The Big Canoe Chapel Cemetery lies in a lovely, serene natural forest with a garden setting featuring flowers, shrubs, and trees planted in harmony with the natural beauty of Big Canoe. The Cemetery is part of the Jimmy R. Allen Meditation Park, which is marked by stacked stone columns at the entrance about 500 yards north of Big Canoe’s main gate.
The Chapel Cemetery features meditation benches, a Gazebo, a Memorial Wall, a Columbarium, as well as grave plots. The natural character of the area is carefully preserved. Only uniform flat granite markers are permtted and no artificial flowers are allowed. Native planting is encouraged, but must be approved and carried out under the supervision of the cemetery manager.
Plots, niches, and memorial plaques may be purchased by Big Canoe property owners and the immediate families of property owners and by Chapel members. The Memorial Wall is to memorialize loved ones who are not interred at the Chapel Cemetery, but who once had strong ties to Big Canoe. Each plaque contains space for the names and birth and death dates of those memorialized. The cost of a grave plot is $2,000, the cost of a columbarium niche is $1500, and the cost of a plaque on the memorial wall is $500.
Please call the Chapel Office at 470-273-6768 for additional information.
Big Canoe Chapel Cemetery, Inc. is registered with the State of Georgia as a church cemetery. The operation is on a self-financing basis, with twenty percent of plot sales deposited into a perpetual care fund.