JONES, Lynetta

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Last Name
 
JONES
Given Names
 
Lynetta
AKA's
 
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
4/16/1902
Age at Death
 
75
Place of Birth
 
Princeton, Indiana
Residence (US)
 
Redwood Valley, California
Residence (JT)
 
Residence (JT) Abbreviated
 
Religion
 
Race
 
Caucasian
Gender
 
Female
Information on __Source of Death
 
FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Body Identification Number
 
Occupation outside __Peoples Temple
 
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Government Income
 
Entry in Guyana
 
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
(senior)
Birth Mother
 
Birth Father
 
Siblings
 
Partner
 
James Thurman Jones
Children
 
James Warren Jones; (grandchildren) Stephanie Jones (adopted) (died in 1959); Suzanne Jones (adopted); Agnes Pauline Jones (adopted); Stephan Gandhi Jones; James Warren (Jimmie) Jones, Jr. (adopted); Lew Eric Jones (adopted); Timothy Glenn Tupper (Day) Jones (adopted); John Moss Brown Jones (adopted); Jim Jon (Kimo) Prokes; (?) John Victor Stoen; (great-grandchildren) William Dillon Dean Jones; James Arthur (Jimbo) Bishop Jones; Stephanie Jones aka Stephanie Lynn Bishop; Michael Ray Jones; Stephanie Brown aka Stefanie Jamelle Morgan; Chaeoke Warren Jones; Monyelle Maylene Jones; Marchelle Jacole Jones
Non-Temple Relatives
 
Family Tree
 
Discrepancies
 
Lynetta Jones (12/09/1977) is one of eight people who died in Jonestown prior to 11/18/1978
Remembrances
 
“What year she moved to Redwood Valley for the first time I don't remember, but I think it may have been 1972. Jim, looking unusually boyish, vulnerable, and a little embarrassed, let us know she would be coming, probably wouldn't think much of us (the Temple), wasn't religious, and not to make a fuss over her if she should decide to attend a service, which she probably wouldn't do regularly. When I first saw her I was in disbelief that this tiny, wiry woman could be Jim's mother. Yet we all got used to her, venerated her from a distance, and a few became close to her. But Lynetta grew on you. When she came, she sat quietly in a back row, as if auditing a class she was not enrolled in. She was truly benign in her attitude towards others, but fiercely independent and sharp as a tack, and from her expression you sensed she could be scathing in her opinions. Only recently I learned she once said, "It's no honor to be followed by sheep" to a member who worked at a bookstore she visited weekly in Ukiah. Jim was her only child. ” - Kathryn Barbour