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

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 […]

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 […]