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Grieving Mother Shocked at What She Finds at Her Son's Gravesite After Cemetery's Policy Change
A Knoxville, TN, mother had to do the unthinkable nine years ago—she buried her own child, After a relapse into drug addiction, Katie Helms' son, Gabriel Miller, lost his life at 25 years old.
She often visits his gravesite at New Gray Cemetery, bringing with her flowers, mementos, little figurines and other trinkets to place at his stone.
In one of her more recent visits, she took her grandson, who never got a chance to meet his uncle. When they arrived, she was shocked to find that her son's gravesite had been stripped completely bare. All of the little gifts and angel figurines that she had been leaving for him for years had disappeared.
Helms went straight to the management office, hoping for some kind of explanation. Once there, she was horrified to learn that because of different management, a new decoration policy for gravesites had been established.
She was then directed to a maintenance garage, where she found all of the tokens she had lovingly laid out at her son's gravesite thrown onto a tarp.
Helms said, "It sends a message that, 'Oh, this is just junky stuff. It doesn't matter,' [and] that this is a business." She also lamented over the fact that she couldn't decorate her late son's grave as she saw fit, especially since this is her only way to still physically honor his memory.
It's all we can do [to visit his grave]. […] This is where we come to remember and to grieve and to heal, and it helps to be able to put things there. It's a statement to the world that I remember my loved one and that I care and that life is precious [and] fragile.
Kim Bridges, the new co-owner of the resting site said, "It is important that we respect and honor the lives of every [life buried here]. In doing so, it is imperative that we have rules. We do not allow Shephard's hooks, nor do we allow figurines on the ground. This is to ensure a beautiful and safe environment for every family."
Unfortunately, this is a growing trend. Helms mentioned, "Cemeteries all over are starting to not allow people to put little things [at gravesites]."
Sad news, indeed.
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