Those of us who care deeply about the environment may welcome the idea of a natural, or green, burial. The purpose of a green burial is to care for our remains in a way that honors us and the ecosystem at the same time.
Bodies are simply and lovingly returned to the earth – no embalming, concrete, metal or hardwood is involved. Eco-friendly burial containers and/or shrouds are used, and the body continues its natural cycle of life.
Sunny Markham is passionate about helping families plan and experience the true peace and beauty of a natural burial. She and her daughter, singer-songwriter Chrystabell, co-own and operate Countryside Memorial Park, a natural burial cemetery in La Vernia, near San Antonio.
Sunny offers guidance and support when a death occurs, and can connect a family with her associate, Genaro Reyes, who is an independent funeral director knowledgeable and passionate about the natural burial choice. Together, they help people achieve beautiful, serene, natural and affordable funerals for their loved ones.
We’ll share a delicious meal prepared by celebrity chef Frankie Boone and festive libations by Scout & Cellar. Suggested $20 donation; free for ABODE volunteers.
Special Bonus: Sunny welcomes ABODE friends for a private tour of Countryside Memorial Park on Saturday, May 20.
Interested in joining in? We’d love to have you with us! Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, May 11, and we’ll send more details.
Thursday, May 18
Brown Hall, Church of Reconciliation, 8900 Starcrest