Posted: Sep 25, 2013 10:33 PM by AE Stevenson
Updated: Sep 25, 2013 10:33 PM
BATON ROUGE - Lutheran Cemetery on Eddie Robinson near Terrace in Baton Rouge is one of many graveyards that suffer from overgrown grass, broken mementos, and damaged graves.
The owners of the cemetery are elderly and cannot maintain the property because of their age.
The cemetery sits inside of Councilwoman Tara Wicker's district. She says graveyards like Lutheran rely on volunteer help, but it's only a temporary fix.
Another cemetery, Sweet Olive also faces the same issues. It was featured on WBRZ News 2 four months ago after human remains were found outside of the burial plots.
Gregory Eames, Sr. volunteer's his time to mow the grass at Lutheran to prepare for his wife's funeral over the weekend.
"[I do it to} just do something, we can't clean up the whole cemetery, but maybe we can start something that maybe some others can help carry on, something has to be done," he said.
Councilwoman Wicker says a number of people are working on a solution from many different angles, but they need support from the community to help upkeep the burial sites and to maintain the honor of those buried.