Life Event Center at Florida Memorial is a funeral home that celebrates life in a rich, meaningful way. Formerly known as Florida Memorial Funeral Home, the funeral home is located on the grounds of Florida Memorial Gardens cemetery.
Working together, Life Event Center at Florida Memorial and Florida Memorial Gardens allow you to handle all funeral, memorial service and cemetery arrangements. 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 an emphasis on unique funeral and memorial services for unique lives. At this same time, it was 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.
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Your trusted Florida funeral provider
With nearly 60 years of experience, Life Event Center at Florida Memorial has helped 1000s of families from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds and many religious faiths. We believe that funerals, memorial services 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 are 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 butterfly release? You got it. A beach-themed seafood buffet? You can have that too. A motorcycle processional? 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.
Not everyone knows that there are many cremation options. If you are interested in cremation, the funeral home team can explain the process and different options. From a direct cremation without a memorial service or a witness cremation to a full funeral service before or after the cremation and more, we help you understand this increasingly common choice—and handle all of the cremation arrangements.
Passion for compassion
At 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.
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 Gibralter 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 value you deserve.
Florida Memorial Gardens cemetery
Florida 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 a 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 in-ground interment, 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
Florida Memorial Gardens also emphasizes personalization. We offer truly special memorialization options. The cemetery has a high number of private family burial 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.
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. 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.
Life Event Center at Florida Memorial and Florida Memorial Gardens proudly support the AMVETS Department of Florida. Our funeral home team is well-versed in veterans services and military honors. Special services 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 memorial service, 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.