Established in 1995

Alyne Massey and Elizabeth Queener established this Fund to ensure the ongoing architectural and historic integrity of St. John’s Church and Cemetery and to commemorate the life of their sister, Lucille Courtney. The cemetery, known as The Bishop’s Graveyard, is the final resting place of many noted Episcopal bishops. Founded in the 1840s by the family of Leonidas Polk, the Bishop of Louisiana, the church is remarkable for its Gothic structure. Following the Battle of Franklin, five Confederate Generals were buried there.