Roselawn Monuments is a licensed, insured Louisiana
Cemetery Contractor experienced in recovery, mitigation and remediation of damaged cemeteries. Shelly Roy, owner/operator
of Roselawn Monuments, a licensed mortician & DMORT VI Mortuary Officer has assisted; individuals, government officials
and cemeterians with remediation and restoration services to damaged cemeteries since 1976. Our experience covers cemetery
damage as results of vandelism, motor vehicle accident, hurricane, flooding, tornado and the ravages of time.
1976 Chessland Cemetery Restoration ( Private Cemetery Sumter Co. AL)
Restoration of Renfroe Family Section of Historic Ramsey Cemetery)
1994 Flood Albany Ga. (Recovery processing & reburial)
Hurricane Flyod Tarboro, SC (Recovery, processing & reburial)
Rouge, LA Historic Magnolia Cemetery (Recovery/Reburial of damaged vaults as a result of motor vehicle accident)
2003 Baton Rouge, LA Historic Magnolia Cemetery ( Repaired Historic Gravesites & Memorials damaged as result
of storm damage)
Restoration of Pollard Plott Historic Sweet Olive Cemetery
Katrina (Recovery processing casualties, burial vaults & caskets displaced due to flooding)
2005 Hurricane Rita (Advised and assisted OEP & Coroners offices in recovery, identification and reburial of
caskets, burial vaults & remains, displaced by flooding in Vermilion, Cameron
& Calcasieu, setup Family Assisstance Centers.
2008 Hurricane Ike( Advised
Vermilion OEP & Coroners Offices, for recovery of 11 cemeteries damaged by flooding
Contracted with Vermilion Police Jury to recovered displaced vaults, performed identification
services, reburial of displaced vaults)
Post Hurricane Rita & Current Volunteer Advisory to Vermilion OEP and consulted with several affected cemeteries
providing storm mitigation recommendations.
Discovered and developed system
for matching burial vaults with displaced memorial work to aid in identification.
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.
$ 500.00 Reward
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.