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Oak Lawn Funeral Home opened in the mid-1970s and has had the privilege of serving thousands of families in Pensacola and surrounding areas. You can count on our dedication to the highest standards of professional service and be assured that we treat every individual with dignity and respect.

Our modern funeral home

Located on New Warrington Road, Oak Lawn Funeral Home has an on-site chapel that accommodates up to 250 guests and an on-site crematory operated by certified professionals. Our reception room was designed for gathering with friends and family. Should you wish to host coffee and tea, wine and cheese, or even lunch or dinner, we can arrange food and beverage catering.

Just 5 miles from Naval Air Station Pensacola, Oak Lawn Funeral Home is honored to arrange interment or inurnment at Barrancas National Cemetery, including military honors, funeral and memorial services, and headstones and markers.

Personalized services

Lobby at Oak Lawn Funeral HomeAt Oak Lawn Funeral Home, we know that each life and each family is different. That is why we focus on personalizing every service. Whether you want a basic cremation with a champagne toast and a scattering in the Gulf of Mexico, a modern memorial service with a custom multimedia presentation and a catered reception, or a creative outdoor celebration complete with a live band, favorite foods, a full bar and funeral favors, we take care of every detail. We are here to help you and your family celebrate a life like no other.

From scrapbooking to sailboats, guitars to golf balls, a shrimp boil to a beach luau, we take the things that mattered to someone and string them together to create a singular, heartfelt memorial.

Our pledge to you

As a member of the Dignity Memorial® network, we are committed to exceeding expectations and guarantee satisfaction with our funeral, burial and cremation services. That is our promise. Please contact us if you need help right away or would like additional information, including information about planning a funeral ahead of time.


In the late 1960s, Mr. Malcolm H. Williams, a Pensacola road builder, traded property he owned in the industrial section of Bayou Chico for a house and property at 619 New Warrington Road that was owned by State Representative Roy L. Hess at the time.

Malcolm and his wife, Myrtle, lived in the house only a few years before deciding, at the urging of a nephew who was a licensed funeral director in Georgia, to build a funeral home on the property. Using the existing house as the main entranceway into the facility, the Williams family, with the assistance of their son, W.H. Bill Williams, added a modern 12,000-square-foot facility, including the largest funeral home chapel in Pensacola, seating almost 300 people.

Building a business

The Williamses sought out and retained the best funeral directors in the area to serve families in need for their new funeral home. Mr. Zona Cutchen, a well-known Pensacola funeral director, was hired as the manager of Oak Lawn Funeral Home before it opened in December 1974.

In 1986, W.H. Bill Williams Jr. served as an apprentice funeral director under Zona and received his funeral director's license a year later.

Bill Sr. became the owner of the funeral home after the death of Malcolm Williams in 1975. He continued to operate the funeral home with Bill Jr. and Zona until 1988.

Today, Oak Lawn Funeral Home is a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, burial, cremation and cemetery providers, and we are committed to exceeding expectations.

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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.

"I felt well treated and staff couldn't have been more pleasant or helpful."

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February 2021

"The staff show a very caring and helpful attitude."

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January 2021

"Everyone was very kind and considerate. My wife looked so nice and was pleased how well she looked."

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September 2020

"Randy was amazing, compassionate, and willing to accommodate our needs. He was quick to reply and maintained active communication the entire time. He helped make a difficult time a little more bearable. Everybody that we met at Oak Lawn was just as compassionate and accommodating. It truly felt like they cared about our family and wanted to grant my father the dignity he deserved."

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August 2020

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