Burial Information

Burial Options

  • Memorial Service

    Use of facilities and staff services during memorial service at a designated facility.

    Our services include:

    Coordinating the memorial arrangements
    Supervision of memorial service
    Staff provided to attend the memorial service for setup and facility oversight

  • Graveside

    Graveside services include many options such as embalming, bath disinfecting, dressing, cosmetic care, casketing, vault services, opening and closing grave spaces, visitation, first call, hearse usage, floral arrangements, register book, and programs.

    Please call for additional information and packages.
    We strive to work with all families within their budget.

  • Horse and Carriage

    A horse-drawn funeral can be an inspiring tribute for a loved one. D. Williams Mortuary Services pay close attention to all the details regarding horse carriage services.

  • VA Burials

    VA Burial benefits available include a gravesite in any of our 136 national cemeteries with available space, opening and closing of the grave, perpetual care, a Government headstone or marker, a burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate at no cost to the family. Some veterans may also be eligible for Burial allowances. Cremated remains are buried or inurned in national cemeteries in the same manner and with the same honors as casketed remains.

    For further information on VA Burial benefits to www.cem.va.gov

    For any VA crisis you can contact: 1-800-273-8255

  • Green Burials

    I am your trusted partner in funeral business, I now offer, Green Burials. Green Burials is the interment of your loved one in the soil in a natural manner. It is an alternative to other contemporary western burial methods and funerary customs, but refrigeration may be mandatory.

    Our local Green Burial Cemetery is minutes from our location in Gainesville, FL, which is Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetery.

    Woven caskets and many more options are available.

    “Never become routine, let it be your passion not tradition”

  • Pet Burials

    Deciding whether to choose pet burial or cremation is a personal choice.

    At D. Williams Mortuary Services, our primary goal is to accommodate your choice and make it personal and memorable as possible.

    Please call for additional information and packages.

  • Immediate Burials

    Immediate Burial options include burials within 24 hours upon onset on death. Refrigeration, visitation, casketing, first call and hearse usage.

    Please call for additional information and packages.

Earth Has No Sorrow that Heaven can’t Heal
(service & cremation)

Professional Services, Embalming, bathing disinfecting of the deceased, dressing, cosmetic & casketing of the deceased. Use of facilities, equipment and staff services for same day visitation prior to services, transfer of deceased to funeral home within a 50mile radius, hearse use for one day service, basic register book, 100 single fold programs or Memorial cards(in black and white only) and a family floral arrangement(Carnations only), Casket Rental, with cremation only.

Please call our office at (352) 204-2381 for special pricing.

Dust til Dawn
(graveside service only)

Professional Services, Embalming, bathing disinfecting of the deceased, dressing, cosmetic & casketing of the deceased Use of facilities, equipment and staff services for same day visitation prior to services, transfer of deceased to funeral home within a 50 mile radius, hearse use for one day service, basic register book, 100 Color programs or 50 memorial cards in color, family floral arrangement(Carnations only), 20 gauge non gasketed casket in the basic colors of Bronze, blue, gray and white.

Please call our office at (352) 204-2381 for special pricing.

Shipping

D. Williams Mortuary services, LLC would like to be your trusted partner for all your shipping arrangements in and out of state. First call ( transfer of deceased to funeral home with in a 50 mile radius), embalming(standard), Air tray, transport to nearest airport & all paperwork.

Please call our office at (352) 204-2381 for special pricing.

Caskets

D Williams Mortuary Services offers affordable caskets to any family, and can have the casket delivered to any location. Come see our casket selection and our special pricing, because we care.

Caskets starting at $750.00

Consumer Protection Provided by The Funeral Rule (Federal Trade Commission)
You have the right to choose the funeral goods and services you want (with some exceptions, which will be made in writing).

The funeral provider must give you a General Price List (GPL) that states your right to choose what you want in writing.
The funeral provider cannot refuse to handle a casket or urn your brought elsewhere or charge you a handling fee.

Also, please note, you cannot be charged for embalming that your family did not authorize in writing.

Burial Information

Horse and CarriageDealing with a loss or planning for yourself, burial may be a form of disposition that is more suitable to your lifestyle. There are four fundamental segments to consider when desiring burial: choosing embalming, picking a casket, and deciding on a cemetery and service that best represents the individual. Many of these segments have numerous choices and abundant combinations. The options for a casket alone include a well defined color, material, and thickness. Deciding on a cemetery can be even more complex. Comprised of different types of cemeteries; family, fraternal, municipal or religious, most will require specified burial spaces, monuments and outer burial containers. The funeral service also includes a range of choices. The funeral could very well be a service with or without remains present, have a visitation, or as a more creative option could be held on a ship that concludes with burial at sea.

Either way, the abundant selection presents a great opportunity in specializing a burial package. Though, the ample choices may be vast, our staff has experience assisting families with items and services that fit your lifestyle and tacitly serve your feelings to the fullest and deepest ability.

Additionally, when choosing items keep those burial segments in mind and prepare some ideas and requests. Burial is to be an experience that is remembered and regarded as a traditional but personal tribute. In doing so, we will take the time to communicate your sincerity and sensitivity and ultimately strive to make it easier in expressing the unique characteristics that is desired in a final ceremony.

