The compassionate funeral directors at Woodlawn Funeral Home provide individualized funeral services designed to meet the needs of each family. Our staff of dedicated professionals is available to assist you in making funeral service arrangements. 

From casket choices to funeral flowers, the funeral directors at Woodlawn Funeral Home will guide you through the aspects of the funeral service.

FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Congress authorized FEMA to provide financial assistance to individuals who incurred COVID-19-related funeral expenses after January 20, 2020. On March 24, FEMA has issued its final policy – which includes details such as eligibility and documentation criteria and the application process – for how funds will be distributed to families. Most notably, FEMA shared that the maximum financial assistance will now be $9,000 per funeral.

Individuals will be able to begin applying for COVID-19 Funeral Assistance on April 12, 2021. The FEMA Funeral Assistance website has been updated with phone numbers that families can call to begin the application process.

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number

844-684-6333 ● TTY: 800-462-7585

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT

FEMA is experiencing a high volume of calls and individuals may encounter a busy signal or longer-than-normal wait times. There is no deadline to apply for funeral assistance. FEMA asks for patience so they can give each caller the care and attention they deserve.

FEMA will only award COVID-19 Funeral Assistance for a deceased individual on a single application. If multiple individuals contributed toward funeral expenses, they should register under a single application as applicant and co-applicant. The applicant or co-applicant must have incurred the funeral expenses. The deceased individual’s documentation status is not considered as part of the reimbursement process, but the applicant(s) must be U.S. citizens, legal residents, asylees, refugees, or non-citizen nationals.

Families should begin deciding who the applicant and any co-applicants will be and gather the documents they need to be reimbursed for expenses prior to calling the COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line.

Specifically, the applicant must provide the following documents:

A copy of the death certificate. The death certificate must indicate the death "may have been caused by" or "was likely a result of" COVID-19 or COVID-19-like symptoms. Similar phrases that indicate a high likelihood of COVID-19 are also considered sufficient.

Proof of funeral expenses incurred. Documentation (e.g., receipts, funeral home contract, etc.) must include the applicant's name as the responsible person for the expense, the decedent’s name, the amount of funeral expenses, and that funeral expenses were incurred after January 20, 2020.

Eligible funeral expenses include but are not limited to:

Transportation for up to two individuals to identify the deceased individual

Transfer of remains

Casket or urn

Burial plot or cremation niche

Marker or headstone

Clergy or officiant services

Arrangement of the funeral ceremony

Use of funeral home equipment or staff

Cremation or interment costs

Costs associated with producing and certifying multiple death certificates

Additional expenses mandated by any applicable local or state government laws or ordinances.

If applicants already received reimbursement for certain funeral expenses through government agencies, voluntary agencies, non-profits, burial or funeral insurance, they cannot resubmit those same expenses for reimbursement through this FEMA-administered program. If they received any outside assistance, they must include documentation of this assistance in their application. If they received financial assistance through the deceased’s life insurance policy, they may still apply for reimbursement.

Woodlawn Funeral Home cannot file for this assistance on behalf of families served. However, we can assist our families with obtaining FEMA required documentation.



2020 Luminary Display

Our drive-thru luminaries held on Thursday evening (Dec. 10) was a huge success. Thank you to the many who came out to drive through the display. We hope it was as meaningful to you as it was to our staff. 277 candles were placed around our property to remember the 2020 deaths of our loved ones and friends. We hope to add a service of remembrance for our 2021 display.

We must apologize that a formatting error caused ten names to be unable to be read on our memorial folders that were handed out during the luminary display. Please know that a candle represented those persons although their name did not appear on the program. A corrected copy of the program is available by clicking below. 

2020 Luminary Display Memorial Folder | Woodlawn Funeral Home

Click on the graphic on the left to download the file.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Statement - Woodlawn Funeral Home (Last Updated: 12/9/2020 | 10:00 p.m.) 

