Mt Zion Cemetery
3900 Hollins Ferry Rd, Halethorpe, MD 21227
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This place is the worse ever. They have no respect for the dead or their family. I had my baby brother buried here on march 9, 2013 he they still have not cleaned off the site. it is full of rocks, dirt piled up and they bent his name plate. I have called the real number at 410-442-2434 and they lie and say they are goin to get to it this week - every week. I visit him every sunday and it looks terrible. i'd clean it myself but i'm 6 months pregnant and would need a pretty big shovel. Not to mention - where would i put the dirt and rocks. Certainly not on another persons site.
i have a loved one in that cemetary and i must agree it is not kept up well at all. his grave was unmarked and after some time thought the family would be able to afford a headstone but later found that they didnt, we had a good idea but could not find him because his steak with his name on it was no where to be founf. we saw piles of steaks and momentums teddy bears in various piles on the intense serch for our friend. it was just sad. they really need to get it together. im gonna call the number so we can get our friend a headstone
12/29/2011Provided by Citysearch -
This is a terrible cemetery. I don't mean to be disrespectful to those who have loved ones buried here but this was the saddest place I have ever been to.
I took my girlfriend here this week to visit her father's grave because she had never been before (he died when she was very young.) It was raining very heavily that day. Many of the grave sites were flooded. There was garbage blowing around the cemetery. The grass is missing in large patches all over the place.
The cemetery is built on a hill that is mostly clay rather than dirt so on a rainy day it is a terrible place to vist and all the water runs down towards the bottom of the cemetery. There were several cement tombs above ground stacked on top of each other. I assume no body is buried in them but who knows. One of the tombs was missing its lid and it was filled with water and garbage.
Many of the headstones are damaged and some are so close to the roads (which doesn't have a curb, you have to be careful not to drive over them. I am sure funds are limited as the city of Baltimore and Baltimore County is very poor. However, this place is a disgrace. My girlfriend was so sad to know her father is buried in such a bad place.
Helpful bit of advice. There is no sextant there to help find graves. You have to call a phone number located at the cemetery and they will tell you which section, row and lot your loved one is in. However, most of the rows and lots are not marked so you have no way to tell other than looking for headstones.
If your loved one is in an unmarked grave (like my girlfriend's father) you need to call the number and they will mark the grave so you can find it. However, they told us this would be done but when we went back the next day it was not marked. Thankfully the workers there were very helpful and showed us where about his grave was.
Perhaps this place was nicer in 2009 but it is terrible now. We are going to start the process of getting a court order so we can move him to a better cemetery. This is no place for anyone you care about to be buried.
03/28/2009Provided by Citysearch -
usually people dont write reviews on cemeteries but i feel obligated to.ofcourcse someone i know is buried there.that place had trash all over the place.a dumpster even sat on the grass near grave sites. please dont make the big mistake like i did and not review the grave site before burying a loved one. i just simply went along with the funeral home's advice.oh what a big mistake.if anyone else has visited please let me know by review.