City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremation

Alice Keymeulen Landis

Oxford, North Carolina

Age 98.
Died 07/08/2024.

Alice Keymeulen Landis
Alice Keymeulen Landis 98, died Monday, July 8, 2024 peacefully at her home in Oxford, North Carolina. She was born in Brussels, Belgium, the youngest daughter of Oscar Joesph and Denise Marie Celine Keymeule nee Van Der Velde. She was proceeded by her husband, William T. Landis Jr. and her dearest and only sister, Sylvie Van Den Neuker , nee Keymeulen. She left behind her pride and joy, her four beloved children: William, Hamlin, Sylvia and Mary Denise, 9 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Alice spent most of her teen years under the German occupation of neutral Belgium. She was educated by the sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, in Brussels. After the end of WW II in Europe, she was employed by the 1ST International War Crimes Tribunal in Nuremberg , Germany as a teletype operator. She met and wed her husband in Europe. They were married 68 years. After her husband’s army discharge, they returned to his hometown of Oxford, North Carolina where they raised their family and operated a small florist shop and the Western Union Agency.
As the years flew by, her small native land always remained close to her heart. Whenever possible and able to, she would retrace her steps back to Europe for some most enjoyable visits and travels. As age and health issues prevented more trips abroad, she felt quite at peace to stay at home where she often recalled and relived the bittersweet memories of different times and places long gone, but not forgotten. Thankful ever, she was able to spend her final years in a peaceful and friendly small town.
Heartfelt thanks to loyal friends, neighbors, and care-givers for each kindness extended to me. God Bless You!!

A Celebration of her life will be held July 17 at 11 a.m. at Saint James Catholic Church in Henderson.
In Lieu of flowers: All donations may be sent to: Saint James Catholic Church
C/O The Altar Society, 3275 US 158 Henderson, NC 27537

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City of Oaks Cremation and Funeral Home is a full-service funeral home in Raleigh, serving all of North Carolina and beyond. We provide an alternative to costly funeral homes and every day we help families in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and all over North Carolina make simple, affordable funeral arrangements.

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Our Promise

Apples to Apples

Just like all other licensed funeral homes in North Carolina, City of Oaks Cremation, LLC is regulated by the NC Board of Funeral Service.

The same laws that apply to the big corporate funeral homes also apply to the modest independently owned firms like ours. All crematories in North Carolina, regardless of who owns them, are inspected annually by the state and must adhere to the same rules and laws.

Genuine Care

We're committed to providing families within our community unsurpassed service before, during and after the time of loss.

Our staff will provide clear communication to your family through each step as we move forward from the original phone call notifying us of a death to the time we deliver the urn back to your family. We will treat your family with the utmost respect, as we honor the wishes of your loved one.

We promise to make this process affordable and as endurable as possible.

State Wide

Our Funeral Home is located in Wake County NC; however, we provide our services to families throughout the entire State.

Unlike other funeral homes, we don't charge an additional mileage fee. Regardless of what county you live in, we can help your family with making simple, affordable funeral arrangements. From Asheville to Wilmington, we're proud to help families statewide.

Our Services

Direct Cremation


Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. We include everything you need for a simple or direct cremation. Simple, affordable and reliable. We have not changed the cost of our direct cremation service since we opened City of Oaks in 2012.

Cremation with Solidified Remains


We offer the option of choosing how you receive your loved ones remains. Selecting our Direct Cremation with Solidified Remains option is a beautiful way to transform cremated remains into 40-60 “stones” that you can hold.

Cremation with Visitation


City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremation provides an affordable cremation option with onsite visitation. Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. Simple, affordable and reliable.

Immediate Burial


An immediate burial has the same end result as a traditional burial; however, we have eliminated the extra (sometimes unnecessary) services prior to getting to the cemetery. Not everyone wants an open casket for viewing or a limousine for the family. Despite the term immediate, we can move as fast as you need or as slow as you like. This option simply allows you to save money by eliminating some of the fancy extras at the funeral home.

Traditional Funeral


We offer the same traditional funeral services as the big corporately owned funeral homes in the area; however, we cost about half the amount. You might consider a traditional funeral service if your family is looking for an open casket visitation, a traditional church service or a funeral service in the funeral home's chapel. A traditional funeral service can be altered to fit the needs of your family.

Green Burial


This establishment is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the Green Burial Council; a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainability in the field of funeral service. Our Green options allow for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic and non-biodegradable materials/chemicals.



As an alternative to traditional cremation, City of Oaks Funeral Home also offers Aquamation. The Aquamation process, often referred to as alkaline hydrolysis, uses a solution of water and potassium hydroxide to facilitate natural decomposition.

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