To Celebrate and Honor Life
Memorials are an important source of donations for Lower Cape Fear Hospice. They are important to our families as well. Every memorial donation given in memory of an individual goes toward his or her Tribute Tile.
Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation’s Memorial Program offers several options. You can best reflect the life of your loved one and fulfill your personal intentions. Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation’s Memorial Program offers several options. You can best reflect the life of your loved one and fulfill your personal intentions.
Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation Memorial and Tribute Giving
As caregivers, family, friends and colleagues, the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation understands your desire to celebrate and honor the legacy of your loved one.
A memorial donation is a fitting tribute to someone special. Your support helps Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation support Lower Cape Fear Hospice’s wide range of programs – hospice, palliative care, grief support and bereavement counseling, children’s bereavement camps, healing arts, community education and so much more.
You can honor someone special, a Lower Cape Fear Hospice employee or a volunteer in recognition of his or her outstanding care and/or service. You can also honor an occasion such as a wedding, Bat Mitzvah, birthday, etc.
Memorial and Tribute Donation Opportunities
Make a donation to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation in memory of your loved one. The Foundation will acknowledge your donation and notify the caregiver and/or person of your choice that you have made a gift. (Your gift amount will stay confidential). Tiles in tribute of a loved one or special friend are offered through a gift, or combination of gifts of $1,000 or more.
If you are honoring a loved one, employee, or occasion, the Foundation will acknowledge your donation and notify the special person that you have made a gift in his or her honor, or the occasion if applicable. (Your gift amount will stay confidential).
Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation has a special way for families to create a lasting legacy to honor the memory of a loved one. A tile wall of remembrance is at each of the following inpatient hospice care centers:
Impressions at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick County Bolivia, NC
Impressions tiles represent the sky, sand and sea. As the tiles are installed, we begin to see the long expanse of sky, sand and sea unfold. Each tile has a name lovingly etched onto a handmade glass and is installed through a gift, or combination of gifts totaling $1,000 or more.
Just as we stand alone, the tile represents each individual or business, but together we make something beautiful that is as elemental as the sky, sand and sea. Each of us leaves impressions on the lives of those around us. Each impression makes us who we are and today we are dedicating these tiles as an expression of cherished moments and lives well lived. We celebrate, honor, and memorialize friends and loved ones who have made impressions in our lives.
Bountiful Life at Angel Hospice House Whiteville, NC
Bountiful Life is a celebration of abundance and giving. At the Angel House Hospice Care Center of Columbus County, we celebrate Bountiful Life by honoring or memorializing friends and loved ones who have given freely of themselves–their time, love, and commitment. Crossing the threshold of the hospice care center, you will be greeted by Bountiful Life.
Created by artist Gayle Tustin, Bountiful Life features six tile murals depicting cotton, strawberries, corn, blueberries, hydrangea, and magnolias–flora grown in southeastern North Carolina. Each mural consists of 189 individual tribute tiles, which together, create lasting images of beauty.
Celebration of Life III at the Dr. Robert M. Fales Hospice Pavilion Wilmington, NC
Across from the entrance lobby of the Dr. Robert M Fales Hospice Pavilion, these impressive ceramic tile murals are the vision of local artist Gayle Tustin. She wanted to provide public art that also represents and celebrates a person’s life.
The mural was originally commissioned by architect Ligon Flynn, and inspired by French painter Henri Matisse’s cutout techniques. With the use of primary and secondary colors, the artist hoped to encourage healing for families visiting the hospice care center.
Tustin began work on the Celebration of Life mural in 1996 and later completed tiles for an expansion of the wall in 2005. As part of the expansion and renovation of the Fales Pavilion, which officially opened in October 2014, the Celebration of Life III mural was added.
Each tile has a name lovingly hand-inscribed onto a hand-painted ceramic tile. Each tile is installed through a gift, or combination of gifts totaling $1,000 or more.
Attending Tile Ceremonies
Tile walls and ceremonies are places where family and friends can remember their loved ones or pay tribute to a special someone by permanently placing their name or description on a tile. Each ceremony lasts about an hour, and we suggest these few preparations:
- Ceremonies always start on time. Please arrive early.
- Seating is always limited. Please bring a lawn chair.
- Parking is limited. Please carpool with close friends and family if possible.
- We always hope for the best weather, but advise you to bring umbrellas and jackets just in case.