Krewe of Natchez Indians announces royalty for 2019 ball

Published 9:08 am Sunday, January 27, 2019

The Krewe of Natchez Indians recently announced its royalty for the 2019 Mardi Gras season.

The krewe’s grand ball will be at 8 p.m. on Feb. 2  at the Natchez Convention Center. The ball is invitation only.

The 2019 royalty are:

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King Dewayne Johnson

King Dewayne “Wayne Wayne Do Your Thang” Johnson is a native of Woodville. He is the son of Shelton Wayne Johnson and the late Carrie Johnson and has three sisters, Tamika Johnson, Lashonda Johnson and TJ Johnson. He is married to Tamika Greenwood-Johnson and has three children, Jaylon Dewayne Johnson, Noah Bradley Johnson and Jonah Matthew Johnson.

Johnson is a graduate of Wilkinson County High School and attended Jackson State University.

He is the owner of DJ Gifted Hands. He enjoys spending time with his sons, entertaining family and friends, and watching his favorite football team the New England Patriots.

Queen Tanecia Letish Jones-Jackson

QueenTanecia Letish Jones-Jackson was born July 8, 1986, in Dallas, and at the age of two moved to McComb. She is the daughter of the Sharon Jones Wells and the late Ervin Jones Sr. She is the proud mother of Miss Camara Simone Jackson.

She is a 2005 graduate of North Pike High School where she graduated with honors. She was a member of the North Pike High School Marching and Symphonic Band, Color Guard, Fellowship for Christian Athletes, Future Farmers of America, Distributive Education Clubs of America and The Lady Jaguar Varsity soccer team. She is currently enrolled at Ashford University with a major in Business Management and minor in Kinesiology.

Jackson currently lives in 29 Palms California while serving on active duty and has attained the rank of gunnery sergeant in the United States Marine Corps.  She joined the Marine Corps in October of 2005 with a military occupational specialty of 0621 tactical radio operator. Since she has deployed to various locations throughout the world and has attained additional occupational specialties of recruiter, environmental compliance coordinator, and equal opportunity advisor.

Jackson enjoys spending time with her family, being a mother, working out, mentoring young men and women, shopping and traveling. Her one goal in life is to just make a difference.

“My motto is If I can change just one life every day, then that’s 365 lives I can change in a year.  By living this way if I was to die today then my life would be fulfilled.”

Duchess Tameka Patrice Hulbert

Duchess Tameka Patrice Hulbert is the Daughter of Patricia and Alex Marvel and Stanley and Brenda Searcy.

Hulbert attended Natchez High School and furthered her education at Baton Rouge Community College where she studied as a medical assistant.

She’s employed at Great River Imports and known as The CarQueen and the general manager is Brad Dean.

Hulbert is the mother of four wonderful children, Tytiana Davis known as “Pepsi,” Eric Davis Jr., Semaj Calhoun and Alexia Calhoun. She is the grandmother of Payton Davis and Jovante Butler Jr. known as “Jay.”

Hulbert loves to spend time with her fiance, children, mom, dad but most importantly God. She is a member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Pastored by Bishop Stanley Searcy.

Tameka’s Motto is “If you Don’t Stand for Something you will Fall for Anything “

Duchess Latanya D. Hawkins

Duchess Latanya D. Hawkins is a resident of Natchez. She is the daughter of Mary Ann Coleman and mother of Mercedis D. Hawkins.

Hawkins is the owner of “GlamExt8196”, a hair extension and custom wig line she launched in February 2018. Hawkins is a licensed cosmetologist in Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas with more than 20 years experience in the hair/beauty industry.

Hawkins has a bachelor’s of arts with a concentration in child development/elementary education, master of science in workforce education leadership and a master of science in counseling with an endorsement in clinical mental health from Alcorn State University.

Latanya’s goal is to become a LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) and run her own practice.

Latanya’s weakness is children. She believes that every child is innocent and cannot get more than you give them. She believes the number one cost free thing they need is LOVE.

Her passion for youth and leadership has inspired her to always find ways to give back in hopes of reaching at least one.

Latanya’s motto is “Faith over Fear”, believing that you can conquer anything you put your mind to.