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Journey’s End Cemetery
Burkburnett, Wichita County, Texas

612 Floyd Street
Burkburnett TX 76354-1970

Lat: 34° 05' 55"N, Lon: 98° 34' 47"W

Contributed by Diana Lucier, Dec 21, 2006 [trubdv@newsguy.com]. Total records = 64.

Journey’s End cemetery is located behind the Providence Baptist Church at 612 Floyd Street in the city of Burkburnett.

Journey’s End cemetery was founded in the fall of 1933. It was known as the Citizens of Burkburnett Colored Cemetery. The cemetery has gone through many names over the years. It has also been known as the “Colored Folks Cemetery,” “Community Cemetery,” and the “Broadnax Freeman Cemetery” after the families buried there.

In the year 2000, members of the Providence Baptist Church formed a committee to take care of the cemetery and renamed the cemetery “Journey’s End.” Journey’s End Cemetery has had limited care over the years.

There is no fence around the approximately two acres the cemetery encompasses. For many years due to segregation, people of color who lived in the Burkburnett area were not allowed to be buried in the Burkburnett Memorial Cemetery. Many of the people who were buried in the cemetery were not recorded since there is no written record for this cemetery. Earliest known burial was in 1936. Over the years the headstones have been stolen or broken.

For our records we have relied on the few remaining headstones, information given orally by Mr. Howard Locklin & Mrs. Pat Bishop, relatives or church members, funeral programs that were collected by Mrs. Helen Locklin, funeral home records from Owen & Brumley, and death certificates. Due to lack of information on some of the names, we have not been able to find any dates or confirmations of burials but we have included these names under the headings of “possibles.” We have included where (if possible) our information has come from but if no headstone is listed and no source is given our information came orally. One note to researchers that many times the funeral programs or death certificates stated that the person was buried in Burkburnett cemetery. But it was understood in days of segregation and many years after that this meant the “Colored” cemetery not the “Memorial” cemetery.

I completed this trancsription on Dec 15, 2006.

- Diana Lucier

Legend:

