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170    ST. PETER'S CHURCH

      Location - Sunset Lake Rd., Holly Springs, Wake Co., NC.

      Coordinates: 35d 39m 17.0s N; 78d 47m 30.0s W Click here for Google maps

      Surveyed by Shirley Olson in March 8, 2002.

      An African-American cemetery, owned by St. Peter's Church, Apex, NC, and actively in use. There is ample space for more burials, a total of 2.73 acres.

      From the beltline (Hwy. 440, US 1, and Hwy.64 W) head west to the Apex (Hwy. 55) exit on US 1, (Williams St. ). Turn left at the light, going towards Holly Springs and Fuquay-Varina. Go about 2 miles to a light and a left turn on to Holly Springs Rd. (SR 1152). About 1 miles up the road turn right onto Sunset Lake Rd., (SR 1301) and go about mile to a cemetery on the right side of the road just past the entrance to Sunset Ridge Subdivision, Kenmont Dr. From there a track leads to this cemetery which is well back from the road, behind the (Jones, Booker) cemetery which is up front.

      Not too long ago this was a rural neighborhood with a few African American homeowners, all long time residents. The land was virtually untouched by change. Sunset Lake was the location of a hunting club, and it was an area of great natural beauty. Relentless growth in Wake Co. caught up with this overlooked part of the county a few years ago and the construction of a country club and other expensive neighborhoods has changed this place forever. Newly paved roads, sewer lines, schools and shopping centers have sprouted all around the 2 cemeteries that are located on this beautiful meadow. This small cemetery is in the rear of the property and is unrelated to the Jones, Booker, Adams, Stewart Cemetery which is up front near the paved road. Only a dirt track leads to this cemetery from Sunset Lake Rd.


  1. Chrisp, Howard Henry   (b. 20 Sep 1940 - d. 9 Aug 1993)
  2. Chrisp, William Henry   (b. 1 Mar 1910 - d. 18 Dec 1993)
  3. Dockery, Mary S.   (b. 1932 - d. 2001)
  4. Elliott, Leon   (b. 1949 - d. 1999)
      • (Trice Fun. Home)
  5. Harris, Jermekia M.   (b. 1997 - d. 1997)
      • (Chappell Fun. Home)
  6. Holder, Ernestine   (b. 1952 - d. 1995)
      • (Lea Fun. Home)
  7. Johnson, Shaun   (b. 1972 - d. 1991)
      • (Trice Fun. Home)
  8. Lanier, Nelson Sr.   (b. 10 May 1905 - d. 15 Jun 1992)
  9. Lanier, Rossie Lee   (b. 8 Jul 1919 - d. 26 Oct 1995)
  10. Richardson, Donnie   (b. 1951 - d. 2001)
      • (Trice Fun. Home)
  11. Sidney, Alphonzo   (b. 1935 - d. 2001)
      • (Trice Fun. Home)
  12. Sidney, Naomi M.   (b. 12 Mar 1916 - d. 16 Mar 1996)
  13. Walker, Mary   (b. 1937 - d. 1999)
      • (Trice Fun. Home)
  14. Williams, (Bishop) Fred   (b. 28 Apr 1911 - d. 3 Sep 1998)
  15. Williams, Pecolian   (b. 7 Feb 1941 - d. 28 Mar 1996)
  16. Wilson, Joe Louis   (b. 1937 - d. 2001)
      • (Trice Fun. Home)


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