BROWN RIDGE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY

This African American cemetery is located approximately 2.5 miles south of the town of Artesia on U.S. Highway 45 Alternate, in front of the Holcim cement plant. Surveyed by Russell D. James and Mike Lowery on 18 December 2003, and donated to the Lowndes Genealogy Website at http://lowndes.msghn.org. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.. 

Photos Provided on September 2, 2006, by Debbie Leftwich & Husband.  Photos will Open in a New Window, so please temporarily disable your PopUp Stopper.

Unreadable Stones and unmarked grave photos


New additions, older burials, provided by list from local funeral home in May 2006.

Deacon Roosevelt Carter, Sr.
25 Dec 1908 - 15 Aug 1965

Gertie B. Sykes
24 May 1926 30 Jun 1996

John Wesley Sykes Sr.
US Army Korea
1925 1994

Willie Walker
1 Apr 1909 16 Oct 1979
"In Memory Of"

Elsice Ash
1 May 1901 11 Dec 1990
"I Love You"

Michael A. Carter
17 Sep 1970 12 Apr 1981
"My Son is Not Forgotten"

Lena Carter
12 Nov 1884 8 Jul 1980

Mrs. Annie M. Williams  (West Memorial Funeral Home Marker)
02 Feb 1941 - 25 Aug 2005

_____ Williams(Funeral Home Marker Illegible)

Rev. James Ross
15 Aug 1934 18 Oct 1977
"Daddy We Love You"

Mary Lee Williams
4 Oct 1925 19 Nov 1933
"May She Rest in Peace"

George W. Moore
Mississippi SGT Co A 2 Bn
39 Inf 9 Inf Div Vietnam
3 Dec 1942 11 Apr 1968
BSM PH

Eunice Garvin (Lee Sykes Funeral Home Marker as of Sept. 2006)
1934 2003

Willie Joe Jackson, Sr. (Funeral Home Marker)
17 Nov 1926 -- 24 June 2002

Mattie Jackson (Funeral Home Marker from Grenada, MS)
09 May 1936 - 18 May 2005

Mrs. Pyree Hill (wife of Sam Hill)
24 Dec 1924 7 Feb 1985

Unreadable Stone

Carrie Stewart
5 Jun 1899 19 Feb 1989 

John Stewart
10 Mar 1899 - 14 Aug 1973

Sis Hattie Hale
7 May 1930 7 May 1998

Bee Buster Stewart
12 Jun 1921 30 Dec 2002

Edmond Carter, Sr.
15 Jun 1932 23 Jul 1999
"In God's Care"

Maggie Lyde Carter
22 Aug 1934 15 Dec 2000 
"In God's Care"

Magnolia "Sis" Carter
22 Sept 1907 - Nov. 18 2005
"Sunday School Teacher, Usher & Missionary"

Luerna McGee
2 Mar 1911 28 May 1981
"God Has Not Promised Skies of Blue, Or Days Fair, But He Promised Not
to give us More Days than We can Bear"

Willie Mae Ireland McGee
May 31 1935 - April 18 2004
"In Loving Memory of Mother"

Elsia McGee
24 Jun 1902 4 Jul 1965

Matilda M. Stallings
25 Jan 1909 5 Feb 1990

Keefer Lemond McGee
21 Mar 1975 5 Aug 1997

Unreadable Stone, appears to Have Johnson Written on it.

Kiyara R. Jackson-McGee
30 Jul 2003 2 Sep 2003

Annie Lee McGee
25 Nov 1909 30 Aug 1986 

Spanish McGee
24 Apr 1906 3 Nov 1975 

Spanish McGee
Born 1872

Elsie Bankhead
5 Aug 1965 27 Dec 1997 
"In Loving Memory From Father, Stepmother & Children"

C. Richardson
Died 6 Oct 1913
Age 56 yrs.

Kate H. Donaby
Died 14 Mar 1980
"At Rest"

Vernon Janie Jennings
17 Nov 1906 30 Jun 1982
"Mother"

Charles Larry Jennings
27 Apr 1949 19 Sep 1988

R. W. Hale
10 July 1908 - 10 Jan 1998

Willie G. Hale
TEC5 US Army
World War II
24 Dec 1920 27 May 1996

Burial mound, no name, could be Lula Hines, since no her tombstone was not found to photograph.

Lula B. Hines
29 Aug 1907 19 Feb 2002

Mollie Young Neal
1900 1987

Sam Hill
US Army
22 Feb 1918 14 May 1996

Walter Hill, Sr., Funeral Home Marker as of Sept. 2006
1932-2004

Unreadable Funeral Home Marker between Walter Hill and Sallie Ash

Sallie Turner Ash
15 Apr 1910 19 Dec 1975

Annie Lee Robertson
21 Dec 1938 - 21 Mar 1974

Sam McGee
22 May 1934 24 Mar 2001
"Doodah"

Sarah Rieves Durant
8 May 1936 8 Oct 2002


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