Duanna Johnson’s Funeral–DONATIONS NEEDED

November 13, 2008

Via Lisa:

Duanna Johnson’s Funeral–DONATIONS NEEDED
Apologies for the caps, but this is urgent.

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!

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ETA, 14 November: I’ve received an update from Casey – it’s in the comments, but just to confirm:

The Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition has set up a Paypal account to help defray the costs of Duanna’s funeral and burial in order to more safely secure donations. Their website (ttgpac.com) explains how the money will be distributed.

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ETA, 15 November: Further update from Casey:

It is no longer crucial to donate money. So far TTPC has collected $5100.51. If you still want to donate, have at it, but keep in mind that any excess collected will be given to Duanna’s mother to cover any incidental expenses (travel, floral arrangements, etc.).

Thanks to everyone who donated for their support and kindness!

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  3. Race, gender identity, the justice system and the beating of Duanna Johnson (June 27, 2008)
  4. Transphobic violence: the video (June 20, 2008)

2 Responses to “Duanna Johnson’s Funeral–DONATIONS NEEDED”

  1. Casey Says:

    Sorry for all the confusion created by last minute organizing, but here is an important update:

    The Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition has set up a Paypal account to help defray the cost’s of Duanna’s funeral and burial in order to more safely secure donations. Their website (ttgpac.com) explains how the money will be distributed.

  2. Casey Says:

    UPDATE: It is no longer crucial to donate money. So far TTPC has collected $5100.51. If you still want to donate, have at it, but keep in mind that any excess collected will be given to Duanna’s mother to cover any incidental expenses (travel, floral arrangements, etc.).

    Thanks to everyone who donated for their support and kindness!


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