Big Bend Hospice invites everyone to the annual Services of Remembrance, to be held in each of the counties Big Bend Hospice serves.   

In Franklin County, the service will be Saturday, Nov. 10, at 10:30 a.m. at the Three Servicemen Statue, 230 Market Street, Apalachicola

The Service of Remembrance is a non-denominational service that brings together those in the community to honor the memories of loved ones at this very special time of the year. 

“Many times people become overwhelmed with emotions during the holiday season. This service provides a wonderful opportunity to pause to remember, pay honor and find support.  This is a time for remembrance open to everyone in the community,” said Cathy Adkison, Big Bend Hospice’s president and CEO. 

Services in each county include music by music therapists and words of encouragement from chaplains, all part of the Big Bend Hospice staff. Hospice grief and loss counselors will also be available to talk. Services conclude with a special candle lighting ceremony and passing of the candlelight in memory of loved ones.  A reception follows, hosted by members from each county’s advisory council.

Everyone who attends shares a common purpose – to honor and to remember a loved one who has died, to be surrounded by others who are on a similar journey and to connect with loved ones. The service is proof that death ends a life and not a relationship, that holidays can still be a time of hope and of family, of love and of connection to all the things and all the people who have ever been important to us.

For additional information about Big Bend Hospice’s bereavement services, please contact Pam Mezzina at (850) 878-5310, ext. 799 or Registration information is also available at

Big Bend Hospice has been serving this community since 1983 with compassionate end of life care along with grief and loss counselors available to provide information and support to anyone in Leon, Jefferson, Taylor, Madison, Gadsden, Liberty, Franklin or Wakulla County.