Galilee Memorial Gardens

October 2020 Update

The receivership of Galilee Memorial Gardens ended in October 2020.  The following final orders have been issued by the Davidson County Chancery Court that establish the final terms under which the cemetery’s business has been wound up:

Additional documents related to Galilee Memorial Gardens are below.

Galilee Burial Records

The burial records and condition of burial grounds of Galilee Memorial Gardens have been reconstructed by the receiver.  These records and a bound paper version have been provided to the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, History Department, 3030 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN  38111, and are available online on the receivership website where you can search for a person’s grave space and view the updated Google map showing garden locations.  

Cemetery Visitation 

The gates have been opened at the Cemetery at 8283 Ellis Road, in Bartlett, Tennessee.  The cemetery may be visited on all days.  All visitors enter the cemetery at their own risk.


The Commissioner for the State of Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance was appointed as Receiver for Galilee Memorial Gardens, located in Bartlett, Tennessee, on February 21, 2014.  Receivership Management, Inc., acted as the Special Deputy Receiver in this matter. This receivership has ended.

The documents posted are not intended to be complete records of these matters.