Dr. Julia Marshall to be Honored at Black Capitol Awards, 2.22.11, Washington, D.C.
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Dr. Julia Marshall is a graduate of American University in Washington, D.C., and her career spans over 50 years. She worked for the United States Government, holding various positions in the Adjutant General’s Office, Department of the Army, Department of State, and the Agency for International Development. She retired after 31 years of service within the government and then dedicated her life to preparing families for the hereafter. In addition, to her government career, she distinguished herself as a successful entrepreneur. For 14 years she and her husband, Harold, owned and operated the second largest number of Black-owned dry cleaning establishments in the Metropolitan area, where she served as Chief Operating Officer.
After the death of her husband in February 2003, she took over the challenging position of CEO of Marshall’s Funeral Homes, Inc., established in 1968 with locations in Washington, DC and Suitland, MD. This was an easy transition considering she graduated Cum Laude from the American Academy MacAllister Institute of Funeral Service in New York and was already serving as a secretary, treasurer, funeral director and family counselor within the funeral service business. Dr. Marshall is a licensed funeral director in the District of Columbia and the State of Maryland. Her funeral establishments serve more than 900 families per year.
In addition to her business career, Dr. Marshall is actively engaged in community affairs. She is a life member of the NAACP and a member of the John Wesley AME Zion Church, where she served as church treasurer, trustee, and usher. She is a member of the Capitol Hill Kiwanis Club; Tau Gamma Delta Sorority, Xi Chapter; The Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice and Independent Funeral Directors Association (she served as third Vice President, Assistant Secretary, and Treasurer); and the National Funeral Directors Association, where she actively participates in national meetings and local seminars.
Based on her community work, she received a number of honors and awards. In February 2004, Dr. Marshall received one of Livingstone’s highest honors when she was officially inducted into the Livingstone College Alumni Hall of Fame. On July 25, 2004, Livingstone College conferred additional honors upon Dr. Marshall with the Honorary Degree, “Doctorate of Humane Letters”. On April 18, 2004, Dr. Marshall was inducted into the Washington, D.C. Hall of Fame as a result of her business involvement and other community activities.
Today, Dr. Julia P. Marshall continues to demonstrate a love for humankind and a desire to make a difference in God’s field here on earth. She is a true visionary and a leader with an unselfish spirit, always striving to give her very best to God and her fellow man.