DARNES, Velma Lee

Photos Courtesy of California Historical Society, MSP 3800

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Last Name
Given Names
Velma Lee
Darnes, Najuandrienne
Better known as
Date of Birth
Age at Death
Place of Birth
Family Tree
  Velma Darnes Family Tree
Birth Mother
Birth Father
Najah Darnes aka Najahjuanda Jherenelle Brandon; Newhuanda Rhenelle Darnes aka Newhuanda Rhenelle Walker; Ollie B. Darnes aka Elondwaynion Jhontera Darnes; Searcy Llewellyn Darnes aka Braunshaunski Darnes; Rhonda Rochelle Page
Non-Temple Relatives
Body Identification Number
Burial Location
Ukiah Cemetery, Ukiah, CA
Source of Death Information
House Foreign Affairs Committee report; FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Entry into Guyana
Residence (US)
Santa Rosa, California
Residence (JT)
Cottage 34
Occupation in U.S./Skills, Talents & Interests
nurse's aide (RYMUR 89-4286-X-5-a-30 & LJ memo)
Occupation in Jonestown (Temple Records)
Jonestown Roles (FBI Records)
Government Income
SSA (JT), welfare
“We were distant cousins, but I am glad that we did share quality and special time together when the Temple was in San Francisco. Always know your family loves you, Velma although you may be gone you will never be forgotten. You were a good hard working, nurturing and loving mother who believed in discipline Louisiana style). All your children were well mannered and respectful and you would never except any less than obedience and respect. ” - Yulanda Williams

“Velma was my beautiful grandmother. I always wondered who I looked like in my family, I look like Velma. I am so grateful for this website and to see this picture of her. I had never seen a picture of any of my relatives that died in Jonestown. I was too young to remember them because I was born in 1972. My mom took me to Jonestown to visit my grandma and she tried to convince my mom to let her keep me. Velma's oldest son, Roy Page, is my father. He did not go to Jonestown and he does not have any pictures of his relatives that died there. My grandma Velma had a twin sister, whom I never met. If any of Velma's family reads this message, please feel free to contact me in Oakley, California. ” - Keela Page