BLACK, Mary Love

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Last Name
 
BLACK
Given Names
 
Mary Love
AKA's
 
Love, Mary
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
November 2, 1921
Age at Death
 
57
Place of Birth
 
Washington, D.C.
Race
 
Black
Gender
 
Female
Religion
 
Family Tree
 
Birth Mother
 
Birth Father
 
Siblings
 
Partner
 
Children
 
Non-Temple Relatives
 
Body Identification Number
 
59-G [Listed under "Love, Mary Emma"]
Burial Location
 
Source of Death Information
 
FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Entry into Guyana
 
Residence (US)
 
Residence (JT)
 
Dorm 2
Occupation outside __Peoples Temple
 
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
Government Income
 
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