JOHNSON, Garry Dartez

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Last Name
 
JOHNSON
Given Names
 
Garry Dartez
AKA's
 
Johnson, Poncho
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
10/5/1959
Age at Death
 
19
Place of Birth
 
Louisiana
Race
 
Black
Gender
 
Male
Religion
 
Family Tree
  Mary Johnson Rodgers Family Tree
Birth Mother
 
Mary Johnson Rodgers, aka Ruby Johnson
Birth Father
 
Siblings
 
Irra Jean Johnson, Ted Holliday
Partner
 
Tinetra LaDese Fain aka Tinetra Johnson
Children
 
Derek Damone Johnson (nephew)
Non-Temple Relatives
 
Bennett Rodgers (brother)
Body Identification Number
 
Burial Location
 
Source of Death Information
 
FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Entry into Guyana
 
12/6/1976
Residence (US)
 
Residence (JT)
 
Cottage 25
Occupation outside __Peoples Temple
 
student (PT occupation record)
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
Security (FBI document 89-4286-1207)
Government Income
 
Discrepancies
 
Remembrances
 
“Poncho, I did not get to know you as well as I would have liked. However, during the short the time that I spent with you I found you to be likeable, kind, generous and gifted with a beautiful voice. It was years before I could listen to the song you sang when I was there, "The Greatest Love", without crying. What I remember most, was that you loved and cared so much for my daughter, Tinetra, for that I thank you. Know that you will always have a very special place in my heart. Nell Smart ” - Juanell Smart

“Poncho you were my favorite little brother. I enjoyed all the time we spent together and am sadened that you were taken so early in life. You were a kind caring kid and I know you would have been an incredible man. I am so thankful that you had a chance to experience love.There is not a day that goes by that I dont think of you. Last year I learned something new about you. I learned you had an amazing voice I wish to God I had a chance to hear it. Until we meet again your brother Bennett. I LOVE YOU ” - Bennett Rodgers

My family in Jonestown ” - Bennett Rodgers