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Christian Benevolent Funeral Home

 
 
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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.)
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 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.
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By Mark Hilton, December 10, 2017
2. Christian Benevolent Funeral Home
0.2 miles away); Dr. Thomas N. Harris (approx. mile away); Stone Street Baptist Church (approx. mile away); Richards D.A.R. House Museum (approx. 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.)
 
Categories. African AmericansIndustry & CommerceNotable BuildingsWomen
 
Christian Benevolent Funeral Home sign and marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 10, 2017
3. Christian Benevolent Funeral Home sign and marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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