History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Our History

Lawnwood Memorial Park was started in 1954 by Lewis D. Caldwell and Samuel G. Cowan. The original purchase was only a small number of acres, but over the last few decades has expanded to a little over 60 acres. Lawnwood has continued to offer a peaceful and caring place to serve as the final resting place for the loved ones of four generations.

Our GRounds

Our GRounds

A perpetual care cemetery, organized under the law and guidelines of the Secretary of the State of Georgia, Lawnwood Memorial Park provides rolling hills of green lawn that are kept neatly manicured year round. Our flat bronze gardens, and newly developed upright bronze and granite gardens, provide families options to satisfy most requests.

Our Valued Staff

  • Gerald Adam Cooper

    Gerald Adam Cooper, General Manager

    Adam has worked with the cemetery full-time since 1993 and is a third generation cemeterian. However, he began working with the cemetery at the age of 12 during the summer. He is a 2010 graduate of the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association University and holds a Bachelors of Science from the University of Georgia in Agricultural Economics. Adam also holds a Doctor of Psychology in Grief Counseling and oversees our Family Grief Program led by Angie Cooper, his wife.

  • Billy Crawford

    Billy Crawford, Sales Manager

    Billy joined Lawnwood in 2013 as the General Manager coming to us from the Newton County Clerk of Superior Court's office. He has been instrumental in making sure families felt cared for when they needed our services. His dedication to family service and willingness to go above and beyond for every family is why he now serves Lawnwood in his current role.

  • Crystal Milligan

    Crystal Milligan, Office Manager

    Crystal joined Lawnwood in 2004 and has watch Lawnwood continue to grow and serve this community. She is dedicated to making sure each family is treated with kindness and respect during what is possibly one of the most challenging times in their lives.

  • Veronica Folsom

    Veronica Folsom, Family Service Counselor

    Veronica Folsom is a Licensed Ga Resident Agent at Caldwell and Cowan Funeral Home, as well as a Family Service Counselor for Lawnwood Memorial Park. This dual role allows for a full service experience for the families she is dedicated to serve.Veronica has been dutifully serving families across Georgia since 2012. She is a Savannah, GA native with a diverse background allowing for a compassionate and empathetic approach with her clientele. Veronica is a proud mother of her two legged children Alexia and Tyler and her four legged fur babies Pretty and Micky, as well as Queenie who is awaiting on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge.

  • Chris Day

    Chris Day, Grounds Team Lead

    Chris joined Lawnwood in 2009 and soon became the Cemetery Grounds Foreman. His focus on the grounds, service, and the safety of visitors and staff makes him a valued member of the Lawnwood Family.

  • Steve Milligan

    Steve Milligan, Grounds Team Lead

    Steve grew up in Lawnwood. First working during the summer only in 1995 and 1996 and then joining us full-time in 1997. His knowledge of the cemetery grounds and uncanny memory of interment locations make him a walking database for all things Lawnwood.

  • D.J. Wease

    D.J. Wease, Grounds Team

    D.J. joined Lawnwood in 2017 as a temporary helper during mowing season. His hard work and dedication to doing his job well earned him a spot on our full-time crew. He continues to focus on serving the families at Lawnwood to the best of his ability.

  • Randy Hinds

    Randy Hinds, Ground Team

    Randy began in Lawnwood also as a temporary worker during mowing season in 2019. His willingness to do what it took to get the job done right earned him a spot on our full-time crew. Randy continues to ensure every family he serves is treated with respect and kindness.