Our staff of professional cemeterians are here to help you prepare for the future, guide you through a loss, and offer comfort to the bereaved. Please, contact us so we can help you today!

604 Ft. Johnson Road,
Charleston, SC 29412

(843) 795-2111
Office Hours: 7 am – 3 pm M-F
Gates Always Open

Karmin Meade

Karmin is the Director of Cemeteries and available to discuss all of the options Catholic Cemeteries has to offer regarding graves, crypts, niches, cremation garden packages and monuments at any of our 5 Diocesan operated cemeteries in Charleston and Columbia. These cemeteries include: Holy Cross, St. Lawrence and St. Peter Cemeteries in Charleston and St. Peter and St. Patrick Cemeteries in Columbia.

As a Catholic Cemeterien with over 18 years of experience, Karmin understands the importance of providing families with options for their or their loved one’s final resting place. In her opinion a cemetery should be more than a place to lie at rest but also a peaceful, prayer-inspiring space for families to come to when visiting their loved ones.

Karmin is often described as “thoughtful and energetic,” “a great listener,” and “compassionate beyond measure.” When pre-arranging your cemetery wishes with Karmin you are gifting your loved ones with the peace of mind knowing all of the difficult decisions have been taken care of and all of your wishes have been met.

Please give her a call at 843-795-2111 (option 2) and allow her compassion and experience to guide you thru your selection.

Laurie Bowdoin-Burns

Laurie is our Cemetery Counselor and bronze and Veteran memorial specialist. Laurie has dedicated her life to serving others, both personally and professionally. It takes a kind soul with devout faith to work as a Cemetery Counselor and with over 8 years of experience Laurie is one of the best.

Laurie is often the first person to welcome grieving families to our cemeteries, assisting them through the burial decision making process both in advance of need and at the time of a loved one’s passing. The daughter of a Vietnam Veteran Laurie is proud to assist veterans and their families in designing the perfect memorial to honor a life well lived. You will regularly see Laurie wearing red on Fridays as tribute to the Remember Everyone Deployed movement.

To make an appointment with Laurie, please call 843.795-2111 (option 2) or email her at lburns@charlestondiocese.org. Due to the urgency of much of her work, appointments are highly recommended.

Charlotte Moore

Charlotte is the glue that keeps us all together and the friendly face you will first encounter when you visit our office. Charlotte was the primary care giver for both of her parents and is intimately aware of the ups and downs those serving in this capacity experience on a daily basis. The compassion she has for our families is limitless and we are blessed to have her on our team.

Charlotte is available to help you with any questions, concerns or special requests you may have. If she does not know the answer immediately, Charlotte will not rest until she finds one for you! Please reach out to Charlotte by phone at 843.795.2111 (Option 1) or by email at charlottem@charlestondiocese.org.

William Morris

William has been with Catholic Cemeteries for more than 10 years, after spending the bulk of his career in the construction field. William is a quiet, reassuring presence on our cemetery grounds with a keen eye for the details. William takes great pride in the care and condition of each of our cemeteries. He is chivalrous and thoughtful, always placing our visitor’s safety and concerns first.

Lamar Wiggins

A proud Army Paratrooper, Lamar is our Cemetery Sexton and responsible for the overall care of the cemetery grounds. You will most likely see Lamar opening graves, tending to services or making improvements to the overall appearance and function of our cemetery landscape and infrastructure. Lamar has been with our Cemeteries for 11 years and dedicates his time and many talents day in and day out to ensure you have a pleasant experience each and every time you visit our cemeteries.

Philippe Dubourdieu

Philippe is our Assistant Sexton.

Lee Abbott

Lee is filling in with our grounds crew.