Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
Ever since we opened our gates we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.
years in business
In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.
We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.
Learn the legacy.
Woodridge Memorial Park has been proudly serving families in the Lexington County area since its founding in 1976. The cemetery was established by Leon and Edith Strasburger. The hydrangeas, rose bushes and azaleas were raised by Mrs. Strasburger in her personal garden and relocated to Woodridge Memorial Park.
Woodridge Funeral Home was established in 2006. This modern and cozy facility allows for small group visitations in a warm homelike setting.
Our unique location, nestled in rolling hills and deep valleys, is a restful and beautiful setting where families can visit and honor their loved ones. Our 50-seat mausoleum chapel, and unique family shelter gazebo by the 1 acre pond with fountain also allow for unique venues for staging special memorial occasions.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible. Together, we make this place amazing.
David has been a licensed Funeral Director since 2008, and is a member of St. Martin's in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in downtown Columbia. Dave is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, and also serves as the 2016 Region Chairman for the Central-Coastal region of the South Carolina Funeral Directors Association. Dave earned his Bachelor's degree and two Masters' degrees from the University of South Carolina, and was a South Carolina public elementary and middle school teacher for 15 years, prior to changing careers to funeral service. He enjoys caring for people in their time of greatest need.
Hailing from Greenwood, South Carolina, Christy Funderburk joined the Greenlawn Memorial Park staff as a Family Service Advisor in 2011. Christy has had the opportunity to serve the families of the Columbia area for 5 years. Her educational background includes a Bachelor's of Science degree in Psychology with emphasis on counseling from Lander University, and three years undergraduate study at Winthrop University. Outside of faithfully serving her families at Greenlawn, some of Christy’s interest includes gardening, crocheting, singing and being an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Blythewood, SC. Christy is married to Glen and they are blessed with one daughter, Ella. The family is also allowed to live in the home of a 51 pound lap dog named Oscar.
I am the Administrator at Woodridge Funeral Home, and I have been with the company since 2006. I have two grown children; Lauren & Andrew, who are the loves of my life. As the first "face" that families see when they walk through the doors of the funeral home, I find my work very fulfilling. I believe that putting families first is of the utmost importance. I do volunteer work in my community, I love to travel and spend time with family and friends.
Brian and his wife Laurie have joined Woodridge Funeral Home from Florida, where they owned and operated their own funeral home. Brian graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science, and has been in the funeral business for over 25 years. He is the proud father of two boys who keep him active with youth baseball.
Mary Beth joined Woodridge Memorial Park & Funeral Home after working in the field of hospice and end of life care. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Master of Social Work degree and has provided counseling and support to grieving families in the Columbia area for over seventeen years. Mary Beth greatly enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, and traveling to new places.
See where we are and find the place that best meets your needs.