To Our Beloved Community,

Thank you for visiting our web page. As you are surely aware, we at Congo Funeral Home are concerned with the Covid-19 Coronavirus outbreak. Helping you and your family to celebrate your loved one’s life, while protecting your family, your friends, and our staff is our utmost priority. In order to prevent the unintentional spread of the Coronavirus, Governor Carney has mandated that all gatherings, including funerals, are to include only 50 people or less. While we know this may be a burden for some families, we hope that you understand that this is necessary to get control and to protect us all, especially our children and the elderly who are most vulnerable. So that we can accommodate family members and friends who may not be able to attend, the Congo funeral home will provide free live streaming of services when requested. This will allow those of you who want to be a part of the Celebration of Life Service to be able to do so. This feature can be open to the public or specifically set up for only those you choose.

The Center for Disease Control has also suggested that everyone practice social distancing… staying at least 6 feet from one another. We are proud to say that we have the largest chapel of any local funeral home and can provide you and your family with the peace of mind to practice social distancing while also celebrating your love one's life in the way you desire. All of our chapels are equipped with sanitation stations to give further protection from spreading Covid-19 Coronavirus.

Also, in order to provide you and your family with more peace of mind, we offer funeral arrangements via video or virtually. This will allow family members who may be from out of town, working from their homes, or who just want to practice safety, to be a part of the funeral planning meeting

We appreciate your understanding and we know that this too shall pass. Together, we will get through these tough times. If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 302 652 8887 or email us at

Thank you. Take care and be safe.

Sammy, Cherie, Trippi, Kim and the entire Staff of Congo Funeral Home

Community & Charity Events

At Congo Funeral Home, we take pride in our involvement with our community and local charities. We have set up some very unique community programs in which we hope you have a chance to participate.

"The Congo Hour"

-Every Sunday at 8pm

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Developed and hosted by Trippi Congo, "The Congo Hour" is a TV program that airs every Sunday at 8 pm on local cable Channel 28. Trippi and his co- host, Waynna Dobson, talk about local issues and interview members of the community, including local entrepreneurs, church leaders, and children involved in the popular Student of the Week segment.

We are pleased with the popularity of the show and encourage you to tune in each week. We encourage people in our community to appear on our show for interviews or to promote your events. Please email Waynna, or Jordan,  if you would like to appear on our show.

Student of the Week

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Each week Trippi Congo chooses one to three children to earn the honor of "Student of the Week" based on academic achievement or significant improvement in schoolwork. On a morning prior to the show, the lucky winners and their friends join Trippi for breakfast and then a ride to school in our white stretch limousine. On the following Sunday night show, Trippi interviews the students and their family and presents their award as Student of the Week. This program has proven so successful that Trippi has received several community recognition awards and has received media attention in both our local News Journal paper and on ABC television news.

Annual Seniors Labor Day Cook-Out

Each Labor Day since the early 1990s, the Congo family and staff have invited Seniors in the area to participate in our annual cook-out. The popular event, which first took place at the Congo residence, was relocated to larger facilities as the need to accommodate a larger group of seniors increased. Seniors from all of the 11 or 12 high rise apartments in Wilmington, as well as other seniors in the area who wish to attend, are invited to the event.  The Congos provide free transportation from each high rise apartment. Volunteers from the community are welcomed to assist in this event.

Annual Holiday Tribute to lLved Ones at Christmas

Every year, the Congo Funeral Home invites families that we have served over the years to join us in our annual Christmas Tribute to Loved Ones celebration. This is a spirit-filled service of remembrance to loved ones gone but  not forgotten. Our ministerial consultant gives words of encouragement and hope to those in attendance.  Each represented family is given a white dove, personalized with the name of their loved one, to place on our tree. Once the tree is adorned with all of the tribute doves, we perform a tree lighting ceremony, followed by Christmas carols and refreshments.

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Youth Activities and Trips

For over 35 years, the Congo family has periodically organized trips for youth in our community to visit various theme parks, historic museums, and other places of educational interest. Our goal is to keep youth of our community involved in positive activities and to expose them to all ethnic cultures and their heritage in a positive nature.

Wilmington Community Cleanup Projects

We encourage members of our community to join us in making our city a cleaner, safer and better place to live. We have held cleanup projects in various parts of the inner city in which youth, parents, and residents are invited to participate. As a reward for their participation, the youth are later taken on a trip to a theme park sponsored by Congo Funeral Home and chaperoned by parents, staff and community volunteers.

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