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

Diana G. Wilson

Diana, you have always been the glue that held our home together for as long as I can remember. You loved each one of us (family and friends) as only “you” could love. Now, as we grow in peace, after the shock of losing you, let us accept that you are well and happy. Even […]

Nguyễn Thế Tiến

Nguyễn Thế Tiến 28-02-1954 Ly biệt Đêm nay nhiều gió lạnh lòng quá. Trái tim rỉ máu khóc bạn đời. Bao năm buồn vui cùng nhau trải. Giờ Anh vô tình bỏ cuộc chơi. Đêm dài nhìn trăng đếm cô đơn . Thời gian ngừng trôi lòng hiu quạnh . Trần gian có thể hiểu […]

Carol Jo Woods

My mother-in-law, Carol Jo Woods, passed away on 8/13/2013. She had been ill since the beginning of this year 2013. She had a stroke and never recovered from it. Her whole family loved her very much. She is survived by her husband of over 55 years, Bobby Lee Woods; four sons, Pete, Micheal, Chad and Bo Woods; […]

Paul David Samuel Paisley

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 Not a day goes by when you are not loved and missed. You are held in our hearts forever. Love always, Donna, Stephanie, Sherri and Jennifer

Jean Simmons

In loving memory of Jean Simmons wife, mother, grandmother & great grandmother missed so much but so proud of her donating to such a wonderful caring organization. Thank you for giving her last wishes to her

Charles Paul Dierkes, Sr.

He always showed a smile so that he could hide his pain He wore his funny cancer shirts so other’s laughter he would gain He fought a valiant battle against the beast that was within Until the day he knew the beast would finally have its win And yet what cancer didn’t know was while […]

McCarthy Family (Earl & Dennis)

Earl Michael McCarthy, Age 42  7th December 1960 – 31st May 2002 Dennis Dalton McCarthy, Age  90  6th January 1922 – 12th May 2012 We all miss you both very much and glad that you are now together in peace. Our memories of you both will live on in our hearts. All our love forever, from […]

Norman and Bunny

Our parents, Norman and Bunny (nee Schall) were close friends from the ages of 11 and 8, respectively. They grew up together, married and raised a family together. They were active, contributing members of the community, often giving much of themselves. Fireman, Red Cross Instructor, Scout Leaders, Church Builders, they were there to do their […]

Willy Wiseman

Willy Wiseman Willy Wiseman was my stepdad for 30 years. Together, he and my mom, Eve, lived at various times in Alabama, Texas, Louisiana, and finally Tennessee, where they moved in 2000 to be near our family. Willy enjoyed spending time entertaining and visiting with the many people who knew and loved him. He was […]