Graveshelter: Wing, AlabamaWednesday, January 27, 2016
I've been working on documenting graveshelters for a few years now and in September found two cemeteries with them that were previously unlisted.
Today, Wing Missionary Baptist Church in Wing, Alabama, which is very close to the Florida state line. Dinner on the ground tables:
Overall very well maintained, and the most recent carrying on tradition, being swept (here with pebble/gravel), and traditional curbing.
Inscribed on the curbing here is Psalm 23:5. "Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies..."
Fiddle, Ford truck motif
Some of this has aged badly, but I believe it reads:
In Memory of
Emma Lee Stokes
Daughter of John and Catharine Stokes
Born October 18, 1879 and Died from
Rattle Snake Bite Sept 26, 1890 Age 11
Years 11 Months and 17 Days
My mostly-updated Google Map for grave shelters can be found here. Please share with me if you know of any graveshelters not included in my map. Thank you!