REMINDER: Holiday decorations must be removed from Holly Lawn and Cedar Hill Cemeteries by February 1st. Any decorations left after this date, will be discarded. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!
Cemeteries are open dusk till dawn. For help finding burial locations at either of our cemeteries, please use our app, Webcemeteries.
Contact our Superintendent of Cemeteries, Franco Britt for more information 757-514-7632.
Cedar Hill Cemetery (102 Mahan Street)
Originally constructed as Green Hill Cemetery, this 32 acre expanse of hilly terrain and cedar trees is on the National Historic Register. Cedar Hill Cemetery is located on the corner of North Main Street and Constance Road and is the final resting place for many Confederate Generals and soldiers. There are many veterans buried in Cedar Hill and include officers and soldiers in World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, etc. The entrance off of Mahan Street houses monuments and a cannon that serve as a memorial to the Veterans from the different wars that are buried in the cemetery. Cedar Hill also is the final resting place for many prominent citizens of Suffolk as well as former City and State officials such as former Governor Mills Godwin. Cedar Hill also houses several family mausoleums and very unique tombstones and structures.
Cedar Hill has the City’s first scatter garden which allows the scattering of ashes in place of a burial. This scatter garden is surrounded by a rod-iron fence with benches and a memorial board located at each end.
Holly Lawn Cemetery (1525 N Main Street)
Holly Lawn was created by an ordinance adopted by the Suffolk City Council on October 2, 1949. The 30 acre flat terrain City-owned property was formerly known as the City Farm. The City did an expansion in February of 2008 opening up 1500 more grave spaces to be sold. There are also two more sections planned that will open up approximately 2500 more grave spaces.
Holly Lawn is the newest of the two City-owned cemeteries and is surrounded by water and woods on two sides and North Main Street and Lake Meade Park on the other sides. There is a walking trail located behind the cemetery which allows visitors to experience the beautiful nature of the area while visiting the final resting place of their families and friends.