WILSON, Joseph Lafayette

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Last Name
 
WILSON
Given Names
 
Joseph Lafayette
AKA's
 
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
6/29/1954
Age at Death
 
24
Place of Birth
 
Atlanta, Georgia
Race
 
Black
Gender
 
Male
Religion
 
Family Tree
  Inez Wagner Family Tree
Birth Mother
 
Birth Father
 
Siblings
 
Partner
 
Leslie Monique Wagner aka Leslie Wilson
Children
 
Jakari Lafayette Wilson; (nephew) Deron Kentae Davis; (niece) Dawnyelle Fitch
Non-Temple Relatives
 
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
 
8/11/1977
Residence (US)
 
Redwood Valley, California 95470
Residence (JT)
 
Cottage 36
Occupation outside __Peoples Temple
 
youth counselor (PT occupation record); Construction worker, general maintenance (LJ memo)
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
Security (FBI document 89-4286-1207); Airstrip shooter (FBI document 89-4286-1552)
Government Income
 
Discrepancies
 
Remembrances
 
“Joe Wilson was my husband and best friend. As I look at his picture, those that did not know him would think him a heartless person. His intentions were good. He taught me life lessons about life and myself. He was a wonderful father and husband. Forget about the day of the murders. Somehow he thought he was doing what was best for the cause. He is forgiven,and yes still loved. ” - leslie.monique@yahoo.com

My Buddy Joe Wilson ” - Linda Mertle

“Mr. Wilson, I am posting to you to say. I do not know what went wrong with you. But I would like to thank you for having a moment of sanity. And compassion. And letting your wife Leslie leave that day for the picnic. And taking your son Jakari with her. Maybe you did not know it at the time. but you truly helped to save their lives. I know you would be proud of the man is that your son has grown into. And the woman your wife Leslie has evolved into. I am just one a very many people that\'s thank you for allowing them to survive. to go on and pick up the gauntlet and tell the truth. RIP” - Cody Jau