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Memorials & Tributes


Through memorials and tributes, you can honor your loved one’s memory and create a lasting legacy by ensuring that your family, friends and neighbors always have access to the same compassionate care and support when facing a life-impacting illness.

Memorial and Tribute Donations

Memorial Giving – in lieu of

Remember your loved one by making care accessible to others through designating gifts be made in lieu of flowers in your loved one’s obituary.  Please include the following information: In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Foundation, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 or online at

In Tribute

If you are honoring a loved one, employee, or occasion, the Foundation will acknowledge your donation and notify the special person that you have made a gift in his or her honor, or the occasion if applicable. (Your gift amount will stay confidential).

Every memorial donation given in memory of an individual goes toward his or her Tribute.

Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Tribute Tiles

To honor and recognize the cherished memories of someone you love, Lower Cape Fear LifeCare has created a remembrance at each of  its hospice care centers.  Each tribute plaque has a name etched and permanently installed through a gift, or combination of gifts totaling $1,000 or more.

To give a tribute gift, please call 910.796.7900 or give online. You may also mail your gift to: Lower Cape Fear LifeCare, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

Veterans Memorial Gardens – Heritage and Brunswick Garden

We created a place in our Heritage Garden  and Brunswick Garden specifically to honor veterans. Our Veterans Memorial is an especially fitting tribute and reflects our commitment, as a Level 5 partner in the We Honor Veterans Program, to those who served.

Different tribute opportunities fill the memorial garden, including star markers on the base of the eagle, stepping stones along the garden pathway, garden benches, and flags representing our country, our state and the different branches of the armed services. The centerpiece of the Veterans Memorial is an eagle sculpture commissioned by local artist Dumay Gorham.

To learn more about sponsorship and tribute opportunities for the Veterans Memorial Garden in either Wilmington or Bolivia, please call 910-796-7900.

The John T. Dees, M.D. and Jenny L. Dees Heritage Garden in Wilmington, NC 

Nature often speaks to us in ways that people cannot. Sometimes, sounds of comfort outweigh words of comfort. Patients, family and friends visiting the John T. Dees, M.D. and Jenny L. Dees Heritage Garden, on our Wilmington campus, find a beautiful space that feels safe, restorative, healing, strengthening, even empowering.

Continuum Tribute Wall in the Heritage Garden in Wilmington, NC 

The Continuum Tribute Wall, located in our Heritage Garden on the Wilmington campus, was designed by Toby Keeton and Michael Kersting at Kersting Architecture. The structure is meant to reflect how the individual journeys of our lives leave an indelible mark on the world—as with nature, our journeys ebb and flow.

Butterfly Pavilion in the Heritage Garden in Wilmington, NC 

Three different size butterflies, sculpted by local artist Dumay Gorham, float under the roof of the pavilion above a chrysalis sculpture.  Butterflies are a symbol of rebirth and transformation. The life cycle of a butterfly is marked by change; each stage – egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, and adult – is radically different from what comes before. These butterflies remind us of the ever-changing stages of our lives.

Bountiful Life at Angel Hospice House Whiteville, NC  

Bountiful Life is a celebration of abundance and giving. Created by artist Gayle Tustin, Bountiful Life features six tile murals depicting cotton, strawberries, corn, blueberries, hydrangea, and magnolias–flora grown in southeastern North Carolina.

Brunswick Garden at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick Bolivia, NC 

The Brunswick Garden provides a place of healing and solace for patients, family, friends and the whole community. It is a natural retreat that features a series of garden rooms that incorporate a labyrinth, butterfly garden, dry bed river and plants that will bloom and delight through all four seasons.

Impressions at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick Bolivia, NC 

These memorial tiles represent the sky, sand and sea. As the tiles are installed, we begin to see the long expanse of sky, sand and sea unfold.

Seasons at Conway, SC

Seasons is an expression of cherished moments and lives well lived. We celebrate, honor, and memorialize friends and loved ones who have given freely of themselves – their time, love, and commitment.

Together we can make a difference

We are the regional hospice of choice for thousands of patients. We are a nonprofit hospice, meaning we help everyone regardless of their ability to pay. This is only possible through the generous donations from people like you.

Funding goes to help us provide grief support, hospice and palliative care, capital needs, spiritual care and special programs for veterans.

To give, please call 910.796.7900 or give online. You may also mail your gift to: Lower Cape Fear LifeCare, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

Memorials & Tributes

“Rather than spread our charitable income among many nonprofits, we try to focus our philanthropic endeavors on one organization we feel would be a good partner in fostering growth and community. As a nonprofit that gives so much crucial support to the community, Lower Cape Fear LifeCare was an obvious choice for us. Also, many of our friends and loved ones have had that personal connection to hospice, so we understand the importance of the care they provide.”

Alan Kerry, LCFL supporter




Lower Cape Fear LifeCare is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing access to the highest quality LifeCare, education, and supportive services to our patients, their families, and the communities we serve.


Hospice Honors

United Way

On January 1, 2020, Lower Cape Fear Hospice formally changed its name to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare to better represent the spectrum of care and support they provide those in our community.