Joseph Gawler’s Sons, LLC

5130 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington, DC 20016


  • Joshua Allen Carter


    Since 2007 Joshua has provided compassionate care to families in Tennessee, Florida, North Carolina and Georgia. He has been the manager of Sandy Springs Chapel since 2015 and earned his degree in mortuary science from John A. Gupton College in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2007. He is proud to be a part of the Dignity Memorial® team, guiding you through one of the most personal times in life.

  • Teresa Mary Schnur

    Funeral Director

    A licensed funeral director and embalmer in 5 states, Teresa M. Schnur has provided warmth and comfort to families since 2010. Currently serving as assistant manager, she holds an Associate of Science in funeral services from St. Petersburg College and a Bachelor of Science in funeral services management from Mid-America College of Funeral Service.

    Teresa is dedicated to providing excellent and compassionate care to families of all faiths and cultures. Certified by Hospice Foundation of America, she also regularly presents to hospice and medical professionals throughout the Washington, D.C. area.

    In her free time, Teresa enjoys traveling, genealogy research, reading and spending time with family and friends.

  • Kevin H Barnett

    Funeral Director

    Kevin H. Barnett has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 2011 and has served the greater Washington D.C. community since his relocation in 2013. He is a graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and in 2015 attended the Insight Institute and obtained his credentials as a certified funeral celebrant. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Arts in biomedical humanities and biology from Hiram College.

    Kevin is an active alumnus of Hiram College, a founding member of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Column and Stripe and has also served as president of the Bailey’s Crossroads Host Lions Club. In his spare time Kevin enjoys traveling, art, rock climbing and spending time with his spouse and his rescue poodle, Bingo.

  • Zebulon V Brooks

    Funeral Director

    Zebulon attended University of the District of Columbia, where he earned a degree in mortuary science. He became a licensed funeral director and embalmer in 1997 and has served Washington, D.C.-area families ever since.
  • Duane E Hills


    Since 1978, President Duane Hills has provided compassionate funeral care to families in New York State, Texas and Washington, DC. He earned his degree in mortuary science from Simmons School of Mortuary Science in 1978. Duane continues to proudly serve our families while guiding our team with excellence. 

    When he is not serving families, Duane enjoys Civil War history, traveling to historic sites, collecting political memorabilia, and is a member of the Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia. He also serves as a commissioner on the DC Funeral Board.