City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremation

Lander E. Grant

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 76.
Died 09/15/2023.

Lander E. Grant
Lander Earl Grant, a steadfast pillar of strength and unwavering dedication to his family, passed away peacefully on September 15, 2023. Born on March 3, 1947, in Wilson, NC, he would later make his mark in Norfolk, VA, a place he proudly called home.

A mason by trade, Lander's contributions to the nation were not only metaphorical but were also etched in stone and mortar. With hands that crafted and shaped, he played a part in molding the very foundation of our country. His buildings and projects will stand as a testament to his skills, dedication, and passion for years to come.

However, for Lander, his true legacy was not in the buildings he constructed but in the lives, he touched and the family he cherished. To know Lander was to know of his love for his family. The twinkle in his eyes when he spoke of his children, Leander and Jeanita, spoke volumes about his deep-rooted pride and affection for them. For him, family was not just an anchor but the very sails that drove him forward.

Lander was a devout and faithful member of the Pentecostal Followers of Christ in Suffolk, VA. Under the inspirational leadership of Bishop R.L. Bynum, he deepened his faith and commitment to service. Those who attended church with him will fondly remember his unwavering faith and the joy with which he worshipped.

While Lander’s journey on this earth has come to a close, his legacy will endure through the love and memories shared by all who knew him. His son Leander, his daughter Jeanita, and countless friends and family members will continue to honor his memory by living their lives with the same tenacity, love, and faith that Lander displayed every day.

A force of nature in his own right, Lander's departure leaves a void in our hearts. However, the stories of his love, grit, and commitment to family will continue to inspire generations to come.

As we bid farewell, we find solace in the belief that Lander's spirit continues to watch over us, guiding and protecting, just as he did in life.

Rest in peace, Dad Lander Earl Grant. Your legacy is eternal; we Love You.

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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.

Simply having to reach out to a funeral home can feel overwhelming. Our goal is to simplify the entire funeral home experience and make the process as easy as possible. We hope to eliminate any unnecessary surprises by publishing our total cost and the services we provide directly on our website. All of our obituaries are provided free of charge as a way to help families celebrate and commemorate the lives of their loved ones.

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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