The Atkins – Lodge Chapel

This chapel has the capacity to handle three simultaneous visitations, or it can be opened‚ into a room that will accommodate 400. Parking for 100 automobiles, as well as street parking is available. The facility is decorated with a mix of light color schemes with a blend of contemporary and elegant furnishings. This chapel is the main office for the three chapels and has a grief lending library. The Atkins-Lodge facility also houses our adult crematorium and pet crematorium.




The Atkins Funeral Home of Lewes, Delaware, was founded in 1895, even though family ties go back to relatives in the funeral industry to 1865 in nearby Milton. Over the years, the funeral home was owned and managed by the Atkins family until 1983 when it was purchased by S. Keith Parsell. It was located at 119 W. 4th Street, Lewes, DE, and a satellite branch at 1580 Highway One, Midway, was operated from 1983-1995.




In October of 1995, both branches were merged into one brand new facility at the corner of Rt.1 and Kings Highway, Lewes, which centrally located the business between the communities of Lewes and Rehoboth Beach. This chapel is the oldest continuing funeral entity in the Lewes-Rehoboth Beach area, even though five other competitors have come and gone.







Directions

16961 Kings Highway ; Lewes, DE 19958

Local Landmark - Signs for Cape May Lewes Ferry

From West - the Washington, DC or Baltimore area (exactly 125 miles from Baltimore/Washington Airport)

Take Rt. 50 East over Bay Bridge to Route 404 and proceed east on 404 to the town of Denton, MD and continue around Denton on the Bypass. Six miles on the east side of Denton make a left turn onto Route 16 (the sign will say Greenwood, DE). Follow this road clear across the State of DE traveling through the towns of Greenwood, Ellendale and Miltonuntil you reach Route 1 (there is a stop light at this intersection). (OBSERVE ALL SPEED LIMITS IN THESE SMALL TOWNS-THEY DO NOT MAKE ANY ALLOWANCES)Turn right onto Route 1 south and continue south to the third traffic light (approximately 4 miles- WAWA on Corner). At this light turn left onto Dartmouth Drive and go one block to stop sign and turn right. Funeral home is on the left 100 yards down.

From North - Philadelphia and Northern Delaware area (exactly 125 miles from Philadelphia Airport) Take 1-95 South to Route1 south (exit marked Christiana Mall, near Newark, DE). Stay on Route 1 south all the way to Dover, Delaware and you will drop out onto Rt. 113 (this is really a continuation of Rt 1 but is called Rt. 113)  in front of Dover Air Force Base. Continue 14 miles to Milford, DE where the road will split just past two large car dealerships (Hertrichs and Burtons).   Stay left and the road once again becomes DE Rt 1.   Continue 24 miles to Lewes and you will pass St. Judes Catholic Church on Left, then come to a light which is the intersection of Route 1 and Route 9 (LOWES LUMBER ON RIGHT)---( Continue two more lights (WAWA ON CORNER) and turn left onto Dartmouth Drive and go one block to stop sign and turn right onto Kings Highway. Funeral home is on the left 100 yards down.

From South - (Salisbury, Maryland area) Take Route 13 North to Laurel, DE and turn right onto Route 24 East . Stay on Rt. 24 to Delaware Route 1 (McDonalds on Corner) and turn left. (this stretch will be about 35 miles and you will cross over Delaware Rt. 113 at Millsboro, DE). Go 1/2 mile past the Movies at Midway and Wachovia Bank, Boulevard Ford, PAR 3 Golf---- then bear right at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry exit- also known as Kings Highway.   As soon as you exit, funeral home is on the right side of Kings Highway.





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