BLACK, Mary Love

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Last Name
Given Names
Mary Love
Love, Mary
Better known as
Date of Birth
November 2, 1921
Age at Death
Place of Birth
Washington, D.C.
Family Tree
Birth Mother
Birth Father
Non-Temple Relatives
Body Identification Number
59-G [Listed under "Love, Mary Emma"]
Burial Location
Remains claimed by next of kin; burial location unknown
Source of Death Information
FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Entry into Guyana
Residence (US)
Residence (JT)
Dorm 2
Occupation in U.S./Skills, Talents & Interests
physical therapy, typist (RYMUR 89-4286-E-2-A-1ssss)
Occupation in Jonestown (Temple Records)
Letter-writing (Beck); Lab supervisor (RYMUR 89-4286-E-2-A-1ssss)
Jonestown Roles (FBI Records)
Government Income
“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