|Love Beyond, Inc.|
|About Love Beyond††††††††††††††††††††††††† |
Many of us have experienced the death of a loved one and know of the agonizing pain we have had to endure. For parents, one of the worst tragedies we can face is the death of a child. Love Beyond is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide support and encouragement to families as they cope with the death of a child by promoting a healthy response to grief and bereavement through self-help programs, education, and information dissemination.
Our vision is that no bereaved parent will ever feel he or she has to face the grief of losing a child alone and that the services we offer will be a source of strength for families as they cope with the death of a child.
|Our Credo |
Through the love of our children who have died,
we have gained a greater love, a love beyond,
Through our journey with grief,
we have gained a greater appreciation for life
We have learned to cherish every waking moment
and to live life to its fullest.
We have learned that love can touch us one time
and last a lifetime.
We have learned that
And as we continue to walk this path,
with pain, loneliness and tears,
we still have our hope
|Grief Support Groups|
Arrington Funeral Home - (Jackson) - Grief Support Groups are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Anyone can attend. This service is provided by the funeral home. Contact number is (731) 668-1111.
Baptist Memorial Home Care and Hospice of Huntingdon - (Huntingdon) - Grief Support Groups are scheduled on a monthly basis to provide helpful strategies for coping with the loss of a loved one by death or divorce. Guest speakers vary. Contact is Joyce Rollins. She can be contacted by calling 986-3220 or (800) 273-9649.
Bodkin Funeral Home - (Milan) - Healing Through Transition & Loss Grief Support Group meets every third Monday of the month in the Community Board Room at Milan General Hospital from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The group is facilitated by John Redden, MS, L.P.C., M.H.S.P. Clinical Coordinator for AGAPE Child & Family Services of Jackson. For more information contact Cameron at (731) 668-9698.
Celebration of Life - (Jackson) - Service is held each year to honor and remember children who have died, no matter the age. Contacts are Billy or Jessie Spain at (731) 225-3440 or (731) 225-4945.
L.I.S.A. - (Living in Suicideís Aftermath) - First Sunday of each month. Call Janet Bryant at 664-7314 or West Jackson Baptist Church at 660-4535.
Love Beyond, Inc. - (Milan) - Grief Support Groups meet as needed on the second Monday of every month at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Board Room at Milan General Hospital. Individual and family sessions are also available. For more information contact Darlene Caldwell at (731) 686-1729 or email LoveBeyond@aol.com.
The Overcomers - (Jackson) - Hospice of West Tennessee offers a grief support group to anyone who have lost a loved one through death. This activity is open to hospice (bereaved) and to the public. This coming together takes place every first Tuesday of the month at 2:00 p.m. on the 4th floor Conference Room at the West Tennessee Healthcare Building located at 1804 Hwy 45 By-pass, Suite 100, Jackson, TN 38305. Contact is Ida Tumbaga. She can be reached at 1-800-286-5717 or 731-664-4246.
SPED - (Supporting Parents Experiencing Death) - Second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in chapel at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. For more information, contact Callista Joyce at 425-6954.
W.O.M.B. - (Dyersburg) - This is a 12-week Bible study that is offered three times a year that ministers to those hurting from the experience of losing a child through miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death. Support groups are limited to six to eight people. Reservations are needed. Contact is Erin Hollingsworth. She can be contacted by calling 731-286-HOPE (731-286-4673).
|In Loving Memory of our Precious Children|
In Loving Remembrance, With All our Love!
We promise to always love you
We will spread your love to others
The one who leaves
The one who leaves
The one who leaves
They whom we love and lose
St. John Chrystostom
You never said I'm leaving.
A Time to Mourn, A Time to Dance
Love Never Dies
When There are No Words
Suicide Survivors' Handbook
|Love Beyond Resources|
Love Beyond Informational Brochure
The Journey of Grief
Grief: When A Child Dies
It's Okay To Grieve
For The Newly Bereaved Parent
Do's and Don't's Of Grief Support
Bereavement Packets have been placed at local hospitals and community centers and are given to families as needed. Packets are available to families directly from Love Beyond upon request.
Bereavement packets for children and teens are also available.
The death of a child can affect many lives - parents, children, siblings, grandparents, friends, etc. Each individual will experience and process their feelings in many ways. Listed below are websites that we hope will be helpful to all those who have been touched by the death of a child.
A Place to Remember
The Dougy Center
My Parents are Survivors
Parents of Murdered Children, Inc.
The Compassionate Friends of Atlanta
The Students Coping With Grief Guidebook
|LOVE BEYOND, INC.|
5101 Anderson St. Ext. Milan, TN 38358