Oakwood University Memorial Gardens Cemetery has been serving the Greater Huntsville area since 2001
We have Comforted and Stood with Families and their Most Difficult Times
We Pride Ourselves on Excellent Customer Service
We Welcome All Faiths
...and have a great relationship with funeral homes locally and nationally

About Us

This Beautiful Garden Has Been Established For All of God’s People to Rest Until His Return​

Our History

Although Oakwood University is a Seventh-day Adventist campus, we are open to other religious burials. As believers, we are all planning to live in the same Kingdom after the return of our Saviour, so being buried with other believers should not be an issue.

Our burial and cremation burial costs are very competitive with other cemeteries in the North Alabama areas. As a matter of fact, our prices are possibly the least costly in the area. Our grounds are kept beautiful by a local landscaping company.

Our cemetery overlooks the beautiful Pioneer Lake just to the West. There are a few beautiful swans, ducks, and other water creatures in and around the pond. Surrounding the cemetery are many beautiful trees, some of which have been on the property for over 100 years. During the fall season, the colors of the trees change reminding us that even though the seasons may change, God’s love for his children never changes.

Oakwood University Memorial Gardens Cemetery is one of the most beautiful cemeteries in Alabama. It is the only cemetery connected to a religious university, with an impressive history. On these hallowed grounds was the plantation where Dred Scott worked as a young man. According to records, the mother of a few of his children is buried here on these grounds. There is a documented “Historic Slave Cemetery” of unknown slaves adjacent to Oakwood University Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Elder Eric Calvin Ward, a visionary former pastor of the Oakwood College Seventh-day Adventist Church, believed that there should be a cemetery for the Oakwood community. The cemetery was not established before his passing; however, his remains were brought here by his family to his new place of rest in 2017.

Elder Ward, along with many other Seventh-day Adventist leaders, is now buried here at Oakwood University Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Huntsville, Alabama.

If you’re interested in planning your services with us here at Oakwood University Memorial Gardens Cemetery, please contact us by phone, come in a visit with us.