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Get to know the Executive Planning and Review Team for Historic Evergreen Cemetery


The Historic Evergreen Cemetery Executive Planning and Review Team (ExPRT) advises the Enrichmond Foundation in planning, reviewing, and prioritizing initiatives relating to the restoration of Historic Evergreen Cemetery, located in the City of Richmond, Virginia.  The Team’s discussions, decisions, and recommendations inform the strategic priorities and tactical implementation of Evergreen’s multi-year restoration process.

For more information

ExPRT Meeting Minutes and a full description of the team are available to the public on the Evergreen Library page.

Advisory Team Members (June 2018–May 2019):

  • Mr. Franklin Archer
  • Ms. Viola Baskerville
  • Ms. Janine Bell
  • Mr. Melvin Brinkley
  • Ms. Marilyn Campbell, Secretary
  • Ms. Veronica Davis
  • Ms. Jarene Fleming
  • Rev. Marilyn Heckstall
  • Mr. J. Maurice Hopkins
  • Ms. Loucressa James
  • Ms. Mary Lauderdale, Assistant Secretary
  • Ms. Janith Libron
  • Dr. Johnny Mickens III
  • Mr. John Mitchell
  • Ms. Chryshunda Moore
  • Ms. Nadia Orton
  • Dr. Ted Ritter
  • Ms. Ajena Rogers
  • Mr. John Shuck
  • Mr. Alexander Smith
  • Rev. H. Creed Taylor, Jr.
  • Mr. Richard Waller, Jr.

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Viola Baskerville

Ms. Viola Baskerville

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J Maurice Hopkins

Mr. J. Maurice Hopkins

Mr. Hopkins is a retired businessman with over 45 years of wholesale/retail merchandising experience. He was instrumentally involved with the erection of the Maggie L. Walker Statue Plaza in downtown Richmond, an involved advocate for the Boulevard name change to Arthur Ashe and has continued to be engaged with the Lumpkin's Jail Project in Shockoe Bottom and the Confederate Statues on Monument Avenue here in our Capital City.
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John Shuck

Mr. John Shuck

I am an Iowa farm boy who got into computers and had a 33 year employment with SunTrust in IT.  I retired 9 years ago. I have been doing genealogy all my adult life and when digital cameras came out, I started photographing gravestones for Find A Grave which is how I eventually came across Evergreen and East End Cemeteries.  Besides volunteering at several overgrown cemeteries around the Richmond area, I am interested in gardening and traveling.  My wife and I have a goal of visiting as many of the national park sites as we can.  So far we have been to about 75% of the 400+ sites.

Alexander Smith

Mr. Alexander Smith

Alexander "Al" Smith, Jr. is a native of Westmoreland County which is a part of the Northern Neck of Virginia.  Upon graduation from A. T. Johnson High School in 1965 Al entered the United States Army and was on active duty for three years.  Upon being honorably discharged in 1969 Al came to Richmond, Virginia and attended Virginia Union University on the GI Bill.  Upon graduation from Virginia Union Al was employed by VEPCO which is now known as Dominion Energy.  Al also served eight years in the Virginia National Guard while employed with Dominion.  Al had a rewarding career with Dominion and retired in 2010 with 37 years of service.  


Rev. H. Creed Taylor

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Additional ExPRT member bios coming soon!