Sheffield U.M.C.
African-American

From exit 36 on Interstate 95, travel northwest on Hwy. 341 going towards Jesup.  About 5.3 miles turn right onto Old Jesup Road.  Travel 1.5 miles north on Old Jesup Road and turn right (northeast) onto Pennick Road.   This church-cemetery is almost to the end of Pennick Road near the Altamaha Park Road.  From the turn onto Pennick from Old Jesup you will travel 8.2 miles northeast.  Church and cemetery will be on your right.

 

The oldest stone that I saw was dated 1895.  This church was also built around that time too. 

I have not done a survey of this cemetery yet, as it is quite big and there are many unmarked graves and graves that have been taken over by vegetation.

The following is an alphabetical listing of the people buried here and their birth and death dates as recorded from their grave markers.  It is not a complete transcription of the markers. 

This listing was graciously provided for use on the Glynn County History & Genealogy site by Bobby Muggridge of St. Simons Island.  According to some history that he compiled, this church was known as the First African-Baptist Church.

 

Eliza Akins
Born - 1812
Died - July 19, 1895

Alex Atkinson
Born - March 13, 1863
Died - December 6, 1945

Ida Atkinson
Born - August 10, 18--
Died - September 10, 19--

Douglas Bailey
Born - September 26, 1916
Died - December 28, 1978

Freeman D. Bailey (Rev.)
Born - 1883
Died - 1955

----- Commerce
Wife of Jacob Commerce
Born - August 13, 1863
Died - April 26, 1930

Essie Lee Ford
Born - August 5, 1913
Died - April 5, 1993

Annie B. Frazier
Born - December 31, 1904
Died - October 25, 1969

Roy V. Frazier
Born - August 17, 1960
Died - July 5, 1981

Ralph L. Higginbotham
Born - January 24, 1974
Died - July 25, 1997

Annie L. Howard
Born - January 28, 1904
Died - April 4, 1972

Frank Kent
Born - 1874
Died, December 27, 1956

Edna M. Kenty
Born - October 16, 1914
Died - July 20, 1984

----- Latson
Born - February --, 1867
Died - July 6, 1942

Eddie Lawton
Born - June 13, 1945
Died - November 18, 1975

Lee Maucram
Born - May 15, 1896
Died - June 8, 1918

David May II
Born - December 4, 1871
Died - February 7, 1931

David May Jr.
PFC U.S. Army WW II
Born - July 14, 1914
Died - May 16, 1999

Earnest May
Pvt. U.S. Army WW II
Born - October 12, 1912
Died - December -- 1988

Eliza L. May
Born - June 13, 1901
Died - August 6, 1947

Joseph May
Born - May 13, 1874
Died - May 9, 1968

Louise May
Born - ?
Died - April 8, 1925
Age 84

Mattie May
Born - February 13, 1880
Died - March 26, 1960

Sam May
Born ------
Died ------
 

------ May
Born - November 5, --23
Died - August - 193-

Alma W. Mays
Born - May 1, 1909
Died - March 28, 1988

Jacob C. Mays 
(Bishop)
Born - February 24, 1911
Died - May 27, 1990

Samuel A. Mays
Born - November 8, 1948
Died - January 3, 2002

Jessie McKinnon
Born - 1900
Died - 1945

Lawrence McKinnon
Born - 1920
Died - 1968

Ollie McKinnon
Born - 1894
Died - 1969

Larry Jerome Mungin Sr.
U.S. Navy Vietnam
Born - July 8, 1950
Died - February 26, 2000

Virginia S. Parland
Born - March 5, 1900
Died - November 7, 1988

Marilyn Mays Peacock
(Evangelist)
Born - June 21, 1936
Died - August 24, 1998

Minnie Pearl
Born September 8, 1909
Died - March 28, 1937

Willie Wallace Rayford
U.S. Army WW I
Born - September 23, 1896
Died February 11, 1986

Janie L Reeves
Born - December 25, 1903
Died - November 21, 1987

Joyce Higginbotham Reynolds
Born - June 2, 1952
Died - July 27, 1994

Prince Richardson
Born - 1877
Died - January 27, 1940

Ida Rose
Born - 1882
Died - 1904

Ada Grant Royal
Died - January 30. 1981

Alice Sheffield
Born - 1862
Died - 1949

Arthur Sheffield
Born - July 30, 1896
Died - October ---, 1961

Charlie Sheffield
Husband of Sarah
Born - 1930
Died - 1976

Dock Sheffield
Born - May 17, 1867
Died - April 13, 1935

Dau. of Janie Sheffield
Born - January 18, 1916
Died - March 8, 1918

Joanna F. Sheffield
Born - May 4, 1900
Died - November 3, 1984

John Sheffield
Born - November 11, 1823
Died - October 13, 1910
 

Mary Lee Sheffield
Wife of Jack Sheffield
Born - September 1, 1872
Died - March 10, 1902

Susan Sheffield
Born - December 16, 1834
Died - December 9, 1914

Charles Simmons
Born - 1902
Died - 1979

Lousie Simmons
Born - -- 7, 1904
Died - -- 4, 1972

M----- Simmons
Born - August 9, 1902
Died - July 16, 1946

Willie Simmons
Born - -- -- 1873
Died - -- -- 1950

Annie Stafford
Born - 1886
Died - 1924

Eddie Stafford
Born - 1890
Died - 1971

Essie Stafford
Born - 1888
Died - 1914

James L. Stafford
Born - July 27, 1898
Died - Dedcember 17, 1958

Luoretie H. Safford
Born - January 28, 1892
Died - October 2, 1955

Leroy Stafford
Born - May 15, 1956
Died - May 11, 1963

-------- Stafford
Born - -- -- 1897
Died - -- -- 1960

Walter Stafford
Born - July 5, 1908
Died - March 29, 1975

Robert Sweat
Born - March -- 18--
Died - May 21, -----

Binna Taylor
Born - December 5, 1882
Died - January 1, 1926

Nathan “Buster” Taylor
Born - February 26, 1904
Died - September 25, 1982

Bessie Warrick
Born - 1892
Died - 1940

Mary May Watkins
Born - December 14, 1903
Died - September 21, 1986

H. E. Wesley
Born -
Died -

March Wesley
Born - --- ----
Died - January 28, 1931

Minie White
Born - April 15, 1902
Died - -- 12, ----

Frank H. Williams
Born - December 10, 1929
Died - July 30, 1947

Harry Williams
Born - August 13, 18--
Died - June 3, 19--

-------- Williams
Born - August 11, 1902
Died - March 5, 1950

 

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