DOUGLAS, Joyce Lalar

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Last Name
 
DOUGLAS
Given Names
 
Joyce Lalar
AKA's
 
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
4/3/1958
Age at Death
 
20
Place of Birth
 
Georgia*
Residence (US)
 
San Francisco, California
Residence (JT)
 
Cottage 17
Residence (JT) Abbreviated
 
C17
Religion
 
Race
 
Black
Gender
 
Female
Information on __Source of Death
 
FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Body Identification Number
 
Occupation outside __Peoples Temple
 
teacher's aide (PT occupation record); clerk typist (2nd PT occupation record)
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Government Income
 
Entry in Guyana
 
8/6/1977
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
Birth Mother
 
Valisha Williams
Birth Father
 
Siblings
 
Calvin Douglas
Partner
 
Children
 
Non-Temple Relatives
 
Family Tree
 
Discrepancies
 
One record says middle name is "Lamar"; passport name aboveFBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78) says birthdate is 3/30/1960; passport DOB aboveOne record says birthplace is Bainbridge, California; passport birthplace above
Remembrances
 
“This is my mom's youngest sister ” - Esther Jones

“This is my cousin Joyce who died in the Jungles of Guyana in 1978. My stepfather, Fred Douglas, was her Uncle and her and I and my cousin Calvin all played together as children. I myself had been to the Peoples Temple during the Christmas Holiday season in 1977. I attended the Temple in my attempt to get away from my drug use and I was at that time intrigued by the possibility that I could go to South America. I clearly did not follow through because I was just too self centered to believe that a white preacher had the answers for black people so I tried to become a Black Muslum on the other end of the block from the Temple. I am interested in writing a remembrance of my cousin Joyce because I was very cruel to her as a child. So much so that I long ago dedicated my life to her in the hopes that I can make an amends to her. ” - harrison danley

Ambushed: Remembering Joyce Douglas” - Harrison Danley