Fred St. Amand Jr. Would Like To Extend His Deepest Sympathy To The Many Friends & Family Of Lazira Paul.
Lazira Paul— a devoted mother, sister, and aunt— was born on May 14, 1955, in Desdunes to Sainvilus Previlon and Remercie Monexant Racine. Prior to coming to the United States in 1980, she attended elementary school, secondary school and college in Haiti. In 1984, Lazira was married to Ronald Paul and shortly thereafter had two children, Nelta and Romane Paul. Lazira always had a passion and love for people and ministry. In 1993, she joined the Haitian Pentecostal Church in Irvington, New Jersey, where she remained a member for well over 20 years. While there, she served as a minister, Sunday school teacher, founder of the first HPC Youth Summer Camp, and the list remains extensive. She also served on the Executive Board for Project Belle-Anse, an organization that provides education to over 400 children in Belle-Anse, Haiti. In February 2003, Lazira joined Radio Vérité upon its founding. She served as President of the Committee for Radio Vérité from 2003 to 2008. Shortly after her term as President, she assumed the role of Radio Host where she conducted a show every Wednesday night at 10pm. Her contributions to Radio Vérité are too voluminous to list. In addition to developing a strong following for her radio program, she remained one of the organization’s top fundraisers since its founding in 2003. Radio Vérité will remember her most for her love and commitment to the organization. To know Lazira is to love her. She was a thoughtful, loving, caring person who could make a random stranger feel as though they were part of her family. She took pride in the achievements of all her family members and friends. More recently, she developed a love for event planning. In addition to the countless graduation and birthday parties she planned, she successfully carried out her first annual “Honoring the Singles” event in May 2018— an event attended by over 250 people. She also received honors from various townships throughout the state, as well as the New Jersey State Legislature. Although no longer with us, Lazira would urge us all to LIVE. She would remind us that our time on Earth is limited and to take advantage of what God has given us. Lazira is survived by her children- Nelta, Romane, Christal, Larry, Miracle and James. She also leaves behind her precious siblings- Meredia Archelus, Esperance Previlon (Ti-Ance), Exilus Previlon (Saintibert), Loreda Alexandre Previlon, Civil Previlon, Veronique Jean-Baptiste, Gilberte Jean-Charles Previlon, and Marie Previlon- as well as a host of relatives who will mourn her loss. We ask that you keep the family in your prayers during this time.