Embalming

Restorative CareDaphina Williams has expertise in mortuary science that adheres to the required educational courses and OSHA safety guidelines. Mrs. Williams, licensed funeral director and embalmer has over 20 years of experience and believes in hands-on approach. Today, we have Funeral Home owners, but many are not licensed. When you choose D. Williams Mortuary Services, LLC, you are entrusting your love one to a licensed Funeral Home Director, a name that observes every rule, and law according to the Florida Division of Funeral, Cemetery, and Consumer Services.

Once again, burial is a time-tested option that has helped families in honoring the love and work of a person that has touched their lives. These feelings can be conveyed with us as we are ready to assist with any need. We have distinct burial options offered by our facility and are here to guide you at this time and in any decision.

By allowing D. Williams Mortuary Services to reflect your wishes in a burial option we will assist in an expressive act that reaches the highest point of gratitude, respect and admiration that you deserve.

For further details please take a look at our burial options or give is a call at 352-204-2381.

Testimonials

  • Ms. Williams and Staff rendered totally professional service to my Family during the loss of my Father, My Father in Law, my Husbands Grandmother and my Brother. Not only did she provide impeccable service, but she showed a personal care and concern that goes beyond a mere business relationship. The personal touch that she supplies ensures that you know that your loved one is in loving care. Thanks for the years of extraordinary professionalism and that extra flare of excellence that takes it to another level.

  • Best all around, quality service with genuine care and a smile. Goes above and beyond for the families that’s being served from the beginning even after the family member has been laid to rest. D Williams services will make sure your cared for with dignity and respect the whole way through. I love her, she is excellent at what she does. Couldn’t ask for anyone better. Thanks for all you do!

  • It speaks massive volumes when families entrust their love ones into the care of D. Williams Mortuary Services. It is such a blessing to work alongside someone who possesses such humility, compassion, professionalism and creativity when serving families during their time of need. Be it near or far, it is our pleasure and honor to serve wholeheartedly with a “Spirit of Excellence” to Gainesville, Archer, Williston, Bronson, Cross City, Chiefland and surrounding areas THANK YOU!

  • Daphina Williams is not only a great friend and mentor of mine, but she unleashes great value in the bonding and relationships among individuals in our community. Her work goes beyond the funeral home! She exemplifies a deep understanding of the community and personal needs of every individual. Our relationship began before and continued after she rendered services for my mother. I thank god for such a great person to serve our community.

  • The services are God lead and spirit fed as well as heartfelt, heartwarming, and adheres to the needs of the families being served. The office is in Gainesville, FL but services can be provided wherever they’re needed! I met Mrs. Daphina at a funeral one year and she has always been such a sweet lady and very supportive. She gives back to the community and is a very influential person in my life!

  • The greatest comfort during our time of sorrow came when Daphina Williams confirmed that she had our loved one in her care. Your logo of “Serving with a Spirit of Excellence” was almost an understatement of the Excellence shown to our family during this time. Your professionalism, empathy, respect, courtesy, heartfelt compassion, thoughtfulness and mannerism shown to each of us during our time of bereavement far exceeded any of our expectations. Presentation of our loved one for our last glimpse was nearly breathe taking, as he presented amazingly and peacefully resting. Thank you for all that you have done for our Loved one and family. We can’t thank you enough!

  • They do not only handle families with care but their loved ones that are deceased actually look like themselves when they have been embalmed.
    Phenomenal work!! Awesome Service!!
    Lastly, another appealing quality is that they do pet burials and cremations! They have mass appeal!!

    Love Ya! D Williams and Family!!

  • Laying A love one to rest this pass Saturday was absolutely Beautiful and Very Professional Everything was Beautiful and I would recommend their services to everyone!!

  • D Williams Mortuary provides customized professional services to every family with excellence and genuine care. I highly recommend their services to families requesting services of excellence and personal touch!

  • A touch of class and professionalism! I stand on faith and site on her work! And would really recommend her and her staff to anyone who wants GREAT services!!!

  • Serving with the Spirit of Excellence is very professional and always on point…Serving Family’s before and never forget them after. The best team ever!

  • The best of the best. TOP NOTCH SERVICE. You can’t get it better anywhere else.

  • Ms. Williams and staff rendered totally professional service to my Family during the loss of my Father, My Father in Law, My Brother. Not only did she provide impeccable service, but she showed a personal care and concern that goes beyond a mere business relationship. The personal touch that she supplies ensures that you know that your loved one is in loving care. Thanks for the years of extraordinary professionalism and that extra flare of excellence that takes it to another level.

  • Best all around, quality service with genuine care and a smile. Goes above and beyond for the families that’s being served from the beginning even after the family member has been laid to rest. D Williams services will make sure your cared for with dignity and respect the whole way through. I love her, she is excellent at what she does. Couldn’t ask for anyone better. Thanks for all you do!!

  • D Williams a woman of excellence. Very professional, honest to the bone. Mrs. Williams will do what ever it takes to get you what you want.

  • D Williams is a professional funeral service that transcends the normality of our time and generation! It is imperative that at the time of a loss and transition of your loved one that D Williams Mortuary Services is capable and more than effective in handling your needs and wishes! What you envision in your heart to send a farewell to your loved one – D WILLIAMS MORTUARY will bring that vision to fruition.! A touch of class and professionalism!! I stand on faith and site on her work! And would really recommend her and her staff to anyone who wants GREAT service!