SIMON, Melanie Wanda

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Last Name
 
SIMON
Given Names
 
Melanie Wanda
AKA's
 
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
11/7/1955
Age at Death
 
23
Place of Birth
 
New Orleans, Louisiana
Race
 
Black
Gender
 
Female
Religion
 
Family Tree
  Pauline Simon Family Tree
Birth Mother
 
Birth Father
 
Siblings
 
Partner
 
Michael Angelo Simon
Children
 
Aisha Kizuwanda Simon, Zateese Lena Simon
Non-Temple Relatives
 
Lena Hector (mother); Edward Hector (father); Jacinta Powers (sister)
Body Identification Number
 
Burial Location
 
Source of Death Information
 
House Foreign Affairs Committee report; FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Entry into Guyana
 
7/24/1977
Residence (US)
 
San Francisco, California 94117
Residence (JT)
 
Cottage 01C01
Occupation outside __Peoples Temple
 
nurse aide (PT occupation record); secretary (2nd PT occupation record)
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
Government Income
 
Discrepancies
 
Remembrances
 
“Melanie is my sister who was three years older than me. We both had green eyes. She was loved by her five sister and two brothers very much. I remember bicycling with her when we were younger.i also remember how much she loved her first born, Aisha. She went with Jim Jones because she believed she would have a better life. I am writing this in tears. This is the first time since the trajedy that i have been able to confront her death and her children's death. Prior to her death, she sent my mother a letter expressing in code that she, ak old lady sucky, wanted to come home. in vern say her second baby girl, 'z' she was born in Guyana. Dear melanie, you will never be forgotten. ” - jacinta powers

Memories of My Sister ” - Jacinta Hector Powers