Beyonce recently uploaded a photo each of her grandparents, Lumis Albert Beyince and Agnez Dereon to her Tumblr account. She simply captioned the picture ‘My grandfather’ and ‘My grandmother’ followed by a heart icon.
Beyonce, who was born in 1982, never met her grandparents. Although there are conflicting dates out there, her grandfather, Lumiz allegedly passed away in 1982, while Agnez is said to have died in 1980.
Her grandparents were French-speaking Louisiana Creoles, but they moved to Galvaston, Texas where they raised their children, Beyonce’s mother Tina Knowles and Tina’s brother.
Beyonce’s grandmother, Agnez was a sought-after seamstress as a young woman in Louisiana, and created embellished clothing for wealthy clients and her own children. Agnez is the inspiration behind Beyonce and Tina’s clothing line House of Dereon.
Meanwhile, Beyonce’s first name is a tribute to the family name Beyince. Her grandparents look lovely but I say Beyonce took more of her grandfather’s look (pictured, top left). What do you think?