Mitchell Funeral Home and Raleigh Memorial Park

7209 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612 | 919-783-7128  |  7501 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612 | 919-787-2766 | MAP

 
 
 

History of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park

With its beginning on the corner of Morgan and Wilmington Street, Mitchell Funeral Home is the successor to several funeral establishments in the Raleigh-Wake County area, and Raleigh Memorial Park was founded in 1959 by former Raleigh Mayor Jyles J. Coggins

Erasmus D. Haynes, carpenter and cabinet maker, opened his business on that corner in downtown Raleigh in 1874. He continued to operate at this location making furniture, cabinets, and custom-made coffins. As a maker of coffins, he became the undertaker – the person called upon to “undertake the task of the burial of the dead.” In 1885, Lorenzo C. Bagwell opened a furniture store and undertaking shop at 12 East Martin Street. Bagwell had learned the undertaking trade as an employee of Johnson and Barber General Store. In 1890 he moved the business to 220 East Martin Street.

The business changed hands several times over the years and today Mitchell Funeral Home is operated by local funeral directors and staff with more than 130 years of experience and caring in the funeral industry. We are committed to maintaining the high level of tradition and excellence in service which you've come to expect. In 2006 both Mitchell Funeral Home and Raleigh Memorial Park became part of the Dignity Memorial® network in Raleigh, which also includes the Brown-Wynne Funeral Homes.

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