Founder and Former Owner
Henry W. Joynes, founder and former owner of Joynes Funeral Home, was born in Cape Charles, Virginia, March 31, 1903.
A licensed mortician in the state of Virginia and the District of Columbia, he received his education from Tidewater Institute, Chesapeake, Virginia; Virginia Union University, Richmond, Virginia and H.E. Dolan College of Mortuary Science, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1932, he established his first funeral home in Washington, DC. In 1938, he moved to Warrenton, where he established the main branch of his business, serving Fauquier County and surrounding areas. Throughout his forty-five years in the profession, Henry demonstrated the classic characteristics that made Joynes Funeral Home's reputation of compassion, dignity, and attention to detail, the cornerstone of their philosophy. He continued his dedicated and devoted service even as his health failed, as he always attended funeral services, literally until just a few months before he passed, one day short of his 81st birthday, March 30, 1984.
Former Co-owner and Vice President
Augustine Victoria Joynes was born in Capeville, Virginia, Northampton County, November 29, 1909. She was a graduate of the Tidewater Institute, Chesapeake, Virginia. After her marriage to Henry W. Joynes, she took residence in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. respectively, before joining the Warrenton community in 1938. In addition to church activities, she was a life member of the NAACP and held positions in the local chapter. A loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, she was a role model and an inspiration to her family, never ceasing to give wise counsel and unconditional love. Her gentle, humble and compassionate spirit was reflected in the service and comfort that she gave to the bereaved. As co-owner and vice president of the Joynes Funeral Home, she devoted many hours to the advancement and growth of the business, but always putting first the well being of her constituents.
George Woodson Joynes, manager of Joynes Funeral Home, continues the tradition of ultimate professionalism and works tirelessly in rendering service to bereaved families. He is a graduate of Virginia State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and a minor in General Science.
He joined the family business after graduating from Eckels College of Mortuary Science in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and became a licensed funeral director and embalmer in the District of Columbia and in Virginia, respectively. He serves in various local organizations and is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association and the Virginia Morticians Association. He is currently manager of Joynes Funeral Home and is a trustee of First Baptist Church, Warrenton.
Darryl S. Joynes joined the family business in 1987. He received his mortuary science training from Catonsville Community College (The Community College of Baltimore County), Baltimore, Maryland. He became a licensed funeral director and embalmer 1990. Darryl also holds an Associates Degree in Biblical Studies from Logos Christian College in Jacksonville, Florida. Darryl continues the Joynes tradition of service and is dedicated to being a consummate professional at all times. Darryl is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association as well as the Virginia Morticians Association. He is currently the assistant manager at Joynes Funeral Home and an active member in several ministries at Faith Christian Church in Warrenton.