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Life Event Center at Florida Memorial is a funeral home that celebrates life in a rich, meaningful way. Life Event Center at Florida Memorial and Florida Memorial Gardens work together to allow you to handle all funeral, cremation and cemetery arrangements in one place.

The funeral home and cemetery have served the Rockledge community and Brevard County since 1959. In 2012, the funeral home name changed to better reflect our emphasis on unique funeral and cremation services for unique lives. We also remodeled, creating a casually elegant and wonderfully relaxed atmosphere. Our hope is that you find comfort in our funeral home, our compassionate care and dedicated service.

Personalized funerals and memorials

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With nearly 60 years of experience, Life Event Center at Florida Memorial has helped thousands of families from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds and many religious faiths. We believe that funerals, cremation memorials and even birthday tributes can be designed as caring, innovative and compassionate celebrations of life.

Before planning a personalized memorial that leaves an indelible impression of the life lived, we consider your priorities, traditions and budget, and get to know you and your loved one. With the utmost professionalism and kindest hearts, we partner with you to create a unique event.

Whether you're seeking a simple cremation service with a champagne toast, a full traditional funeral or a modern celebration of life, we go the extra mile to make it happen. It is our promise to do this with a level of care and compassion that's truly unparalleled.

Want a dove release? You got it. A beach-themed seafood buffet? You can have that, too. A motorcycle procession? A funeral kayak instead of a casket? A veteran's service with full military honors? Yes, yes and yes. If you can imagine it, we can do it.

See how we celebrate life.

Cremation in Rockledge

Signature Dedication at Life Event Center at Florida Memorial GardensThere are many options for cremation in Rockledge—and they're not all equal. We specialize in cremation services that honor loved ones in personalized ways, and families love our all-inclusive pricing. With facilities for outdoor services, expertise in scattering ashes and a friendly team who pays attention to every detail, we provide service that is second to none.

More and more people are choosing cremation over traditional burial, but most aren’t familiar with the many options:

  • a cremation without a funeral or memorial service of any kind.
  • a funeral with your loved one present, followed by cremation.
  • a cremation followed by a scattering, cemetery memorialization or celebration of life—or all three.

If you're interested in cemetery placement, our sister cemetery, Florida Memorial Gardens, is among the prettiest in the area. For those who wish for something more momentous, Neptune Memorial Reef is an underwater cremation garden off the coast of Florida.

And what's more appropriate for a space fan, NASA employee or contractor than Celestis Memorial Spaceflight, which takes ashes into space for a little while or forever?

Read more about our unique cremation services.

We Honor Veterans

Life Event Center at Florida Memorial and Florida Memorial Gardens understands the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level One Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, our staff is knowledgeable in the benefits available to veterans and their families. In addition, Life Event Center at Florida Memorial and Florida Memorial Gardens proudly supports the AMVETS Department of Florida. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through creating a service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.

Special touches for veterans typically include draping the U.S. flag over the body at the time of removal (instead of waiting until the actual funeral service to perform that honor). We display the U.S. and branch-of-service flags in front of our chapel at the funeral or cremation memorial, line the walkway to our funeral home with American flags for every veteran’s service, and line cemetery walkways from the hearse to the burial site with flags to create a walk of honor for the U.S. serviceman or servicewoman.

Read about how we honor veterans and watch a video about our services.

Florida Memorial Gardens cemetery

Cemetery grounds at Life Event Center at Florida Memorial GardensFlorida Memorial Gardens is a sweeping cemetery in Rockledge. Occupying 89 grassy acres on U.S. Highway 1 in Brevard County, we are located 10 miles from the beach and 1/2 mile east of the Indian River. We have plenty of undeveloped acreage for future generations of Floridians.

A range of burial options

Whatever your burial preference, Florida Memorial Gardens offers a choice that suits your family’s culture and traditions, including ground burial, indoor or outdoor mausoleum entombment, or a memorial choice specific to cremation.

Though most of the park accommodates flush bronze-on-granite markers, there are areas among our 30 named gardens—which are peppered with tall palm trees and reverent religious statues—that allow for upright granite markers, including the family estates along our small lake.

Florida Memorial Gardens has 18 mausoleum buildings and several cremation gardens. The Chapel of Peace Mausoleum is always air conditioned. Situated lakeside, Oak Point Cremation Estates features cremation pedestals along the water.

Focused on meaningful memorials

Cremation garden at Life Event Center at Florida Memorial GardensFlorida Memorial Gardens also emphasizes personalization. We offer truly special memorialization options. The cemetery has many private family estates where customization has been taken to great heights. Talk to us about your bookworm, surfer, movie buff or shoe lover to see what kinds of neat ideas we come up with.

Read about types of cemetery property.

Plan ahead for peace of mind

In addition to assisting with an immediate need, we specialize in working with families to make final arrangements in advance. We recognize that funeral arrangements and associated expenses can be overwhelming. When you prepare ahead of time, you provide a sense of relief and comfort to your loved ones while ensuring your wishes are met. We offer in-person and virtual consultations, as well as a free Personal Planning Guide to help you get started.

Find out everything you need to know about prepaid funerals and cremations.

Passion for compassion

Memorialization at Life Event Center at Florida Memorial GardensAt Life Event Center at Florida Memorial and Florida Memorial Gardens, top-notch service permeates our culture. From our part-time team members to our seasoned funeral home manager and our celebrant, everyone listens to your wishes and generates ideas. Our work is a team effort.

We are also an innovative group that continually updates the products and services we offer. Share your photos and videos, and we will happily create a slideshow or movie that memorializes a loved one. You will have the digital files forever. We can also put together a coffee table book or design thumbprint jewelry. The options are endless.

Our teams are available 24/7. Whether you need immediate assistance or wish to discuss your options in advance, we are here.

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History

Florida Memorial Funeral Home was built on the grounds of Florida Memorial Gardens in 1959 to serve not just Rockledge, but all of Brevard County. We changed our name to Life Event Center at Florida Memorial in 2012 to reflect the evolving needs of our community and emphasize our passion for celebrating life. We underwent a complete funeral home remodel during this time as well.

Lorraine Fulcher founded Florida Memorial Gardens cemetery in Rockledge in 1958. She transferred ownership to Gene S. Crowe in 1975. Gene then sold the gardens to the Gibraltar Mausoleum Corporation in 1981.

Today, Florida Memorial Gardens and Life Event Center at Florida Memorial are members of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, burial, cremation and cemetery providers. It is our honor to provide the warm, familiar attention you expect from locally operated establishments and the benefits you deserve.

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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.

"The team at Florida Memorial went above and beyond to make my husband's celebration of life very special. Working with Paul Hope was great because he really wanted the best for us and for the day to go well.He was very compassionate and very patient with us."

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October 2021

"Our family worked with Paul and Nancy making the arrangements for our father. It couldn't have been better. They did everything to make this sad time perfect for us. Paul went over and above to make things work for the theme we did and know our dad would have been proud. They made everything work out great and can't thank them enough."

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October 2021

"My experience with Life Event Center. Far exceeded my expectations. My husband's death was unexpected. I have never had to plan or even help plan a funeral before. I had no idea as to where to even begin. Lashaunda Gordon, a staff member at Life Event Center. Assisted me from beginning to end & I could not have been more pleased with the care that I received. She was very professional & knowledgeable in handling everything. I would recommend this place to anyone that's in need of help in their time of bereavement."

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September 2021

"Lashaunda Gordon made the experience more comfortable to handle. Staff was great"

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