About

Groover Funeral Home and Mansion Memorial Park in Ellenton, Florida, work together to provide funeral, cremation and burial services to the Manatee County community. The funeral home team is dedicated to designing unique tributes that celebrate life. The cemetery team helps families choose the burial option that's best for them.

Personalized funeral services

Sitting area at Groover Funeral HomeAt Groover Funeral Home, we begin by listening to you to discover traits that define a lifetime. Share a favorite song, fashion style or defining decade, and we will work to incorporate these elements into a memorial to be treasured by all who attend.

Catering can be customized to reflect a preferred palate or incorporate a secret family recipe. Audiovisual presentations—from photo slideshows to music playlists—evoke emotion and inspiration. Whatever you envision, the licensed funeral directors at Groover Funeral Home specialize in creating tailored tributes to meet your final wishes.

Flexible chapel space

Our chapel warmly welcomes celebrants of all faith traditions and cultural backgrounds. Inside, you’ll find a flexible reception area that adapts to your needs, whether you envision a large and lively gathering of friends or a small and intimate retreat for close family.

Mansion Memorial Park cemetery

For more than 150 years, the meticulously maintained grounds of Mansion Memorial Park in Ellenton have provided a variety of burial options to best meet your needs. Located at 1400 36th Avenue East, our beautiful cemetery offers convenience and peace for all families.

Situated on the property of an old cotton and tomato plantation known as Gamble Mansion, tall palm trees, stately live oaks and beautiful floral landscaping provide a quiet, picturesque setting for reflection.

Burial choices for every family

As you stroll through the cemetery grounds, you'll notice a wide range of burial, entombment and cremation choices. Options include traditional ground burial with flat or upright markers, entombment in a community or private mausoleum and private family estates.

We also offer a number of options for the burial or inurnment of cremation remains. Niches, memorial benches, columbaria and a scattering garden are a few of our cremation memorialization choices.

Here to serve you

Front exterior at Mansion Memorial Park and Funeral HomeFor the benefit of the families we serve, we maintain close ties with Manasota Memorial Park and Manasota Funeral Home in Bradenton. We are members of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers, offering exclusive benefits, compassionate care and personalized service. You can count on us to be there for you in your time of need.

Please reach out to us if the funeral home and cemetery teams may provide additional information regarding funeral arrangements or burial services in Ellenton, or if you would like a tour of the chapel or cemetery grounds.

History

The more than 150-year tradition of Groover Funeral Home and Mansion Memorial Park begins with the formation of one of the most historic cemeteries in Ellenton, Florida. The cemetery is located on a site that was once part of the original Gamble Plantation Historic State Park. The rich history of the area is punctuated by the historical figures who are buried at Mansion Memorial Park, some of whom date back to the mid-1800s.

Today, Groover Funeral Home and Mansion Memorial Park provide a full range of services and options to our neighbors in Ellenton and the surrounding Bradenton area. The funeral home team specializes in military funerals, traditional religious ceremonies and contemporary celebrations of life. We both consider it an honor to serve families in need of compassion when it counts most.

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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.

"I'm very pleased with service. Staff was beyond helpful. I really appreciate all the help received while going through this difficult loss."

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July 2021

"Groover's made something that was a sad and difficult time super easy. Every single person on staff is amazing. The funeral 'packages' were fabulous! We added flowers and catering. The flowers were gorgeous and the food was presented well and it was delicious. Nancy did an amazing job making the memorabilia display so very unique and personal. I can't say enough wonderful things about Groover's! Rick, Tabitha, and Kristi were amazing! Thank you for making this process as easy as possible!"

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July 2021

"The staff was most attentive and compassionate with what was needed for my Dad's service as well as for me (going through this alone). The military service was beautiful and I will have many memories to cherish."

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June 2021

"The people at this funeral home are among the finest people I have ever met. They were caring, sensitive, and kind while explaining everything to my children and me. They fully and patiently answered every question we had. This was an especially emotional time for me because my wife and I had been married for 53 years at the time of her passing. We were married shortly before I was shipped out to serve in the Vietnam War. We endured together the stresses related to that. After returning home from the war and honorably completing my military service, we returned home to Florida, attended college together, and graduated from college on the same day. She became a school teacher and I became a lawyer. During all that, she also gave birth to our three children and was there for the birth of our eight grandchildren. She fought cancer for over 20 years. We finally retired and were looking forward to many more years together during retirement. But, unfortunately, it was not meant to be. I can honestly and sincerely say that the people of this funeral home so lovingly and kindly supported me throughout this very emotionally devastating time. I cannot thank or praise them enough."

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May 2021

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