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Resthaven Gardens of Memory maintains a tradition of personal attention to our families' needs and individual desires. We offer professional direction of services, whether they are held in our funeral home, in a church, at a cemetery, or in a private home or other location. Many details have to be considered, and decisions made, in arranging a service, whether at the time of need or in advance. We at Resthaven Gardens of Memory want to make it easier for you by providing helpful information. We offer many services including cremation, pre-arrangement, grief resources, monuments, flowers and obituaries. Resthaven Gardens of Memory was opened by Mr. Johnny Ellis in 1953.The first pre-need sale was made in October of that same year. Resthaven is situated on a beautiful oak covered track of land located about a block east of Airline Highway, "Hwy 61", and two miles from I-12 at 11817 Jefferson Highway in Baton Rouge, La. Resthaven has 55 total acres of land. Approximately 30 acres have been developed into numerous beautifully landscaped gardens including Baby Land and Little Angels. Resthaven is noted for its bronze, Carrara marble statues and garden features imported from Italy. Carrara marble is very famous for the statuary quality used by the most famous sculptors in the world (Michelangelo, Canova, etc.). Another feature is the beautiful fountain just inside the entrance of the cemetery. The fountain is home to Resthaven's beloved swans. Families who visit the cemetery love to watch and feed the swans when they come to visit their loved ones. Resthaven offers several types of burials such as traditional ground, double depth lawn crypts, private and family estates. Other types of above ground entombment include indoor climate controlled mausoleums, outdoor or garden view mausoleums, and private mausoleums. We also offer cremation niches in the mausoleum structures, cremation benches, and a new columbarium.