MONROE, GA (Jan. 18, 2022) The annual MLK Day of Service at Zion Hill Cemetery in Monroe was “an amazing success,” according to Elizabeth Jones who heads up the project.
“Extra special thanks to W&A Engineering for helping 3 years in a row,” Jones said. “Thank you to all of our volunteers who helped to place markers and plant daffodils. You are all very much appreciated.”
Jones began this project in the spring of 2019 and over the four years it has made great progress in restoring this African American Cemetery to its rightful place of pride in the community. In the spring, the daffodils will also begin blooming.
“It was a mess. It has taken years to get to this point. I have just incorporated a nonprofit, Preserve & Serve Georgia, Inc. I will be writing more grants to repair the rest of the broken markers,” Jones said. “It is exciting to see the progress we have made as a community… It really does take a village!”
Top three photos are before, bottom three are after. Contributed photos
The Zion Hill Cemetery, is located within the circular parking area of the shopping center at 226 Alcovy Street in Monroe, Ga.
If you are interested in joining the project you can follow it on Friends of Zion Hill Cemetery Facebook page to find additional volunteer dates or call Elizabeth Jones at 706-621-3580.
Additional reading on the Zion Hill Cemetery restoration project in Monroe.
- MLK Day of Service at Zion Hills Cemetery Monroe 2023
- Grants enable additional restoration efforts at Zion Hill Cemetery in Monroe
- W & A Engineering will be volunteering at Zion Hill Cemetery on the MLK Day of Service
- Reviving History: Focus on the restoration of a local cemetery
- Reviving History: A Monroe woman leads efforts to recover an African American cemetery
- Gone but not forgotten: Reviving history one grave at a time