Galilee Memorial Gardens could reopen soon - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Galilee Memorial Gardens could reopen soon

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Galilee Memorial Gardens, the cemetery closed when its owner was arrested and charged with abusing corpses, may soon reopen.

Documents filed in Davidson County chancery court say there is a chance the cemetery reopens soon.

The person now in charge of the cemetery plans to hold discussions with people in Shelby County to figure out who will oversee the upkeep of the cemetery.

Those meetings should happen in the next six months, and they will also help determine if the cemetery will accept future burials.

The cemetery has been closed--except for a special opening on Memorial Day--since owner Jemar Lambert was arrested in January 2014.

Lambert pleaded guilty in the case and will spend 10 years on probation for mishandling burials.

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