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Blake-Lamb Funeral Home in Oak Lawn, Illinois, helps create personalized tribute memorials in a century-old Chicago tradition.

Let's start with a story

Chapel at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home/103rdInspire us with your stories from life: a favorite pastime, a trademark style or a lifelong dedication to community service. Through your stories, we identify the traits that create a personality and highlight them in a personalized memorial service.

Imagine a baseball-themed service for the world’s biggest fan, where guests wear their favorite jerseys and take home an imprinted keepsake baseball. Envision one last cruise-in for a hot rodder, with designated parking for show cars and a high-horsepower escort for the funeral coach. Whatever your wish, our detail-oriented funeral directors excel in creatively fulfilling almost any final wish.

Of course, traditional religious ceremonies remain a classic choice, and burial with military honors marks a particular area of expertise. To serve the growing number of families choosing cremation, we offer options ranging from basic cremations to full memorial services incorporating a viewing before cremation and interment of cremated remains. Our interfaith chapel welcomes celebrants of all faith traditions with Chicago hospitality.

Leave the catering to us, so you can spend more time with those who matter most. Our professional caterers prepare and serve delicious dishes from our extensive menu, or your own personal recipes. Whether you select a strolling cocktail hour or a sit-down dinner, our flexible reception space adapts to the size and style of your guest list.

We are always here for you

When you select Blake-Lamb, you receive a 100% service guarantee. Please contact us for more information regarding our service guarantee. We stand ready to guide you through the full range of options available, from floral selection to registration books. Contact us—day or night, for assistance with funeral services in Oak Lawn, or if you would simply like to tour our chapel.


Lobby at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home/103rdBlake-Lamb Funeral Home became part of the Oak Lawn community at its founding in 1961 by M.J. Lamb and his 2 sons, Matt, Jr. and Richard.

The history of Blake-Lamb begins in 1880 at Canalport and Jefferson, with brothers Michael and Thomas Blake. In 1928 Matthew J. Lamb Jr. and his wife, Margaret, assumed operations from the heirs of Tom Blake after the death of Michael and his son, Thomas Blake. Matt worked in the livery business with his father, servicing the Blake Funeral Home as well as many other funeral homes in Chicago at that time.

In 1960 they broke ground at 4727 West 103rd Street in Oak Lawn to create a third location. With the opening of this chapel in 1961 came the award from the Preferred Funeral Directors International of the Nation’s Most Outstanding Funeral Home of the Year.

Ongoing excellence

We are honored to have received the Pursuit of Excellence Award from National Funeral Directors Association, the Joseph of Armithea Guild Award from the St. Vincent DePaul Society and several awards and accommodations from police and fire departments in appreciation for donation of services for officers lost in the line of duty.

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At Dignity Memorial, we take our promises seriously. That’s why we offer a 100% service guarantee. We strive to get every detail right the first time, every time. If for some reason we don’t and you’re dissatisfied with any aspect of your service, we will remedy it quickly and fully. Learn about our Dignity Difference benefits.

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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.

"My grandmother's funeral was very pleasant, especially during a difficult time. The funeral home honored my wishes from the beginning,middle and to the end. I definitely, would recommend this funeral home and their staff."

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August 2020

"They thought of everything and took care of everything."

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July 2020

"The staff at Blake Lamb was very understanding and compassionate had a lot of patience and I would recommend them. Esmeralda deserves great appreciation for what she does along with her staff. Kudos ❤️"

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July 2020

"Covid could have ruined my father's funeral, but your staff did the best they could and ensured we had the best experience possible."

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May 2020

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