Since 2007, Forest Lawn West Funeral & Cremation Service has served the Greater Charlotte area. We provide funeral, cremation and memorial services tailored to your needs. Together with our sister location, Forest Lawn West Cemetery—established in 1935—we make final arrangements convenient and simple.
Flexible event space
Facility is available to host your personal events
- Large capacity chapel
Celebration of Life center
Facility is designed for personalized funeral celebrations
- Veterans cemetery section
Flexible chapel space
Our chapel can be used for hosting your religious events
- Beautiful views
- Outdoor pavilion
- Cemetery spaces available
- Custom headstones and markers
- Piano/organ on site
Family Estates are a distinguished tribute to a family legacy. They can be customized with stained glass, benches and landscaping
Grave markers that sit flush to the ground in the material of preference
- Upright headstones
Private or Community spaces for urns as well as caskets, that can be Indoor or outdoor
- Coffee lounge
- Onsite cemetery
Option for mail delivery of ashes
Sent through postal mail service, signature required.
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Cremation viewing suite
- Cremation cemetery options
- Cremation niches
Arrangements by phone or email
Complete funeral planning, including electronic signature, without needing a funeral home visit
- Catered events
- Large reception area
Services available to support planning events
Tribute video production
Services available to create a tribute video for the service or obituary from photos and videos.
- Audio and video equipment
- Popular music selections
- Intimate reception area
Space available for corporate and organization meetings
- Overnight visitations
- Black car service
- Police escort available
- Cemetery flower delivery
Religious & Cultural
- Multicultural funerals
- Jewish cemetery section
- Incense burning
Other Languages Spoken
Free Funeral Planning Resources
Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.
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A comfortable Charlotte funeral home
The team at Forest Lawn West Funeral & Cremation Service understands the difficulty of planning after a loved one’s death. We keep this in mind as we welcome families to tour our chapel, visitation rooms and hospitality room, which houses a full kitchen available for catered meals before or after services. The library has a cozy fireplace, and a large, comfortable gathering room includes a big bay window, sofa and chairs. It’s our hope to create a welcoming atmosphere where you can plan a memorable memorial and spend time with family and friends to reminisce and begin to heal.
Though traditional religious funeral services remain a popular option, we recognize that you may prefer a contemporary and upbeat Celebration of Life ceremony instead. Our attentive funeral directors and funeral celebrants specialize in creating custom memorials that truly speak to the lives of individuals. You can inspire us with a memory of your loved one, a hobby that grew into a passion, a favorite music genre or a portfolio of hand-created art, and we will work to gracefully incorporate as many personal elements as you would like into the service.
Want an afternoon ice cream social? Or maybe an evening wine and cheese gathering is a better fit. Were you thinking perhaps a guitar player, the best barbecue in Charlotte and jars of special-recipe sauce as as mementos? If you can imagine it, we can most likely make it happen.
We also help families secure ministers and organists for both funerals and graveside services.
Not everyone knows that there are many cremation options. If you are interested in cremation, the funeral home team can explain the process and the different memorial and burial choices. From a direct cremation without a service or a witness to a full funeral service before or after the cremation and more, we help you understand this increasingly common decision.
For families who choose the time-honored tradition of cremation, our full-service funeral home has a private crematory on the property. This gives Forest Lawn West Funeral & Cremation Service complete control of a cremation from start to finish and means your loved one never leaves our care. If desired, cremated remains may be buried at Forest Lawn West Cemetery.
Forest Lawn West Cemetery
Forest Lawn West Cemetery in Charlotte encompasses more than 100 acres of rolling hills and wooded areas. A pastoral setting with upright granite monuments, as well as lawn crypts and flush granite and bronze memorials, the cemetery is a beautiful final resting place. The property includes 5 communal mausoleums, as well as private mausoleums and private estates. Glass-front niches for cremated remains are now available in the indoor mausoleum.
We honor veterans
At Forest Lawn West Funeral & Cremation Service and Forest Lawn West Cemetery, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Two Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, our staff is knowledgeable in the benefits available to veterans and their families. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran's memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one. It’s our honor to help military families and veterans plan a funeral or memorial service that celebrates a life of dignified service.
Although space is available throughout the cemetery for veterans, a designated veterans section showcases a large memorial honoring our nation’s servicemen and servicewomen. In 2019, the cemetery partnered with Wreaths Across America with the goal of placing a wreath on every veteran’s grave on our property in 2020 and beyond.
Let us serve you
We at Forest Lawn West Funeral & Cremation Service and Forest Lawn West Cemetery are dedicated to our community. Over the years, we have served families from every area of Mecklenburg and Gaston counties with a commitment to high standards.
Please call us, day or night, if we may assist with burial, cremation or funeral planning in Charlotte.
Forest Lawn West Cemetery was founded in 1935. Shortly thereafter, construction began on the mausoleum, which was completed in 1937. Forest Lawn West Funeral & Cremation Service opened on the property in 2007.
Today, both the funeral home and cemetery are members of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers, continuing our legacy of care for Charlotte families.