Permanent Memorialization: This means creating a dedicated place for family and friends to connect and remember your loved one.
A Place of Beauty and a Place of Serenity
A Place for Prayer and a Place for Remembrance
A Place to Honor and a place to Memorialize
Westlawn Cemeteries are conceived as an everlasting homage dedicated to the sacred trust of preserving the memory of those we love. All of structures are of exceptional value, built with the finest materials to last for centuries. This lasting tribute by those with forethought is completely covered by Perpetual Care Maintanence that provides total peace of mind and is dedicated to the sacred trust of preserving the memory of those we love.
Proud Member of Louisiana/Mississippi Monument Builders, Louisiana Cemetery Association, and Better Business Bureau.
Westlawn Memorial Park, Gretna, LA
Westlawn South, Gretna, LA
Jefferson Memorial Gardens, St. Rose, LA
McDonoughville Mausoleum, Gretna, LA
Hillview Memorial Gardens, Bogalusa, LA
Westlawn Cemeteries provides At-need Sales, Pre-need Sales, Interments, Inscriptions, New Construction, Maintenance, Repairs, and Record Keeping for all of these Cemeteries, as well as in the following Catholic Cemeteries:
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery, Belle Chasse, LA
Our Lady of Prompt Succor Cemetery, Westwego, LA
Saint Puis X Cemetery, Crown Point, LA
Saint Bernard Cemetery, Chalmette, LA
Our Lady of the Angels Cemetery, Waggaman, LA
Our Lady of Good Harbor Cemetery, Buras, LA
Saint Patrick Cemetery, Port Sulphur, LA
*Special Note: Mothe Funeral Home can handle funerals and burials in ANY cemetery of your choice.
Westlawn Memorial Park ~ 1225 Whitney Avenue, Gretna, LA 70056
For new property purchases, directions, burials, maintenance, or general inquiries, please call 504-393-6963.
We provide families with exceptional settings for the permanent memorials of their loved ones. With acres of rolling green lawns and majestic oak trees, Westlawn Cemeteries can provide the perfect place for families to return, year after year, in remembrance and honor.
A Consistent Place of Healing
In our modern society, people aren't given enough time to grieve their losses. The pressures of work, even the simple emotional need to ‘be busy,’ often bring the bereaved back into the ‘real’ world far too soon.
Also, many families are choosing to scatter the cremated remains of their loved one in a favorite place; the ocean, or even in the skies above. While that may seem fitting at the time, it means that you do not have a consistent place to connect with the memories of the person you loved so dearly.
Having such permanent place - in a cemetery, mausoleum, or cremation niche - that can be visited regularly by family and friends is an essential part of the time following a death. It becomes a focal point of memorialization, and gives everyone a special place to go to remember your loved one, or to commemorate important occasions. It can help to make a birthday or anniversary less painful.
A permanent place to reflect on your loved one becomes a way of connecting to a family's past. Visiting the resting place of grandparents or great-grandparents may provide children with an anchor to their personal history. It is a connection to the past, to love shared. It truly honors the relationship you still have – and will always have – with that person.
Sometimes one family member wants to be buried and another wishes to be cremated, yet they want to be together. Because we know this to be a common wish, our directors make it simple for families. We can easily arrange for a common burial of both your loved ones in the same plot.
We would be honored to guide you through the cemetery grounds, explore your perspectives, and make suggestions. Ultimately, the decision is in your hands; but our expertise can certainly guide you.
Traditionally, in-ground burial has been the choice of many families. We provide families with many in-ground burial options, including large family estate lots, multiple space lots and single grave spaces. Depending on the needs of the family, there are many areas throughout the cemetery to choose.
Mothe Funeral Home maintains a variety of facilities for the interment of cremated remains, giving you a full selection of urns, niches, and mausoleums. For those families who desire it, we’re also able to combine in-ground burial for both casketed and cremated remains.
Cremation niches are available in our mausoleums. These small lots accommodate urns and are memorialized with flush bronze memorials. Landscaped with trees, a flowing water feature, and beautiful flower beds, our cemeteries provide families with a uniquely tranquil setting.
Mausoleums allow for above ground entombment in either community buildings or specially designed family structures. At one time the advantages of mausoleum entombment were available only to royalty, the famed or the very wealthy. Well-known mausoleums include the Taj Mahal, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Egyptian Pyramids. Mausoleum property is now affordable to most everyone.
The existing mausoleums at Westlawn Cemetery are a community mausoleum with crypt space for caskets, and cremation niches. Families may opt to have a glass front on the niche, which allows them to place a photo or personal memento in the niche. This memento may be placed at the time of service or later at the convenience of the family.
With beautiful architecture, enhanced by glorious stained glass windows, our community mausoleum begs to be experienced.Private Family Mausoleums
Only just recently have family mausoleums become an affordable and viable option for more and more families. Annual sales of family mausoleums have increased 200% in the past 20 years and are expected to continually increase in the future.
Selecting a family mausoleum is a sound and permanent investment requiring thoughtful, thorough consideration of many factors. We suggest an orderly step-by-step approach to eliminate uncertainties, minimize expenses and assure selection of the family mausoleum that meets all of your requirements.
Our experienced staff can help you arrive at the perfect decision for you, and your family. Call us at (504) 366-4343 to discuss the wide variety of permanent memorialization options, or contact us via the contact form.