About

Woody Funeral Homes and Cremation Service has been providing funeral and cremation services for families in metropolitan Richmond, Virginia, since 1905. Our commitment has remained unchanged for more than a century, and we have continued to respond to the changing needs of our community.

Help when you need it most

Taylor Chapel at Woody Funeral Home on Parham RoadAt Woody Funeral Home-Parham, located in Richmond, we're proud to be a member of the Dignity Memorial® network, North America's largest network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers.

In addition, we provide assistance with things like pre-planning, as well as domestic and international transfers. All of our services are designed to help families 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 you with compassionate, professional and personal service. Please contact us if you need immediate assistance, or if you would like more information about our services.

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At Woody Funeral Home-Parham, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Two Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, our staff is knowledgeable in the benefits available to veterans and their families. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran's memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.

History

Homegrown heritage

Born in Richmond, Virginia, shortly after the conclusion of the Civil War, Henry W. Woody lived all his life in the city and established the Woody Funeral Home near Historic St. John’s Church in 1905. Due largely to his reputation of professionalism and integrity, the business outgrew the original facility and a new, more modern building was built at 25th Street and Jefferson Avenue in 1916.

By 1926, the funeral home had doubled in size and saw the addition of a modern, church-like sanctuary. Mr. Woody continued to serve families of the greater Richmond area from this location until his death in 1958.

Growing business

Front Exterior of Woody Funeral Home-ParhamWoody Funeral Home was moved to Laburnum Avenue in 1966 and opened as Richmond’s first garden-type funeral home. Since 1966, 3 additional locations have opened. Woody Funeral Home-Parham includes a crematory, which serves all of our locations and was the first in Richmond to be associated with a funeral home.

Since the early 1990s, we have been a proud member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. Each family we serve, regardless of faith or tradition can expect to be cared for with dignity, professionalism, respect and compassion.

Continuing commitment

Mr. Woody began our company with a commitment to a high standard of service excellence, and throughout our history we have continued to lead and innovate while maintaining those high standards of service. The staff at Woody Funeral Home-Parham is proud to uphold this heritage and continued commitment to our community.

Amenities

Location

Cremation

Service

Religious & Cultural

Other Languages Spoken

Other

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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.

"Everyone is so professional and excellent at their job. They make planning easy and as stress free considering the circumstances. I just felt like they kept my best interest at heart emotionally and financially"

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June 2021

"Krystina and her staff all went above and beyond in making as feel comfortable, answering our questions, not rushing us and showing the utmost compassion, dignity and respect to us and our mom. There was no pressure to add any extras to what we thought we needed. Krystina assisted us throughout the entire process and made sure we were comfortable with every step of the process. Krystina and her staff made sure to honor our request of a casual private service, as unimaginable as that sounded to their high ideals of professionalism. The entire Woody Funeral Home staff far exceeded our expectations at a delicate and uncertain time for us as we dealt with the unexpected passing of our mom. There isn't a high enough rating to assign Krystina and her staff. We would recommend their services to anyone without hesitation."

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April 2021

"Bernie Henderson was excellent - in every aspect. We were a bit apprehensive because he didn't know our loved one. His service was very personal and you never would have known that he didn't know her. Taylor Lawson was very attentive, knowledgeable and professional throughout the ENTIRE process. He always returned calls and had all of the information we needed, whenever we asked. Doni (sorry, can't remember his last name) was very professional and explained all options very well, no pressure. The day of the service went very smooth. The staff was helpful in every respect. Thank you for making a sad day, a true celebration of her life."

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April 2021

"Ingrid and the entire Woody team provided service that was second to none. In my families time of mourning it was so comforting to have a compassionate, knowledgeable, and professional team assisting us. I truly can not thank them enough."

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April 2021

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