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Little Bethel Memorial Park

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Little Bethel Memorial Park has been a final resting place for people of the Duncanville and Cedar Hill communities for generations. The 1st burial took place in what would become Pioneer Cemetery and then Little Bethel Memorial Park in 1856.

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A beautiful Duncanville cemetery

Cemetery grounds at Little Bethel Memorial ParkToday, the 45-acre cemetery, located at 1803 Cedar Hill Road, is a perpetual care cemetery. With a peaceful, country atmosphere, the well-maintained Little Bethel Memorial Park is a place of solace and comfort. The cemetery works often with David Clayton & Sons Funeral Home.

Plenty of burial options

Our memorial park accommodates a variety of memorialization options, including ground burial spaces, double-depth lawn crypts, family estates, private mausoleums and cremation niche/columbaria spaces.

Veterans burials

Many military veterans are buried at the cemetery, and Little Bethel Memorial Park honors veterans with an annual Memorial Day Program held at the cemetery on Memorial Day.

History

Cemetery grounds at Little Bethel Memorial ParkLittle Bethel Memorial Park in Duncanville was founded as Pioneer Cemetery in 1856. It all started when a wealthy landowner named Crawford Trees allowed a child who died in a winter storm to be buried on his property.

Between 1856 and 1900, the cemetery was enlarged and clear boundaries were designated. Crawford then gave the property—approximately 45 acres—to the communities of Cedar Hill and Duncanville. A small church near the cemetery was called Little Bethel, and that name was also given to the cemetery.

The original cemetery site is known today as the Pioneer section. From that spot on a hilltop, the newer sections of the cemetery follow a sloping hill down to the original bronze gate.

Little Bethel Memorial Park became a perpetual care cemetery in 1966. Little Bethel Memorial Park is a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of obituary, funeral, burial, cremation and cemetery service providers.

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