The Woodlawn Difference
Since 1935, we have been honored to deliver healing experiences to the St. Petersburg community. We exist to serve the unique needs of every family. Learn our story. Lean on us. And let our expertise lead you through the best experience possible.
We’re here to give you care and comfort as we help guide you through the planning journey.
We've learned a lot about caring for families over the years. We realize that we aren't just caring for a loved one, but the entire family. People come to us during their most difficult times, and we respond with kindness, understanding and expertise. Our goal is to make everyone feel at home as we work with them to create a memorable service in honor of a beautiful life.
Woodlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery is set amongst 35 sprawling, landscaped acres with gates first opening in March of 1935. Great care was taken in beautifying the gardens that encompass the picturesque acreage that feature hundred-year-old oak trees and the serene wildlife of Bear Creek.
Originally opening with 20 acres as the Florida Cemetery by the Florida Cemetery Lot Holders Association, the park would later go on to become known as Woodlawn Memory Gardens after Memorial Park Inc. became proud owner in the 1950's. Along with the change in ownership came the addition of 15 acres known as the Beautiful Memory Gardens.
The history of Woodlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery is rich. The cemetery has grown to encompass not only the original, old Florida Cemetery, but also the historic Magnolia Gardens and the newest feature, a majestic black granite columbarium in the Garden of Peace.
A resting place to be proud of
The kind and compassionate staff of Woodlawn Memory Gardens is dedicated to providing families with a resting place they can be proud of. Whether families are seeking a traditional burial or a cremation memorialization, you can rest assured that our gardens offer a multitude of selections to meet the needs and budgets of every family.
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Years in Business
We're members of the local community who have many years of experience caring for families from all backgrounds and all walks of life. Families know they can count on us to provide them the comfort they need when they need it most.
Managing Partner, Operations
Amy L. Norris joined the Memorial Park Funeral Home team as Chapel Location Manager in June 2020. She and her family moved to Florida from Kentucky and her love of the beach and warm weather, made her move to the St. Petersburg area an exciting dream come true. Amy is a Licensed Funeral Director with over 22 years of service to families and many years of senior management experience. She considers funeral business her calling and she is passionate about helping families walk through the difficulties of losing a loved one. In July of 2022, Amy was promoted to Managing Partner of Operations of Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery and Woodlawn Memory Gardens. Her goal is to use her years of experience to ensure that the level of service and caring staff at Memorial Park and Woodlawn Cemetery is 5 Star and is an obvious choice for families in St. Petersburg and surrounding areas.
Amy has been married to her husband Danny since 2004 and they have four beautiful children. When not at work Amy enjoys exercising, listening to Christian music, and of course spending time with family at the beach!
Kasha moved to Florida from Arlington, Texas in 2012. After spending six years in Boca Raton, she and her husband moved to the St. Petersburg area in 2018 when she joined the Memorial Park team. Kasha’s administrative & management experience provided her with the necessary tools to guide our admin team, provide beneficial support to our Sales team and to be a valuable part of our Leadership team. Her focus and expertise help provide the best service possible to our families.
We illuminate paths to peace with personalized ceremonies and memorial tributes that honor your loved one.
What Families Are Saying
thanks for keeping up with the maintenance. the ground looks greatAdam Panov 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Woodlawn Memory Gardens was very personable, professional and excellent in every way assisting during our difficult situation in the loss of a loved one.Meg Roger 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Gardner is so helpfulRyan Cochran 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Gardner Davis is the best! He truly makes a terrible situation bearable.Jacob 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Gardner Davis is top notch!Anna Keller 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Everyone at Woodlawn are truly wonderful, helpful people. Gardner really goes above and beyond and you can tell a lot of care goes into everything.Josie Stilwell 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
News & Events
News Dec. 11, 2020
Introducing the New Hall of Angels Mausoleum
Located within the beautifully landscaped Woodlawn Memory Gardens, this beautiful state-of-the-art mausoleum offers memorialization via engraving or unique, personalized bronze montage. This...
News Feb. 03, 2021
Learn What Matters Most
These times have shown us that life does not come with a guarantee. Get started with your free planning guide.
News Jun. 22, 2020
Life Moves Quickly
From first steps to first jobs and all the times in between, life moves quickly. How you will be remembered is just as important as how you lived.
News May 01, 2023
There is no greater sacrifice than those who gave their lives to protect us. We honor all veterans who died protecting our country -- and those they left behind. We are proud to provide all...
News May 11, 2021
When a Loved One Dies Far from Home
When a loved one dies, it can be complicated to plan the funeral. There are many decisions to be made, from big choices such as the final resting place to small details such as the music and...
News May 11, 2021
Final Arrangements: When Family Members Disagree
When a loved one dies, emotions often run high. It's a stressful time, and family members may disagree on arrangements. It's hard to know what to do in that situation. What can you do...
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We offer a healthy work/life balance and invite ideas and innovation. Woodlawn Memory Gardens is where our team members' purpose and passion unite.