Help Duanna Johnson’s Family Pay For Her Funeral

EXTREMELY IMPORTANT UPDATE: A paypal account has been established; I highly recommend donating through this method if at all possible.

UPDATE: More from Ilyka

Per Sin Nombre informs us that Duanna Johnson‘s family is having difficulty paying for her funeral and they are in need of assistance.

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!

The absolute last thing that Duanna’s mother should have to worry about at this time of senseless tragedy is paying for her daughter’s funeral.  Please donate if you can and pass the information along.

h/t Questioning Transphobia

0 thoughts on “Help Duanna Johnson’s Family Pay For Her Funeral

  1. Cara Post author

    You can certainly try, Kristen! My assumption from what is written is that the bill is not going to be paid in time, but they’re trying to get it paid as quickly as possible. Also, I imagine that Duanna’s mother doesn’t want to give out the info for donations to go to her directly, for obvious safety reasons.

  2. ilyka

    The funeral home is apparently insisting strictly on that ridiculous deadline, according to people who have called them. There’s a lot of weirdness going on with it and I claim no answers, but off the top of my head, I’d guess they’re hoping not to have to serve this particular client.

  3. Casey

    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 ( explains how the money will be distributed.


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