Ermancia Bien-Aima was born on January 29, 1950 in Desdunes, Haiti from the union of Mr. Dieujuste Vélima and Mrs. Tragelia Gessé. She grew up under their guidance as an obedient and respectful child until she reached school age. As a beautiful young lady, her physical, moral, and emotional development were without flaws. Her beauty and peaceful character caught the attention of Mr. Ilatrice Bien-Aima. They fell in love with each other. Thus, their wedding took place on September 1975. From that marriage were born three (3) children: Gregory Bien-Aima, Ernecia Bien-Aima Jean-Paul, and Steeve Bien-Aima. Ermancia had to care for her children alone for a period when her husband went to the United States. Whenever the husband was delayed in writing her, she never blamed him. As a responsible mother, she knew that she had to work hard, to provide for the rest of the family.
Mrs. Ermancia immigrated into the United States on March 12, 2000, when she was 50 years old. Ten days after her arrival, she was blessed with her first job on March 23, 2000. Her presence was a great blessing for the whole family. Suddenly, her health started declining day by day. As a result, from 2015 to 2017 she was wandering between several hospitals and nursing homes. In 2015, she was hospitalized twice at East Orange general hospital. Afterwards, she was transferred to Grove Manor nursing home. From Grove Manor she went to Straight Forth nursing home where she spent several months. In September 2017, unfortunately she experienced a fall that led her to be hospitalized this time at Saint-Barnabas hospital. Upon her discharge from Saint-Barnabas hospital, she was received at Columbus L Tech.
Ermancia spent her final days at Beth Israel Hospital where she gave her last breath on Friday, March 23, 2018. Coincidently, she passed away the same date that she began working in the States. Without a doubt, Ermancia was a strong servant of Jesus. While she was pregnant with her first child, Gregory, she accepted the Baptist faith and became by baptism a member of that church. Though she was not a member of the Seventh-day Adventist church, she had the habit to visit Salem Church Sabbath after Sabbath with her daughter, Ernecia and her son-in-law, Nesly Jean-Paul.
She survived by: her husband/son mari: Mr. Ilatrice Bien-Aima; her children/ses enfants: Mr. Gregory Bien-Aima and Family, Mrs. Ernecia Bien-Aima Jean-Paul, and family, & Mr. Steeve Bien-Aima; her grandchildren/ses petits enfants: Gregory Emmanuel Bien-Aima, Craig Bien-Aima, Amayama Bien-Aima, Sarah Bien-Aima, Ernesly Jean-Paul, Ashley Jean-Paul, Emely Jean-Paul;her son-in-law/son beau fils : Nesly Jean-Paul; her daughter-in-law/sa belle-fille: Farah B. Bien-Aima; her sisters and brothers/ses sœurs et frères: Carmella Vélima and family, Joel Vélima and Family, Vidara Velima and Family, Drézil Velima and Family, Mariana Vélima Dérissan and Family; her nephews and nieces/ ses neveux et nièces: Argentine Alix, Dieujuste Alix, Louna Philippe, Yalna Dérissan, Nesly Dérissan, Mewsna Dérissan, Amanda Dérissan, Idala Saint Phard, Francia Sant Phard, Davidson saint Phard, Leao Saint Phard, Berry Joseph, Nashca Joseph, Martine Joseph, Marie Angeline Joseph. To the families: Bien-Aima, Jean-Paul, Vélima, Derissan, Tilus, Alix, Bélony, Philippe, Saint Phard, Joseph, relatives, siblings, and friends, Salem Church expresses its deepest sympathies.