Edith LeGrand was born on January 2nd, 1942 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. On March 30th, 2018, her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ called her home. She was born to parents Josephine Pierre and Dieudonné Morno both of who are deceased.
Edith was the 3rd of four children. Her siblings included: Christiane, Wesner and Yolande Morno. Growing up, she was a compassionate and loving sibling as well as a respectful daughter. She was a strong-minded woman who accomplished all she envisioned.
After attending primary school in Tabarre, Haiti, she worked as a seamstress. After stitching the clothing , Edith would then head into the city’s flee market in attempts of selling her pieces. While in Haiti Edith was an active member of Maison De Refuge located in the city of Cazaux, led by Pastor Serge Coulange.
In May of 1962 she married her soulmate Jacques LeGrand. The loving couple then brought 3 handsome sons into the world: Robin, Jean Claude and Edison LeGrand. In search of a better life for her sons, Edith migrated to Miami, Florida on December 23rd, 1981. After being in Miami for just a short while she decided to head to a new location—Brooklyn, New York. Once in Brooklyn she worked at the Marriott Hotel. Edith worked long hours in order to have her boys alongside her someday. After a few years she decided once again that Brooklyn was not the place for her and made the move to Irvington, New Jersey.
Edith lived a life dedicated to serving God and caring for her children. One of her greatest joys was being a Grandmother to her 8 grandchildren: Rodson, Stephanie, Ricardo, Shyheima, Jamal, Jaleel, Jeanette, and Roshnalyn LeGrand. As well as her two great-grandchildren: Beverley and Genesis LeGrand. As a grandmother, Edith loved to spoil her grandchildren. During summer days she would find a way to take her grandchildren to the park. She would give her last dollar just to see the smiles on her their face.
Despite life’s troubles, Edith always found a way to push through for her family’s sake. As we say goodbye to her today, we will forever remember the memories she has left behind and the hearts she has touched along the way. Her love and essence will forever live in the hearts of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews as well as extended family and help guide and comfort them.
As we part today, we leave all affected with this passage of comfort from the book of John chapter 14 verses 1-4;
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going”.