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Descendants of Charles Weatherly Crockett

14. ETHELENE JOHNETTA6 CROCKETT (GEORGE WILLIAM5, GEORGE WILLIAM4, JOHN3, CHARLES WEATHERLY2, SIDNEY WEATHERLY1) was born February 14, 1941 in Washington DC. She married (1) JOHN BENTLEY JONES June 09, 1965 in Detroit, MI. He was born February 26, 1941. She married (2) SAMSON KPADENOU December 02, 1972 in Detroit, MI. He was born July 28, 1940 in Tome' Togo, Africa. She married (3) THEODORE TODD CLAY January 11, 1982 in Honolulu, HI. He was born July 08, 1941 in Washington DC.

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I remember that sometimes Ethelene (we called her "Young Ethelene") would come to stay with Nonnie. I must have been five or six. I had a sled for the winter and a red wagon for the summer. Ethelene would take me across Francis Street, to the top of the hill, where Biddle Street and Mechanic Street met. I could slide from Mechanic Street, down that hill, almost to Nonnie's house. Back then there wasn't much traffic and you could live dangerously like that. I think I got into to trouble for that too. [SOURCE: Maria Jackson Scott]

Ethelene Jones Crockett, M.D. and Ethelene Crockett Jones, M.D. (mother and daughter), practiced the same type of medicine (obstetrics/gynecology), at the same hospital, at the same time, in the same office, in Michigan. [SOURCE: Charles Hicks]

Aunt Ethelene received her undergraduate degree at Howard University. She went to medical school at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI [SOURCE: Elizabeth Hicks]

Ethelene has won a number of awards and honors in her career. These include the following: Women's Equity Day Award from the Michigan Chapter of NOW (1992); Milliken Award from Planned Parenthood (1991); Outstanding Service Award from Michigan ACLU Chapter (1990); Women of the Year, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority (1990); BDPA Detroit Chapter Member of the Year (1989); Future Milwaukee's Community Leadership award (1981); and Howard University's Woman of the Year (1961). [SOURCE: Ethelene's Resume]

She served on a number of community and civic organizations during her career which included United Way of Greater Milwaukee; Milwaukee Forum; Planned Parenthood Board of Directors; Black Data Processing Associates; and Citizens for Personal Freedom. [SOURCE: Ethelene's Resum
Her career in medicine includes stints at Planned Parenthood; University of Michigan; Metro Medical Group; Medical College of Wisconsin; University of Wisconsin; and her current position as the Vice-Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Detroit Riverview Hospital. [SOURCE: Ethelene's Resume]

Ethelene was our grandmother. Nonnie's, favorite grandchild when we were growing up. She, George and I lived with Nonnie in Jackson while Mom went to Howard Medical School in Washington, DC. In Nonnie's eyes, "the baby" could do no wrong. Even when she (at about age 30 poured smelling salts up my nose as I lay on the sofa. Guess what! Nonnie chastised me telling me that had I not being lying on the couch (which rightly I was not supposed to be doing), my face and head would not feel like it was on fire. Addendum: Now that we are both grown, I really appreciate that Lennie (as she is now called) is the best sister I could ever have! (SOURCE: Elizabeth Crockett Hicks)

Aunt Ethelene's hobby is computers. Actually, for awhile it was more than a hobby. She formed a corporation called Gelento. Gelento was a vehicle for Aunt Ethelene to turn some of her medical ideas into software products. She created software packages that could be used by Planned Parenthood centers and other medical units across the country. Gelento stock was purchased by other members of the family. Aunt Ethelene once created an electronic bulletin board system for the Black Data Processing Associates chapter in Detroit. She gives names to her computers. One of them was named Lucy. She gave Lucy to my Mom in 1997. At that point Aunt Ethelene bought a new computer and named her 'Rita'. [SOURCE: Wayne Hicks]

Ethelene enjoys her "retirement" very much because she has the opportunity to commit to community activities and "giving back". She is a member of the Executive Cmte of the ACLU (Amer. Civil Liberties Union) of Florida and President of the Palm Beach County chapter. She is also on the Exec. Committee of Planned Parenthood of the Greater Miami, Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast - the largest affiliate in Florida. [SOURCE: Ethelene Crockett Jones, MD]

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Godparents: Arthur/Ethel Sutton
Occupation: Obstetrician/gynecologist (retired)

