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Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service and Evergreen Memorial Gardens serve families of all faiths in Wilson, North Carolina. We are conveniently located on Nash Street, our community's main thoroughfare. The funeral home is located adjacent to the cemetery grounds. Working together, the funeral home and cemetery allow you to plan everything surrounding funerals, memorial services and burials, which can help simplify the process of planning final arrangements. 

Welcome to our Wilson funeral home

Chapel down the aisle view with a TV in the front at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Established in 1920, Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service is a full-service funeral home offering funeral and cremation options. Our beautiful, warm and welcoming facility features 2 large visitation rooms and a lovely chapel that comfortably seats 225 guests.

Our professional funeral associates are here to listen and provide options to meet your needs. Whether you prefer cremation with a small family gathering or would like a large traditional funeral, we'll assist you in planning and honoring final wishes.

In addition to assisting during your immediate time of need, our funeral directors specialize in working with families to plan your final arrangements in advance. Please contact our funeral home team and we'll talk with you about all your options.

Evergreen Memorial Gardens

Mausoleum exterior with pillars at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.The beautiful Evergreen Memorial Gardens was founded in 1951 and features the only community mausoleum complex in the Wilson area. A wide range of burial options is available throughout the 30 acres, from traditional ground burial to private family mausoleums. There are a variety of columbaria and several other memorialization options for those who choose cremation.

Unique feature of a bell tower at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.One of our memorial park's most notable features is its striking chime tower. The spacious cemetery is enhanced by our well-manicured landscaping and the many individual gardens and unique features found throughout the area.

Evergreen Memorial Gardens is a perpetual care cemetery with lawns that will remain maintained and protected for generations.


Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service opened to the Wilson community in 1920. Through the years, families have received our compassion, kindness, professionalism and dignity. In 1952, the Watson family opened Evergreen Memorial Park, the only perpetual care cemetery in Wilson County, serving families at their time of need. The associates at both the funeral home and cemetery are part of the Wilson community, committed to providing a level of service beyond your expectations, with the compassion and respect that all families 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 staff at Thomas-Yelverton was so compassionate and they stated ' we will treat her as if she was our own Mother'. I could not ask for more. The professionalism they showed was something that made my family feel very comfortable. They knew our Mother was in good hands."

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January 2021

"The service provided by Mark Willey and the entire staff of Thomas Yelverton Funeral Home was absolutely amazing. Everything we asked for was provided and/or handled in the most professional and respectful manner. They provided an exceptional level of care and attention to detail throughout the entire experience. There was no pressure and everything was handled exactly as we had planned. Good people providing amazing service."

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October 2020

"Well stasified wonderful job"

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October 2020

"Please get the prices for the markers before buying the Graves from Evergreen Memoral and open and closing of the grave is very high."

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September 2020

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