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About Us

The Memorial Park Difference

Our Purpose

Since 1925, we have been honored to deliver healing experiences to the Memphis 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.

Words we live by
respect
empathy
honor
patience
comfort
integrity
collaborative
serenity
attention to every detail
support
courage
healing experiences
professionalism
experience
compassion
accountability
knowledge
calm
respect
empathy
honor
patience
comfort
integrity
collaborative
serenity
attention to every detail
support
courage
healing experiences
professionalism
experience
compassion
accountability
knowledge
calm
calm
knowledge
accountability
compassion
experience
professionalism
healing experiences
courage
support
attention to every detail
serenity
collaborative
integrity
comfort
patience
honor
empathy
respect
calm
knowledge
accountability
compassion
experience
professionalism
healing experiences
courage
support
attention to every detail
serenity
collaborative
integrity
comfort
patience
honor
empathy
respect
Our Family is here for yours

Our pledge

What we stand for

We’re here to give you care and comfort as we help guide you through the planning journey.

Care
We treat you and your loved one as if you were our part of our own family, providing the support and serenity you need.
Comfort
We go the extra mile to ensure that families are given the compassion they so desperately need during this time.
Plan
We are your trusted guide in times of immediate need, as well as when you're ready to make plans for the future.
History & Staff

Our Story

Learn the legacy

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.

1925

Founded in 1925 by E. Clovis Hinds, an entrepreneur, who wanted Memphis to have a place of beauty and peace, where people could visit and feel inspired and uplifted. After a visit to Forest Lawn in Glendale, CA, the country’s first “memorial park”, a cemetery in which no upright markers or monuments would be allowed, Hinds was inspired to create his own nonsectarian cemetery, adorned with works of art representing legendary and Judeo-Christian themes. He was attracted to the idea of “democracy in death,” where there were no monuments to human wealth or pride, no ‘spooky tombstones’, but only the glory of nature and art.

The cemetery beautiful

After returning to Memphis, Hinds sold his Life Insurance business and bought the first 54 acres of land that would become Memphis Memorial Park, now simply Memorial Park. Right away Hinds began to advertise Memorial Park, ‘the cemetery beautiful’. It would be, he said, “a place of lakes and fountains, broad driveways, spacious lawns, beautiful shrubbery, trees and flowers”. The first ads offered a family group of six grave plots for $150.

1930’s

Much of the 1930s were spent transforming Memorial Park into the premier cemetery in the Mid-South. Several features were added to the landscape to enhance its beauty.

1935

One day in February 1935, vision shook hands with genius. That is, the tall and distinguished Hinds met the short, proud Mexican Artist Señor Dionicio Rodriguez. Over the next eight years, their unlikely partnership as patron and artist would produce a treasure trove of folk art in Memphis that to this day attracts visitors from all around the world.

A work of art

Dionicio Rodriguez’s fascinating constructions include Annie Laurie’s Wishing Chair and Rose Garden, The Wishing Well and the Fountain of Youth. The high point of Rodriguez’s work is the Crystal Shrine Grotto, which Mr. Hinds described as the only man-made crystal cave in the world.

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Memorial Park by the numbers

80K+

Legacies Honored

97

Years in Business

4.2M+

Moments Remembered

Our team

Meet our amazing staff

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.

Locations

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Our Locations
Why Us

We illuminate paths to peace with personalized ceremonies and memorial tributes that honor your loved one.

Memorable Tributes
Full-Service Arrangements
We proudly provide both funeral and cemetery arrangements to make the process seamless and customized to your needs.
Online Funerals
We've adapted our services to make it easier for friends and family to participate from home. Please call us at (901) 302-9980 talk through your options.
24/7/365 Care
For generations we have stood by our commitment to caring for our community. We're here for you anytime you need us.
Virtual Appointments
All arrangements can now be made remotely. We'll work together however you feel comfortable, whether it's by phone, video conference or email.
Testimonials

What Families Are Saying

Real Stories from Real People

I appreciate the friendly and professional staff at Memorial Park Memphis. Kerrie has been so compassionate and diligent in helping me and my grandmother over these past two months during the passing of our loved ones. She made the transition smooth and easy. We are appreciative and thankful for you all.

Lashundra Anderson 5 stars

Randy, Faye and Isabella took really good care of our family during this difficult time. Most sincerely, Kennedy family

David Kennedy And Family 5 stars

Philip, We thank you for such a beautiful support on thursday for P's remembrance service. Thank you for traveling.

- 5 stars

Thank you very much to you guys at the Park for your thoughtfulness and goodness to me! And for the cake! Sincerely, J.L

J.L 5 stars

Thank you for everything you helped us with. Please keep us in your prayers. B & Family

B & Family 5 stars

Joy, Words can not express my sincere thankfulness of your kindness. Please know you have touched my life in such a special way. God has placed you in your line of business to ease the burden to lost loved ones. God bless you Joy and thank you with all my heart for your help. Love, J

J 5 stars
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We offer a healthy work/life balance and invite ideas and innovation. Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery is where our team members' purpose and passion unite.

Why Plan Ahead?

Plan for the future, today.
By planning your funeral, you can make sure your life is celebrated the way you want, and give your loved ones the peace-of-mind they need when the time comes.
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