Do you guys know about the civil rights activist and best selling author, Shaun King? If yes, then you must have heard about his ethnicity issues due to his mother, Naomi Kay Fleming King.
Naomi Fleming was born in 1958 in Kentucky, USA. She came to fame thanks to her middle son, Shaun King’s achievements. But, her one lie took a toll on her son and created huge controversies.
Without further ado, let’s get to know more about Shaun King’s mother, Naomi Fleming.
Naomi Kay Fleming King: Mother of Three
The 5 feet 4 inches tall, Naomi Kay Fleming King is a mother to three kids. She has three sons, William Jason King, Shaun King, and Russ King.
Her eldest son, William was born on February 25, 1974. He should have been 46 years old by now but he died in 2018. More on this later!
Naomi’s most famous son, Shaun was born on September 17, 1979. Her middle son is married to his wife, Rai King and with her, he has welcomed four kids, Ttaeyonna, Kendi, Savannah, and Ezekiel King.
As for the third and youngest son of Naomi, not much is known about him.
Naomi Kay Fleming King’s Eldest Son is No More!
The eldest son of Naomi Kay Fleming King, William Jason King died in 2018. He was 44 years old at the time of his death.
William, born in Versailles, Kentucky, had walked down the aisle with her partner, Kari (Sophie) Anderson, whom he first met when he traveled to Indianapolis to work as a youth pastor. With her, he welcomed two kids, Elana and Josiah King.
Jason graduated from Woodford County High School and then attended the Center College for his undergrad study in Physics. He later joined Asbury Theological Seminary and graduated in 2002 with a major in Christian Education and Youth Ministry. In the words of Shaun, Jason was “a husband, father, brother, son, pastor, advocate, neighbor, and friend.”
Shaun King Talks about His Biracial Ethnicity
Now, to talk about the most important of stuff, the controversy about Naomi Kay Fleming King’s son, Shaun King’s ethnic background. While Shaun says, he’s biracial, his birth certificate speaks a different story.
After a lot of hype and criticisms about his ethnicity, he wrote an op-ed for the Daily Kos where he talks about his mother and his ethnicity.
The reports about my race, about my past, and about the pain I’ve endured are all lies. My mother is a senior citizen. I refuse to speak in detail about the nature of my mother’s past, or her sexual partners, and I am gravely embarrassed to even be saying this now, but I have been told for most of my life that the white man on my birth certificate is not my biological father and that my actual biological father is a light-skinned black man.Shaun King talks about his biological father.
As revealed by Shaun, Jefferey Wayne King, who is termed as his father on his birth certificate isn’t his real father. He doesn’t actually know about his father, who was a “light-skinned black man”.
My mother and I have discussed her affair. She was a young woman in a bad relationship and I have no judgment. This has been my lived reality for nearly 30 of my 35 years on Earth. I am not ashamed of it, or of who I am — never that — but I was advised by my pastor nearly 20 years ago that this was not a mess of my doing and it was not my responsibility to fix it.Shaun King on his mother, Naomi Kay Fleming King’s relationships.
Shaun goes on to reveal that all of his siblings had different parents and that he wasn’t even sure about the number of siblings he has. But, to use such personal information for the wrong reasons forced him to come out in the open.
Whatever it be, Shaun thinks his mother, Naomi is the sweetest woman ever and one of the best friends he’s ever had. It’s all that matters.
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