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Bette-Jo Foster, reverend at Covenant United Methodist Church in Port Orange, led the pet memorial ceremony for National Pet Remembrance Day. Photos by Lurvin Fernandez.

Funeral director's love of animals inspires a new way to memorialize pets

Sunday, Sep. 9, 2018 |

Bette-Jo Foster, reverend at Covenant United Methodist Church in Port Orange, led the pet memorial ceremony for National Pet Remembrance Day. Photos by Lurvin Fernandez.

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Carol Croft, of Port Orange, paints a rock to commemorate one of her deceased pets.

Sunday, Sep. 9, 2018 |

Carol Croft, of Port Orange, paints a rock to commemorate one of her deceased pets.

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Everyone at the memorial event painted several rocks to take home and to place under the pet memorial tree at Volusia Memorial Funeral Home in Port Orange.

Sunday, Sep. 9, 2018 |

Everyone at the memorial event painted several rocks to take home and to place under the pet memorial tree at Volusia Memorial Funeral Home in Port Orange.

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Riley Donato, of Flagler Beach, painted the Rainbow Bridge, in honor of her chocolate lab, Penelope, who died of cancer.

Sunday, Sep. 9, 2018 |

Riley Donato, of Flagler Beach, painted the Rainbow Bridge, in honor of her chocolate lab, Penelope, who died of cancer.

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Everyone that attended the pet memorial event placed rocks under the memorial tree at the funeral home.

Sunday, Sep. 9, 2018 |

Everyone that attended the pet memorial event placed rocks under the memorial tree at the funeral home.

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