BLACK, Mary Love

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Last Name
 
BLACK
Given Names
 
Mary Love
AKA's
 
Mary Love
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
Age at Death
 
50
Place of Birth
 
Pennsylvania
Residence (US)
 
Residence (JT)
 
Dorm 2
Residence (JT) Abbreviated
 
A2
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
 
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Government Income
 
Entry in Guyana
 
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
Birth Mother
 
Birth Father
 
Siblings
 
Partner
 
Children
 
Non-Temple Relatives
 
Family Tree
 
Discrepancies
 
Remembrances
 
“You will never be forgotten!! ” - Teena Taylor

“Mary Love seemed to me to appear in the congregation as though she had materialized, to the general recognition that here was a sage and highly evolved woman whose actions were as graceful and refined as her appearance. She came and went and her absences were not remarked upon, and I still remember the night I saw her pass through the dark and deserted San Francisco Temple on her way to Guyana. Like all of them, in and out in the breath of an hour. I don't recall that I ever said goodbye to her. Always serene and self-possessed, she graced us with her presence, and shared freely a warmth and wisdom you instinctively turned to. Unlike many with those sorts of names, she embodied love, and was a mother to many although childless--a sybil-like person, yet totally unpretentious and accessible. Would love to know more about her life outside, and her family, whoever and wherever they are. ” - Kathy Barbour