Joynes Funeral Home was founded in 1938 by Henry W. Joynes, a pioneering young man and a licensed funeral director from Cheriton, Virginia. He and his wife, Augustine, settled in Warrenton, Virginia and operated three locations: Warrenton, Falls Church, and Washington, D.C. During this time, Joynes Funeral Home was only one of two African-American owned funeral homes in Northern Virginia. Also during this time, professionalism, dignity, and the true ethic of "serve thy brother" were born as cornerstones of Joynes Funeral Home's operation.
The 1960s saw many new changes. George Woodson Joynes, son of Henry W., joined the firm and helped to continue the tradition for which the firm had become well known. During this time, the Falls Church and Washington, D.C. locations were gradually closed and a new facility was built at the current location on North Third St. in Warrenton. In 1987, Darryl Joynes joined the firm and added a third generation to the history. Today Joynes Funeral Home is known throughout Northern Virginia and has served thousands of families during the past 85 years.