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When Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home opened in 1979, it was the first funeral home in New Orleans, Louisiana to be built on the grounds of a cemetery. As sister locations, Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, Metairie Cemetery and Lake Lawn Park Cemetery offer families an unparalleled convenience and peace of mind.

As a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers, all of our services are designed to help you 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 are committed to providing compassionate care and professional and personal service.

Communities served in New Orleans

  • Jefferson Parish
  • Orleans Parish
  • Plaquemines Parish
  • St Bernard Parish
  • St Charles Parish
  • St Tammany Parish
  • Tangipahoa Parish

Convenient New Orleans funeral home

Chapel at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral HomeOur funeral home includes 9 visitation rooms, 2 chapels that each has the ability to seat more than 300 people, coffee lounges and a private reception room. Accommodating services of all denominations, we create ceremonies as simple, elaborate, traditional or unique as you wish.

Our goal is to provide personalized, compassionate care that exceeds expectations. With more than 250 years of experience, the staff of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home consists of caring professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. Our vast experience coupled with this understanding and sensitivity toward the needs of the families we serve allows us to go above and beyond throughout the entire process.

Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, our on-site crematory, Metairie Cemetery, Lake Lawn Park and Mausoleum, and our proximity to many metro churches gives New Orleans families the ultimate convenience, security and peace of mind when planning a funeral, cremation, memorial service or burial.

Cremation services

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 use only crematories owned and operated by Dignity Memorial® providers or 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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On-site crematory

Our state-of-the-art crematory is located within Metairie Cemetery. This allows an extra level of convenience for families who choose cremation. The private witness/viewing room provides families with the opportunity to take a very personal approach to their loved one’s final arrangements.

Metairie Cemetery

Cremation garden at Metairie Cemetery AssocAll cemeteries tell a story. The story written by Metairie Cemetery has a long and distinguished genealogy.  The land has been touched by many of the events and figures that have made the history of New Orleans so fascinating. Established in 1872, Metairie Cemetery is a historic 127-acre premier cemetery. The area was previously known as the Metairie Race Course, whose oval racetrack is still present on the grounds.

With breathtaking memorials, intricate marble tombs and incredibly detailed stained glass and statues, it is the resting place of many past governors, mayors, military leaders and countless men and women of the business, cultural, political and social life of New Orleans.

Metairie Cemetery was entered in the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. In 2003, Forbes named Metairie Cemetery Association one of the 10 Most Interesting Cemeteries in the World for its unique historical significance and beauty. This honor is a reflection of a deep commitment to preserve the memories of those entrusted to our care.

Tranquil Oaks Cremation Garden

Meticulously designed with your family's needs in mind, the extraordinary Tranquil Oaks Cremation Garden at Metairie Cemetery is filled with remembrance options including family estates, personalized granite pedestals, benches and other unique options. Serene walkways complemented by lush landscaping and beautiful water features lead visitors on a calm and inspirational journey as they remember the life of a loved one or plan in advance of the time of need.

Lake Lawn Park and Mausoleum

Adjacent to Metairie Cemetery and established in 1949 is Lake Lawn Park and Mausoleum, a 25-acre property offering a spectrum of final resting options to the New Orleans community. Lake Lawn Park offers in-ground burials, above-ground tombs, garden mausoleums and cremation options.

All Saints Mausoleum

Mausoleum at Metairie Cemetery AssocAll Saints Mausoleum, in cooperation with the New Orleans Archdiocese, was created to provide a modern and climate controlled Catholic burial facility in New Orleans. This unique mausoleum was dedicated on All Saints' Day, Nov. 1, 1986. The quiet elegance and spiritual beauty are hallmarks of this mausoleum. With stained-glass windows and Italian handcrafted mosaics, All Saints Mausoleum has become a renowned resting place for many New Orleanians.

Heaven’s Pets

On the grounds of Metairie Cemetery sits Heaven's Pets which provides total pet death care, cremation and bereavement services. The facility opened in April 2006. However, Heaven’s Pets was originally started in 2002 by veterinarian Dr. Brian Melius and his wife, Jennifer. Their family has provided veterinary care to the New Orleans community for more than 50 years. Their veterinary expertise, along with their love of animals and concern for pet owners, led them to establish Heaven's Pets.

Heaven's Pets has its own personnel, vehicles and on-site crematory designed and used only for pet cremations. The facility also has professionals available 24 hours a day for emergencies.

Heaven's Pets features an arrangement room, a viewing room for remembrance services and an ossuary. Families are able to select from numerous personalized memorial options for their pets.

Community events

Estate area at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral HomeLake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, Metairie Cemetery, and Lake Lawn Park and Mausoleum hold many community events throughout the year. Some of these events include an ecumenical Easter service, a Run Through History (a 1-mile and 5K walk/run through Metairie Cemetery), the Washington Artillery memorial service, the Louisiana Law Enforcement Officers memorial service and an All Saints' Day mass. The funeral home also offers its facilities to the community for meetings, seminars and educational forums.

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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.

"Everything was wonderful. Staff is exceptional."

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"Everyone that we interacted with were gracious and lovely and made the experience as pleasant as could be expected."

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"Cynthia was outstanding"

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April 2022

"Guy Poche was Amazing! He listened carefully to my needs and wants. He paid attention to detail and was very easy to work with. Guy was available to answer any and all questions 24 hours a day 7 days a week. By the time I was done with everything I felt like he was family. I highly recommend Lake Lawn and Guy for any and all funeral needs. Thank yo

u Guy, you hold a special place in my heart forever."

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