Woodlawn Cemetery

Woodlawn is in the heart of the very friendly small town of DeRidder, LA. It belongs to the town but has an advisory board to help keep things running smoothly.

There are many large, old trees and lots of shrubbery. There are security lights along the driveway which circles the heart of the cemetery. Water faucets are provided to water the grass and/or plants which individuals may choose to plant and care for.

The young business women of deridder have installed a meditating area in the baby garden which is located in the north-east corner of Woodlawn. Not to pick out any particular area, but Esther Terry has arranged a lovely place to sit and relax and as she says, visit her loved one.

This is a very large cemetery with over 1400 tombstones with names, and a great many vandalized and/or unmarked graves. If any names were missed, we deeply regret it and would be more than happy to make corrections and additions.

Some of the tombstones are inscribed in spanish and/or greek. These tombstones we have copied the best we can.

Information collected by Roberta B. Doty and Evelyn E. Cole, completed in 1992.