Bereavement

Serenity Garden

The Serenity Garden offers a place of remembrance for families who have lost infants. This hopeful place is located in a serene, grassy setting near the entrance to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital and the Hospital's Labyrinth and Meditation Garden.
Often families who lose babies due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, etc., do not have a place to grieve or a grave to visit. The Serenity Garden gives them a place to grieve and a place to find peace. The Garden consists of a commemorative wall with etched names of babies and families. A path flanked by benches for meditation, prayer, and thought, leads to two statues--a grieving angel and an angel of hope.

The West Tennessee Women's Center hosts a Walk to Remember annually for families who have lost infants. For more information about the Serenity Garden or the Walk to Remember, call 731-541-6448. This year's walk is Sunday, October 2, 2016 beginning at the J. Walter Barnes Auditorium at Jackson General Hospital.  Click Here for more information.

To make a donation to the Serenity Garden, please call the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation at 731-984-2140 or donate online. In the designation line, please type "Heaven's Cradle."

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (NILMDTS) is a national nonprofit organization of dedicated professional photographers who donate their time to capture images for bereaved parents.  The photographers come to the hospital and conduct a compassionate and sensitive photo session at no charge to the families. The families are given a CD in hopes that the images will serve as an important step in their grieving process.  For more information and to locate a photographer , click here. Link to www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org

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