I am sorry to hear that you have lost a loved one. The Grove website has a tree selector page that can make suggestions for you on what type of tree to plant in memory of someone. If you go to Alabama's homepage you will notice in the top right hand corner an EXTRAS tab. If you hold your mouse over that tab a drop down menu will appear and you can select the TREE MATCH TOOL. Select that tab and you can choose Alabama as the state you are planting the tree and then you can choose what event you wish to plant a tree for. If you have anymore questions please feel free to messege me or comment on the Alabama homepage wall.