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Christian Benevolent Funeral Home

 
 
Christian Benevolent Funeral Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 10, 2017
1. Christian Benevolent Funeral Home Marker
Inscription.  Mrs. Pearl Johnson Madison was one of the early African-American women to own a funeral home in the state of Alabama in 1928. The funeral home and burial association served the African-American community when white mortuaries would not. Today, the company remains a family business led by her nephews, Maj. Gen. J. Gary Cooper, USMC (ret) and Casey Cooper, Esq.
 
Erected by the African-American Heritage Trail of Mobile. (Marker Number 10.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansIndustry & CommerceNotable BuildingsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Dora Franklin Finley African-American Heritage Trail of Mobile series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1928.
 
Location. 30° 41.6′ N, 88° 2.933′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is at the intersection of St. Anthony Street and North Hamilton Street, on the right when traveling west on St. Anthony Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 North Hamilton Street, Mobile AL 36603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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other markers are within walking distance of this marker. National African-American Archives and Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bettie Hunter House (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Louis Street Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Finley's Drug Stores (approx. 0.2 miles away); John L. LeFlore (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. Thomas N. Harris (approx. ¼ mile away); Stone Street Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Richards D.A.R. House Museum (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
 
Also see . . .  Company website history. (Submitted on December 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Christian Benevolent Funeral Home image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 10, 2017
2. Christian Benevolent Funeral Home
Christian Benevolent Funeral Home sign and marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 10, 2017
3. Christian Benevolent Funeral Home sign and marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 474 times since then and 99 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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