When it comes to cemeteries, the city of Mobile, Alabama, has a variety of different options for you and your loved ones to consider. Many may think that picking a cemetery is an easy decision, but for some it requires a lot of thought and consideration.
Choosing between the different types of cemeteries can be confusing. Some may think that there’s only one kind of cemetery — but this is actually far from the truth. There’s a handful of cemeteries to choose from based on a variety of different wants, needs and considerations. To aid in your search through Mobile’s extensive cemetery offerings, here is a breakdown of all the options available:
Military and Veteran Cemetery
For the proud veteran or military member, there’s the military cemetery option. These cemeteries are specifically for military members, veterans and their families. Depending on when these gravesites were open, they may be filled and therefore closed to new internments. However, sometimes reservations may be canceled or veterans and family members may be able to be added to existing gravesites. This varies by a case-by-case basis, but it is always good to check before setting your decision on a certain cemetery.
Just as this name would imply, these cemeteries are only for certain families and their deceased family members. This makes them the most notably difficult cemetery to be buried in — that is, unless you already know that your family has one.
This one is only for those four-legged friends that feel like family. A pet cemetery is a great option for your beloved dog or cat that deserves a final resting place that honors the friendship and love that you have shared with them throughout the years.
Mobile has a large amount of religious cemeteries within our city. These cemeteries are run by churches or members of religious groups, and those buried there must be practicing members or believers of the religion that the cemetery represents. There are cemeteries for those of the Baptist, Episcopal, Jewish and Catholic faiths in Mobile.
These cemeteries are just as the name would suggest — they are public to all. The city typically maintains these burial grounds.
These cemeteries are also open to all, though they may be a little more expensive than a public cemetery. The reasoning behind this is because typically these cemeteries are run by companies that are working to keep the grounds maintained in order to provide a calming and relaxing cemetery atmosphere. Many feature gardens, lakes and well-maintained landscapes.
If you are thinking of picking a cemetery sometime soon, then this list should hopefully help you narrow down your choices in Mobile, Alabama. While you can make your decisions online, we also recommend possibly taking an in-person visit to a few of your top choices. Getting to see a space in real life can change your choices, especially when you know it will be the final resting place to someone you love and care for dearly.
Many, if not most, large cemeteries are investor-owned profit oriented commercial endeavors. Regardless of how they are promoted, their ultimate driving force is generating income that can be divided among owners, oftentimes an out of town corporation. Here at Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery, we offer a little bit of everything without the gain of profits. We are a cemetery that puts you first without the affiliations of any funeral home, church, religious sect or government agency. We offer both in-ground options and modern mausoleum choices across our developed 120 acres. We also accommodate both traditional entombment and cremation inurnment.
Founded in 1953, the Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery is run by a board of trustees. Mobile Memorial Gardens is different. It is an independent, not for profit (501 c13) organization that is almost a one of a kind in Alabama. We are here to help those who are in need and make it a priority to preserve the memories of your loved ones in a dignified, honorable and comfortable place. Visit us online at www.mobilememorialgardens.com or on our Facebook page. If you would like to learn more about what makes us different and would like to speak to us, please call us at 251-661-1333.