* = no stone
b. = born
d. = died

??er??, ?nnie?, b. Sep ?5, ?1919, d. 1936, Broken Stone, "N" & "S" backwards, homemade
Ailey, Otis, b. 22 Apr 1890, d. 16 Mar 1971, bur. 18 Mar 1971, born Caldwell, TX, Parents Henry Ailey & Texanna Manuel, WWll vet, Per Obit"
Allen, Billy W., b. 24 Apr 1958, d. 11 Oct 1977, Stone dates: 1958,1975, born Lone Star, TX, died Mexia, TX, Per Obituary"
An???, Nora, b. 1898, d. no date, Stone broken in half
Ayers, Hubert, no dates, bur. 30 Oct 1982 *
Bayne, Nellie, b. 3 Jun 1894, d. 31 Aug 1970, U.S. Social Security Death Index
Bayne, Roy, b. 1910, d. 1 Jun 1964, Death date from Texas Death Index
Bishop, Ernest Brown, b. 16 Sep 1924, d. 17 Jan 1974, bur. 23 Jan 1974, born Grandfield, Oklahoma *
Broadnax, Edgar D., b. 16 May 1903, d. 22 Aug 1983, bur. 26 Aug 1983, born Moody, TX, died Wichita Falls, TX, Community Cemetery per program *
Broadnax, Edna Ann, d. 15 Mar 1951
Broadnax, Roy L., b. 9 Sep 1925, d. 25 Apr 1966, Texas, S1 USNR, World War ll
Broadnax, Vivian, d. 8 Dec 1977, bur. 12 Dec 1977, Burkburnett Cemetery Per Obituary *
Brown, John Henry, b. 5 Jul 1917, d. 2 Feb 1993 *
Butterfield, Joy, b. 27 Feb 1922, d. 25 Sep 1991, born Crockett, TX, Father Benjamin Hicks, Mother Sarah, Widow, Death Certificate *
Butterfield, Katherine, b. 7 Jan 1914, d. 22 Feb 1990, born Tyler, TX, Cotton Picker, bur. Broadnax Cemetery, Death Certificate *
Cooper, Dorish, b. 1914, d. 1962, Headstone says “Husband”
Cooper, Ida Mae, b. 31 Mar 1913, d. no dates, bur. 2 Jan 1969, born Vidor, TX, Married 26 Apr 1943, Per obituary and oral information *
Davis, Andrew, d. 12 Sep 1937, Owens & Brumley Funeral Home Records *
Dickerson, Elnore, b. 1 Jun 1915, d. 5 Jun 1950, Owens & Brumley Funeral Home Records *
Dixon, A. F., b. 1866, d. 1954
Dixon, W. W., no dates *
English, Addie, b. 12 Sep 1894, d. 21 May 1946, born Calvert, TX, Father Alex Wilder, Mother born Calvert, TX, Buried Burkburnett, A.E. Nelson Funeral Home, Death Certificate *
Evil, Cleveland, b. 28 Mar 1913, d. 15 Jul 1977, born Celeste, TX, died Wichita Falls, Burkburnett per program *
Evil, Gertrude, b. 6 Feb 1914, d. 14 Feb 1968, born Emory, TX, Father Tom Abernathy, Mother Ada Hooker, Death Certificate *
Evil, Joe Bailey, b. 28 Feb 1918, d. 15 May 1986, bur. 20 May 1986, born Celeste, TX, Son of Stewart Evil & Addie Rainey, Burkburnett per program"
Evil, Mose, b. 28 Aug 1919, d. 10 Jun 1981, bur. 16 Jun 1981, born Celeste, TX, died Dallas, TX, Burkburnett per program *
Floyd, Olevia, b. 7 Jul 1910, d. 11 Apr 1987, bur. 15 Apr 1987, born Rockdale, TX, died Wichita Falls, TX, Broadnax,Freeman per program *
Freeman, Authur, d. 4 Aug 1967, bur. 8 Aug 1967, Burkburnett Cemetery per obituary *
Freeman, Leonard, b. 26 Feb 1887, d. 28 Feb 1947, born Burleson County, TX, died Burkburnett, Wife Anna, Father Elmer or Elmo Freeman, Mother Ceila Fisher, Father born Burleson Co., TX, Mother born Kentucky, Death Certificate"
Freeman, Willie, b. 1914, d. 1962
Graham, Ada, b. 2 Sep 1902, d. 9 Sep 1945, Father Nitus Jackson, Mother Ella Morris, Owens & Brumley Funeral Home *
Graham, Emmie, b. 13 Dec 1899, d. 21 Nov 1944, born Culdwell, TX, Father Henry Ailey, Mother Lula Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Home Records *
Graham, James, b. 22 Jun 1936, d. 9 Nov 1936, Father Frank Graham, Mother Edna Lee Manuel, Owens & Brumley Funeral Home *
Graham, Lula Mae, b. 18 Jan 1899, d. 31 Mar 1969, bur. 5 Apr 1969, born Crockett, TX, Burkburnett Cemetery per obituary *
Graham, Perlener, b. 1896, d. 16 Feb 1956, bur. Texas Death Index
Hamilton, Arthur, b. 22 Jan 1932, d. 3 Feb 1969, bur. 7 Feb 1969, Burkburnett Cemetery per obituary *
Hamilton, Bennie , no dates, bur. 16 Sep 1977 *
Hamilton, Henry, d. 31 Oct 1951
Hamilton, Tom, b. 1895, d. 1957, Texas Death Index, Tom Hamilton died Wichita Co. on 19 Dec 1957
Heliton, Roland, b. 1941, d. 2004
Hicks, Carrie, b. 8 Jan 1902, d. Feb 1972, bur. 13 Feb 1972, born Mumford, TX, died Wichita Falls, TX, Burkburnett per program
Hicks, Floyd, Rev., b. 1 Apr 1934, d. 21 Jun 1960
Ivery, Lucille, b. 1931, d. 1992 *
Johnson, Bernice, b. 13 Oct 1925, d. 5 Apr 1977, bur. 7 Apr 1977, born Teague, TX, Burkburnett Cemetery per obituary *
Johnson, Lucille, b. 7 Jun 1913, d. 20 Sep 1988, bur. 23 Sep 1988, born Wilson, North Carolina, Burkburnett per program *
Lee, Mary Alice , b. 15 Aug 1921, d. 29 Jun 1984, bur. 3 Jul 1984, born Celeste, TX, Broadnax per program"
Lewis, Annie Belle, b. 25 Apr 1915, d. 24 Aug 1956, Father Joe Lewis, born Louisiana, Divorced, Death Certificate
Locklin, John Hildred, b. 10 Oct 1927, d. 15 Dec 1951, Texas, Cpl 7 Cav (Inf) 1 CAV DIV (INF), Korea
Manuel, Corine, b. 26 Jul 1911, d. 29 Jun 1986, bur. 1 Jul 1986, born Clarksville, TX, died Wichita Falls, TX, Broadnax,Freeman per program *
Prince, David L., b. 16 Aug 1878, d. 17 Apr 1948, born Gonzeles County, Father Green Prince, Mother Jane, A. Nelson Funeral Home, Death Certificate *
Raney, Addie, b. 15 Apr 1891, d. October 1986, bur. 27 Oct 1986, born Calwell, TX"
Reed, Bertha, b. 2 Feb 1911, d. 01 Mar 1991, bur. 07 Mar 1991, born Frestone County, TX, Burkburnett per program *
Sanders, Mary Jane, Mrs., b. 22 May 1886, d. 3 Jan 1949, Father Andrew Dickson, Mother Mandy, born Palestine, TX, widow, A.E. Nelson Funeral Home, Death Certificate"
Scott, Minnie, b. 11 Apr 1894, d. 18 Jan 1962, born Calvert, TX, Father Will Simon, Informant Willie Scott, Death Certificate *
Smith, William, b. 8 Jun 1907, d. 27 Jun 1984, bur. 30 Jun 1984, born Anderson, SC, died Wichita Falls, TX, Burkburnett per program *
Whaley, Odell, b. 1907, d. 2004
Williams, Alyne Marie, b. 5 Sep 1937, d. 25 Jun 1990, born Calvert, TX, died Wichita Falls, TX, Burkburnett per program *
Williams, Helen Doris, b. 19 Apr 1937, d. 4 Mar 1940, Father S. M. Williams, Mother Lela Mae Patterson, Owens & Brumley Funeral Home Records *
Williams, James, b. 12 Mar 1902, d. 27 Nov 1990, bur. 29 Nov 1990, born Limestone County, TX, Father John Williams, Buried by O Nelson Ainsworth Funeral Home in Wichita Falls, TX, Death Certificate *
Williams, Sarah Lee, b. 3 Aug 1903, d. 8 Jan 1998, Father Alfred Wade, Mother Nannie Carter, daughter Deborah Gassaway, died in a nursing home, Death Certificate *
Williams, William "Little Willie", b. 25 Mar 1907, d. 5 May 1989, bur. 10 May 1989, born Fedville, TX, died Burkburnett, TX, Broadnax per program *
Willis, Cecil, b. 27 Dec 1944, d. 28 Mar 1945 Father Cebron Willis, Mother Minnie Ruth Ailey, Owens & Brumley Funeral Home Records *
Willis, Oliver W., Rev., b. 11 Mar 1904, d. 18 Jun 1985, bur. 22 Jun 1985, born Fairfield, TX, died Dallas, TX, Broadnax per program *
Willis, Ruby, b. 1902, d. 13 Aug 1954, bur. Texas Death Index

