Established in 1905, Woody Funeral Home - Atlee Chapel has provided funeral services to the people of Mechanicsville, Virginia, for more than a century. Though our services have evolved through the years, our commitment to fine compassionate care has never wavered.
Flexible event space
Facility is available to host your personal events
- Large capacity chapel
- Piano/organ on site
- Reserved veteran parking
- Coffee lounge
Option for mail delivery of ashes
Sent through postal mail service, signature required.
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Option for home delivery of ashes
- Scattering assistance
Arrangements by phone or email
Complete funeral planning, including electronic signature, without needing a funeral home visit
- Catered events
- Large reception area
Options to have your personalized celebrations on outdoors on our property
Tribute video production
Services available to create a tribute video for the service or obituary from photos and videos.
- Police escort available
Religious & Cultural
- Latin music selections
- Incense burning
- Kosher catering
Other Languages Spoken
Free Funeral Planning Resources
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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Caring funeral and cremation services
You can count on the dedicated team at Woody Funeral Home - Atlee Chapel to provide professional assistance, whether you are planning for a current situation or planning in advance. We are knowledgeable in various religious customs and cultural traditions, and we can assist you with domestic and international transfers if needed. All of our services are designed to help our families through one of the most personal and challenging stages of life. We understand that losing a loved one is an emotional and difficult experience, and we are committed to helping families with personal service.
No matter what kind of memorial or celebration you envision—a simple cremation or an all-out celebration of life, you can trust Woody Funeral Home - Atlee Chapel with every last detail. We emphasize the "home" in funeral home with a comfortable, accommodating and welcoming atmosphere, and we're proud to be a member of the Dignity Memorial® network, North America's largest network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers.
Please contact us if you need immediate assistance or if you would like more information about our services.
Born in Richmond, Virginia, shortly after the conclusion of the Civil War, Henry W. Woody lived all his life in the city and established the Woody Funeral Home near Historic St. John’s Church in 1905. Due largely to his reputation of professionalism and integrity, the business outgrew the original facility and a new, more modern building was built at 25th Street and Jefferson Avenue in 1916.
By 1926, the funeral home had doubled in size and saw the addition of a modern, church-like sanctuary. Mr. Woody continued to serve families of the greater Richmond area from this location until his death in 1958.
Growing business, continuing commitment
Woody Funeral Home was moved to Laburnum Avenue in 1966 and opened as Richmond’s first garden-type funeral home. Since 1966, 3 additional locations have opened, including Woody Funeral Home - Atlee Chapel. The funeral home joined the Dignity Memorial network in the early 1990s.
Mr. Woody began our company with a commitment to a high standard of service excellence, and throughout our history we have continued to lead and innovate while maintaining those expectations. The staff at Woody Funeral Home - Atlee Chapel is proud to uphold this heritage and continued commitment to our community.
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"I felt the staff was very professional, showed concern and empathy for the family and did everything just like they said they would."
"EVERY PERSON FROM THE FUNERAL HOME WE TALKED WITH WAS ON TOP AT THINGS, HAD ANSWERS TO ALL QUESTIONS, WAS WELL SPOKEN AND HAD LOADS OF COMPASSION AND INTEGRITY."
"THESE WERE MY AUNTS WISHES, FUNERAL PRE PLANNED AND FUNERAL HOME CHOSEN"