The Nancy Hanks Burnett Memorial Fund for Hospice

Flowers grown from the seeds she planted...

This memorial fund honors our beloved friend, mentor and teacher, Nancy Hanks Burnett.  Her name will be among the first engraved butterflies displayed in the brand new Children's Memorial Garden of Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Wilmington, NC. 

Anyone wishing to donate in Nancy's name may do so by visiting Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation

Nancy's butterfly will hover in the center of the Children's Garden in the Gazebo which houses the Butterfly & Chrysalis statue as a symbol of rebirth.  The four gardens that surround the Gazebo are The Garden of LoveThe Garden of Joy, The Garden of Radiance, and The Garden of Innocence.  Atlanta Carrera of Atlanta's ART dedicates her "Harmony" print and her poem, "In The Garden" to Hospice in honor of Nancy and her great love of poetry!

Lower Cape Fear Hospice Children's Memorial Garden

"A garden that is bright, colorful, and as delightful as a child's laughter."
"Harmony" by Atlanta Marie Carrera

"In the Garden" by Atlanta Marie Carrera

In the garden,
once the rain is gone,
I feel the gentle breeze,
drying up my tears,
Innocence retained.

In the garden,
as dawn breaks into day,
I watch the flowers bloom,
the fresh scents overtake,
Radiance remains.

In the garden,
when I close my eyes,
I hear the children laugh,
playing at their games,
Joy regains.

In the garden,
a taste of bittersweet
still lingers in my mind.
The butterflies take flight,
and Love sustains.

Garden of Innocence

"Garden of Innocence"
by Atlanta Marie Carrera
The Garden of Innocence
(by Atlanta Marie Carrera)

Innocence plays freely,
pure blue simplicity,
Infinitely inspiring.

Garden of Love

"Garden of Love"
by Atlanta Marie Carrera
The Garden of Love
(by Atlanta Marie Carrera)

Love warms hearts,
deep red mercy,
tenderly embracing.

Garden of Joy

"Garden of Joy"
by Atlanta Marie Carrera
The Garden of Joy
(by Atlanta Marie Carrera)

Joy bursts forth,
with purple splendor,
delightful elation.

Garden of Radiance

"Garden of Radiance"
by Atlanta Marie Carrera
The Garden of Radiance
(by Atlanta Marie Carrera)

Radiance shines bright,
colorful as the sun,
peaceful hope.