The Thomas Neal Family Monument has lots of symbols...the Celtic cross with a circle around the center symbolizes eternity. An open book signifies someone with an open heart. A wreath in Christian imagery represents victory over death. Palm leaves represent the promise of the Resurrection.
Little Harry Jackson's memorial has many symbols...inverted torch represents life extinguished. Even the flowers have a special meaning...the morning glory is Christ's Resurrection, because the flower opens in the morning and closes in the afternoon. The lily of the valley mean innocence and purity.
Little Harry's tombstone is as decorative from the front as it is in the back. A pile of rocks indicates "a life begun on a firm Christian foundation."
The Lion of Atlanta...showing a dying lion resting on a Confederate battle flag, was dedicated to the unknown dead interred in the surrounding square. A lion signifies power, strength, courage and fidelity.
Fazzari-Landis Family Monument...a rare sculture depicting a husband and wife seated together. Gerald Fazzari made this poignant memorial to his wife, Deborah, who passed in 2006. It shows him combing her hair.
The anchor and the cross is an early Christian symbol of Christ.
Oakland is a beautiful Victorian cemetery...I wish I could have been here just a couple of weeks earlier when the flowers were in full bloom. If you ever have a chance come and visit!