Our heartfelt thanks go out to the staff, volunteers, and donors who made this year’s reimagined Memorial Illumination event on December 11 so inspiring. Held in the outdoor space of our PJP office, the event drew over 100 community members, coming together to honor and remember their loved ones.

Attendees were greeted with acoustic guitar music provided by Clara George of the Front Porch. The program included a poetry reading from community volunteer Edith Huff-Fisher, a welcome from Jenn Downs, a thoughtful message from Nancy Littlefield, and a responsive reading from Kendall Cooke.

The event raised over $45,000 to support HOP’s end-of-life care and comprehensive grief services – thank you.

We invite you to relive this memorable evening through the images shared on our Facebook and Instagram pages.



Memorial Program Book and Tribute Names: CLICK HERE.

Questions? Contact a member of our Development Team at 434-972-3568.


Reflect with By Your Side – A Music by the Bedside Production

Established in 2017, Music by the Bedside is a clinical program of Hospice of the Piedmont that provides physical, emotional, and spiritual support for patients and their families. This program, like many others, is funded by private philanthropy.

Special thanks to the musicians of Hospice of the Piedmont’s Music by the Bedside and area musicians for sharing a few selections from their CD, By Your Side

  1. Meditation From Thais by Jules Massanet: Daniel Sender, violin with Shelby Sender, piano
  2. Cantabile Et Presto by Georges Enesco: Angela Kelly, flute with Jeremy Thompson, piano
  3. Reverie by Claude Debussy: Jeremy Thompson, piano
  4. Amor From Five Suites For Guitar by Rafael Scarfullery: performed by the composer
  5. Caribbean Waltz From Five Suites For Guitar by Rafael Scarfullery: performed by the composer
  6. 18th Variation From Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini by Serge Rachmaninoff, arranged by Penny Beaver: Virginia Schweninger, harp
  7. Vocalise by Serge Rachmaninoff, arranged by Leonard Rose: Adam Carter, piano with Jeremy Thompson, piano


If you or anyone in our community is seeking grief support, please reach out to a member of our grief and healing team at 434-817-6900. This support is available free of charge to anyone in our community, thanks to the generosity of friends and neighbors in the community.