The Restland Difference
Since 1925, we have been honored to deliver healing experiences to the Dallas 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.
As one of the largest funeral homes, cemeteries, and onsite crematories in the southwest, Restland features three stunning chapels, which have all undergone recent renovations and upgrades to ensure the comfort of all family and guests and to provide the latest technology offerings, including live streaming for family and friends who can’t be there in person.
Founded in 1925 as a beautifully landscaped park northeast of downtown Dallas, Restland Funeral Home & Memorial Park is proud of the reputation we've built on quality, sincerity and trust with services that celebrate and honor the life of every individual.
Built in 1942, Wildwood Chapel was constructed to resemble a typical countryside chapel and is our most requested chapel for gatherings of 75 people or less.
Abbey Chapel was constructed in the late 1950s from the large marble and copper dome building that was once the main entrance to the cemetery; and is an ideal setting for funeral and memorial services of 90 guests or less.
Our state-of-the-art George Young Care Center & Crematory was constructed to ensure loved ones remain in our care. Known for its contemporary and modern design, it also offers a beautiful witness area for those who wish to be there for the cremation.
Our Memorial Chapel was remodeled in 2017 to reflect a modern, state-of-the-art design. It offers seating for 250 guests plus overflow seating in the foyer.
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Years in Business
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.
Deric C Walker
General Manager of Funeral Operations
As a leader in the funeral services industry for 23 years, Deric has brought dignity, respect, professionalism and traditional values to everything he does.
He manages daily operations for the funeral home, and works hard to exceed families’ expectations by overseeing our staff and promoting their professional growth.
“I love the funeral industry, the difference in service that offers peace of mind,” Deric says. “It’s more than a job, more than a career. It’s my calling.”
General Manager of Cemetery Operations
Mike began his career in the funeral profession in 1989 in his hometown of Kemp, Texas. After graduating from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in 1992 Mike became a licensed funeral director and embalmer. Over the course of 25 years Mike worked as a funeral director and was eventually promoted as Funeral Home Manager and ultimately General Manager of the locations that he began his professional career. Mike became General Manager of Restland Cemetery in 2015 and has been privileged to work with the professional staff of Restland overseeing daily cemetery operations. “Treating every family as if it were my own, delivering compassionate care to the many families that Restland is honored to serve and the overall passion of helping others in need are personal rewards to me”. Mike enjoys the outdoors, hunting, fishing and camping and any type of family time and activities. Mike and his wife Lori have 3 children, Taylor, Dylan and Alyssa as well as one grandson, Luke Dawson Kephart.
Chad Pritchett is a native Texan, born and raised in Cayuga, TX. He received a Bachelor’s in Science degree in Environmental and Natural Resource studies from Texas State University and he studied Business Administration, earning his MBA at the University of Redlands in San Diego, CA. Chad started his career in the Death Care Industry at Greenwood Memorial Park in San Diego, CA in 2011 as a Community Service Sales Manager. Chad is passionate about serving the community with much needed awareness and education on the importance of pre-need funeral and cemetery arrangements. In 2014, Chad transferred with Dignity Memorial to the Dallas / Fort Worth Market where he worked as a Family Service Sales Manager and Market Sales Manager. Chad excelled in both Community Service and Family Service and earned increased responsibilities and promotions throughout his career. In his free time, Chad enjoys spending time with his partner, Gary and their son, Alex. Grateful for the opportunity to serve others, Chad is thankful for being provided the opportunity to with the North Star Memorial Group Team and to contribute to the rich legacy of Restland Cemetery and Funeral Home.
LaWanda Stone CFSP
Chapel Location Manager
LaWanda serves Restland as the chapel location manager, where she is responsible for positively impacting the experience of every family we serve. She oversees day-to-day operations and makes certain that the families we serve receive the care and comfort they need while making informed decisions about how to honor their loved one's life.
"I was drawn to the funeral profession at the early age of nine when I volunteered to pass out programs at the neighborhood mortuary," LaWanda says. "This role allows me to fulfill my need to help others by touching, supporting and bringing comfort to families during one of the most difficult times they may ever face."
She was born in Chicago, Illinois, and is a veteran of the United States Air Force as well as the Army National Guard. She has a bachelor's degree in psychology and has been faithfully serving in the funeral profession for more than 20 years. LaWanda earned her CFSP designation from the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice in 2019 and is a Certified Crematory Operator. She has three beautiful children and one amazing granddaughter. She resides in the metroplex with her husband and enjoys quality time with her family, reading and fishing.
We illuminate paths to peace with personalized ceremonies and memorial tributes that honor your loved one.
What Families Are Saying
Randle Chambers had our 94 year old grandmother looking great! Her makeup was flawless and her clothing was put on her perfectly. He even had her bangs looking nice because she loved to wear bangs. He was so kind and followed exactly what our family wanted for our loved one. Thanks Randle!❤️Priscilla Soliz 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
My husband passed away and Kirk Taylor was so kind and compassionate. He advised us as if we were his family and was with us for everything. I can't tell you what this means when you are in a situation like this to have someone that you feel has only your feelings and best interest at heart.Sherry Gibbs 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I really appreciate you Jerome and Kirk for everything that you all did for my family, my family was really happy for the job you did on my father. I hate that I had to meet Jerome, Kirk and Randall under these circumstances but it was a pleasure and I would refer Restland to anyone I love you guys for everything. Thank you.Vanessa Bell 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Thank you Kirk Taylor for your kindness, patience and diligence in the care of my father. You are appreciated!Allison Daigle 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The recent passing of Mom, left our family feeling a tremendous void and full of saddness. The friends we found here at Restland helped guide us through this difficult time, with patience, understanding and direction. Nora Lyon's family can not thank you enough.John Lyon 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Melissa Preddy has been so kind to us. Gently guiding and encouraging us as we adjusted to the loss of our father, Kian C. Oei. She helped us so much, and especially in designing the grave marker for dad. We will always remember her kindness, thoughtfulness and encouragements. Thank you, Melissa. Cheryl ChenCheryl Chen 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
News & Events
News May 30, 2022
There is no greater sacrifice than those who gave their lives to protect us. We honor all veterans who died protecting our country -- and those they left behind. We are proud to provide all...
Event May 30, 2022
Annual Avenue of Flags
Join us throughout the Memorial Day weekend as we honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice defending our country at Restland’s Annual Memorial Day Celebration. Avenue of Flags Ceremony - Monday, May 30th, 2022 @ 10 am Facebook Live at 10 am Come back to our Facebook page as we stream our Avenue of Flags ceremony where we raise the flags of the families who donated their flags for 2022. Graveside Flags The Memorial Park and Mausoleums will be open all weekend. Free flags will be available at the funeral home for you to place on your loved one’s grave. *For more information, please call (469) 925-1436.
FEMA Offers to Help Families Cover Funeral Costs
Up to $9,000 in aid may be available for those who suffered the loss of a loved one from COVID-19.
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