Holt Cemetery, Louisiana, New Orleans.

I received this email and the attached pictures recently, for which I am very grateful. All caps, shouty, I like it. Thank you Krista Jurisich!

“THIS IS MY FAVORITE CEMETERY TO VISIT

HOLT CEMETERY IN NEW ORLEANS LA. / OFF THE GENTILLY RIDGE NEAR BAYOU ST. JOHN

THE PRACTICE HERE IS THAT YOU MAY BURY YOUR LOVED ONES AT NO CHARGE, ANYWHERE YOU CAN FIND A SPOT, AND FOR AS LONG AS YOU MAINTAIN YOUR PLOT. THIS IS A VERY OLD AFRICIAN AMERICAN CEMETERY AND IT IS ALWAYS A WORK IN PROGRESS / WHICH IS WHY I LOVE IT SO! MANY JAZZ GREAT HAVE BEEN BURIED HERE AND THE SPOTS HAVE BEEN LONG LOST. IT HAS A WELCOMING AND LOVING VIBE.”

Holt Cemetery, photo by Krista Jurisic.

Holt Cemetery, photo by Krista Jurisic.

Holt Cemetery, photo by Krista Jurisic.

Holt Cemetery, photo by Krista Jurisic.

Holt Cemetery, photo by Krista Jurisic.

Holt Cemetery, photo by Krista Jurisic.

Holt Cemetery, photo by Krista Jurisic.

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3 thoughts on “Holt Cemetery, Louisiana, New Orleans.

  1. My great grandmother is buried @ Holt. I was a teen when she died and been a couple times looking for her plot. never find anyone there to help me. i wonder if records are kept of the burials. Her name was Augustine Martin she passed in 1977

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