The original Angel of Grief by sculptor William Wetmore Story serves as the grave stone of the artist and his wife at the Protestant Cemetery, Rome. The inscription on the side reads "This monument the last work of Wm. W. Story executed in memory of his beloved wife". The term is now used to describe multiple grave stones throughout the world erected in the style of the Story stone.
At the time of Hattie’s death, only whites were allowed to be buried in the cemetery, so her final wishes to be buried there were ignored. Instead, she was buried in the Rosedale Cemetery. Hattie was an American Actress, famous not only for her role of Mammy in Gone With the Wind, but as the first African-American actress to win an Academy Award. The monument stands at the Hollywood Forever cemetery, erected in 1999 by the new owners as a sort of apology for not honoring her final wish.