19 months after her death ELIZABETH EDWARDS finally gets a permanent marker for her grave.
A small printed card showed the final resting place of the wife of disgraced two-time Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards until last month.
Reportedly, Elizabeth's siblings chipped in to pay for a modest marble foot stone to mark her grave at Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh, North Carolina.
It’s not known whether John Edwards himself played any part in preserving Elizabeth's grave site with a premament marker. The couple was still married, but separated when Elizabeth lost her battle with cancer in December 2010 at age 61.
Her grave site next to late son Wade’s was dwarfed by the 14-ton marble sculpture she and John commissioned when he died tragically in a car crash in 1996 at age 16.
The same sculptor will create a similarly large monument for Elizabeth that will be her permanent memorial.
Until the work is completed, a new gravestone marks Elizabeth's burial site—a simple footstone with lyrics from Leonard Cohen’s song “Anthem.”
'Ring the bells that still can ring/ Forget your perfect offering/ There is a crack in everything/ That's how the light gets in,' the lyric goes.
Shortly before her death, Elizabeth had the same verse painted on her kitchen wall.