Located in Toano, Virginia

How Your Donations Are Used

James City Chapel Cemetery Association

Maintaining an Atmosphere of Dignity & Serenity

In 1952, members of Mount Vernon Methodist Church, whose family members were buried in the cemetery, saw the need for perpetual care of the cemetery, and organized the James City Chapel Cemetery Association for that purpose, with oversight of the Mount Vernon’s Board of Trustees. Today, the cemetery, owned by the church, is operated and maintained by a modern version of the James City Chapel Cemetery Association. The goal of the association is to maintain the cemetery for an atmosphere of dignity and serenity, while providing safety for its visitors.

Perpetual care of the cemetery is made possible by donations, personal bequests, fund raising activities, and interest earned on the perpetual care fund. Donations are essential for offsetting annual maintenance expenses, and for growing the fund for continuing perpetual care into the future.

Donations are truly appreciated. A letter confirming your donation will be mailed promptly upon receiving the donation. The James City Chapel Cemetery Association is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, so your donation may be eligible as a tax-deduction, depending on your tax situation.

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The James City Chapel Cemetery Association operates and maintains the cemetery as a ministry of the Mount Vernon United Methodist Church. The association has no paid employees, so every cent donated goes into the operation and perpetual care of the cemetery.

Perpetual Care Donations are to be made to:

James City Chapel Cemetery Association
c/o Mount Vernon UMC
7801 Church Lane
Toano, VA 23168
Office: 757-566-0162
Email: office.mtvernon@gmail.com