Parkway Funeral Home and Memorial Park

1161 Highland Colony Pkwy, Ridgeland, MS 39157 | 601-853-7696 | MAP

 
 
 

History of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home

Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home was established in November 1923 by Ellis W. Wright, G. Warren Ferguson and John Payne. In the beginning, the firm operated as Wright, Ferguson & Payne Funeral Home. It operated under this name for about six months, then Mr. Wright and Mr. Ferguson purchased Mr. Payne’s interest in the partnership, and it became known as Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home.

Actual operations began in January 1924 in a semi-remodeled residence on Amite Street in Jackson, Mississippi. The business operated from this place until the end of December 1929. In January 1930, the new mortuary, the first of its kind built originally for a funeral home in Mississippi, was opened in the present downtown Jackson location, which was then known as 601 North West Street.

In 1989, the company expanded beyond its downtown location with the purchase of Greer Funeral Home in Raymond, Mississippi. The expansion continued in 1993 with the development of Parkway Memorial Cemetery and the addition of a branch funeral home in Ridgeland, Mississippi.

In 1996, the company acquired the Stringer Funeral Home in Clinton, Mississippi. Wright & Ferguson began providing service to the greater Jackson area from these four convenient locations. On October 1, 2014, after more than 85 years in business, our name was changed to Parkway Funeral Home and Parkway Memorial Cemetery. In order to serve our Jackson area families better our funeral home location and cemetery have undergone a major renovation.

The Parkway Funeral Home staff is still dedicated to providing quality service and value to Jackson area families. Today, we’re proud to be a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. We are committed to exceeding expectations and delivering a standard of service that is 100 percent guaranteed.

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