Established in 1959, Raleigh Memorial Park sits atop one of the highest points in the city. It is the only cemetery in North Carolina designated as a Certified Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.
Flexible event space
Facility is available to host your personal events
- Large capacity chapel
Celebration of Life center
Facility is designed for personalized funeral celebrations
- Veterans cemetery section
Flexible chapel space
Our chapel can be used for hosting your religious events
- Beautiful views
- Piano/organ on site
Family Estates are a distinguished tribute to a family legacy. They can be customized with stained glass, benches and landscaping
Grave markers that sit flush to the ground in the material of preference
- Upright headstones
Private or Community spaces for urns as well as caskets, that can be Indoor or outdoor
Option for mail delivery of ashes
Sent through postal mail service, signature required.
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Cremation cemetery options
- Cremation niches
- Cremation gardens
Arrangements by phone or email
Complete funeral planning, including electronic signature, without needing a funeral home visit
- 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.
- Audio and video equipment
- Live music available
- Popular music selections
- Intimate reception area
Space available for corporate and organization meetings
Ceremony where the tombstone is placed at your loved one’s gravesite
Services available to coordinate visitation or viewing at a private residence
- Black car service
- Police escort available
- Cemetery flower delivery
Religious & Cultural
- Multicultural funerals
- Latin music selections
- Catholic cemetery section
- Muslim cemetery section
- Incense burning
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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Beautiful cemetery grounds
Spanning 50 acres, the grounds of Raleigh Memorial Park are shaded by tall pines and towering oaks planted as saplings. Dogwood trees and cheerful crepe myrtles that become explosions of pink in spring provide a colorful counterpoint to the expanse of Bermuda grass. Canadian geese return to the cemetery every fall.
Garden burial options
The cemetery property comprises eight gardens—some with flat markers and others with traditional upright monuments. Many of the gardens contain one-of-a-kind Italian marble statues, including the figure of Christ in the Christus Garden, which is among the larger religious statues in North America.
For above-ground entombment, Raleigh Memorial Park has two garden mausoleums in addition to the Chapel Mausoleum. The latter, beautifully decorated with stained glass, offers indoor and outdoor entombment, as well as a chapel for committal services.
Serenity Gardens, one of the cemetery’s newer areas, has space for estates or columbaria, as well as cremation niches. Another recent addition, Christus Estates, offers cremation niches in an exquisite natural setting.
The Garden of Memory veterans section at Raleigh Memorial Park features a bronze monument dedicated to members of the U.S. armed forces, as well as flags representing each branch of the military.
Photos tell a story but we invite you to see Raleigh Memorial Park for yourself. You are welcome to visit the cemetery anytime, or call us to set up a guided tour.
It’s hard to imagine a time when Glenwood Avenue was just a sleepy Carolina road connecting Raleigh and Durham. But decades ago, local military hero and Raleigh mayor Jyles Coggins had the foresight to build a cemetery that would meet the needs of a growing community.
In 1959, Raleigh Memorial Park opened. Later, Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park was built on property adjoining the cemetery—not only to offer families a convenient place to make funeral and cremation arrangements, but also to create a welcoming hospitality space for receptions and celebrations of life.
In 2006, Raleigh Memorial Park joined the Dignity Memorial network, the largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services in North America.
"If I had questions someone was always there and got me answers right away."
"Very professional and accommodating. The internment was a quiet family only service which was handled with upmost care & concern on the staff's part. Thank you."
"Exceptionally courteous staff helping me with the process..."
"Beware of fire ant mounds on the grounds"