Sunnyside Cemetery


Established in 1895, Sunnyside Cemetery was first known as the Ellis Graveyard. The cemetery was reserved only for family members of founder Nathaniel Ellis. In 1904, the cemetery’s new owner formed the Sunnyside Cemetery Association. By the following year, Sunnyside Cemetery opened to the public. 

Today, this St. Petersburg landmark remains a quaint and historically rich cemetery for families throughout the community. Newer sections and options provide a respectful addition to accommodate more families who seek a serene, beautiful option to larger cemeteries.


Tour Our Historic Cemetery

Anderson-McQueen is proud of our stewardship of Sunnyside Cemetery. Visitors and historians appreciate the well-preserved memorials and monuments. It is the third-oldest cemetery in St. Petersburg where generations of families gather to honor and remember their loved ones. To arrange a tour, call (727) 822-7879.

Permanent Memorialization Brings Comfort

Sunnyside Cemetery is historic but offers availability for those who want to plan ahead. Anderson-McQueen offers several meaningful selections for permanent memorialization, whether you choose traditional in-casket burial or increasingly popular cremation.

Cremation offers unique flexibility for memorials ranging from columbariums to garden pedestals amidst beautiful landscaping.

Plan Ahead

Making funeral arrangements in advance brings peace of mind to all concerned. You protect your loved ones from making difficult decisions and potentially expensive purchases. And you know your final plans are ready long before they are needed. Our family care team can help you understand all your preplanning options, including burial or memorialization in Sunnyside Cemetery.

Our Cemetery Location

Sunnyside Cemetery is located at 5300 19th Street North, in St. Petersburg. The cemetery is open from dawn to dusk.