In June 2008, approximately 20 community residents met at Hoover United Methodist Church to talk about the need for community action to protect Haven of Rest Cemetery.  The group initiated a program to clean up  Haven of Rest Cemetery.  It was incorporated as the Friends of Haven of Rest Cemetery, Inc.  in February 2009 and received tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code in July 2009.
To date, Friends of Haven of Rest Cemetery, Inc. has done an extraordinary job of cleaning up the cemetery.  Our efforts have been supported by the City of Little Rock, Arkansas Humanities Council, Forestry Commission, Arkansas Department of Corrections and many others. 



Our mission is to ensure active participation and involvement of the African American community in all actions and activities related to the current and future preservation of Haven of Rest Cemetery in Little Rock, Pulaski County, AR. 


  • Irma Hunter Brown, Little Rock
  • M. Eartha Daniel, Sherwood
  • Sammie Holmes, Little Rock
  • Rev. William H. Robinson, Jr., Little Rock
  • Lottie Shackelford, Little Rock
  • Maud Woods,  Little Rock

Special thanks and recognition to B. J. McCoy for his leadership in founding Friends of Haven of Rest Cemetery, Inc., and those who worked with him.

Contact us today and get involved.


Friends of Haven of Rest Cemetery, Inc. is currently working to restore and preserve  this valuable treasure of African American history and keep it’s legacy alive.

Please give and help us save this historical landmark. Your tax deductible donations are critical and always greatly appreciated.


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