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Cemeteries honour loved ones and give future generations a place to remember and reflect. Choosing cemetery property is an important step in paying tribute to special lives and creating a lasting legacy. 



Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens is a picturesque 52-acre cemetery set in the beautiful Roanoke Valley on Airport Road. In 2024, Blue Ridge Funeral Home opened on the grounds of the cemetery. With mountain views, a flexible chapel and space for outdoor ceremonies, we provide traditional funerals, cremation memorials and celebrations of life, as well as burials and cremation memorialization, to people from all walks of life.

Communities served

  • Bonsack
  • Cave Spring
  • Cloverdale
  • Daleville
  • Hollins
  • Roanoke
  • Salem
  • Troutville
  • Vinton

Personalized memorials and celebrations of life

Chapel at Blue Ridge Funeral Home & Blue Ridge Memorial GardensAt Blue Ridge Funeral Home, we believe that every service should be as unique as the life lived. We capture the essence of your loved one to create an event that honors your special person and gives friends and family a chance to come together and remember.

Perhaps it’s a barbecue in honor of the pit master, complete with live music and bottles of homemade sauce for guests to take home. Maybe it's a garden-themed party for a beloved green thumb. Or perhaps it's a quiet outdoor scattering ceremony with the closest family and friends. No matter your wish, no matter the detail, we handle it all.

Whether you want to arrange a traditional funeral service or modern celebration of life, large gathering or more intimate service, we will work with you one-on-one to ensure your needs and budget are met. From floral arrangements to music selections, decor, mementos and more, we guide you through your choices with care.

Our team of experienced professionals is mindful of every need, respectful of every wish and watchful of every detail. As a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers, we understand that losing a loved one is an emotional and difficult experience. We are committed to providing caring, professional and personal service.

Cremation in Roanoke

Signature Dedication at Brevard Memorial Funeral Home & ParkBlue Ridge Funeral Home specializes in cremation services that honor loved ones in personalized ways, and families love our all-inclusive pricing options. With expertise in scattering ashes and a friendly team who pays attention to every detail, we provide service that is second to none.

More and more people are choosing cremation over traditional burial, but most aren’t familiar with all the choices:

  • a cremation without a funeral or memorial service of any kind.
  • a funeral with your loved one present, followed by cremation.
  • a cremation followed by a scattering, cemetery memorialization or celebration of life—or all three.

There are many cremation providers from which to choose. Here’s what you can expect when you choose Blue Ridge Funeral Home for your loved one’s cremation:

  • Custody of care guaranteed. Our identification pendant and custody-of-care program help safeguard the identification of your loved one.
  • Exclusive custody of your loved one. Once your loved one is in the care of a Dignity Memorial provider or trusted partner, they’re in our care until they’re returned to your family.
  • Licensed, certified, conscientious staff. All Dignity Memorial crematory operators in Virginia are licensed and certified by the Cremation Association of North America, or CANA. Unless there are special circumstances and your family has requested otherwise, only one person at a time is cremated. Additionally, the cremation chamber is thoroughly cleaned before the next person is cremated.


A peaceful final resting place

Mausoleum at Blue Ridge Funeral Home & Blue Ridge Memorial GardensHaving a permanent place of remembrance to visit and reflect can be a great comfort, and a cemetery memorial allows a loved one’s legacy to be recognized for generations to come. With a variety of memorial options set among rolling green lawns, mature trees and winding sidewalks, you're certain to find an arrangement at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens that suits your needs and wishes.

Your cemetery choices include:

  • Burial gardens
  • Lawn crypts
  • Community mausoleum spaces
  • Cremation benches and pedestals
  • Family estates
  • Private mausoleums


Veterans funerals and burials

Find a veterans cemetery near youWe deeply appreciate those who have sacrificed for our freedoms and feel privileged to honor veterans and their families in need of funeral and cremation services. We can arrange for an honor guard and the playing of Taps. Our experienced funeral directors are dedicated to ensuring that every veteran is honored in a manner befitting their service and giving their families the support they need.

Grief support and aftercare

The loss of a loved one can be devastating, and many people don’t know where to turn or how to cope. We’re here to help you during difficult times—you aren’t alone. Though the experience of grief can be very isolating, the articles in our grief library can make a difference in your day-to-day life, and families who plan services with us get access to our 24-hour Compassion Helpline® (services provided by Charles Nechtem Associates) for up to 13 months after a service.

Funeral and burial planning in advance

Arrangement room at Blue Ridge Funeral Home & Blue Ridge Memorial GardensIn addition to assisting with an immediate need, Blue Ridge Funeral Home and Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens work with families to make final arrangements in advance. When you plan ahead, you relieve your family from financial and emotional burdens while ensuring your wishes are fulfilled. We offer in-person and virtual consultations, as well as a free Personal Planning Guide.

Lean on us

The caring and dedicated teams at Blue Ridge Funeral Home and Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens provide exceptional, compassionate service at one of life’s most difficult times. We honor the opportunity to serve you and your family. We consider it a great responsibility when families entrust to us the care of their loved ones.

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please reach out, day or night, if we may assist with funeral, cremation or burial arrangements in Roanoke. Contact us.


Unique feature at Blue Ridge Funeral Home & Blue Ridge Memorial GardensOriginally from Minneapolis, James E. Springer founded Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Roanoke, Virginia, in 1954. Jim was among the early pioneers of perpetual care memorial parks. At one point, he served as president of the Virginia Cemetery Association. Jim's grandson, Tony Peterson, continues serving the community with compassion.

Recognizing that today's busy families appreciate the convenience of planning funerals, cremations, celebrations and burials all in one place, Blue Ridge Funeral Home was opened on the grounds of the cemetery in 2024.

Both the cemetery and funeral home are part of the Dignity Memorial family of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers.


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