Here’s a list of our most frequently asked questions. To locate an FAQ quickly, simply enter a keyword in the search bar below. Depending on website traffic, this may take a few seconds, so please be patient. If you can’t find the answer to your question, please call us at 757.565.2006.
Yes. However, substantial insurance verification must be done before a property, service, or merchandise is rendered to a family when a death has occurred. Often this limits the timeliness of the service we can offer, especially on weekends.
A better alternative is to consider a Pre-Planning option using a life insurance policy assignment. Many insurance companies allow this. Please contact us or your life insurance representative for more information.
Yes. But as the property owner, you are responsible for advertising and setting the price. You may also give your space(s) to family members, donate them to a charitable organization, or give someone “permission to use” your space. Please contact one of our Family Service Counselors for more information.
Although we generally do a great job of maintaining our cemetery, and the individual lots within it, we occasionally miss something because of the shear size of the park. If you see something that needs to be addressed, simply fill out our Contact Form and select, “Lot Maintenance”, or call our office at 757-565-2006. Be sure to include your lot number (if known) and contact information.
To locate a loved one, please fill out our Contact Form and check, “Locating a Grave,” or call our office at 757-565-2006 during normal business hours and one of our staff members will be happy to assist you.
Absolutely. Williamsburg Memorial Park is a proud member of the the ICCFA Lot Exchange Program. This protects your Pre-Planning investment no matter where life takes you.
We work with the industry’s best and most reliable suppliers. Occasionally a product, such as a memorial, tombstone, or vase may be discontinued. If the product you pre-purchased is no longer available, we will provide merchandise that is equivalent to, or better than, the product you purchased. Please note that we will always consult you or your family before making any changes or substitutions.
No. Williamsburg Memorial Park is open to the general public. There are no residency requirements, and everyone is welcome regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, or orientation.
This is actually called an interment fee. This is a fee for the time and work associated with the burial, as well as the filing of important documents and records.
Yes, burial containers are a park requirement, but we do offer several options for religions that require direct ground contact. Please consult one of our Family Service Counselors for more information.
Occasionally, we’ll run specials on lots, merchandise, flowers, and other services. Please visit our Specials page for our current offers.
The outer burial container protects the casket. Plus, it prevents excessive cemetery ground sinking, which can occur over time if this item is not put in place.
Although we don’t have a designated “section” for veterans, we’re very honored to have more than 700 veterans buried throughout our park. Whenever a veteran is laid to rest, we always fly our flag at half-staff, and upon request, will fly the service branch flags of your choosing.
We also keep detailed records of veteran burials, and with the help of our local veterans groups and the Boy Scouts of America, we place flags on every veteran’s grave twice a year. We also host an annual Memorial Day Service, and will occasionally host special events, like the World War II 70th Anniversary Wreath Laying event.
And finally, we can help you prepare and file the forms you’ll need to obtain your veteran’s funeral benefits and a memorial.
Yes. We have a 20-year expansion plan that ensures we’re able to meet the needs of our growing community. Our newest section, Cambridge Gardens, is currently under construction. Once complete, this garden will offer more than 1,000 traditional burial sites and 2,500 cremation niches.
In addition, our new obelisk ossuary, which was inspired by the Washington Monument, will accommodate an additional 800 cremation burials and includes 20 private niches. With easier accessibility, upgraded landscaping, and a unique design, Cambridge Gardens will likely become one of our most popular sections.
At this time, more than two-thirds of our cemetery grounds are undeveloped.
Burial rights, also referred to as “spaces” or “plots,” is the right to be buried in a selected space within a cemetery.
Possibly. We are members of the ICCFA Lot Exchange Program, but not all cemeteries are. There are some limitations, but basically you‘ll get a dollar-for-dollar credit for the property you purchased at another participating cemetery.
The ICCFA Exchange Program also applies to the mausoleum and estate properties. The transfer allowance for these types of properties is generally higher than traditional burial properties. For more information, please contact us.
Yes. Our Family Service Counselors are always happy to speak to members of your group. We routinely meet with various community groups, including seniors, hospices, religious, veterans, civic, and more. Our presentation usually includes a tabletop display, slide show, and various handouts. There is no charge for this service. To find out more, contact us today.