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Cemeteries

CEMETERIES

The City of Rocky Mount owns and operates three cemeteries. They are significant public assets, invested by the community with sentimental, historic and cultural value. Cemetery operations include approximately 140 internments each year, along with maintenance of all three cemeteries. General cemetery services offered are the sale of grave spaces, grave openings/closings and maintenance of cemetery properties, issuance of cemetery permits for installation of markers, monuments, and preservation and maintenance of burial records.

Citizens should contact local monument companies and funeral homes for purchase or installation of memorials, vaults, and other products and services associated with burials. All cemetery fees and charges must be paid 48 in advance before use of interment spaces. In observance of city holidays the cemetery office is closed, and no burials will be permitted.

Hours & Contact

Cemetery office hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, weekdays. The three cemeteries are open for visitors 365 days a year, from 7:00 am until dusk.

  • Office number: 252-972-1158

  • Fax: 252-972-1675

Locations
  • Battleboro Cemetery: Cemetery Drive Battleboro, NC 27809

  • Northeastern Cemetery: 1031 E. Virginia Street Rocky Mount, NC 27801

  • Pineview Cemetery: 761 East Raleigh Blvd. Rocky Mount, NC 27801

Required Forms
  • A Plot Purchase form is required to purchase a grave lot in a City of Rocky Mount Cemetery. This form must be filled out by the purchaser. Download here.

  • The Burial Permit form must be completed and submitted by the funeral home representative. Download here.

Fees

One grave space: $900.00

Two grave spaces: $1650.00

Four grave spaces: $3000.00

Eight grave spaces: $5700.00

Burial Fees

Resident Rates

Non-City Resident Rates

Weekdays before 4:00pm: $750.00

Weekdays before 4:00pm: $1000.00

Weekdays after 4:00pm: $900.00

Weekdays after 4:00pm: $1150.00

Saturday and Sunday: $1100.00

Saturday and Sunday: $1350.00

Holidays observed by the city: closed

Burial fees (Less than 4 feet and includes cremations)

Resident Rates

Non-City Resident Rates

Weekdays before 4:00pm: $400.00

Weekdays before 4:00pm: $575.00

Weekdays after 4:00pm: $550.00

Weekdays after 4:00pm: $675.00

Saturday and Sunday: $750.00

Saturday and Sunday: $875.00

Holidays observed by the city: closed

General Rules

Flowers are encouraged and welcome, but in order to permit orderly maintenance and attractive appearance, all flowers must be confined to an appropriate receptacle attached to the marker, monument or ledger. All grading, landscape work and improvements of any kind; all care on plots, all planting, trimming, cutting and removal of trees, shrubs and herbage; all opening and closing of plots and all interment, disinterment and removals shall be made by the City of Rocky Mount.

Flags are permitted during the months of May and July.

Funeral Flowers

Funeral flowers placed on graves following an interment will be left for maximum of 21 days and then be discarded. If you want to keep any of the funeral decorations, please take them with you as you leave. Flowers may be removed earlier if they become unsightly due to fading or wilting.

Temporary Markers

Temporary markers are allowed on graves for a maximum of three months.

Grave Decorations

Artificial decorations such as the use of breakable standing vases, potted plants, balloons of any type, solar lights, fences, signs, statues, stones, pinwheels, small trees, bird houses, dolls, alcohol bottles), etc. are strictly prohibited.

Holiday Decorations

Exceptions apply at Easter and Christmas. We will collect all decorations the first week in the following month after those holidays. Holiday Christmas decorations collections dates are January 3-6, 2020. Biannual flower pick up months are March and November. The City of Rocky Mount is not responsible for valuables left in vehicles or gravesite.

Pets

Pets must be kept in your vehicle. Assistance animals may be excepted.

Conduct
  • Alcohol or illegal substances are prohibited

  • No picnicking, canopies, barbecues, grills, running, etc.

  • Recreational games are prohibited.