The Grace Difference
Since 1970, we have been honored to deliver healing experiences to the Hudson 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.
We've learned a lot about caring for families over the years. We realize that we aren't just caring for a loved one, but the entire family. People come to us during their most difficult times, and we respond with kindness, understanding and expertise. Our goal is to make everyone feel at home as we work with them to create a memorable service in honor of a beautiful life.
Grace Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home was founded in 1970 by Melvin Scherer, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel. As a local resident who attended many services at Hudson Cemetery, Mr. Scherer recognized the need for a new cemetery to serve the growing community.
Splendor for acres
Grace Memorial includes several gardens specific to a faith or organization affiliation within the community such as our Catholic, Jewish, Greek and Masonic Gardens, as well as mausoleum complexes throughout the cemetery.
Dedication, compassion & experience
We have built a reputation for excellence and are committed to creating a unique personalized experience for every individual that will properly honor a life well lived. We promote expression of individuality and encourage protecting your generations to come.
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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.
James Edward McMichael
Jim, a life time resident of Hernando County, re-joined the staff at Grace Memorial Gardens in April 2015. He is a Graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service with an Associate’s Degree in Funeral Service. He has served over the last 34 years in many roles and capacities in the funeral home and cemetery.
“Taking care of, and being there for the people in our community at the worst time in their life is an important part of my life” Jim says, “I’m grateful every day that I get to help someone else.”
Jim is married to his wife Pamela and they are members of St. Theresa Parrish in Spring Hill. He is a very proud father to Allison, who also serves the people in our community at a local hospital as an emergency room nurse. He is privileged and honored to have the opportunity to serve alongside a very talented staff here at Grace Memorial Gardens.
Family Service Manager
Ben has been a resident of Pasco/Hernando County for over 2 years. While he is still relatively new to this part of the Sunshine State, he has served families all over Florida for over twenty-six years in this profession. Ben has a degree in banking/finance that he earned from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Ben is a Catholic and a father of two wonderful young ladies, who just graduated H.B. Plant High School in Tampa, Florida. One will be attending the University of Florida in Gainesville and the other Florida State University in Tallahassee. His passions include golf, hunting and fishing. One of his favorite activities is to take his daughters fishing all over this great state.
He is exceptionally proud to serve the families of Grace Memorial Gardens and grateful to work alongside his amazing colleagues.
“I am truly grateful to serve the families of this area and to work alongside amazing colleagues," Ben said. "I take great pride in how our team has contributed to make this memorial park such a beautiful, park-like and serene place for families to visit."
Susan, a lifetime resident of Pasco County, has over 18 years experience in the funeral home profession, with the past year and a half here with Grace Memorial Gardens. Susan and her husband, Scott, are proud parents of two daughters, one being a teacher and one a radiological tech student, and one grandson.
Her family is very involved in bowling and they enjoy the comradery and sense of community it brings. Working in the funeral/cemetery profession gives Susan the opportunity to be there for families in their time of need and is an honor and a privilege she holds dear.
We illuminate paths to peace with personalized ceremonies and memorial tributes that honor your loved one.
What Families Are Saying
We just wanted to thank you again for all your help and Professionalism helping us do the inevitable. I must say you actually made something that we would have thought to be extremely difficult, to something that turned out to be very "easy", because of the way you treated us. So again, THANK YOU. Captain Rick & CarmelaCaptain Rick & Carmela 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The loss of my husband came as quite a shock. Having never planned a funeral service before, I wasn't sure of everything that was required. The staff at Grace Memorial was a big help to me and made the planning so easy. I would highly recommend their services.Brenda Hoch 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We can not thank Jim McMichael and his staff enough for all the consideration they showed our family. They took such care in the preparation of our Loved one and all of the arrangements that needed taken care of. Very thoughtful over ever detail that there was. We would highly recommend this facility in your time of need.Robert & Debra Burnett 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
My wife Jackie, and I were both pleased with your service. You took time to explain our various options in helping make our end-of-life arrangements. We fully appreciate your professionalism, your knowledge, and your friendliness. We will gladly recommend Grace Memorial Gardens to our friends and loved ones.Anthony B. 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I was very pleased with the services provided by the staff. After my mother's passing, they provided exactly what I wanted at a reasonable cost. Having them handle everything was a blessing and deeply appreciated.William J. 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
My elderly mother had a prepaid cremation from another state. This caring and helpful group of people not only accepted this, but they helped me with details and follow-ups with VA assist. And always with a gentle and helpful attitude! My experience with Grace Memorial was 5 stars for sure!Janet S. 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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