About Us

Congleton Funeral Home has been serving the funeral needs of families in the Philadelphia area for over 25 years. Today, we continue the tradition of compassion, personal attention, and professional services that started so long ago.

We realize that there are many choices for funeral homes in the Philadelphia Area. So how are we different?

One major distinction is that our staff members have been delicately trained on all facets of the funeral care process, allowing us to meet all of your needs and request promptly and professionally. With this in mind, you have the assurance that during the services or visitation, your family and friends will have the exclusive use of the entire facility and the full attention of our staff.

Another major difference is that we understand that this is not just a funeral service - this is about life and the celebration of a life well lived.

Congleton Funeral Home Staff:
JEANNETTE L. CONGLETON - Owner/Funeral Director
A native of Philadelphia and a product of the Philadelphia Public School system.  In 1973, Jeanette graduated from the Philadelphia College of Textile and Science, now known as Philadelphia University where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Textile Retailing.  In 1973, she took another step in her quest for continuing success and pursued a career in Mortuary Science.  She enrolled in American Academy McAllister Institute of Mortuary Science in New York City.  After completion of the required studies, she received a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Mortuary Science.

In 1981, Jeanette was licensed as a Funeral Director for the State of Pennsylvania.  Until she could establish a funeral home she began teaching in the Philadelphia Public Schools at the secondary level.  In 1985, she embarked on her life long ambition and established the Congleton Funeral Home in the Germantown Section of Philadelphia.  As a Funeral Director, Jeanette demonstrated repeatedly her sensitivity to her community and its needs and also responded by giving of her time, efforts and professional services to the indigent and less fortunate.  She has received many awards and citations for her dedication. 

A member of New Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Germantown, she has served as a Senior Steward, Local Lay President and currently a member of the Sarah Tanner Missionary Society.  Member of the Strategic Planning Committee of the Connectional AME Church, Member of the Finance Committee of the First Episcopal District, Board Member of the First Episcopal District Economic Expansion Group, and also a member of the following organizations: the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association (PFDA), Black Women in Funeral Services, Epsilon Nu Delta Mortuary Fraternity, National Business and Professional Black Women Association, the Keystone Crisis Intervention Team.

Jeanette's life is based on four principles; Love of the Lord, Love of her Family and Friends, and Love of her Fellowman.  Her motto is "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me" - Philippians 4:13.

CASSANDRA CONGLETON - Administrative Assistant/Daughter

CLEOPATRA CONGLETON - Granddaughter/Future Funeral Director



GLADYS AUSTIN - Funeral Attendant/Nurse

ROBERT CARSON - Funeral Attendant

MARY ENGLISH - Funeral Attendant/Nurse

JEFFREY GIBBONS - Funeral Attendant

JAMES HANDSHAW - Funeral Attendant

WALTER C. JEFFERS - Funeral Attendant/Mortuary Science Student

REV. RICHARD SAFFORD - Funeral Attendant/Organist