Cemetery Guidelines at Blue Ridge Chapel Baptist Church

These guidelines for the Blue Ridge Chapel Baptist Church are effective as of April 1, 2022. 


Plots in the current cemetery will be free for active members of Blue Ridge Chapel Baptist Church. In-active members may select a plot with a $1,000 donation to the cemetery. 

Return of Reserved Plots 

Plots that have been reserved, with or without donation, may only be returned to Blue Ridge Chapel Baptist Church not to other individuals.

Decorating and Care of Burial Plots

After burial, plots must be kept flat and grassed. No gravel, sand, shrubs, vines or any other non-potted plant shall be placed on burial plot. 

Flowers and other decorations shall be kept on the stone.

During our annual Decoration Day celebration, flowers may be left directly on the grave for no more than 2 weeks after which they must be removed. If left after 2 weeks, the church will remove and discard any flowers remaining on the grave itself.

Grave Markers 

A permanent grave maker must be placed as soon as possible after burial.

Signed Guidelines 

In order to keep from being fined for littering, the Park Service has requested that we keep flowers and other decorations from blowing onto Park Service land which has been a long-standing problem over the years.

Thank you for your understanding.