COVID-19 Update

Congo Funeral Home is here to help during difficult times.  We will accept loved ones who have passed away from Covid 19. 

 If the family wishes, we are able to offer live-streaming services and viewings. Payments may be made online by clicking here

Pre-arrangement appointments are available in person or by phone.  Call 302-652-8887 

Let Us Help You Plan

We guarantee...that you will have 24-hour access, 7 days a week.
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. 

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.

pre-arrangements
Pre-Planning

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 45 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, 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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My family will always support Congo funeral home as Sammy Congo and his family have always been like family to us. I want to submit this particular testimonial since we had to use their services amid a global pandemic and they still didn't miss a beat. My representative Tajai was excellent and very supportive the entire way through it all. Thanks again for everything and keep up the great work!!!

Maija Rowland
04/18/2020
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