Most angels depicted in sculpture in cemeteries are female. There is the occasional St. Michael, standing tall clothed in armor and carrying a sword to fight Satan’s hordes.
But the male angel depicted in the Mount Olivet Cemetery at Nashville is not St. Michael. The angle is kneeling while holding what looks like a small box or stone. The angel is looking upward.
The monument marks the grave of John Reeves (1862-1921) and his wife Henrietta (1871-1968). The symbolism is a mystery to this blogger. Any guesses?