About Us | Johnson & Jenkins Funeral Home

History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our Legacy

Johnson & Jenkins Funeral Home, Inc.  is enriched with cultural history. The Jenkins family has been serving the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area for more than 74 years. Our humble beginnings started in 1938 by Howard University on Georgia Ave. N.W., when a motivated Mr. Fred Jenkins and his business partner opened Johnson & Jenkins Funeral Home. As the years continued, Fred enlisted his nephew Joseph B. Jenkins, Jr., an ambitious future medical student and Army Command Sargent Major to help with his business after his partner past. Mr. Jenkins, Jr.,  with the aid of his father Joseph B. Jenkins, Sr., attended Eckels Mortuary Science school and  graduated president of his class in 1961.

     Mr. Jenkins, Jr. continued to carry on and grow the business from several locations in the District of Columbia after his Uncle Fred retired from the funeral home. "Joe" finally settled on rooting his DC location on Kennedy St. N.W. and years later boldly decided to open an additional location in the up & coming affluent county Prince George's, in Maryland. With the aid of his wife Lula B. Jenkins, they offered services to thousands of families with courtesy, exceptional professionalism, integrity, character, honesty, humility and compassion.

     Today, the legacy continues with the 3rd and 4th generation of the Jenkins family; Belva J. & Joseph B. Jenkins, III and family,  striving to continue to offer the outstanding legacy of professional services that was started many years ago. A continued effort is made to uphold the high level of standards set forth, never believing that we should become complacent, but always striving to attain our motto when comes to our families, our services and our industry.

                                                "Our Aim is not to Equal, but to Excel"

Our Valued Staff

Belva J.  Jenkins

Belva J. Jenkins, Owner

J.B.  Jenkins, III

J.B. Jenkins, III, Owner

Ms. Lavana T. Jenkins

Ms. Lavana T. Jenkins, Office Administrator/ Licensed Mortician

4th Generation Licensed Mortician in DC, MD, & VA
National Funeral Directors Association Member
NFDA Pre-Planning Consultant
NFDA Certified Crematory Operator