Sunday, April 17, 2016

Della Green Missionary Baptist Church
Brookhaven, MS


In 2011, I blogged about the little country church when I didn't know the name of the church. Cynthia Thadison Williams provided the name.

Church Founder, Bennie (Benjamin) Green 1878-1958
Husband of Louella Crump 1878-1966

Church Photograph Courtesy of
Lincoln-Lawrence-Franklin Regional Library
100 South Jackson Street
Brookhaven, MS 39601
601-833-3369

Bennie Green Photograph Courtesy of Sarah Kelley
Direct Descendant

10 comments:

  1. Linda,
    These photos just keep amazing me. I wonder if Della Green was an individual? A community perhaps? I'd love to see this shot up close. Thanks.
    Saundra

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    1. A cousin shared the church was named for Benny Green. His wife was Louella, not sure if the Della was for her. If the wife had a lot of influence in the area, I can see members referring to the church as "the Ella Green church". Click on the picture and you can see the faces a little better.

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  2. So many things about this photograph make me want to know more.

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  3. Me too. More churches should take group photos and hold on to them.

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    1. ...and leave a record of the names of those in the picture, and a date photograph was taken would be appreciated. From their point a view, they are just trying to get a group photo, lot of planning.

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  4. The picture is wonderful. Over the years small country churches have been such a big part of the lives of the people who live in rural areas, and this photo shares their story.

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    1. What those walls have seen and heard, weddings, funerals, a school, meeting place to discuss concerns, etc.

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  5. Do you know when the photo was taken? Large congregation. Back then. 'going to church' was probably as much hearing the Sunday sermon, as it was about coming together as a community.

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    1. Cousins have dated the picture mid to late 1940s. Cousins have shared that they didn't see some people until Sundays and they would linger on the church grounds chatting.

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