Single mother of two sons ~ 1 has 2 legs the other has 4.
Spent my adult life working in customer service and as a caregiver to terminally ill friends and family. I have watched dementia and Alzheimers destroy memories that can never be recovered. It is for that reason I feel that each and every memorial should include as much information as possible. I have been told that this site is merely a database for locations of graves. And it is my opinion that if that were true we wouldn't be posting flowers & messages. We wouldn't be adding photos and bios. We would have nothing more than John Smith row 4 plot 7 Sunny Acres Cemetery.
Most of my memorials are created from grave photos. I search the site before I create the memorial. If I find that I have created a memorial and subsequently find that it is a duplicate of a BU memorial I send an Edit to the contributor advising them of the grave location and that I have a photo of the grave. If the location is added to the memorial I will post the grave photo and delete the memorial I created.
If the contributor does not respond or update the location within 30 days then I will keep my memorial and it's photo in place. As per the site guidelines the contributor is supposed to update the location within 30 days of creating it.
If I have posted a picture of a grave marker it is a picture that I have taken myself. I place no monetary value on these photos. I took the pictures to create or complete memorials and provide photo documentation of the grave site. If family or friends would like a copy of the grave site photos they are welcome to them.
MaryK4d4...I would ask that you transfer Find A Grave Tuskegee Airmen Memorial# 106940961 - Lenard LeBaron Gates to me. I am an old Army Brat and I am a nephew of 1LT Thomas G. Patton - 99th Fighter Squadron (Tuskegee Airmen). I am not related to Mr. Gates.
I have also included an edit for birth and death information as well as her parents names and birth-death dates. I have not yet located burial information for her parents so I would appreciate it if you would put her parents information in the memorial bio section for now.
It is unfortunate that the full name on the photo is covered. Would you have another photo, or if possible could you take another photo of the gravestone so that her full name is showing.