Reverend Henry S. Washington founded our company in the 1920’s. We were incorporated as Henry S. Washington & Sons Company, Inc. in July 1939 as an officially charted company in Washington, D.C.
During the earlier years, we operated from two locations in Washington, D.C — 467 N Street N.W. and our current Deanwood location at 4925 Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue, N.E. (formerly Deane Ave, N.E.).
After Mr. Washington’s death in January 1941, our original First Lady, Georgia I. Washington, ran the company until her death in May 1959.
Their children, Clayton A. Washington and Mildred L. Washington Pratt, continued the family tradition of personalized service while maintaining our motto, "The Price is a Matter of your Own Selection".
Now the company is operated by the grandchildren—the third generation: Mazie Sellers, President (daughter of Clayton A. Washington); Larry W. Pratt, Vice President; and Madlyn E. Fox, Secretary-Treasurer (son and daughter of Mildred L. Washington Pratt). Since 1959, the funeral home continues to operate at our Deanwood location in Washington, DC at 4925-27 Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue, N.E.
With nearly 90 years in business, we are extremely confident in meeting the needs of all of our customers.