12/9/2020
Per current order of the Governor of North Carolina, facemasks or face coverings are required to be properly worn in public places with limited exceptions, this includes Woodlawn Funeral Home. If facemasks/face coverings are not properly worn by those visiting our facilities, entry can be denied in order for the us to stay in compliance with the Governor's Order. Facemasks/face coverings are to be properly worn while entering and moving about the funeral home facilities. Thank you for your cooperation.
Woodlawn Funeral Home, in consultation with local, state, and federal health officials, have developed comprehensive health and safety protocols for our facility. This includes deep cleaning of frequent touchpoints and restrooms, social distancing markers, and limited capacity in all public spaces. Please note that any public space where others are present allows for an inherent risk of exposure to Covid-19 and we cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed during your visit . According to the CDC, senior citizens and those with underlying medical conditions are more vulnerable to the virus. 
We ask that all visitors to our facilities practice social distancing. Hand sanitizer stations are available at funeral home facilities. Facemasks/face coverings are available for visitors upon request.
11/11/2020
We are strictly following the Governor's most current executive order with regard to COVID-19 precautions. The Governor's recent extension of Phase III included the reinstatement of a limit of 10 persons at indoor events. This limitation includes family visitations both at our facility and any other indoor location where our services are utilized. The funeral service, if religious in nature, is limited to 50 persons. Social distancing must be practiced and masks must be worn. We do have masks available for those who arrive without a mask.
Continue to wash your hands frequently and use hand sanitizer when soap and warm water are not immediately available. Please remain at home if you are not feeling well, or if you have been in contact with a person with COVID or flu-related symptoms. 
10/24/2020
Face coverings and social distancing are required when attending services at our facilities. Services at off-premise locations are under the dictate of the host location.
Continue to wash your hands frequently and use hand sanitizer when soap and warm water are not immediately available. Please remain at home if you are not feeling well, or if you have been in contact with a person with Covid or flu-related symptoms.
06/24/2020
We are operating under the NC Governor's most current Executive Order. We have transitioned our response to align with Phase II of the Order. Under Phase II, funeral ceremonies are among those gatherings that are exempt from the occupancy restrictions imposed within the Order. Although there is no cap on the number of persons who may attend a funeral ceremony; arrangement conferences, visitations, receptions and other like events, that are not part of the actual funeral ceremony, are not exempt. Face coverings are now required at both indoor and outdoor services. 
Therefore; for all activities other than a funeral ceremony, we must continue to abide by the restrictions that limit the number of persons within our facilities, and those facilities temporarily under our direction. We appreciate your continued understanding that from time-to-time our staff may limit the number of persons in attendance. In addition, it may be necessary for staff to encourage social distancing as well as take other protective measures.
Continue to wash your hands frequently and use hand sanitizer when soap and warm water are not immediately available. Please remain at home if you are not feeling well, or if you have been in contact with a person with Covid or flu-related symptoms.
Again, face coverings are now required at both indoor and outdoor services.
05/23/2020
We are currently operating under NC Governor's Executive Order 141. We have transitioned our response to align with Phase II of the Order. Under Phase II, funeral ceremonies are among those gatherings that are exempt from the occupancy restrictions imposed within the Order. Although there is no cap on the number of persons who may attend a funeral ceremony; arrangement conferences, visitations, receptions and other like events, that are not part of the actual funeral ceremony, are not exempt. 
Therefore; for all activities other than a funeral ceremony, we must continue to abide by the restrictions that limit the number of persons within our facilities, and those facilities temporarily under our direction. We appreciate your continued understanding that from time-to-time our staff may limit the number of persons in attendance. In addition, it may be necessary for staff to encourage social distancing as well as take other protective measures.
Please consider wearing a face mask if you plan to attend services or when visiting our facilities for any reason. Continue to wash your hands frequently and use hand sanitizer when soap and warm water are not immediately available. Please remain at home if you are not feeling well.
We continue to restrict walk-in traffic to our office; however, the office is staffed during our normal business hours (Monday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday: 12 p.m. until 4 p.m.). We can assist you with most items by telephone (704-820-0608) or by email (woodlawnfuneral@outlook.com). We apologize; however, in most cases receipt of death certificates and insurance benefits remain delayed.    
05/09/2020
