Grave Stone for Mary Jane
Organized by: Roger Varner
This story was brought to the forefront recently:
In her own words, Mary Jane's daughter explains why she and her family are wanting to replace the existing grave marker:
"It is important to me to have it changed because I go to visit her and am reminded of why she is there seeing those words beloved wife. Even though going there to see a stone is all I have to "see" my mother and that in itself is the reminder, those words are a sucker punch to my stomach and I try to avoid looking at it. It has never settled well with me even when I was a child and it was all fresh and new. I remember my aunt taking me to pick out a stone and what I chose to have written on it and when I seen what was in place my heart was ripped again. It was as if I didn't matter because I was just a little girl. But I was a little girl who will no longer get to see her mother, hear her laugh, see her smile, touch her, or hear her voice and the stone was all that was left to see and be in contact with to symbolize her being. She was loved unconditionally as a mother and that to me is important."
Crystal was 14 when her mother died.
The family simply does not have the means to make this change but with your help we can make this right.