We invite you to come in and see for yourself how we're revolutionizing the way you think about cemeteries and funeral service. As one of the finest, most exclusive funeral service providers in the world, we have designed services that connect families now and forever.
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2091 N. Oakland Avenue, Decatur, IL 62526
From the moment you arrive, we will be waiting at the front doors to greet you and make you feel welcome. Our funeral home is expansive and welcoming; and a perfect place to gather with friends and family to share memories, express emotions, and find comforting support. Whether you choose burial or cremation, a formal funeral or a more relaxed memorial service, the need for acknowledgment of the loss is ever present. We can help you create a unique meaningful ceremony to express the genuine individuality of your loved one.
From the moment you arrive, we will be waiting at the front doors to greet you and make you feel welcome. Our funeral home is expansive and welcoming with bright, spacious visitation rooms, three elegant chapels and full audio-visual capabilities for memorial tributes. We also have a separate lounge designed for children's use or to use as a reception area for guests. Our relaxing kitchenette is fully stocked, including freshly made cookies for each service. As the only funeral home in town that has a cemetery on property, we're able to offer families one location to meet their needs and reduce their burden during their time of grief.
Star of Hope Mausoleum
The Star of Hope Mausoleum was built in 1969 and is an architectural gem in central Illinois. The A-style architecture houses a 60-foot high chapel with a steep roof covered with Buckingham slate. An "eternally lighted" stainless steel cross is mounted on the exterior of the chapel's front wall. The interior walls, made predominantly of marble, are polished to a mirror finish, adding to the grand elegance of the mausoleum.The v-shaped plate glass windows at the ends of several side corridors provide a 180-degree view of the beautifully landscaped surroundings.
Mary Queen of Angels and Pieta Mausoleum
Located directly next to this mausoleum is a private entrance to the cemetery.
Valhalla Gardens & Estates
Garden of Memories
Most notable is our Garden of Memories, which was established in 1946 and is home to all veterans and their family members. Garden of Memories offers a fitting tribute to those who have served our country in times of war. This area serves as the final resting place for nearly two-thirds of the 1,000 veterans in Graceland Cemetery. An 80-square-foot Field of Honor, with a flagpole in the center of the veteran's section, marks the spot.
Private Family Estates
It’s where your legacy will become a timeless reality.
The Fairlawn Memorial Mausoleum was built in 1927.
In addition to many other gardens that have their own stories and cater to different religious, cultural and ethnic needs, our Lullaby Land is one of our most special sections. This heart-shaped area in the southeast part of the cemetery is set aside for infants. Guarded by tall spruce trees, a beautiful memorial with a William Blake poem etched in granite sits at the heart of the gardens and provides a serene and childlike environment that seems to be watched over by angels.