Murphy Funeral Homes

1102 West Broad Street Falls Church, VA 22046


  • Branham Matthew Mann Sr.

    General Manager

    Branham began working as a funeral attendant in 2008 in Oklahoma while studying for his bachelor’s degree. After college graduation, Branham attended Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in Houston, earning a degree in funeral service in 2010. He then interned at Geo H. Lewis and Sons Funeral Directors and became a licensed funeral director in Texas in 2011. In 2016, Branham relocated to Virginia, where he currently serves with a passion for helping families remember and celebrate their loved ones.
  • Charles H. Carey

    Funeral Director

    With more than 30 years of funeral service experience, Charles Carey is a licensed funeral director in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. A United States Army veteran, he lives in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and enjoys spending time with family, playing golf, reading and visiting local historical sites.

  • Brooke Louise O'Gara

    Funeral Director

    A native of Virginia’s Tidewater region, Brooke O’Gara graduated from the TIDE Academy and went on to earn her funeral service degree from John Tyler Community College in 2017. She became a funeral director to guide and care for each family as her own. In 2019, Brooke relocated to Northern Virginia.

  • Tharon M Stengel

    Funeral Director

    A 2011 mortuary science graduate of Miami-Dade College, Tharon Stengel is the first of his family to become a licensed funeral director. After completing his internship in Florida, Tharon relocated to northern Virginia in 2013 to further his passion in funeral service.

  • Samantha R Washington

    Funeral Director

    Samantha Washington joined the staff of Fort Lincoln Funeral Home in 2007. She is licensed to practice mortuary science in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia. She has an associate's degree in mortuary science and a bachelor's degree in biology. Samantha enjoys spending her free time with family.

  • Juliana Alexes Fortunato

    Funeral Arranger

    After earning her bachelor’s degree from Point Park University, Juliana graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science with a degree in funeral service Summa Cum Laude as valedictorian of her class. She discovered her passion for funeral service while working as an Emergency Medical Technician and aide at UPMC hospitals in Pittsburgh. In her free time, Juliana enjoys being in the outdoors and running.

  • Ava Oaxaca

    An Arlington native, Ava Oaxaca is the first in her family to pursue a career in funeral service. She graduated from the Peabody Institute of Music in Baltimore and George Mason University before discovering her passion for the funeral industry. She is working towards her degree at the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science while interning as a member of our team. When not working, Ava enjoys cycling and traditional Irish music.