Families Honor Loved Ones with Memorial Garden

June 2, 2017

On May 20, families gathered outside the Donor Pavilion to remember those who they have loved and lost.

Ceremonies to launch the BioBridge Global Memorial Garden included both staff and families who prepared memorial stones for the departed, as well as a ceremonial watering and the unveiling of a memorial bench.

Coordinated by Susan Smith, the BBG Memorial Garden is a memorial to those who have died and a place for the grieving to find comfort. It is adjacent to the Donor Pavilion, open to the public, and the anyone is welcome to add memorials to their loved ones.

The dedication began with individuals sharing their late loved ones’ stories, prompting hugs between strangers and establishing a connection among the group.

The families then wrote messages to their loved ones on rocks to be placed in the garden. While some featured Bible verses and others were adorned with drawings, they all showcased extensive love for those they commemorated.

A memorial bench in the garden honors Rowan Jameson Windham, who passed away in December. His mother, Carrie, attended the event.

The celebration concluded with a symbolic watering, allowing the garden to serve as a lasting tribute to the lives honored within it.