Funeral, Cremation & Cemetery

Groover Funeral Home at Mansion Memorial Park


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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.





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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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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.

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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.


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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