The city is looking to keep the memories of the dead alive through a new mobile app.
Suffolk Parks and Recreation recently launched “City of Suffolk Cemeteries,” available on Apple and Android, which looks to map each space at Cedar Hill and Holly Lawn Cemeteries through satellite maps. The app will also link the memories and histories of individuals buried at the cemeteries.
“We are asking local community members to contribute to this history project. We are welcoming anyone in the community to send us information or pictures of someone buried in our cemeteries,” said Lakita Watson, parks and recreation director. “Together, we can collect and preserve the history of our community. Every life story should be remembered.”
City officials said the cemeteries have been mapped in Google Maps so visitors using the mobile app can use GPS to search for graves and view the memories, stories, photos and videos shared by friends and family of an individual.
To download the mobile app, search for “City of Suffolk Cemeteries” in the app store.
Those interested in searching the maps or sharing a memory about a loved one buried at the cemetery can visit www.suffolkva.us/parks/cemeteries
To see the full story, visit The Virginian Pilot – New App in Suffolk Looks to Tell Stories of Deceased Community Members