Since 1865, Evans Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services has had a strong presence in Maryland through four generations as a family-owned business. Its rich history and family heritage has brought Evans Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services to the top as a respectable leader within the funeral home industry.
When the business was first created, there was no such thing as a funeral home, and the founding father of the business, Charles F. Evans performed funeral services out of his own home. Fifty years after the founding of their business Evans relocated to Mount Royal Avenue in Baltimore, next to the Lyric Theater. It wasn't until the late 1930's that the funeral business transitioned from home services to formal funeral homes. During the 1950's Evans purchased a parsonage from Hiss United Methodist Church in Parkville, Maryland which soon thereafter became the first funeral home in Parkville. Currently, Evans Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services is owned and operated by Charlie Evans.
Their new updated facilities include the area's first "virtual selection room" where families can make their funeral arrangements via a large computer screen as opposed to an actual showroom. What was once the showroom is now additional office space. The new virtual showroom has been well received by families. They prefer seeing the merchandise on a computer screen rather than in a showroom.