Matthews-Bryson Funeral Home
123 West Commerce St.
Smyrna, DE 19977




Caring Comes First. Matthews-Bryson Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been serving the needs of families in Smyrna, Clayton, Dover, Middletown, Townsend, and other communities throughout Delaware since 1922.

On this website, we hope to provide you with all of the information you need to make an informed decision about your selection of a caring funeral provider.

In 1922, William E. Matthews Jr., our founder and my late grandfather, started our funeral home in Smyrna, DE. His dreams and goals were simple in concept, yet lasting in their significance. Bill strongly believed in the ideal of "Service Above Self", and his goal was to provide sympathetic service to those in need.

Three generations and over nine decades later, our family and support-staff are ever-mindful of his legacy and of the highest ethical and professional standards he established.

Today, more than ever, we are fully committed to providing your family with the finest in services, facilities, and compassionate care. Below is our mission statement, which summarizes our core beliefs and philosophy of service.



Mission Statement

To provide guidance and comfort to the families we serve by providing dignified, personalized, ethical, and affordable service to those of all faiths, beliefs, and cultural traditions.


Thank you for visiting us, and as always, we are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to assist you in any way possible or to answer any questions that you may have. At Matthews-Bryson Funeral Home and Cremation Services, caring comes first.


Matthew R. "Rick" Bryson, LFD