A place to gather
An everlasting memorial to your loved one
Here To Guide You
Our promise to you is that we'll listen carefully to what your family wants and follow through with services that beautifully honor the memory of your loved one.
We will start the process with an open mind; learning more about your loved one, their personality, interests, milestones and accomplishments.
You can have your services anywhere, and any way, you want. Together, we will create a fitting and memorable event to honor your loved one.
Having a place to visit your loved one is essential to the grieving process. Whether you choose burial or cremation, we will guide you through your options.
You Need Us
We manage every element of your loved one’s life celebration and all the details in between. Let us know when you need us and we will bring your loved one into our care.
Endless options to memorialize life.
Acres of Serenity
Years in Business
The premiere option for a truly unique memorial.
Private mausoleums are our premiere option for those seeking a truly unique memorial. Private mausoleums can be dedicated to individuals, companions and families.
A place to rest amongst others.
Community mausoleums are public and memorialize many individuals. They hold remains securely and cleanly above ground.
Find comfort inside.
Quiet and beautiful mausoleums offer a dry, clean, comfortable space for you to visit in any weather.
At peace in the garden.
The beautiful gardens surrounding our outdoor mausoleums provide a sense of peace and tranquility.
Burials are a traditional memorial choice that give families a meaningful physical symbol to mark a loved one’s resting place. At Graceland Fairlawn, we offer a broad range of both casket and urn burial options. We’re here to help you design a service and a physical memorial that will forever be a beautiful place to visit.
Find comfort inside.
Quiet and beautiful, indoor columbaria offer a dry, clean, comfortable space for you to visit in any weather.
At peace in the garden.
Our outdoor columbaria are located in beautiful, garden settings.
A private marker for remembrance.
Solid-front niches are sealed with either a bronze or granite front that can be engraved or laser etched with personal details, similar to a headstone.
Create a visible remembrance.
Glass-front niches allow the contents of the niche to be seen, allowing you to display other memorial items such as photographs and mementos along with the urn.
Honor them with a distinctive monument.
This stately memorial to your loved one, a cremation pedestal is a granite block that comes in a variety of styles designed to hold one, or several, urns.
Sit with your loved one.
Made of granite or bronze, benches store cremated remains or mark buried cremains. They offer a respectful place for you to sit during visits.
Blending in with the natural environment.
Cremation boulders are created to look like natural rocks from the outside, providing a special memorial for those interred within.
A funeral home and cemetery like no other.
Founded in 1919 in Decatur, we began with a mission to celebrate life and serve families.
What Families Are Saying
The funeral experience was excellent, everyone was very accommodating my mother had a beautiful service.Robin Piper 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
During our time of sorrow, the family of W. S. Blalock are deeply grateful for the compassionate support and service received from Graceland Fairlawn.Mary E Blalock 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Daisy, Chelsea & Staff, Thank you so much for your assistance with our dad's funeral. We very much appreciated your patience & kindness during this difficult time.Family Of L.M. 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Hey Greg, I wanted to take a minute to thank you for all you did to make my Dad's service very special and meaningful. While it was a sad and stressful time you and your staff made things bearable and memorable for my family. Dad looked very good considering the condition he was in. Thanks for everything. It was top notch.K.K. 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Dear David, Our family is so thankful for your professional care & concern for our wife and mother. Your kind expression of sympathy is gratefully acknowledged and deeply appreciated. Sincerely,B., C., K., & K. 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Graceland, It was such a thoughtful gesture. Thank you for treating my family so kind during my father's death. Thank you for working with me. I will always value all of your kindness and love.K.O. 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. In fact, there are more options for cremation memorials than for traditional casket burial. Cremation also allows you to have a permanent memorial at a cemetery, but you can also have a small keepsake urn at home.
It's never too late for a permanent memorial. Many families realize that having their loved one's urn with them at home was not a great idea. Having a permanent resting place for your loved one allows for other friends and family to visit your loved one's memorial too.
- Just like other open spaces, cemeteries have been impacted by the sheer number of people on our planet. However, we can always help you find the space you need, so don’t ever feel that there is not an option to meet your needs.
In short, Endowment Care / Perpetual Care refers to the funds that keep the cemetery grounds beautiful and well-kept, ensuring that your loved one will be taken care of each and every day over the long term. Once the service is over and those in attendance have left the grounds, we want to ensure that peacefulness and beauty are permanent parts of our grounds and Endowment Care makes this possible.
No, embalming is not required for burial. It is always your choice. Your decision may depend on such factors as whether the family selected a service with a public viewing of the body with an open casket; or to enhance the deceased's appearance for a private family viewing; or if the body is going to be transported by air or rail, or because of the length of time prior to the burial.
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