DUNCAN, Verdella

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Last Name
 
DUNCAN
Given Names
 
Verdella
AKA's
 
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
5/20/1924
Age at Death
 
54
Place of Birth
 
Texas
Residence (US)
 
San Francisco, California 94102
Residence (JT)
 
Not Known
Residence (JT) Abbreviated
 
Religion
 
Race
 
Black
Gender
 
Female
Information on __Source of Death
 
House Foreign Affairs Committee report; FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Body Identification Number
 
Occupation outside __Peoples Temple
 
Beautician
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Government Income
 
Entry in Guyana
 
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
Birth Mother
 
Birth Father
 
Siblings
 
Partner
 
Walter Duncan
Children
 
Tyrone Duncan; Sonje Regina Duncan; (granddaughter) Ebony Patrice Duncan aka Ebony Jackson
Non-Temple Relatives
 
Family Tree
 
Discrepancies
 
Remembrances
 
“I Love And Miss you Mom. ” - Tyrone W Duncan

“Dear Aunt Verdella, There will never ever be another you. A trailblazer who established the first black beauty college in San Francisco, "Regina's Beauty College" I only regret I did not do as you instructed me at the age of 16 to get my cosmetology license and carry on your legacy. I always believe I would have you in my life for a long time. I certainly did not expect that October 1978, when we drove to Pomona and then went shopping for Regina's new baby that would be the last time I saw my SHERO. The one who sent people to find me after I ran away from home. Took me to Philadelphia to see The Father Divine Estate with Jim Jones. You tried to empower me with so much knowledge. For that I will always regret not being able to say, "Thank You". Your life was cut short before my eyes on a visit to Guyana. Auntie I must say I had a bad feeling when you did not come back with Uncle Walter. Be it as it may we loved you but God loved you more. As you would say on several occasions, "I'll bet you a dollar to a donut", that the women in heaven have their hair looking good, since the GREATEST COSMETOLOGY INSTRUCTOR is in their midst. I love you and miss you truly, Shirletha Holmes ” - Shirletha Holmes