The Sunset Lawn Difference
Since 1938, we have been honored to deliver healing experiences to the Sacramento community. We exist to serve the unique needs of every family. Learn our story. Lean on us. And let our expertise lead you through the best experience possible.
We’re here to give you care and comfort as we help guide you through the planning journey.
We've learned a lot about caring for families over the years. We realize that we aren't just caring for a loved one, but the entire family. People come to us during their most difficult times, and we respond with kindness, understanding and expertise. Our goal is to make everyone feel at home as we work with them to create a memorable service in honor of a beautiful life.
Our humble beginnings
Since Sunset Lawn Chapel of the Chime's modest beginning as Grant Memorial Lawn in 1938, we understand the significance of the role we play in helping families find peace during some of their darkest times. Our early days saw us mostly caring for young soldiers, who had been fighting in WWII. From this, we gained a deep understanding for honoring every life in a unique and special way.
Splendor for acres
We have grown to encompass more cemetery space than any facility in the Sacramento region. Our park provides an onsite funeral home and chapel, seven mausoleums, 11 acres for honoring cremated remains and 25 beautiful gardens. Some of these gardens are dedicated exclusively to clients with ethnic, cultural, religious or military affiliations.
The importance of each life
We take great pride in fulfilling the individual needs of families from the diverse communities we serve. Our mission has always been to develop a level of service that recognizes the importance of each life lived. At Sunset Lawn, we care for families when they need it the most.
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Years in Business
We illuminate paths to peace with personalized ceremonies and memorial tributes that honor your loved one.
We're members of the local community who have many years of experience caring for families from all backgrounds and all walks of life. Families know they can count on us to provide them the comfort they need when they need it most.
Managing Partner, Family Service
Cemetery and Funeral Home Office Manager
Grounds Crew Superintendent
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Managing Partner, Operations
Elise-Marie Surucu is a dedicated managing partner, operations at Sunset Lawn Chapel of the Chimes Sacramento. She is joining us with many managerial years’ experience most recently as the general manager for several mortuaries. In addition, a licensed funeral service professional in Oklahoma.
Elise-Marie has an associate degree in Mortuary Science. As well as a bachelor’s degree in Funereal Science. She has always had a passion for helping others in times of need. Her genuine concern for families going through the grief process has helped expand her level of care and compassion.
Elise-Marie has many interests including being a foodie, karaoke superstar, thrill seeker, educator and self-proclaimed dancing queen. She is a lover of all forms of creativity and pledges to continue being a caretaker of the deceased for the Sacramento area and beyond.
What Families Are Saying
I highly recommend Sunset Lawn. They went above and beyond to make my son's burial service beautiful. The staff was amazing, professional and supportive to my needs.Author: [email protected] Hamilton rated with 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We are forever grateful to Victor L and the Sunset Lawn team for the support they gave to our family as we laid our son to rest. There care and attention to our family’s needs was top notch.Author: Denise Lewis rated with 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This funeral home and Victor in particular are so helpful. I have both my grandparents buried here and the staff were all so kind throughout the process. Would reccomend this place for anyone who wants to feel like they arent just a number when dealing with such a hard proccess.Author: Andriana Dickinson rated with 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Victor help me with my mother's arrangements. They were kind and efficiant. Now planning my cremation and was pleases to find Victor still working here. He made my arrangements effortless.Author: Louisa Spiller rated with 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The staff was very helpful and professional. They were sensitive to our deceased love one's needs and very respectful to our family. Sincere thanks and appreciation, Amin HuddlestonAuthor: Amin Huddleston rated with 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Great service, Thank youAuthor: Oleg Bicov rated with 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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