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GMA on the Road: St. Jules Cemetery Prayer Garden

Posted at 6:34 AM, May 11, 2018

Located off a small country road in Tee Mamou and nestled inside a group of trees is St. Jules CemeteryMany of those buried here share familial connections. For Bryce Hancock, a very special person to him rests here, his pawpaw. In December, Bryce started his Eagle Scout Project, something he had been thinking about since his pawpaw, David Frey, passed away. He wanted an area to go and reflect but also something that everyone could use. "I would like for them to come and have some quiet time with their loved ones," says Hancock.  "They can sit down on the bench and pray with God and enjoy everything." Bryce says that the prayer garden would be the perfect place to learn the rosary and spend some time reflecting in prayer.After a few setbacks, nearly a hundred hours and dozens of trips back and forth with a wheelbarrow, the St. Jules prayer garden was finally finished. "He did it for his pawpaw and my late husband and that means the world," says Bryce’s grandmother Peggy Frey.  "I know that somebody is smiling down on him right now." The project, which started as something help a young boy heal, has become much more, not just to him, but everyone who lives in this small community. "My pawpaw would say, ‘i’m very proud of you Bryce.’ you’ve done a good thing for me. I love you and I wish you could see me."