Justice >Funerals > Resurrection Cemetery
7200 Archer Rd, Justice, IL | Directions 6045841.755072 -87.830603
terrible experience – Was a pal barrier for a good friend went to put coffin on the roller at the grave site it started falling in. So we were able to keep it from falling told us it was fixed it started falling a 2 time before they went and got a new thing to place the casket on this should never happen damaged casket when this happened beware.
Pleasant cemetery, unpleasant guest relations – The cemetery's landscape seemed well maintained when I visited...but I've had a difficult time working with the office staff.
My parents died out of state and I've been trying to make arrangements for their burial. I don't have experience with burials/cemeteries and found the woman I've been talking to in their office rather condescending.....as if my lack of knowledge on the rules of burial was a reflection of my general intelligence.
I was given conflicting information twice and when I requested approval for a particular type of urn....the office staff lost the request/brochure and never called me back....hence causing further delays in my parent's burial.
I'm posting this information to help others....if this is the cemetery of your choice and you're in mourning and in charge of making arrangements, be forewarned that you might not receive the most sympathetic treatment ...request things in writing and keep duplicates.
Staff and grass maintenence are horrible services – First off in reply to the comment about the deer hunting. I highly doubt this occurs. There are homes and streets with a good amount of traffic all day long, which wouldn't exactly we safe while hunting. I agree with everything the previous posted stated about the deer hunting NOT happening.
Secondly, I also am very unhappy with the staff. I have been in the office asking both simple and in-depth questions several times.. all times the staff was very short and rude with me. They're very insenstive and impatient. One time I even stood there for a good 5-10 minutes waiting for help, while the woman sat on the phone obviously gossiping away to a friend or family member.
And last, the grass is so ill-maintained. Just last month I cut away the grass from all my family members' graves, some of which cutting nearly 4 or 5 inches away to get to the edge of the stones.
Not a great place for the living. – I DO NOT recommend Resurrection cemetery.
If you're Catholic (my mother was), your burial sites are limited to Catholic cemeteries. The grounds are blessed and, therefore, sacred to Catholics. Ressurection is no exception.
The site, as a whole, is well-kept, but closer examination shows little attention is paid to detail. Many graves, including my mom's, are more weeds than grass. Each grave in need of grass, as well as new ones, are allegedly seeded each spring. I had to call five times, and finally threaten to report them to our state authorities, before anyone even looked. Four years later, the job is still incomplete and action is pending.
Emapthy is sorely lacking among staff. Phone calls are answered by an impatient, flat-voiced woman. Questions are curtly answered, unless money is the subject. The person at the desk does not smile or make eye-contact, nor offer condolences of any kind, even if sobbing interrupts the interaction. If you're choosing this cemetery, it might be best to let your funeral director make arrangements.
Grave decorations are allowed, but type and time are regulated. Decorations are supposedly removed on October 15, but there have been reports of early removal, which is denied by staff. If you're planning on keeping your decoration, remove it a week earlier, just to be certain it's safe. Place your name or other identifying mark on your decoration. Many disppointed visitor has arrived to find a missing tribute. Was it the wind, or was it "borrowed"?
The deer thing. First, deer hunting has a definite season which cannot be violated. Second, deer hunting has designated places. Housing and major traffic encircle Resurrection and hunting can endanger people outside its gates. Third, because it is a safe haven, deer congregate there. Furthermore, Resurrection is open every day for visitors. It cannot close for hunting. If you see hunting occuring, or come across an injured deer, notify Justice police.
Deer Hunting MONTHLY (in the cemetery) – The Cemetery is very well kept and quite beautiful, but it's closed off once a month (correct me if I'm wrong), for hunters to hunt dear for what they call "population control."
The Hunters spear the poor deer with arrows, who will come up to you because they're used to people and quite friendly. This is a horrendous and inhumane practice that has no place in a space that's dedicated to our loved ones.
I would definitely not recommend this cemetery, AT ALL.
Editorial Review – This cemetery in south suburban Justice opened in 1904.
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