WILKINSON, Deanna Kay

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Last Name
 
WILKINSON
Given Names
 
Deanna Kay
AKA's
 
Moton, Deanna Kay
Wilkinson, Diane
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
10/19/1950
Age at Death
 
28
Place of Birth
 
Cook County, Illinois
Race
 
Mixed
Gender
 
Female
Religion
 
Family Tree
  Beam Family Tree
Birth Mother
 
Rheaviana Beam (Adoptive)
Birth Father
 
Jack Beam (Adoptive)
Siblings
 
(adoptive) Jack Arnold Beam, Eleanor Marie Beam, Joyce Ann Parks; (adopted by Beams) Joseph Leo Helle III (Joe Beam)
Partner
 
Children
 
Non-Temple Relatives
 
Body Identification Number
 
Burial Location
 
Source of Death Information
 
Entry into Guyana
 
2/19/1978
Residence (US)
 
Los Angeles, California
Residence (JT)
 
Cottage 13
Occupation outside __Peoples Temple
 
diesel mechanic
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
Government Income
 
Discrepancies
 
Remembrances
 
“What a voice. Deanna could have made a platinum album. Her voice was strong and came straight from her soul. She was a wonderful woman, full of life, and light. She recorded with me in the Studio while making the Peoples Temple album.She really did not need us, she could have done the entire album with just her voice and it still would have been beautiful. Peace and much love. ” - Leslie Cathey (Wilson)

A Tribute to Jonestown's Singer ” - Alicia Thompson

“She was a Beautiful woman with a great voice and Talent, god bless her... ” - Cory

“Deanna did have a beautiful singing voice. I saw her sing Earth, Wind & Fire's "That's The Way Of The World" in Bob Brown's NBC footage the night of Nov. 17th, 1978. I also enjoyed her voice on thr Peoples Temple "He's Able" album. It\'s such a shame she had to die so young. If not for Peoples Temple, she would become a very famous singer. She now sings with the angels. God bless you, Deanna!” - Christopher Garrett