Gwinnett Memorial Park
Gwinnett Memorial Park was established in 1959 by a group of local businessmen, including Dr. F.A. Simms. This was the first Endowment-Care Cemetery in Lawrenceville, and was a flat-bronze only type of facility. A feature Mausoleum for above-ground entombment of both caskets and urns was added in the 1980s. The original property consisted of about 56 acres, with frontage along Highway 29, and the rear of the property extending to the railroad tracks, near Old Norcross Road. With expansion of the Lawrenceville-Suwanee Parkway, the land now is about 38 or so acres, with about 23 of those dedicated for cemetery use. About 18 acres of the 23 +/- acres in GMP, L.L.C. is developed, leaving about 5 acres for future expansion. The extra 15 acres of undeveloped land is not dedicated for cemetery use, allowing for multiple possibilities of future usage. Six new sections have been added in recent years; three for Veterans and their family members (Honor I, II, III), as well as three other sections, the Garden of Peace (I, II) and a new family estate section, Heritage.. This brings the total of sections for ground interment to 12, including Gethsemane, Everlasting Life, Chapel, Masonic, Devotion and Good Shepherd. Future expansion plans include new below-ground interment sections, a Chapel Mausoleum, a cremation section, as well as areas for private family mausoleums/estates and a new office.