Musician Memorials

The cenotaph (memorial to someone buried elsewhere)
at the Greater Mt. Zion MB Church 
Cemetery outside Morgan City, MS.

Since its inception, the Mt. Zion Memorial Fund has served as a conduit to provide financial support to African American church communities in Mississippi. We also provide memorials for blues musicians without grave markers. Please visit each of the musician pages below to learn more about our work.

Feature Story

The Unmarked Grave of Charlie Burse, of the Memphis Jug Band

Charlie (mandolin) & Robert Burse (washboard) and the Schlitz Jug Band The Unmarked Grave of Charlie Burse DeWayne Moore -...