At Williamsburg Memorial Park, we have a special tradition: honoring your traditions. For 60 years, our goal has been to honor those who have been laid to rest here and to celebrate each family’s special traditions.
When planning a memorial, every detail that’s important to your family, heritage, and background is important to us. With so many different local cultures, it’s important that we serve everyone in our community equally. “Our community is diverse, and so are we,” says General Manager, Angela Byrum.
The act of placing visitation stones is significant in Jewish bereavement practices. If a Jewish family visits Williamsburg Memorial Park and wants to honor the tradition of bodies returning to the Earth, needing shovels, and washing hands at the gravesite, we will happily provide these items.
Chinese mourners believe that burning paper money will provide their deceased family members with everything they need in the afterlife. If a Chinese family wants to burn money and light incense at their memorial, we will do everything we can to honor this tradition.
Every religion, nationality, and family has its own way of celebrating life. Our Family Service Counselors are experts in a wide range of traditions and will do everything they can to accommodate your special requests.
If your family has a non-traditional way of celebrating your loved one, we will work with you to make sure your memorial is as special as the person you are honoring. A meeting with one of our staff members will ensure that the farewell given to your loved one will be a truly memorable experience—for both you and your family.