Restrictions remain in place that require our staff to limit the number of persons attending services as well as the number of persons within our facilities at any one time. Please understand that those in attendance may be asked to employ proper social distancing as well as other protective measures. Please consider wearing a face mask if you plan to attend services and/or when visiting our facilities. Persons who are not well are asked remain at home and share their condolences online.
We continue to restrict walk-in traffic to our office; however, the office is staffed during our normal business hours (Monday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday: 12 p.m. until 4 p.m.). We can also assist you, with most items, by telephone (704-820-0608) or by email (woodlawnfuneral@outlook.com). Please note that receipt of death certificates and insurance benefits are delayed. 
03/27/2020
In response to the COVID-19 crisis and to assist in maintaining the health and well-being of our staff and those that we serve, our office will be closed to walk-in traffic effective today and until further notice.
Please know that we stand prepared and ready to assist you. Although there will be no walk-ins, our office will be staffed during our normal business hours (Monday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday: 12 p.m. until 4 p.m.) and that we can assist you by telephone (704-820-0608) or by email (woodlawnfuneral@outlook.com).
Should you need person-to-person service, please call our office and arrange an appointment. This will provide an opportunity for us to prepare needed items, documents, etc. reducing your time in our office and thereby minimizing personal exposure.
At this time, we continue to hold private funeral services for immediate family and close friends (limited to 10 persons in attendance, including staff). If you experience a death during this time, please rest assured knowing that we will continue to serve your family to the best of our ability. Our funeral directors are available 24/7 to discuss service options available to you during this time.
Thank you for your understanding as we all work to move safely and productively through these unprecedented times.
03/18/2020
Due to local changes that have been implemented, we can no longer process death certificates in- person and must rely on standard postal services. Please expect delays in obtaining certified copies.
03/16/2020
Understandably, all of the information and conversation regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused an incredible amount of stress and anxiety within our community. All of us at Woodlawn Funeral Home are working hard to meet the challenges presented by the spread of the virus. We care deeply about the health and safety of our staff and those that we serve. While we are striving to continue to serve the families that have entrusted their loved ones to our care, the health and safety of all involved is paramount.
We are following the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the NC Board of Funeral Service (NCBFS) and the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA). In addition, we must follow requirements imposed by state and local authorities as they relate to this virus and the services that we provide. This includes taking any and all necessary precautions to reduce risk of exposure to the virus while visiting our facility. 
In the interest of protecting the well-being and safety of our staff and our client families; and to be in compliance with state and local requirements concerning public gatherings, we will be scheduling services that will be limited to immediate family members and close friends only. Public services and visitations will not be scheduled at this time. Although not immediately available, we are currently pursuing options to be able to remotely broadcast services via the Internet. We apologize for any inconvenience and understand that these decisions compound what is already an emotional and stressful situation. We remain committed to work with our families to plan meaningful services to remember a life well-lived. Please know that as this situation evolves, additional changes in the way we serve our families may be necessary for the protection of our staff, our client families and members of the community who may be most vulnerable to this virus. 
If you will be in attendance for a private service for a close family member or friend, please consider the following: 
•Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water for a minimum of 20 seconds;       
•Use hand sanitizer (of at least 60% alcohol) when hand washing is not immediately available;
•Refrain from touching any part of your face with unwashed hands;
•Minimize or eliminate physical contact with others;
•If you are not feeling well or have come into contact with someone who is sick, please do not attend the visitation or funeral service;
•If you have recently traveled outside of the United States or to areas within the United States that have sustained community transmission of the virus, please do not attend the visitation or funeral services.
During this difficult time, please consider leaving a condolence message for family and friends on our website (www.woodlawnfuneral.org). If you wish to send a more personal message (one you do not wish to make public) to one of our families, you may send the message to our email (woodlawnfuneral@outlook.com). We will provide that message to the family. 
If you experience a death during this time, please rest assured knowing that we will continue to serve your family to the best of our ability. Our funeral directors are available 24/7 to discuss service options available to you during this time. 
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