Woodlawn Cemetery (MI)

The center of the R&B universe as far as celebrity graves go. Woodlawn contains a who’s who of legendary musicians from Hitsville USA’s golden age. Add in some automotive icons and civil rights heroes and this is a must-see for anyone interested in grave finding. Overall, I really enjoyed visiting this important cemetery. I’d rate it Three out of Four Tops.

Notable Burials

Benson, Obie
Franklin, Aretha
Garrett, Susie
Henderson, Billy*
Holton, Deshaun “Proof”
Jackson, Pervis
Jamerson, James
Jones, Uriel
Matthews, Johnnie Mae
Parks, Rosa
Payton, Lawrence
Rogers, Bobby
Ruffin, David
Smith, Bobbie
Stubbs, Levi
Van Dyke, Earl
White, Ronnie

*- denotes a grave I have not yet located or visited

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