There may be a potential health hazard associated with damaged gravesites where human remains
are exposed. To insure proper handling of exposed human remains, contact a professional.
In many instances cemetery property damages are covered by homeowners insurance. For more information
contact Roselawn Monuments.
Hurricane Ike Vermilion Parish
Roselawn Monuments participated in the Hurricane Ike Cemetery Mitigation and Recovery of 11 Vermilion Parish Cemeteries.
The affected cemeteries were: Beard Family, Banker, Briggs, Mouton Cove, Rosehill, Delino, Landry, St. James, Broussard,
Suire, LeMaire. The damages ranged from displced Caskets & Burial Vaults to graves floated ( lids raised by water
rising inside the burial vaults), memorial work swept off of gravesites. In total some 60 gravesites were disturbed
or damaged by the rapidly rising surge waters of Hurricane Ike. Currently there are two missing caskets from the Rosehill
Cemetery, all other displaced caskets are believed to have been recovered and reburied. The Vermilion Parish Office
of Coroner and Vermilion Parish Police Jury contracted with Roselawn Monuments to perform the cemetery storm mitigation and
recovery. The work was completed in Mid October.
December 15 Update Tim Creswell Vermilion Parish Co ordinator for the Vermilion Parish
Cororner's Office and VOEP reported the two missing remains from Rose Hill Cemetery were discovered by a local cattleman earlier
in this week. The remains were recovered and re buried by Roselawn Monuments under the supervision of Mr. Creswell.
The Dec. 13th recovery and re burials completed the Hurricane Ike Cemetery Recoveries. For more information on
the December 15th recovery effort click on the Daily Advertiser link below.
In the event of hurricane, storm, vehicle or damage by vandals to cemetery property or your grave sites contact
Roselawn Monuments prior to attempting any recovery or restoration work. Roselawn will furnish initial evaluation and
estimates without obligation to you at no charge.
Roselawn Monuments has experienced professionals who can assist in the recovery, repair and restoration of cemetery
$ 500.00 Reward
Roselawn Monuments will pay a reward of $500.00 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of
anyone vandalizing a cemetery property registered with Roselawn Monuments.
For more information on adding your cemetery to our reward program Contact Shelly Roy at Roselawn Monuments.
This service is free to all.