Memories of Missing Smiles, Inc. (M.O.M.S.) was founded by two mothers that lost sons in separate automobile accidents in 2008. In an effort to help other families that deal with the overwhelming loss of a child, and to keep their child’s memory alive forever, the idea of creating a community Memorial Park and Reflection Pond evolved.
On December 15, 2009, M.O.M.S. received permission from the Ocala City council to locate this Memorial Park on a portion of Ocala's Jervey Gantt Park. On January 24, 2010, M.O.M.S. broke ground on developing the park, and on September 24, 2011 the Memories of Missing Smiles Children's Memorial Park and Reflection Pond was established!
Memories of Missing Smiles
Memorial Park & Reflection Pond
In a Memorial Garden,
the Memories Grow
"When words escape, flowers speak," wrote poet Bruce W. Currie. Perhaps this is one reason gardens are installed as a way to keep memories alive. A garden memorial may not heal the heart, but it's a way to establish a living legacy for a departed soul