Misc:
Names of past church members with no dates, which are possible burials, but not sure.
Ailey, Andrew, no dates
Ailey, Emma, no dates
Ailey, Hanna, no dates
Ayers, Aylne, no dates
Bishop, Donna, no dates
Bishop, Ernest, no dates
Bridgewater, Mary, no dates
Broadnax, Edna, no dates
Broadnax, Josephine, no dates
Broadnax, Waunita, no dates
Brown, Wanda Faye, no dates
Butterfield, Louise, no dates
Butterfield, Sam, no dates
Carter, (Pastor), no dates
Dale, Thomas, no dates
Dickerson, Flordia, no dates
Dickerson, Leonard , no dates
Dickerson, Red, no dates
English, Buddy Joe, no dates
English, Evil Jones, no dates
Evil, Marie, no dates
Freeman, Cheryl, no dates
Freeman, Leonard Jr., no dates
Freeman, Lula Mae, no dates
Graham, Charlie, no dates
Hicks, A. C., no dates
Hicks, Charles Raymond, no dates
Hicks, R. D., no dates
Ivory, Nettie Lee, no dates
Jackson, Lillie, no dates
Jones, Herman, no dates
Morrison, Lizzie, no dates
Murray, Charlene, no dates
Prince, David, no dates
Ray, Ruthie, no dates
Robert, William, no dates
Scott, R. Lee, no dates
Scott, Will , no dates
Smith, Herman Lee, no dates
Smith, Jim, no dates
Stokes, Luvenia, no dates
Toines, Claude, no dates
Toines, Evie, no dates
Warren, Fred, no dates
Warren, Reba, no dates
Williams, Marylyn, no dates
Williams, Sarah, no dates
Williams, Sophia, no dates
Willis , Minnie Ruth, no dates
Willis, Alexander (Buttcutt), no dates
Willis, Ceburn, no dates
Willis, Mineola, no dates

 

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