Roselawn Memorial Park is completely non‐denominatinal. During the early years, certain areas of the cemetery developed according to various denominations, including the Catholic, Protestant and Jewish faiths. Today, those divisive ways of thinking are long gone, allowing families to choose any plot or plots they prefer.
In 2005, Roselawn opened an additional section of the cemetery with over 1,400 gravesites, in addition to those existing in older sections.
Family Plots Mean Discounts
One of the oldest funereal traditions that is alive and well at Roselawn is the Family Plot. Like most cemeteries today, Roselawn only allows aboveground monuments and markers for designated family plots. This necessary policy has become the best way to hold down a cemetery's maintenance expenses.
For a close‐knit family that believes in planning ahead, Roselawn also offers a discount. With a commitment to a minimum of six plots in "proper order," our pre‐planning arrangements offer the sixth grave free.
In 2005, Roselawn began offering another pre‐planned discount for two family members. This substanital value is available only at the time of the purchase of a new gravesite. Called a "Digging Deeper" plot, this arrangement means the first burial opening will be dug to a greater depth than most gravesites are. The option allows enough depth for the second casket to be buried at a later time.
This plot plan provides overall cost savings compared to the purchase of two separate plots. Married couples are increasingly selecting this burial option, but it is available to anyone.
Other Burial Expenses
Besides the final resting place expense, there are opening and closing costs associated with burials, called interment fees.
If you choose to have a grave marker, it must be purchased from a Louisiana‐licensed memorial dealer. Roselawn then has installation or site‐marking inspection fees to ensure that industry standards are met.
A Roselawn consultant, who can be contacted at Consultant@RoselawnBatonRouge.com or by calling 225‐344‐0186, can provide a tour of our facilities and assist you with all of the related details.
For Pre‐Need Planning only, Roselawn has financing options for the gravesite with maximum terms of 24‐ 36‐ or 48‐months, depending on the purchase amount. These pre‐arrangements require a ten percent downpayment. If paid in full within sixty days, then the sale is interest free.