History of Oak Ridge Cemetery
May 16, 2022 5:30 PM
Lashonda Fitch, Director - Oak Ridge Cemetery
History of Oak Ridge Cemetery

Lashonda Fitch is the 20th Director and Certified Cemeterian of Oak Ridge Cemetery. Oak Ridge is the final resting place of Abraham Lincoln and one of the most visited cemeteries in the nation.

Since inception, Oak Ridge has been owned and operated by the City of Springfield, Il. In addition, Oak Ridge encompasses 180 acres, has over 77,000 interments, and is home to the two public mausoleums in Sangamon County.  

Lashonda an accomplished leader, business professional, and trail blazer- enjoys meeting new people, learning new skills, and is passionate on sharing her knowledge and educating others.

Lashonda understands the importance of serving the community. For three years, she served as the board Secretary for the largest home owners association in Springfield, Twin Lakes. She is a past recipient of the Springfield Business Journal’s 40 under 40, and numerous Springfield Chamber ambassador awards.  In addition, she served on the Local First board, the Illinois Women in Leadership board, and served as a Springfield Chamber ambassador for four years.

Currently, she is studying as a National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Nutrition Coach. She is a member of a League of Our Own, Toastmasters, a licensed real estate professional for the state of Illinois, a Certified Les Mills Body Pump instructor, a member of the Fresh Visions Community Church Health and Wellness committee, and the co-leader of the Fresh Visions Community Church Financial Ministry Committee.

In her spare time, she enjoys time on the deck with her husband, walks in the park, coloring, listening to audio books, and when weather permits, she averages 120 miles on the local bike trails each month. You can learn more about her story on her linked in profile.