Visiting the Cemetery
2005, the Nursing Week Planning Committee decided to sponsor a
community service project. With an overwhelming response
from the Nursing Staff, the Committee chose to improve the
landscaping at the SWVMHI cemetery.
Committee members visited the cemetery, many of whom had never visited the cemetery or even knew of its existence, and stood in awe at the panoramic view and vast history that laid beneath their feet.
There are 1,210 people buried in the cemetery. All were patients of SWVMHI whose family either did not want the remains, or could not afford a burial.
2006, The Nursing Week Committee decided to continue with the
cemetery improvement in memory and honor of those buried in the
Work completed thus far includes:
Future improvement ideas include:
Improvements will be completed as funds are collected to cover costs. Estimated costs for all phases could reach $10,000 or more.
To visit our cemetery, and the "Forget-Me-Nots in Heaven known only to GOD," please call ahead to 276-783-1221 to arrange a date and time of visit. All visitors must be escorted to the cemetery.
For additional information about the improvement project, please contact:
Norma Brickey 276-783-1368