Timothy (Tim) Baron Johnson, of Neptune, New Jersey, was returning home for Christmas after a two-week visit to Europe with his girlfriend, Kesha Weedon, a Syracuse University DIPA student who was studying in England, and who died with him on the ill-fated flight. Tim and Kesha had met while studying civil engineering at Virginia State College in Petersburg, Virginia. Kesha later transferred to Syracuse and Tim had taken a semester off from school to work. He was planning to return to school in January 1989.
Kesha Weedon was returning home from a semester of study with Syracuse University's DIPA program. She was a junior at the School of Social Work at Syracuse.
Kesha grew up in the Bronx, New York, and was very active in Youth For Christ, a campus religious group. She also sang in a number of campus and church choirs. Her musical talent extended to the violin, which she had played since second grade. She played in the University's orchestra.
Kesha's goal was to work with young children. In high school she had worked in a day care center and while in London, England, she worked in a nursery. She planned to continue working on her Master's degree after her graduation from Syracuse
Kesha is survived by her parents, Lee Weedon and Barbara Matthews. Kesha's mother writes in the Syracuse yearbook, "Moments remembering Kesha are some of the most pleasant, pensive moments of my life. That gentle smile, her soft melodious voice saying 'I love you, Mommy' I'll remember that forever. My fervent wish is that all families with daughters be fortunate enough to share a warm, loving, and sensitive relationship as Kesha and I."
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