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About

Aycock Funeral Home & Hillcrest Memorial Gardens are proud to serve families in Saint Lucie and Indian River County. As sister locations, our funeral home and cemetery allow you to conveniently take care of all your funeral and burial arrangements.

A welcoming funeral home

Front exterior building entrance at Aycock Funeral Home.Located on Highway 1 in Fort Pierce, Aycock Funeral Home is a contemporary, home-like setting. Our facility includes well-appointed and comfortable rooms for visitations and receptions, as well as a chapel for on-site services.

Aycock Funeral Home provides a range of services to help you through one of the most challenging stages of life. We understand that losing a loved one is a difficult emotional experience. That's why we are committed to meeting your service expectations. Whether you are interested in a traditional funeral service, cremation with ashes scattered in a personally meaningful place or a creative celebration of life, the options are truly endless.

Whichever service you choose, we provide a personalized occasion. From scrapbooking to sailboats, or guitars to golf balls, we take the aspects that mattered most to your loved one and put them together to create a singular, heartfelt memorial. Our team at Aycock Funeral Home is experienced in most religious and ethnic customs, as well as military and fraternal organization protocols.

Hillcrest Memorial Gardens

Cemetery grounds with above the ground headstones  at Aycock Funeral Home.Hillcrest Memorial Gardens covers 41 sweeping acres between Fort Pierce and Vero Beach, on the east side of Highway 1. The picturesque cemetery has 11 statuary features, including a prominent arch and cross located in the center of the property at the highest point. These features create a graceful backdrop for our many cemetery options, including private family and community mausoleum crypts, niches for cremation urns, space for in-ground burials, lawn crypts, private burial estates and cremation gardens.

With this wide variety of cemetery options, we are certain that your family will find an arrangement that best suits your needs and wishes.

We honor veterans

Aycock Funeral Home & Hillcrest Memorial Gardens understands the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level One 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.

Holiday luminary event

Each December, we invite the public to join us for a community luminary service. We light thousands of candles throughout the cemetery grounds and funeral home, turning the property into a glowing tribute to the loved ones we have served.

History

G. Wade Aycock opened Aycock Funeral Home in Stuart on South Federal Highway in December 1968. A businessman and compassionate funeral professional, he quickly established a reputation for providing fine funeral, memorial, burial and cremation services.

Treasure Coast expansion

Cemetery grounds at Hillcrest Memorial GardensHis 1st expansion was into Jensen Beach in 1973. Later, in 1982, Wade opened a 3rd location of Aycock Funeral Home on Floresta Drive in Port Saint Lucie. Aycock-Riverside Funeral and Cremation Center opened in Jupiter in 1987. The 5th Aycock Funeral Home was added to the grounds of Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Fort Pierce in 1996.

Along the way, the original Stuart location also built an on-site crematory. Aycock Funeral Home opened a 2nd location on Bayshore Boulevard in Port Saint Lucie in 1995. It combined operations with Roger L. Byrd – Port St. Lucie Funeral Home in 2004 and is now known as Aycock Funeral Home – Byrd, Young & Prill Chapel. In addition, a 2nd Stuart location operates as Aycock Funeral Home – Young & Prill Chapel, about 15 minutes south of the original Stuart location.

Hillcrest Memorial Gardens and affiliated locations

Water feature at Hillcrest Memorial GardensHillcrest Memorial Gardens was founded in 1954 while Aycock Funeral Home was built on the cemetery grounds in 1996.

Aycock Funeral Home & Hillcrest Memorial Gardens are both affiliated with other Aycock Funeral Home locations in Jupiter, Stuart, Port Saint Lucie and Jensen Beach, as well as Fernhill Memorial Gardens & Mausoleum in Stuart and Riverside Memorial Park in Tequesta.

Both Aycock Funeral Home & Hillcrest Memorial Gardens are members of the Dignity Memorial® network, the largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services in North America. Working together as funeral home and cemetery, our teams are here for you.

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100% SERVICE GUARANTEE

At Dignity Memorial, we take our promises seriously. That’s why we offer a 100% service guarantee. We strive to get every detail right the first time, every time. If for some reason we don’t and you’re dissatisfied with any aspect of your service, we will remedy it quickly and fully. Learn about our Dignity Difference benefits.

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Every Detail Remembered

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An experience like no other, carefully crafted by our caring planning team.

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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.

"They were very understanding of what we were going through."

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August 2020

"Chasity took a personal interest in our family and all the staff was courteous and timely."

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August 2020

"Jim Moran and all the staff we met at Hillcrest were courteous and professional. Jim was empathetic and explained everything we could expect, he left no question or request unanswered. Covid-19 rearranged some things but Jim and his staff helped our family to get through with minimum stress....we are grateful for all their support"

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May 2020

"Aycock Funeral Home in Fort Pierce was very caring and professional to work with during this sorrowful time for families. Their Staff instructed us on every aspect of what we would confronted with and helped us through this end of life experience. They left us with a feeling of a life celebrated!"

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April 2020

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Meet Our Team

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  • Fort Pierce Funeral Home Funeral Director -  Aycock Funeral Home

    Gary N Maxwell

    Funeral Director
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    Eric S Varner

    Funeral Director
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    Glenn Eric Dewhirst

    Funeral Director
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    Laura Ruth Barbone

    General Manager
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