Historic Markers Across Alabama



Christian Benevolent Funeral Home



Marker ID: AAHT 10
Location: 201 North Hamilton St, Mobile, AL
County: Mobile
Coordinates: N 30° 41.601    W 088° 2.933
  30.69335    -88.04888333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



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Christian Benevolent Funeral Home


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.



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