Our Story

Established in 1935 against a backdrop of beautiful, naturally rolling terrain, Memorial Park is a testament to both the glory of nature and the wonder of art.

Thanks to the vision of E. C. Hinds – a local entrepreneur who wanted the people of Memphis to have a beautiful place in which to feel inspired and spiritually uplifted – Memorial Park is much more than a focal point in times of bereavement. Hinds’ vision – “of lakes and fountains, broad driveways, spacious lawns, beautiful trees and flowers” – has been realized at this remarkable property.

Among the park’s features are a gracefully curved reflecting pool and three-tiered fountain at the entrance, stone bridges, and fascinating structures by Mexican artist Dionicio Rodriguez. They include the Crystal Shrine Grotto – described as the only man-made crystal cave in the world – the Annie Laurie Wishing Chair and Rose Garden, the Wishing Well, and the Fountain of Youth.

As the most-selected funeral service provider in the Mid-South, we’re proud of the reputation we’ve built on quality, sincerity and trust, with services that celebrate the life of each individual and respect the wishes of every family.

Meet Our People

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Richard Williams

General Manager

Since 1998, Richard's experience managing cemeteries and funeral homes has lead his determination to exceed the expectations of our client families today and in the years to come.
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Brad A. Pfau

Area Sales Director

Brad takes pride in his ability to bring compassion and integrity to every task. After spending time in Palm Beach County, Florida...
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Michael D. Gramling

Chapel Location Manager

At the core of everything Michael does is a desire to put families’ needs first – and it’s a philosophy that has served our clients and staff tremendously well.
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Tessa Armbrister

Office Manager

Tessa has worked in the funeral industry since 1999, and thrives in her role here at Memorial Park.
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Thank you so much for the most professional manner and warmth you displayed while helping me and my children plan my wife’s funeral service. It was obvious you intended everything to be perfect and it was. Although my wife's passing brings me much sadness, I was uplifted by my experience with all the staff at Memorial Park.
— C.S
Michael, we want to thank you for all your help with our every need for K's funeral. There’s always a concern when burial is in a different state. You and your staff took charge and everything was perfect. It was such a relief for us to walk in, be warmly greeted by everyone, and see how much care had taken place for K's funeral. Memorial Park is a beautiful cemetery. We were very pleased and grateful for all your services. Thanks so much!
— J. Gill
Mr. Gramling, I wish to express a heartfelt thanks to you and each member of the Memorial Park staff. I am very grateful for the assistance you gave with such ease and expertise while making the final arrangements for my mother. Each of the extra services, including those on the website for the family, means so very much to us, making us feel special and making my mother and her life very special too. For taking the time to have additional note cards printed for me, I am truly thankful as well. May God richly bless Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery ... and each and every one of you and your families.
— S.L
To the staff: Please accept my sincere gratitude for the professionalism, care, and attention given to my mom and me. This was the first funeral I have had to arrange and each of you helped me tremendously. Hannah and Pete were especially kind in helping begin the process, and Brad and Sarah were part of my “rock."
— E.W

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