Thursday, November 13, 2008

Duanna Johnson Needs Donations To Pay For Funeral

image As many know Duanna  led a hard life that ended very tragically recently. It was heartbreaking to learn that after having to defend herself against physical violence from the Memphis police, that she was found dead.  (note: I am not implying guilt on the part of the Memphis PD for her untimely death) Tonight to add even more sorrow to her tale is the difficulty her mother is having getting her funeral paid for.  I implore you to help if you can. This woman has suffered enough in life, and she deserves a decent funeral.

The balance for Duanna Johnson’s funeral is $1195 and the funeral home is requiring Mrs. Skinner (Duanna’s mother) to pay it by tomorrow (11/14). The cost is a hardship, so we are asking anyone who can to donate. Please send any donations to:
N.J. Ford and Sons Funeral Home
12 S Parkway W
Memphis, TN 38109

If you want any clarification from NJ Ford, here is their contact number: (901) 948-7755.

Please forward this to as many people as you can!! Thanks!

Edit: Some weirdness/shadiness about the funeral home on the comments on this post

This post comes via Questioning Transphobia.


a. brown said...

I would like to donate some money for the funeral, but things are looking shady. Could I send the check directly to the mother?

Renee said...

@A brown

I know that some bloggers are trying to arrange something via paypal. When I get more updated info I will post it on the blog. I agree the funeral home is shady as hell.

victoria said...

There is a paypal account set up at the Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition: