By Roxanne Thompson
Nearly a dozen people gathered at the Mexia State Supported Living Center’s old cemetery last week to dedicate new headstones for those interred there.
The MSSLC Volunteer Council was at the center of the project, as is often the case when something special is planned to benefit the clients.
The effort began last fall, when MSSLC administrators approached Director of Community Relations Cheryl Cockrell, who is also active in the Volunteer Council, with the need to do something about the cemetery’s headstones, many of which had fallen into disrepair.
“After I observed the area, I presented a report to the Volunteer Council,” Cockrell said, “at which time they reviewed the information and decided to replace all 29 headstones and add two benches.”
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