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Occupation: President/CEO

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Occupation: Doctor

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Occupation: City Planner
Children of E
25. i.   KIMBERLY ALLISON7 JONES, b. June 03, 1966, Detroit, MI.
  ii.   KELLY CROCKETT JONES, b. April 21, 1968, Southfield, MI.
Kelly is career Air Force. He spent five years (1991-96) in the Far East. While there he became proficient in four languages (Japanese, French, Korean, Thai). He flies jets. He also teaches new pilots to fly F-16s and other jets. [SOURCE: Kim Jones]

Occupation: Airline Pilot (FedEx)

  iii.   SAMSON KOMLAN LEBEAU7 KPADENOU, b. April 30, 1974, Southfield, MI.
When I fetched 4 yr. old LeBeau from nursery school , he recited over-and-over, "Never talk to strangers! Never talk to strangers!" He continued this as he ate his dinner. Finally, I asked him, "LeBeau, what's a 'stranger'?" He replied, "I don't know." [Source: LeBeau's Mom...Ethelene Jones]

LeBeau arrived in boot camp at Ft. Benning (GA) in March 2000. He shaved his head and quit smoking. His older brother, Kelly, gave him the following advice for surviving boot camp..."keep a very low profile and make every effort to blend in." [SOURCE: Ethelene Jones]

Occupation: Waiter

15. MARY ANN6 WILLIAMS (JOHN FRAZIER5 CROCKETT, GEORGE WILLIAM4, JOHN3, CHARLES WEATHERLY2, SIDNEY WEATHERLY1) was born February 08, 1955 in Jacksonville, FL. She married JOHN HENRY BOYD March 05, 1976 in Jacksonville, FL. He was born March 16, 1947 in Ocala, FL.

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Mary Ann is the half-sister of Kathleen Mance. She lives in Jacksonville. She is the daughter of John Crockett. [SOURCE: Kathleen Mance]

She went to medical training center to become a nursing assistant. She never used the certificate that she received. It is interesting to note that her oldest daughter is getting her certified nursing assistant certification. She opened up a large daycare center for three years or so. She sold that business in 1988. Since that point in time she has raised her kids from home. [SOURCE: Mary Ann Boyd]

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Occupation: Housewife
Religion: Baptist

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He has a small congregation in Jacksonville, FL. Currently he is preaching out of a Hospitality Inn in town. He is building up his congregation. [SOURCE: Mary Anne Boyd]

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Occupation: Truck Driver/Minister
Religion: Baptist
Children of M
  i.   MARIANNE7 BOYD, b. December 26, 1976, Jacksonville, FL.
  Notes for MARIANNE BOYD:
Going to College at Florida Community College [SOURCE: Mary Ann Boyd]

  ii.   JOHNETTA BOYD, b. November 14, 1978, Jacksonville, FL.
  Notes for JOHNETTA BOYD:
She graduated from high school in 1997. She is working at McDonalds.

  iii.   ADRIENNE BOYD, b. December 30, 1981, Jacksonville, FL.
  Notes for ADRIENNE BOYD:
She is in high school at the A. Phillip Randolph Academy taking course in nursing. She gets a job at hospital after high school graduation.

  iv.   MARRANDA BOYD, b. June 29, 1985, Jacksonville, FL.
  Notes for MARRANDA BOYD:
She's in 7th grade going to middle school.

  v.   LAMARIUS BOYD, b. November 09, 1989, Jacksonville, FL.
  vi.   JOHN HENRY BOYD, JR., b. January 08, 1994, Jacksonville, FL.

16. KATHLEEN ANITA6 CROCKETT (JOHN FRAZIER5, GEORGE WILLIAM4, JOHN3, CHARLES WEATHERLY2, SIDNEY WEATHERLY1) was born June 11, 1943 in Jacksonville, FL. She married ALPHONSO C. MANCE August 08, 1965 in Jacksonville, FL. He was born March 27, 1943 in Charleston, SC.

