COLUMBARIUM

You may contact Paige Gober at (912) 634-1412 x13 or paige@wesleyssi.org with questions, to set an appointment to review the contract, and/or to purchase and determine the location of your niche.

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Columbarium – a place for the respectful and usually public storage of cinerary urns
(i.e., urns holding a deceased’s cremated remains).

In memory of her late husband Bob, Dollie Dry made known her desire to donate funds to establish a columbarium at Wesley. Several years prior, the Board of Trustees had unanimously approved the concept. A committee to study and plan was formed in 2011. Today, the Wesley Columbarium has come to fruition.

Dollie and her daughter, Amy Dry Thomas, worked with well-known architect Lamar Webb on the design. The columbarium walls were inspired by the apse of the Wesley Sanctuary as viewed from the northern exterior of the building in which the rose window is set. Bill Edenfield added his landscape talents to complete the vision. Photographs (shown above) capture that historic day on November 2, 2014, when the columbarium was consecrated.



 

COLUMBARIUM


The Wesley Columbarium is located in the southern portion of the church property between the pond and the Wesley Memorial Garden, where three free-standing walls border a shell-inlaid paved square. A gated entrance from the parking area opens to a path leading to the quiet, secluded grounds. There is a total of 216 niches. The columbarium provides a beautiful, consecrated place for the inurnment of the cremated remains of members of the Wesley church and their families. This includes members, spouse, children, or grandchildren.

The cost of one niche is $1,500. Half of that amount is considered a tax-deductible donation; the other half is the fee. The fee provides for the niche, inurnment, and the nameplate. The Wesley Board of Trustees will provide perpetual care of the columbarium and grounds.