THIS IS A CEMETERY
A cemetery is a spatially defined area where the remains of deceased people are buried or otherwise interred. The term “cemetery” (from the Greek word meaning "sleeping place") implies that the area designated as a cemetery is specifically for a burial ground. The intact or cremated remains of deceased persons may be interred in a grave commonly referred to as burial, or may be interred in an above-ground grave such as a mausoleum, columbarium, or other edifice. In Western cultures, funeral ceremonies are often observed in cemeteries. These ceremonies or rites of passage differ according to cultural practices and religious beliefs as well as state laws. In Michigan an individual burial site in a cemetery is not a parcel of land owned by the family; rather, it is a right to be buried in that portion of the cemetery designated by the certificate that is issued.