Bonaventure Cemetery

On my journey to Florida for the continuing saga of condo renovation stopped in Savannah, Georgia. What a beautiful City with much to do. Glad I started my day early on this one day visit as there were many visitors in town.

First Stop: Bonaventure Cemetery

Gates open at 8 a.m. and I toured on my own. However, if you are a cemetery buff recommend the tour. Call for specifics.

There are several cemeteries in Savannah. This one is possibly the most beautiful and on the National Registry of Historic Places. Found it’s Jewish portion quite interesting with a synagogue for services,

and many mausoleums, interesting stones. In Jewish tradition a pebble is left when one visits the grave.

Some other interesting cemetery pieces

Johnny Mercer and his family are interred in this cemetery. Mercer was a co-founder of Capitol Records and won 4 Academy Awards for his music. Some of his famous songs are:

  • Come Rain or Come Shine
  • Days of Wine and Roses
  • Something’s Gotta Give
  • That Old Black Magic
  • Hooray for Hollywood

The Cemetery grounds are rugged and beautiful. It sits on the Wilmington River.

What a lovely view for your final resting spot.

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