Woodlawn Funeral Home and Woodlawn Memorial Park are located in Gotha, Florida, right outside of Orlando. The funeral home and cemetery teams are honored to serve you during one of the most personal and challenging stages of life.
Working together, the compassionate funeral home and beautiful cemetery provide the convenience of making all your funeral, cremation and burial arrangements at sister locations.
- Catered Receptions
- Funeral Celebrants
- Event Space
- Crematorium On-Site
An inclusive funeral home
Woodlawn Funeral Home is next to Lake Rose and easily accessed from the Florida Turnpike, Spessard L. Holland East-West Highway, Old Winter Garden Road and Orlando International Airport. We serve the communities of Orlando, Winter Park, Lake Buena Vista and Clermont.
We want everyone who visits to feel welcome here. The team at our non-denominational funeral home is happy to incorporate your family's cultural or religious traditions into a funeral or memorial service. We work with people of all faiths and backgrounds and have worked closely with local Hindu and Muslim societies.
Our funeral chapels
Woodlawn Funeral Home has 3 modern chapels. The largest chapel—The Grove—seats about 170 people. The 2nd largest—The Meadows—accommodates about 75. It has a waterfall. With bookshelves filled with books and a cozy interior, The Library holds about 50 people. All of the chapels have hardwood floors and flat-screen televisions to show photos or videos.
Let's celebrate life
At Woodlawn Funeral Home, we pride ourselves on events that truly celebrate you or your loved one. Whether you are seeking a basic cremation with a champagne toast, a full traditional funeral service with a cemetery burial and a catered reception, or a creative outdoor celebration complete with a live band, favorite foods, a full bar and funeral favors, we take care of every detail. We are here to help you and your family celebrate a life like no other.
Imagine it: From scrapbooking to sailboats, guitars to golf balls, crab cakes to cupcakes, we take the things that mattered to someone and string them together to create a singular, heartfelt memorial.
Here for you
Woodlawn Funeral Home is a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. We offer not only the compassion you expect from a locally operated establishment, but also the value you deserve.
Our deepest wish is to help you celebrate life with loving care. Please call us when you need us.
In 1926, Asher Peter and a group of civic leaders founded Woodlawn Memorial Park.
The cemetery was designed to be a beautiful place that would express ideals of life, hope, and new beginnings. Robert Neel joined the Woodlawn staff in 1949. He and his son were instrumental in the planning and preparation of the Life of Christ mosaic and many of the other features that now adorn the cemetery.
In 1976, a funeral home was added to the property. This made Woodlawn Memorial Park the 1st cemetery in the state of Florida to have a funeral home on its grounds.
Today, Woodlawn Funeral Home and Woodlawn Memorial Park are members of the Dignity Memorial® network.
Woodlawn Memorial Park cemetery
Woodlawn Memorial Park is an inclusive cemetery serving different faiths, cultures and beliefs. The property includes a large lake, 2 fountains and beautiful statues. It is a lovely final resting place and home to much wildlife.
The cemetery offers a wide selection of burial options, including in-ground burial with flush or upright memorials, a community mausoleum, family estates, private mausoleums and a cremation garden with cremation niches.
Because we believe in making everyone feel welcome, certain areas of the cemetery are dedicated to specific religions, including the Catholic and Jewish faiths. In 1954, Woodlawn began to develop the gardens that would eventually have various religious themes. The 1st garden was the Garden of the Apostle, and then other gardens followed, including the Garden of the Last Supper. A bronze statue of George Washington sits in the Masonic garden.
In 1986, we added the Garden of Memories to provide options for families who choose cremation. A graceful fountain adorns this garden, making it a peaceful place to reflect and remember loved ones.
Life of Christ mosaic
The community mausoleum, Mausoleum of Christian Heritage, holds the Life of Christ mosaic. This cherished artwork is modeled after a similar piece at another cemetery in California and depicts the life of Christ in 23 scenes (with a center panel showing the risen Christ).
Crafted in Italy and assembled in Orlando, the mosaic is made of more than 11 million bits of glass. Unveiled in 1993, it serves as an impressive backdrop for our annual Easter sunrise service. Featuring music from local artists and various clergy, the service is an annual tradition for many families in the area.
In 2008, Woodlawn Memorial Park opened Arbor Estates. With a stream, waterfall and fountains, this garden is the 1st of its kind in the Orlando area. It allows both traditional burial spaces as well as cremation interment areas.
Photos convey a lot, but we welcome you to see our cemetery property for yourself. Call us to set up a guided tour or drop by anytime.
Woodlawn Memorial Park features several gardens dedicated to veterans. The cemetery also has memorials dedicated to military members and the memory of those who perished in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Woodlawn Funeral Home participates in the Homeless Veterans Burial Program, a cooperative effort with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and local veteran advocates and organizations. Through this program, homeless veterans with no family receive dignified military funerals with honors.
We also honor servicemen and servicewomen throughout the year, including on Memorial Day with American flags and National Wreath Laying Day, when we place wreaths on veterans’ graves.
Woodlawn Funeral Home and Woodlawn Memorial Park are invested in Gotha and surrounding communities. We host several events each year, including an Easter sunrise service, a Mother’s Day celebration and a December holiday remembrance. We are also involved in local rotary and chamber groups.