Russel’s Place to Rest Cemetery

Cemetery:Russel’s Place to Rest aka St Mary’s Cemetery
Directions:African-American cemetery located on the north side of Pecan Street (1825) in Pflugerville behind the Hispanic section. Pflugerville West Quad, 3097-243.
Lcation:200 Caldwell Ln, Pflugerville, Travis County Texas USA 78660 (behind the St Mary’s Cemetery across from Pflugerville High School)
Updated:October 2, 2015
Contact:Anthony Saucedo, anthonysaucedo2011@gmail.com
notes:It seems back in the early 1900’s neither African Americans nor Mexican Americans could live in the town of Pflugerville. So a man named La Rue Noton put aside an acre of his land west of Pflugerville & sold lots to folks for $50/ea. They called this area Pflugerville’s Colored Addition. Eventually (I think for 911 purposes) they had to change the name of two streets. I think it was during this time they realized this area of town was still called Pflugerville’s Colored Addition. They tried to change the name but the residents wouldn’t let them. According to a lady whose family is buried here…this cemetery was called Pflugerville’s Colored Cemetery. The only sign in the cemetery says: Russell’s Place To Rest. She told me this was to mark off the Russell’s section of the cemetery. Around 1910 this community started St. Mary’s Baptist Church and around 1920 they started this cemetery. So now most people call it St. Mary’s Cemetery. Of all the memorials here I know one does have an obit & that’s what they call it…St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Last NameFirst NameDate of BirthDate of DeathMarkings/Inscription/Comments
HallWillie19081969 
HallLonnie19071979 
HallMarie12/24/19055/4/1977 
AlexanderBen3/1/190712/?/1986 
DukesClifton19462015 
RussellInez11/22/19054/14/2006In loving memory; Beloved wife, mother, and grandmother
RussellCharlie2/2/19043/18/1987Beloved husband and father
RiversRuthie19162012 
RobinsonEarly8/11/190011/26/1998In loving memory
AlexanderJack11/17/19118/18/1975Father
RobinsonL.C.11/2/19089/23/1967In god we trust, In remembrance of family
IsaacLeroy4/19/19159/17/1977Gone but not forgotten
IsaacLonie8/22/192210/6/1985Mother; Gone but not forgotten
IssacLeroy2/19/19449/6/1970Texas; CPL; US Marine corps; Vietnam
JonesSarah19221965 
RobinsonBennie19291984 
WicksChester10/24/19193/3/1937Lamb at rest
RobinsonJoseph19311974 
ThompsonDora9/1/192012/13/1983In loving memory of our mother; In god’s care
RobinsonSamuel5/18/19314/29/2005 
RobinsonLloyd11/1/192512/20/1999U.S. Navy World War II
RogersJennie3/24/194012/2/2010Loving mother and grandmother
To live in the hearts of others is not to die
BlackVert7/13/1907 6/11/2002 
StephensHattie19071982 
StephensLeon7/4/190210/17/1978 
ShieldsEthel???????? 
CorothersLaura18821973 
HenricksOdis3/27/19074/8/1950Texas, S2 USNR WW II
WoodsPearl2/18/18809/26/1945 
HallCecil10/19/192611/29/1949Texas
PFC 617 AAF Bomb SO, WW II
SmithWillie4/15/19254/25/2004Loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend
HallLottrell3/5/190310/23/1969Mother
SmothersMozell9/25/192410/19/1940 
McDadeAlbert7/4/190512/27/1978 
McDadeLula10/22/19111/13/2004In loving memory
WoodsHolice12/23/19034/28/1954 
McDadeJames19221947 
WashingtonGertrude7/31/18989/11/1955 
JonesSam2/25/191311/23/1991PVT US Army World War II
RobinsonIsaac3/30/19188/11/2006