mother's remains gave to her the upmost respect. Praying with the family before taking her away. Comforting us throughout the process. Their wonderful staff patiently guided and assisted us. I don’t know how I can put into words every thing they did for us. From start to finish they were with us. They made sure that mother looked absolutely beautiful with the materials we provided. She looked like a sleeping beauty. Such professionalism and empathy given to us. The one and only Funeral home service that we know will give you the best Professional services. From The entire Fisher-Lewis Family...We thank you all for treating us and mother like family. May God continue to bless you all.

Essie M, Fisher-Keenan
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