About Ivy Hill Cemetery

Ivy Hill Cemetery is a private, non-denominational cemetery founded in 1856. It is a 501 (c) (13) incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Ivy Hill provides a peaceful environment for the comfort of its grieving families, and a place of honor and respect for its deceased, amid a beautiful, natural landscape. The cemetery is guided by a volunteer board of directors with strong ties to Alexandria that lends its time, knowledge, and skills to the continuing success and growth of Ivy Hill Cemetery. Contact the cemetery at cemetery@ivyhillcemetery.net

Cemetery Staff

Karyn Lord — General Manager
 Karen McCrocklin — Office Manager/Bookkeeper
Mike Rodriguez — Grounds Crew
Jorge Tafur Novoa — Grounds Crew

Ivy Hill Cemetery Historical Preservation Society

The Ivy Hill Cemetery Historical Preservation Society was formed in 2006 as a 501 (c) (3) to preserve, protect and promote Ivy Hill Cemetery’s monuments, history, flora and fauna. The Preservation Society raises awareness and funds through tours, events, lectures and volunteer opportunities in order to fulfill its mission. All donations are tax deductible. Contact the Society at info@IHCHPS.org

Lucy Goddin — IHCHPS President
Catherine Weinraub — Historian/Research Assistant

Meet Our Board

Dana Lawhorne


Dana is a lifelong Alexandria resident who has long ties to Ivy Hill Cemetery. He retired from the Alexandria Police Department where he served for 27 years as a police officer. He was elected in 2005 to his current position as the Sheriff for the city of Alexandria. He resides with his wife Linda in the Delray section of the city where they raised their three daughters. Dana has served on the IHC Board since 2012.

Gant Redmon


Gant is Chair of the Goodwin House Foundation Board of Directors; Past President of Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, Seminary Hill Association, Belle Haven Citizens Association, Mount Vernon on the Potomac Citizens Association. Living Legend of Alexandria; former national Trustee of Beta Theta Pi; General Counsel of National Victory Celebration, Desert Storm; practicing attorney, Senior Partner of Redmon, Peyton & Braswell law firm concentrating on estates, trusts, and real property.

Ann Hepburn Webb


Ann is a native Alexandrian. Family on both her mother’s and father’s sides are buried at Ivy Hill. Ann has served as the Director of Accounting and Finance with GeoLogics Corporation for 24 years. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Virginia and holds a Master of Business Administration from George Mason University. She serves on the Finance Committee of the Vestry at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and, along with her husband, leads the Parents Council at Randolph College. Previously, Ann served as Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair of the Board of Trustees at Alexandria Country Day School.

David Speck

A life-long Alexandrian, David ‘s family history in Alexandria traces back to the mid 1800’s. He retired in 2017 as Managing Director-Investments for the Speck-Caudron Investment Group, where he was nationally recognized for his work in investment strategy and wealth management for over 35 years. Prior to that he was a member of the faculty and administration at The George Washington University for 13 years, and from where he received his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. In addition to the board of Ivy Hill Cemetery, he also serves on the boards of the Northern Virginia Health Foundation and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, where he also co-chairs the Finance Committee.

Lucy Burke Goddin

Lucy is a native Alexandrian with many generations of family at Ivy Hill Cemetery. She has served as the President of the Ivy Hill Cemetery Historical Preservation Society since 2007, has served on the board of Ivy Hill Cemetery since 2012. Lucy brings passion and creativity to Ivy Hill to meet our current day challenges and to ensure its survival far into the future.

Arthur H. Bryant, Jr.

Arthur is a fourth generation Ivy Hill Cemetery Company board member with long roots in Alexandria. Generations of his Alexandria family were good stewards of Ivy Hill Cemetery and now reside here. Arthur is a former regional bank president and current consultant. He has served on the boards of The Montpelier Foundation, The James Madison Museum, Grymes Memorial School, the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame, and is currently serving on the board of Orange County Economic Development Authority.