Cemetery Policy

Eligibility Requirements for Interment in the Big Bethel Church Cemetery

The Big Bethel Baptist Church has adopted a very specific policy to govern burial privileges in the church cemetery. Listed below are the “Terms and Conditions for Interment.”  Big Bethel does not sell burial plots; there is only the collection of a one time fee of $500.00 for maintenance and care of the property. 

Active Members:  any member whose name is on the church roll of the Big Bethel Baptist Church and their underage children who regularly attend church and or provides some financial support to the church within the most recent three years.  There will be no maintenance & upkeep cost for interment.

In-Active Members:  any member whose name is on the roll of the Big Bethel Baptist Church but can not attend due to sickness which renders them unable to attend church on their own whether residing locally or residing away from McKenney area with their family members.  There will be no maintenance & upkeep cost for interment.

Family Members Who Are Not Members of Big Bethel:  This is limited to spouses, widowers, and adult children, to include biological and legally adopted children, of active or in-active members of Big Bethel.  $500.00 maintenance & upkeep fee will be paid prior to interment.

Delinquent Members:  Individuals who have not attended church on a regular basis or contributed to the church on a regular basis for the most recent three years except for sickness as stated in number 2 above.  $500.00 maintenance & upkeep fee will be paid prior to interment.

Unknowns: Under no circumstances will the cemetery be open for internment of unknowns.

Prior to interment, the family will pay the $500.00 maintenance fee.

Additionally, the placement of urns in the cemetery from cremations - The Terms and Conditions still remain the same.

If you have questions regarding any of the conditions listed, please contact the undersigned.

THIS CORRESPONDENCE SUPERCEDES ANY POLICY LETTERS DATED EARLIER THAN APRIL 1, 2017

        Larry M. Goodwyn (804) 712-2905                                 Joseph Johnson Jr. (804) 301-3672