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

Mike Bearden

Mike Bearden Mike Bearden left this life a beloved son, husband, father, grandfather, mentor and instructor. His love and genuine care flowed out of him in every story he would relive about his family, friends, and students. As a tribute from his students, I would like to take this opportunity to tell his family how […]

Connie Jane West

Connie Jane West Born: July 8 1953 Died: Jan 16 2010 My beloved wife was taken from us 1/16/10 and we left here behind surely miss her. Throughout her life she was a giving, caring individual who always looked out for others before herself. She was a devoted wife, mother, and sister.In her death she […]

James Walter Barlow

I just wanted to share with you something very special. My dad passed away many months ago. I miss him so much it hurts. He was an amazing person, filled with love and happiness, always sharing it with everyone. And in his passing, he’s still doing great things…as you know. I just wanted to share […]