DOUGLAS, Joyce Lalar

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Last Name
Given Names
Joyce Lalar
Better known as
Date of Birth
Age at Death
Place of Birth
Family Tree
  Joyce & Calvin Douglas Family Tree
Birth Mother
Valisha Williams
Birth Father
Calvin Douglas
Non-Temple Relatives
Body Identification Number
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)
San Francisco, California
Residence (JT)
Cottage 17
Occupation in U.S./Skills, Talents & Interests
teacher's aide (RYMUR 89-4286-X-5-a-26h); clerk typist, secretarial, sew (RYMUR 89-4286-E-2-A-1ffff)
Occupation in Jonestown (Temple Records)
Laundry (RYMUR 89-4286-E-2-A-1ffff)
Jonestown Roles (FBI Records)
Government Income
One record says middle name is "Lamar"; passport name above; FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78) says birthdate is 3/30/1960; passport DOB aboveOne record says birthplace is Bainbridge, California; passport birthplace above
“This is my mom's youngest sister ” - Esther Jones

“This is my cousin Joyce who died in the Jungles of Guyana in 1978. My stepfather, Fred Douglas, was her Uncle and her and I and my cousin Calvin all played together as children. I myself had been to the Peoples Temple during the Christmas Holiday season in 1977. I attended the Temple in my attempt to get away from my drug use and I was at that time intrigued by the possibility that I could go to South America. I clearly did not follow through because I was just too self centered to believe that a white preacher had the answers for black people so I tried to become a Black Muslum on the other end of the block from the Temple. I am interested in writing a remembrance of my cousin Joyce because I was very cruel to her as a child. So much so that I long ago dedicated my life to her in the hopes that I can make an amends to her. ” - harrison danley

Ambushed: Remembering Joyce Douglas” - Harrison Danley