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Kathleen obtained her undergraduate degree from Bethune-Cookman College in 1965. It was here that she met her husband, Alphonso. In 1983 Kathleen received her masters degree from the State University of New York in Albany, NY. She is currently an English teacher at Whites Creek High School in Nashville, TN. [SOURCE: Kathleen Mance]

When I think of Kathleen, the first thing I picture is her beautiful salt and pepper hair. [SOURCE: Elizabeth Crockett Hicks, Sept 2002]

Kathleen Anita Crockett Mance is the daughter of John Frazier Crockett and Jennie Vee Hughes Crockett. The late John Frazier Crockett was the youngest child of Minnie Amelia Crockett and George W. Crockett, Sr. Kathleen was born and raised in Jackson, Florida where she achieved notoriety for her beautiful soprano singing voice. As a student at Bethune-Cookman College, from which she received her B.A. in English, Kathleen was a soloist with the Bethune-Cookman College Chorale. At Bethune she met Alphonso C. Mance, Sr. a bass in the chorale, and in August of 1965, three months after she completed her undergraduate studies, she and Alphonso were married. [SOURCE: Ajuan Mance]

Kathleen and Alphonson Mance, Sr. are the parents of two children, Ajuan Maria, a professor of English at Mills College in Oakland, California and Alphonso, Jr., a research attorney at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. Kathleen earned her Masters in Developmental Reading from the State University of New York at Albany, and she is an English teacher at White's Creek High School in Nashville, Tennessee. As a teacher of English Kathleen has earned many honors, including selection as one of a panel of test question developers for the College Board, and statewide recognition as a Tennessee Teacher of Excellence in English, and citywide recognition as White's Creek High School Teacher of the Year. Her husband Alphonso, also an educator, is the Executive Director of the Tennessee Education Association. He is the first African American to serve in that position. [SOURCE: Ajuan Mance]

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E-mail Address:
Occupation: Teacher

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Alphonso was born in Charleston, SC. He obtained his BA degree from Bethune-Cookman College. His masters degree was issued by Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. He had taken further graduate study at Adelphi University. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Tennessee Education Association with its over forty thousand teachers across the state. [SOURCE: Kathleen Mance]

Alphonso Mance is the first African American to hold the post of 'executive director' for Tennessee Education Association. Mance spent the previous 15 years with TEA. Before joining TEA, Mance was coordinator of professional services for the NY Educators Association. Mance has also taught chemistry and biology in public schools in Florida and New York. [SOURCE: The Tennessean, April 1999]

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Occupation: Executive (TEA)
Children of K
  i.   DR. AJUAN MARIA7 MANCE, b. September 19, 1966, Daytona Beach, FL.
Ajuan received her undergraduate degree from Brown University. She earned her masters and Ph.D from the University of Michigan. She is an associate professor at Oregon University in Eugene, OR. [SOURCE: Kathleen Mance]

Ajuan was a multi-show winner on the TV quiz show, Jeopardy! Rarely do we see African American contestants on this show. It was great to see our cousin showcased as a winner on the show during the spring of 1999 [SOURCE: Kyra Hicks]

I know many folks who are interested in collection Black art. I myself am a painter, and I am connected to many Black artist/collectors here in the Bay Area. [SOURCE: Ajuan Mance]

My kids are wonderful. Ajuan is trying to get her manuscript published as she heads down the road toward tenure. Her art is her one true love. She continues to have her work in shows. She (mostly) does beautiful African American portraits. [SOURCE: Ajuan Mance]

E-mail Address:
Occupation: College Professor

  ii.   ALPHONSO C. MANCE, JR., b. March 28, 1971, Long Island, NY; m. KRISTI.
  Notes for ALPHONSO C. MANCE, JR.:
Alfonso Jr. was born in Oceanside, NY which is located in Long Island. [NOTE: his cousin, Laura Imani Hicks, was also born in Long Island, NY!] Alfonso obtained his bachelor of arts degree from Oberlin College. Alfonso's role model for the law was his great-uncle, George W. Crockett, Jr., who was a lawyer, judge, and congressman during his active life. He followed in his uncle's footsteps by obtaining his law degree from the University of Michigan. Alfonso is currently working as an attorney in San Francisco, CA [SOURCE: Kathleen Mance]

Al, Jr. is a public defender in Alameda County. Even though it is less money, he dearly loves what he does. Kristi (daughter-in-law) is the executive director of the Institute for Civic Leadership on the Mills College campus. [SOURCE: Kathleen Mance]

  More About ALPHONSO C. MANCE, JR.:
Occupation: Attorney

  Notes for KRISTI:
Kristi (daughter in law) is the executive director of the Institute for Civic Leadership on the Mills College campus. [SOURCE: Kathleen Mance]

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