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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.

Communities served

  • Clermont
  • Dr. Phillips
  • Gotha
  • Lake Buena Vista
  • Lake County
  • Orange County
  • Orlando
  • Osceola County
  • Seminole County
  • Windermere
  • Winter Garden
  • Winter Park

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 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

Standard reception venue at Woodlawn Funeral Home & Memorial ParkWoodlawn Funeral Home has three modern chapels. The largest chapel—The Grove—seats about 170 people. The second 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 aMemorialization at Woodlawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park 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.

Cremation services in Gotha

We specialize in cremation services that honor loved ones in personalized ways, and families love our transparent pricing. With expertise in scattering ashes and a friendly team who pays attention to every detail, we provide service that is second to none.

More and more people are choosing cremation over traditional burial, but most aren’t familiar with the many options:

  • a cremation without a funeral or memorial service of any kind.
  • a funeral with your loved one present, followed by cremation.
  • a cremation followed by a scattering, cemetery memorialization or celebration of life—or all three.

For those who wish for a more momentous memorial, Neptune Memorial Reef is an underwater cremation garden off the coast of Florida. A Celestis Memorial Spaceflight takes ashes into space for a little while or forever.

There are many options for cremation—and they're not all equal. Here's what you can expect when you choose us for your loved one's cremation:

  • Custody of care guaranteed. Our custody-of-care program helps safeguard the identification of your loved one from the time we bring them into our care until the time we return them to your family. We check, cross-check and check again, every step of the way.
  • Exclusive custody of your loved one. We operate a private, on-site crematory and work with trusted partners. Once your loved one is in our custody or that of a trusted partner, they’re in our care until they’re returned to your family.
  • Licensed, certified, conscientious staff. All Dignity Memorial® crematory operators are licensed and certified by Cremation Association of North America, or CANA. Only one person at a time is cremated, and the cremation chamber is thoroughly cleaned before the next person is cremated.

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Here for you

Woodlawn Funeral Home is a member of the Dignity Memorial family 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.

Woodlawn Memorial Park cemetery

Grounds at Woodlawn Funeral Home & Memorial ParkWoodlawn 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.

Burial options

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

Mausoleum at Woodlawn Funeral Home & Memorial ParkThe 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.

Arbor Estates

In 2008, Woodlawn Memorial Park opened Arbor Estates. With a stream, waterfall and fountains, this garden is the first of its kind in the Orlando area. It allows both traditional burial spaces as well as cremation interment areas.

Honoring veterans

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.

Community involvement

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.

Visit us

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.

History

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.

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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.

"If it's time to plan your final resting place, I HIGHLY recommend Woodlawn. I devastatingly had to cremate my parents here. I am young in my late 20s and had no idea what I was getting into. The staff never told me I was asking to many questions, or calls, they helped me at any time. Take the chance and go to Woodlawn"

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July 2022

"The entire staff was very professional, considerate, and went beyond to help me and my family with respect."

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June 2022

"During one of the most difficult times in our lives Becky (our funeral director) and the entire Woodlawn staff was supportive and caring, accommodating all our request."

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May 2022

"Bodicia was wonderful and took care of our requests over the years to update the level of service that we needed."

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