Monuments, Markers, & Vaults
Monuments, markers and vaults are items you may need to purchase for your property at Lakewood, depending on the type of lot you choose. (These items are for outdoor burial only; above-ground entombment does not require these items.)
We encourage you to speak with a Lakewood staff member who can explain all of your options and answer your questions directly. We have provided some information here to help you prepare for that conversation.
Learn about upright monuments (for family-size lots).
Learn about markers, which provide name, birth and death
dates on an individual or double grave.
Learn about burial vaults, which are outer burial containers
that help protect grave sites.
Upright monuments are a lasting tribute to a family. Lakewood can help you choose a monument if you have purchased a lot that allows for one. We offer many types and designs, including customized designs.
What is a Monument Lot?
At Lakewood, monuments can be placed on double or family-size lots (two or more graves), depending on the location of the lot you choose in the cemetery. Only one central or family monument is allowed on a monument lot. Individual markers (with names and dates) may be placed at the grave sites of each family member within the lot.
Convenient and Affordable at Lakewood
Monument prices, which are quoted individually, include the inscription and the foundation and installation fee. Financing is available, and all proceeds from sales are used to maintain Lakewood’s grounds and facilities to keep Lakewood beautiful and well groomed year-round.
A memorial marker lists the name, birth and death dates for the person buried in a grave. It provides a lasting link to departed loved ones - one that future generations can visit and remember. Lakewood offers a choice of granite or bronze markers in a variety of styles, or you can choose to have our skilled designers create a custom pattern for you. The photos on this page represent samples of just some of the markers we offer.
Care and Protection of Your Marker
Lakewood assumes responsibility for the quality, permanence and care of its markers. All proceeds from the sale of markers at Lakewood are used to maintain our grounds and facilities, so Lakewood continues to be a beautiful place to visit year-round.
Convenient and Affordable at Lakewood
Marker prices, which are quoted individually, include the cost of inscription and a fee for the foundation and installation. Financing is available.
The price of a standard, flat, 12" x 24" x 4" granite marker includes:
Dates of birth and death: month-day-year or years only
Any standard emblems/design templates in Lakewood's Design Book
Up to four words for an epitaph; Examples:
"In Loving Memory"; "Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandma"; "Gone But Not Forgotten"
Average time for marker production and installation is 8 weeks. Installation is weather dependent and typically occurs from May to November.
Lakewood offers a selection of several different Doric Burial Vaults . A well respected name in the industry, Doric vaults are known for their handsome designs, excellent construction and outstanding durability. The difference in price depends largely on the level of durability, the look and length of warranty you choose. Vaults come in a variety of colors, and can be ordered in any custom color.
What is a Burial Vault?
A burial vault is a durable container inserted into a grave to protect the casket. Lakewood requires a burial vault (or concrete grave liner) to give the ground above an even appearance and help reduce the chance of a visitor tripping on sunken ground when walking in the cemetery.
Convenient and Affordable at Lakewood Cemetery
Lakewood can help you choose a burial vault or a concrete grave liner (a grave liner is a lightweight version of a burial vault). Financing is available, and all proceeds from sales are used to maintain Lakewood’s grounds and facilities to keep Lakewood beautiful and well groomed in all seasons.