Jackson Chapel Independent African Methodist Episcopal Cemetery,

Jackson Chapel Independent African Methodist Episcopal Cemetery
St. Helena Parish, Greensburg, LA.

Location: Take Highway 37 into Greensburg, La. Turn left on 449 and go down approxmately one mile. The Cemetery sits back off the road on the left hand side. Jackson Chapel Independent African Methodist Episcopal Church is located at the intersection of Highway 37 and Highway 449.

Copied by: Stephanie K. Martin-Quiatte
Completed: July 8, 1999

Transcribed by S.K. Martin-Quiatte

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Jackson Chapel Independent African Methodist Episcopal Church was founded in 1958. The present structure was built in 1983. The founding members are: Caesar Ricks, James Ricks, Wiley Claiborne, Alton Jackson, Lily Amacker, Clayton Jackson,and W.E. Griffin. The Church is affiliated with the M.W. Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F & AM of Louisiana.

Willie Guy Lee
1922 – 1929

Thelma Frazier Coleman
August 14, 1916
July 16, 1997

Baby Hollins
1997

Leo Butler
1931 – 1997

Percy Washington
1901 – 1972

????? Preston Downs
January 1, 1962
August 2, 1978

David Downs
(Dates not visible)

Maude W. Downs
November 7, 1909
March 11, 1996

Mary Jackson Martin
(Wife of Fred Martin)
June 20, 1897
June 16, 1967

Fred Martin
(Husband of Mary Jackson Martin)
January 12, 1897
September 9, 1980
U.S. Army – World War I

Leon Martin, Sr.
(Son of Fred and Mary Martin)
July 12, 1926
May22, 1982
U.S. Navy – World War II

Vault
No Identification

Alfred Martin
(Son of Mary and Fred Martin)
July 29, 1924
April 27, 1976

Jane S. Hampton
(No dates visible)

Infant Daughter of Lathin & Lanette Tanner
August 8, 1977

William Bruno
December 23, 1931
April 12, 1995

Joyce Griffin
1942 – 1996

Myrtle W. Jackson
June 4, 1906
December 23, 1997

Alton B. Jackson
September 9, 1904
March 29, 1991

Percy Lee Green, Sr.
1918 – 1998

Myrtis Wheeler
August 27, 1909
May 29, 1998

Emma Warren
December 16, 1895
March 20, 1991

Hammondee Green
November 11, 1921
October 29, 1956
U.S. Army – World War II

Lorena Barton Green
(Wife of Roosevelt Green, Sr.)
September 9, 1928
April 28, 1989

Lem Samuel Hoofkin
(Step-son of Freddie Jackson)
October 22, 1951
March 7, 1992

Olevia Jackson
November 10, 1923
March 31, 1980

John Wheeler
April 16, 1913
October 23, 1976

Lena E. Saulsberry
1918 – 1974

Mary Magdalene Frazier Jackson
March 23. 1874
July 7, 1969
(Mary Magdalene Frazier Jackson was the midwife for African American families in St. Helena and the surrounding parishes. She is known to have delivered thousands of babies. Big Momma as she was called has one surviving daughter, that is 108 years young)

Juanita Battiest
November 11, 1936
May 12, 1954

Reverend Herman Jackson
November 16, 1899
February 27, 1956