Brookside Funeral Home and Memorial Park was established in the 1930s by the Saunders family and has become the final resting place of people from all walks of life. Today, we offer families the convenience of a funeral home, crematory and memorial park in one location.
At Brookside Funeral Home, families are offered many different venues in which to memorialize the life and accomplishments of their loved ones. The funeral home is located adjacent to the cemetery, providing families the ability to have all of their immediate needs met in one convenient location. The crematory, also located on the grounds of Brookside Memorial Park, provides comfort to our families desiring a service with cremation in knowing that their loved one never leaves the caring and professional hands of our staff.
Through the assistance of trained Dignity Memorial® service providers, meaningful tributes are designed according to the unique qualities of the life that is being remembered. We offer many facilities for memorialization and funeral ceremonies, including visitation and staterooms of varying sizes, a large and comforting chapel with seating for over 200 guests and our private and historic Chapel of Chimes.
The Chapel of Chimes is located in the center of Brookside Memorial Park alongside the historic Berry Cemetery, a family cemetery which was established before the Civil War and serves as the final resting place of many of the brave men who lost their lives during battle. The simple masonry architecture of the Chapel of Chimes is a perfect complement to the serene setting it occupies. The beautiful chimes from the chapel tower can be heard from several surrounding areas and their soft tones add to many services of remembrance held there.
Brookside Memorial Park is situated on 290 acres distinguished by oak and pine trees, some of which are estimated to be over 300 years old, Spanish moss and a carefully tended lawn which enhance the natural beauty of the park-like setting. Its beauty will be maintained in perpetuity through the established and carefully managed Endowment Care Trust Fund. Our park includes a veterans’ monument located next to our Chapel of Chimes, a beautiful alter monument, various religious features throughout our grounds, and a George Washington statue in our Masonic gardens.
Today, we are proud to be a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of more than 1,600 funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers.