Located on Mercer University Drive in Macon, Georgia, Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Macon Memorial Park Cemetery have helped families honor their loved ones since 1936. Our funeral home team believes in tailoring a service to the individual, so the final memorial is as unique as the person it celebrates. Working together, the funeral home and cemetery provide funeral and cemetery services to families in and around Macon. We also serve communities throughout Bibb, Houston and Jones counties, including Lizella and Warner Robins.
- Funeral Celebrants
- Event Space
- Multicultural Funerals
- Catered Receptions
- Cremation Memorials
- Customized Memorials
- Flat Markers
- Private Family Estates
- Private Mausoleums
- Upright Headstones
- Veterans Cemetery Section
- Water Feature
A modern funeral home
Thanks to a large fireplace in the lobby, as well as contemporary lighting and furnishings, Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home is a warm, welcoming space. Renovated in 2017, the funeral home is 18,000 square feet, has a chapel and a number of rooms for arrangement, visitations and gatherings.
The 2 arrangement offices feature large televisions, comfortable executive-style chairs and conference tables. There are also private areas for discussing personal details.
The funeral home’s non-denominational chapel has seating for up to 220 guests. It’s a contemporary space with a raised platform at the front, stained-glass windows, new lighting, a musical keyboard, large monitors and modern audiovisual system with CD/DVD capabilities. If you would like us to, we can record a funeral service and deliver it to you on DVD.
The funeral home has 4 visitation rooms: Cherry Blossom, Wesleyan, Ocmulgee and Mercer. With neutral colors and comfortable couches, these rooms are ideal for all sorts of gatherings, including small intimate services.
Cherry Blossom and Wesleyan are separated by a partition, as are Ocmulgee and Mercer. Depending on the ceremony, we can open the partitions to join the rooms and accommodate larger gatherings. Our visitation rooms are flexible spaces, and families often use them for gatherings after funeral services.
Our funeral directors and funeral home team work with you one on one to create a memorial service as unique as your loved one.
Over the years, we have created many touching tributes, including a funeral procession led by a John Deere tractor and trailer for a John Deere lover. We've also brought a race car on our front porch for an avid NASCAR fan. For services honoring fallen firefighters, we have arranged for the funeral processional to pass beneath extended fire truck ladders. From a horse-drawn carriage to a dove release, the personalization options are vast.
Additionally, our funeral home team includes bilingual team members and a certified funeral celebrant who specializes in creating a ceremony that uniquely expresses the personality, lifestyle and interests of your loved one. Our celebrant can conduct a ceremony on their own or in concert with traditional clergy. The choice is yours.
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Macon Memorial Park Cemetery
Macon Memorial Park Cemetery comprises 80 acres of developed land and 41 acres for future growth. Pine and oak trees dot its rolling hills, and a small creek runs through the cemetery property. Local wildlife—Canadian geese, deer and fox—occasionally wander the grounds.
In keeping with our mission to provide personalized memorialization, Macon Memorial Park Cemetery offers a variety of interment options: traditional burial, community and private mausoleums, indoor crypts, private bench estates, built-to-suit estates, birdbath cremation memorials, marble-front niches and more.
The grounds accommodate mainly flat bronze markers. The Garden of Love is the only section of the cemetery property with upright monuments.
Macon Memorial Park Cemetery has 2 mausoleums. At the center of the cemetery, Chapel Mausoleum and Chapel Mausoleum Annex sit on a hill overlooking a serene pond and flowing fountain. This mausoleum has a lovely heated and cooled chapel with pew seating for up to 125 guests, making it an ideal location to hold a committal service.
With beautifully manicured hedge estates leading to the front walkway, Chapel Mausoleum offers indoor crypts as well as indoor and outdoor cremation niches. Here you can also find cremation benches, columbaria and a newly developed section of exterior crypts called Waters Edge.
Flags line the walkway to Section V mausoleum, which comprises 2 buildings with exterior crypts. Although this area is not specifically designated for veterans, many military families choose this section for their loved ones.
Notable cemetery memorials
Macon Memorial Park Cemetery is home to 2 unique tributes: the POW/MIA memorial and Macon Volunteers memorial.
Korean War veteran and prisoner of war William Freeman donated the POW/MIA Memorial to the cemetery. Located in the center of the property, the 5-foot granite structure is engraved with a prayer written by a fellow POW.
The Macon Volunteers memorial honors past and present members of the Macon Volunteers, who have served with distinction since 1825. The Macon Volunteers were the 1st militia in Macon, Georgia, and 1 of the older units of the U.S. Army. Writer Sidney Lanier was 1 of the most notable members of the Macon Volunteers.
We invite you stop by Macon Memorial Park Cemetery to meet our team and tour the beautiful grounds. Please call us at 484-474-3838 if you have an immediate need or want to learn more about our cemetery services.
In 1936, E.B. Swallum assumed ownership of Macon Memorial Park Cemetery, which was founded in 1934 by his business acquaintance. With the goal of creating a serene, park-like environment, E.B. owned and operated the cemetery until his death in March 1979.
The cemetery had various owners in the years after. Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home was built on the cemetery grounds in 1998.
Today, Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Macon Memorial Park Cemetery are members of the Dignity Memorial® network, the largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers in North America. Over the years, the businesses have evolved to meet the growing needs of the Georgia community, but our commitment to compassionate care has never wavered.
Committed to community
At Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home, we believe it’s our duty to give back to the community. For more than 20 years, we have participated in the Toys for Tots program, sponsored by the United States Marine Corps during the holidays.
Additionally, Macon Memorial Park Cemetery welcomes the public for services on Memorial Day and Veterans Day. For both of these events, we decorate the cemetery property with flags, host a Catholic mass and invite a high-ranking military official to speak.