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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.

We Honor Veterans level 2 badgeWe honor veterans

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.

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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.

"When I first came, two days after my wife passed, I was dreading it. They made me feel comfortable and walked me through the whole process. They made it so much easier to handle than I thought possible."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

October 2020

"The staff at Woody's - Parham were very warm and helpful every step of the way. They were sensitive and supportive, and provided honest and accurate information to plan and organize the service. Their questions to gather information resulted in the perfect people to assist us during this time. They work well together and made a sorrowful time as seamless as it could be."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

September 2020

"I was dealing with touchy family dynamics and Ingrid (and especially staff serving on Saturday for our reception) were invaluable in navigating. Great job— no drama! Total professionals, for which I'm grateful!"

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September 2020

"The kindness and patience of our funeral director was just what was needed during such a difficult time with lockdowns and the uptick in virus cases."

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July 2020

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