Birth Name: LaTavia Marie Roberson
Place of Birth: Houston, Harris, Texas, U.S.
Date of Birth: November 1, 1981
Ethnicity: African-American, Louisiana Creole
LaTavia Roberson is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame in the late 1990s as an original member of the R&B group Destiny’s Child, along with Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and LeToya Luckett. She is the daughter of Cheryl Marie (Lastrap) and Terry Glenn Roberson. LaTavia has mentioned that her mother is of Creole descent.
She has two children with record producer Don Vito.
LaTavia’s paternal grandfather is named Fred Roberson.
LaTavia’s paternal grandmother is named Lula Marie White.
LaTavia’s maternal grandfather is named Whitney John Lastrap (who is possibly the son of Sidney Lastrap and Marion Briscoe).
LaTavia’s maternal grandmother was Agnes Jane Goodie (the daughter of Milton Goodie and Yvonne Duges/Dugas). Milton was the son of Clodis Goodie and Leah Mire. Yvonne was the daughter of Aristide/Oristile Dugas and Marie Charlotte Neveu/Navey.
Sources: Marriage record of LaTavia’s parents – https://familysearch.org
Death record of LaTavia’s maternal great-grandmother, Yvonne (Duges/Dugas) Goodie – https://familysearch.org
Whitney’s parents were possibly Sidney Lastrap and Marion Briscoe.
> Yvonne Duges/Dugas). Milton was the son of Clodis Goodie and Leah Mire. Yvonne was the daughter of Aristide/Oristile Dugas and Marie Charlotte Neveu/Navey.
LaTavia was asked on Twitter “Is your mother of Creole descent?”- she responded “She sure is”:
Agnes Jane Goodie is the daughter of Milton Goodie and Yuonne Duges
I believe she is Creole through her mother.
“I’m working on a creole cook book with my mom.”
She probably is, there are lots of them in Texas
Yes. As the entry says the surname “Lastrap” suggests Creole.
I searched the name “LaStrap(pe)” and it is of Creole origin and there are many with that name in Texas.