Wall of Remembrance

Without our Genesis gift donors, the groundbreaking medical education, training and research conducted at the MERI would not be possible.

We believe donating one’s body to science is a tremendous gift and enduring legacy, reflecting an extraordinary commitment to life and to the well-being of others. We at the MERI and the Genesis program remain extremely grateful for the wonderfully selfless nature of our donors and their most precious gift of life.


If you would like to post a remembrance of a Genesis donor please contact us:

By E-mail: genesis@meri.org
By Fax: (901) 722-9392
By Mail:
Genesis Donor Program
Medical Education & Research Institute
44 South Cleveland
Memphis, TN 38104

Ernest T. Hunt

Ernest T. Hunt April 27, 1945 – November 23, 2016 Loving Brother and Friend Ernest T. Hunt originally born and raised in Honolulu Hawaii, passed away at the age of 71 on November 23, 2016 in Texarkana, Texas. He was a loving, caring son, brother and friend to all that was able to be part of […]

Daniel Leo Chamberlain

Daniel Leo Chamberlain of Charlotte, N.C. passed away Feb. 9, 2017 in the Carolina Medical Center. He was 84. Mr. Chamberlain was born Jan. 9, 1933 in Williamsburg, Pa. to Orvis and Cora Shock Chamberlain.He graduated from Altoona High School in 1951. Leo served as a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.He […]

Kip Westling

Kip and I were married for 41 yrs. It is as if a piece of my soul was ripped from me. He worked in Water Remediation which basically means he helped to keep drinking water and the environment safe for all of us. I was told he handled Yellow cake Uranium at one point by […]

Jean McKee Walsh

Jean McKee Walsh, 69, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016, in Memphis, due to complications from surgery. Her beautiful soul now sings alto in the heavenly choir. She was born in Memphis on August 8, 1946, to the late Charles Claiborne McKee and Era Belle Marshall McKee. She graduated from Kingsbury High School (1964), and […]

Billie Raye Chandler

Billie was, is and always will be for those who knew her strong, a devoted Catholic, animal lover, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and aunt who passed away peacefully, surrounded by loving family after a short four month battle with cancer. She never cared for material things and with her, family always came first (including her beloved cats and bloodhound Duke who preceded […]

Mary Green Thomas

December 23, 1941 – October 3, 2015 – Mary Elizabeth Green Thomas, age 73, nurse practitioner, entrepreneur, and caregiver, passed away in her native Huntsville, AL. She was the first of eight children born to the late Deacon George W. and Mother Lela V. Green. A 1959 graduate of William H. Councill High School and […]

Tom Brownlee

Tom Brownlee was a true Southern gentleman, who above all else, was a true Christian.  He loved and served his Lord daily.  He taught an adult Sunday School class for over 50 years, sang in the church choir, and was a former deacon of his church.  He was a printer by trade in his hometown […]

Terri Mae Hall

Terri was a vivacious woman and born a natural giver. She lived for her family. She sacrificed so much to make sure her son had the best life she could give as well as others close to her. Terri was funny and could beat anyone to the punch line. It was impossible to be around […]

Lloyd Monroe Raiford III

Lloyd loved the outdoors, fishing, sitting on the back porch with friends, and telling jokes so long and involved you’d be at the edge of your seat listening… and then the punchline came. He was quick to help where he saw a need, didn’t pull punches when he thought you needed the truth, worked hard, and loved his wife and kids. When […]

Norma Enders

My husband and I are donors. When I told my sister Norma Enders about what we planned, she was so impressed and wanted to be a donor also. She passed away April 26, 2014, and went to be with the Lord. You came and got her here in Mountain Home, AR. You all were so […]