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Memorial honors the lives of hospice care patients


Forrest General Hospice hosted a memorial service Saturday afternoon.

Friends and family gathered to pray, sing and release balloons and butterflies to honor their loved ones who died this past year in the Forrest General Hospice care. The service took place at the Jackie Dole Sherill Community Center in downtown Hattiesburg and honored the lives of over 500 people. Director of Forrest General Homecare and Hospice Melita Miller said working with families is a rewarding experience.

“We have seen over 700 patients this past year, we have touched the lives of these patients and their families and friends," Miller said. "Loved ones were here to celebrate their lives today.”

Forrest General also included people who passed away in their new palliative care program in the memorial service.

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