W. H. Jefferson Funeral Home, our legacy of
care for and about our Vicksburg began over a
century ago with our founders, William Henry
and Lucy Jefferson. Grandfather
Jefferson was the first African-American
funeral director in the state of Mississippi,
while Grandmother Jefferson was a leader in
education. Both fought hard to make
Vicksburg and Warren County a wonderful place
for all its citizens.
values for service, integrity, excellence and
putting people first are honored by the facility
that carries their name.
are proud that our family has been honored
with a likeness of our namesakes on the New
Beginnings and Lasting Legacies mural on
the Vicksburg Riverfront Murals.
H. Jefferson Funeral Home has served Vicksburg
since 1894, in the same location for over a
half century. Our family business has
grown with Vicksburg through nephews George,
Sr.; James, Sr.; and Robert, Sr.
business is co-owed today by James E.
Jefferson, Jr., and his uncle, Robert. Sr.