History & Staff
We have over 50 years of experience caring for Baltimore’s African-American families, from all walks of life. Each one comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.
When we sit down with a family, we have just one goal: to create a fitting, memorable and affordable service for their loved one. Together, we explore the wide variety of services and products available, as well as a wealth of creative ideas and suggestions. Together, we design a memorial or funeral service that suits their needs now, and in the future. Families who come to us know that years from now, they will have deep peace-of-mind because in coming to us, they've done their best to honor their loved one. When you come to us, you’ll receive this same level of attention, and personally come to know this same peace-of-mind.
The March Family
It's been over 50 years since William Carrington and Julia Roberta March began their ministry of funeral service in Baltimore. Their commitment to compassionate care has been the driving force behind what is now the largest independent funeral home on the East Coast. And, together they built a multi-faceted family corporation, Marcorp Limited, which employs over 165 people.
William and Julia passed the torch to their children, and dedicated staff back in 1988, having laid the foundation of community service and contribution. Today, the two March Family Funeral Home facilities serve more than 2,000 Baltimore families each year.
Long after the funeral the March Family provides continued emotional support to grieving families through their group grief support program, A Time of Sharing. Children who have lost a loved one can get special care through Roberta’s House, where they can find warm companionship of other children in similar circumstances, as well as bereavement counseling.
But the work of the March Family extends beyond funeral service and into the realm of education. William March was a firm believer in the power of education to change lives, and under his direction, over half a million dollars has been awarded as scholarships to deserving students.
In fact, William C. March generated so much warmth and goodwill within the community that five years after his passing, the former Harford Heights Middle School was renamed in his honor. The March Family also developed a mentoring program, with Shannon Graham and Tony Jones, local activists and educators. Their goal is to provide educational, social and mentoring opportunities to enhance the academic performance, social and community connections and career opportunities of participating youth.
In 1957, with a commitment to excellence and a compelling desire to provide quality funeral services at affordable prices, the family-owned March Funeral Homes opened its doors to the Baltimore community. A distinctive style of service and the belief that everyone deserves a dignified funeral engendered community respect for the March family and laid a firm foundation for success.
The family legacy continues today as we build on this foundation of excellence, extending our nationally-recognized services beyond Maryland, into Virginia. Known for putting professionalism, courtesy and sensitivity first, March Funeral Homes provides a full range of funeral related services all within the walls of our elegant, comfortable facilities.
Our goal is to provide you and the entire community with the highest standards of funeral service care that our industry could possibly offer. We are dedicated to the future of meaningful funeral service and believe our first responsibility is to the families we serve. This means offering them only high-quality products and services at superior value, because we know our families’ satisfaction determines our future.