Families upset over vandalism and destruction at Jackson cemetery

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Several families are asking for help as the conditions of Rosemont Gardens Memorial Park Cemetery continue to decline.

Faye Blaylock buried her parents at the cemetery almost 10 years ago. She said they deserve better.

“The cemetery is a restful place for the deceased people, and they should not be done like this. We’ve been battling this since 2003. It’s wrong, it’s just wrong,” she sai.

Butch Inabnet said vandalism and safety are a big concern.

“We might have problems with the vagrants and stuff, and that’s something we’re going to have to take up with the City of Jackson, but he’s not doing his job to make sure our loved ones are being taken care of.”

Melinda Young has been fighting for change since 2002. She said she chose the property because it was a beautiful and well kept place. She said it’s hard visiting her son, knowing the conditions of the grounds.

Inabnet said he’s planning to move his parents to another location, but the owner said he will charge him $3,700 per family member to remove them.

12 News reached out to the cemetery owner for a comment, and we have not heard back at this time.

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