About

The tradition of Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home dates back to 1894. For more than 70 years, we were the only funeral home serving central Brevard County, and we built a reputation for compassionate, professional funeral and cremation services—a reputation that we uphold to this day.

Your trusted funeral provider

at Wylie-Baxley Funeral HomeFuneral service and cremation options have evolved in our many decades in business, but our commitment to high standards remains unchanged. You can expect to find our team dedicated to your every need.

Whether you seek a simple cremation; traditional funeral with a graveside service and cemetery burial; or a modern celebration of life with live music, catering and a send-off that reflects the personality and passions of yourself or your loved one, we go the extra mile to make it happen. And we do it with a high level of care.

Do you want a dove release? You got it. A seafood buffet? You can have that, too. What about personalized golf balls as mementos? Yes. The list is virtually endless. Our team will take the time to visit with your family and help plan a personalized memorial honoring your loved one's life.

Cremation in Merritt Island

There are many options for cremation in Merritt Island—and they're not all equal. We specialize in cremation services that honor loved ones in personalized ways, and families love our all-inclusive pricing. With expertise in scattering ashes and a friendly team who pays attention to every detail, we provide service that is second to none.

Signature Dedication at Wylie-Baxley Funeral HomeMore 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.

If you're interested in cemetery placement, our sister cemeteries, Florida Memorial Gardens and Brevard Memorial Park, are among the prettiest in the area. They offer scattering, niches and other choices. For those who wish for something more momentous, Neptune Memorial Reef is an underwater cremation garden off the coast of Florida.

And what's more appropriate for a space fan, NASA employee or contractor than Celestis Memorial Spaceflight, which takes ashes into space for a little while or forever?

Learn more about our cremation services.

Veterans burial benefits

Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home is honored to provide veterans with funerals befitting their service to our country. Our team is well-versed in military funeral honors and the burial benefits offered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. We can walk you through the requirements and ensure your veteran has a most dignified memorial.

Read about how we honor veterans and watch a video about our services.

Funeral and cremation planning in advance

Life story memorial at Wylie-Baxley Funeral HomeIn addition to assisting with an immediate need, Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home specializes in working with families to make final arrangements in advance. When you plan ahead, you relieve your family from financial and emotional burdens while ensuring your wishes are met. We offer in-person and virtual consultations, as well as a free Personal Planning Guide.

Find out everything you need to know about prepaid funeral plans.

Contact our team

As a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers, Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home is committed to exceeding expectations. Please reach out to us for immediate assistance or if you would like more information about our services.

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History

Lobby at Wylie-Baxley Funeral HomeWilliam A. Hindle founded Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home in 1894. Until 1965, we were the only funeral home in central Brevard County. Today, we are the only funeral home in Merritt Island. We provide Florida families in Merritt Island, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach and surrounding areas with compassionate and professional funeral, burial and cremation services.

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

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Remember the one you love

Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

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Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our Washelli locations.

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Remember the one you love

Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

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Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our other locations.

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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.

"you will not find a more caring team"

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Cremation Customer

September 2021

"The entire staff at Wylie-Baxley was most gracious and helpful throughout the entire time."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

August 2021

"Dignity is a very professional funeral parlor. Dad lived in Florida, we live in NY, they handled everything for us and notified us when his ashes arrived back at the funeral parlor. They also arranged for Dad to go to the Cape Caneveral National Cemetery. If we lived in Florida, we would definitely use Dignity and highly recommend their services."

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July 2021

"The staff and facilities at Wylie-Baxley were excellent. We were touched by their caring concern and their willingness to go above and beyond expected efforts to ensure that our needs and wishes were met. Thank you, Wylie-Baxley!"

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May 2021

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