About

The professional, experienced and dedicated staff at H.M. Patterson and Son-Oglethorpe Hill Chapel provides exceptional, compassionate care to families at an emotional time in their lives. We believe that funeral services should reflect the lives of those being honored, and we strive to create meaningful tributes to those who have meant so much to family and friends.

Communities served

  • Atlanta
  • Brookhaven
  • Chamblee
  • Cobb County
  • DeKalb County
  • Dunwoody
  • Fulton County
  • Gwinnett County
  • Midtown Atlanta
  • Sandy Springs

Unparalleled service

The mission of our founder, Hyatt M. Patterson, was to provide high-quality funeral services in Atlanta by recruiting a professional and dedicated staff. We are committed to maintaining the same unparalleled level of service today as we provide burial options and cremation services in the greater Atlanta area.

Cremation services

We specialize in cremation services that honor loved ones in personalized ways, and families love our transparent pricing. 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 the many options:

  • 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.

For those who wish for a more momentous memorial, Neptune Memorial Reef is an underwater cremation garden off the coast of Florida. A Celestis Memorial Spaceflight takes ashes into space for a little while or forever.

There are many options for cremation—and they're not all equal. Here's what you can expect when you choose us for your loved one's cremation:

  • Custody of care guaranteed. Our custody-of-care program helps safeguard the identification of your loved one from the time we bring them into our care until the time we return them to your family. We check, cross-check and check again, every step of the way.
  • Exclusive custody of your loved one. We use only crematories owned and operated by Dignity Memorial® providers or trusted partners. Once your loved one is in our custody or that of a trusted partner, they’re in our care until they’re returned to your family.
  • Licensed, certified, conscientious staff. All Dignity Memorial crematory operators are licensed and certified by Cremation Association of North America, or CANA. Only one person at a time is cremated, and the cremation chamber is thoroughly cleaned before the next person is cremated.

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Trusted provider

Reception room at H.M. Patterson & Son-Oglethorpe Hill ChapelWe are proud to offer our families exceptional value and hometown service afforded by our membership in the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. When you choose H.M. Patterson & Son-Oglethorpe Hill Chapel, you receive service excellence from a locally operated establishment, coupled with the benefits of one of the most trusted service providers.

History

Hyatt M. Patterson always knew his life’s work must be directed to helping others. Acting on this desire, he began his apprenticeship in 1872 in Cleveland and worked there for 9 years. In 1881, while on his honeymoon, he traveled with his English-born bride to Atlanta for the Cotton States Exposition. After seeing the town, he told his bride of one year that they would live in Atlanta. Two days later, he started work with George Boaz at the Markham House, a landmark hotel in the city. The following year he purchased the Markham House and founded Patterson’s Funeral Home in 1882.

Chapel at H.M. Patterson & Son-Oglethorpe Hill ChapelThe business that he founded would become a cornerstone of modern funeral service. Notably, he was the first person in the southeastern United States to build a funeral home from the ground up. The H.M. Patterson – Spring Hill location is the longest continuously operating funeral home in the southeast. Hyatt was also responsible for many other innovations in funeral service and would become regarded as one of Georgia’s outstanding citizens. Before his death, he earned the affection of thousands. He was generous to everyone throughout the community. As a result of his vision, the name H.M. Patterson & Son has been a household word in Atlanta ever since.

H.M. Patterson & Son-Oglethorpe Hill Chapel is a proud member of the Dignity Memorial® network and continues to embrace the values that Hyatt held so dear. Today, we offer resources and sophisticated innovations that continue to distinguish H.M. Patterson & Son as the premier funeral provider.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"Patterson arranged for my husband's body to be transferred to another state, and it all went very smoothly. They also provided a space for my husband's body to be shrouded in a dignified prayerful way by members of the Baha'i community. which was very much appreciated."

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October 2022

"Patterson was so helpful and reassuring throughout the whole experience, and very patient with the plans we were trying to achieve, even as unforeseen obstacles presented themselves! The graveside service was beautiful and every detail taken care of! Shannon and the sweet lady with him were a calming influence, and she even brought the flowers

to our home! Many of our friends said they would like to have a service just like that one!"

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September 2022

"We felt comfortable from the first moment we walked into the building. Everything conveys a feeling of comfort and caring. The personnel were very kind and compassionate as well as professional. Highly recommend."

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September 2022

"Everyone was very nice to us."

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