Tanyetta Journey Restoring Hollywood Cemetery Final Resting Place

Tanyetta Journey Restoring Hollywood Cemetery Final Resting Place

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Tanyetta Garner started this petition to Memphis City Council and

On Memorial Day of 2021 every year my family goes to place flowers on the graves of our loved ones who have passed away. Well this year was the most difficult of all years past. My Mother Janice Garner asked me to find her fathers grave. I said ok I’ll go to see if it’s open and where he is laid to rest. Well once I got there I was faced a true heart breaking eye sore. The office was burned so no records. Let alone someone to instruct you to where the graves are located. The cemetery has been run down and let go of. Graves head stones are sinking in the ground, sink holes all around the front of cemetery. Mattress and box springs dumped on the property. Headstones are cracked in half flipped over shifting together by elements vaults and caskets are starting to be exposed. And grass and trees are just growing out of control there is no path way for visitors to walk safely to find the graves they are looking for snakes while. A deep ditch where a road used to be.   I can’t find my grandfather’s resting place. The last time I was at this cemetery I was at least 5-7 years of age. I am now soon to be 47 years young June 19th. My grandfather’s name is Roy Lee Harris. I would love to get help to restore his resting place. SOON!!!! As well as for all the other families that have loved ones buried there. The South Memphis Hollywood Cemetery and the community could be once again a beauty to the eyes and curb appeal to a deteriorating community. This is a sacred place that people paid thousands of dollars to lay their families to rest here. And now it’s front face of the most horrific cemetery in our beautiful city. Let’s restore it and bring more community residence who passes on another choice of where to lay their loved ones to rest close to home again. Thank You!!!!!

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