Caskets Crushed To Make Room At Overcrowded Cemetery

(Bartlett, TN) Garland Watkins knew there were problems at Galilee Memorial Gardens.

He thought it was just bad paperwork, but court documents we obtained show his wife Constance may not just be missing in the cemetery’s computer, but also on the grounds.

Employees recently pried open casket after casket, trying to see who is inside.

“They leave your loved one’s body on a platform where they have a revolving door of funerals going on and I’m not sure if she was buried that day or not,” said Watkins.

His high school sweetheart of 35 years, whom he still loves to this day, is somewhere out there.

He’s been given five possible spots, and it gets worse.

Documents show cemetery owners appear to have run out of room and were driving bulldozers over caskets to crush them and fit multiple people into one five-foot-deep grave.

“Right now, God rest her soul, she’s in Heaven. I’m trying to find her body right now. I want to know where her body is at,” said Watkins.

Owner Jemar Lambert was arrested and the new information shows this appears to be a cemetery-wide problem affecting the families we spoke to, and potentially many more.

If you’re worried about your loved one who is buried at Galilee Memorial Gardens, call a special hotline that state investigators created. The number is 1-615-741-5062

4 comments

  • not giving it

    Please have respect for both the deceased and their family when leaving comments on this page. They have been through enough.

  • Sam

    This sounds like some sort of sick conspiracy! Sounds like multiple people were involved in this… Some one was driving the dozer… Then you got the people doing the paper work…They had to know this was wrong. Consider yourself and people you love. Would u want this sort of thing happening to someone who you’ve already lost? Isn’t losing them hurtful enough? If I worked for a place doing this sort of stuff and I became aware I would speak up and I would just be jobless because I couldn’t sit by and watch this happen. All the people who didn’t tell it & they knew about it, should also be arrested and charged.

    • kittycoal

      THIS is beyond sick! Everyone involved should have to pay a nice long hefty price. OF COURSE they all knew it was wrong! Anyone who benifited from any $$ from this creep should be so very ashamed & very very scared.
      I feel so sorry for the family’s that have loved one’s here & hope they all find some sort of pease to deal with it.
      Make the owner dig up everyone!

  • vee

    THIS IS SO PAINFUL! IM TRYING TO HEAL FROM MOM’S PASSING 8 MONTHS AGO AND TO HERE OF THIS, ITS VERY SICKENING. PLEASE PUT EVERYONE IN JAIL,LAMBERT AND THE REST AND THROW AWAY THE KEY AND LET THEM ROT IN JAIL.PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE DO THIS FOR ME AND MY FAMILY.I HAVE GRANDPARENTS,AUNTS AND A UNCLE AT GAILEE SO THIS IS REALLY A BOMBSHELL IN MY HEART RIGHT NOW!

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