Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Resilience After Losing a Child

This is Mary Jane, my great, great grandmother. I came across this picture in my family tree and wanted to learn more about her. Upon doing some research, I found out that she witnessed her son's death by gunshot in their living room. What a tragedy this must have been for her and her family, but Mary Jane made it through because she knew they would be reunited again. During this time of uncertainty, I find comfort knowing that my great, great grandmother was able to make it through such a tragedy with such optimism.

Below is the memory recorded by one of Mary Jane's grandchildren.


Post written by Kathryn Ward, Marketing Director, Family Chartmasters LLC

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