Crosses

Jean Toussaint

July 6, 1927 ~ April 6, 2021 (age 93)

Obituary

                         

 

Jean Toussaint was born on July 6, 1927 in Grande Riviere du Nords to parentage of the late Selucien Toussaint and Fixceda Benjamin. He completed his studies at the age of 23. He grew up with his mom where he spent most of his days working and taking care of her. Later he would move to Port-Au-Prince, Delmas with his Mom, and that is where they resided. He would soon start making a living and took care of his mom. Growing up he held various jobs such as an electrician, operator, where he worked at APN as conductor and an operator.

 

Selucien was his father and worked as a journalist and his mom worked as a tailor in a factory, Jean was not raised with his dad, in fact he knew little of him. His mom, who bore 8 children, 3 sons and 4 daughters, Jean was the second youngest as he took on responsibility for his family. As they all grew up they would start to travel and later on to make a living. Jean would travel back and forth in the United States, where he would start to make a new life for himself. As the time went on he filed for a visa and permanent residency and he traveled back and forth to America for the rest of his years.

 

While living in both Haiti and America, Jean made a great man out of himself, as he resided in Orange, New Jersey. Where he would spend most of his days with his loved ones family and friends. Jean also held various jobs to take care of his family, he maintained his citizenship in Haiti while traveling back and forth. In the year of 1987, he met Medulia Pierre, where he would later on Married in 1997, while she bore three of his children.

 

Jean cared for his children as he provided and protected for his children, just like any good father would. He would raise them to be good children, as he taught them how to clean, read, write as he also taught his children mathematics absolutely what he was always good at. Jean would take care of his daughters as he would take them to school every morning when he could, he would enjoy the time he had with them.  By 2004, Jean would file for a visa for his children to be in the United States so they can have better opportunities, and overall a better life. By 2006 his wife and his children came to America. He taught them the skills and lifelong morals of his children that he knew was going to help them at the end of the road in the long run. Jean always had a good sense of humor, he was funny, courageous and strong. His spirit was as big as his smile as he would attract people to him. Jean made good friends as life went along and those friends had his back no matter what. Jean was known as someone with a strong heart, body health and spirit who never gave up. No matter what, even as he was living his last days!  He always did everything on his own. He never wanted to walk with a cane as he thought he could still walk himself and can do everything on his own as he never needed help from anyone to show how strong he was.

 

On April, 6 2021 Jean was called by God to be home with the Lord himself and his long-lasting beloved family. Sharing the memories of him are

 

His Son: Redjy Jean Toussaint

His Daughters: Mirielle Toussaint , Pharah Toussaint Fileus

His Grandchildren: Yarah Leeh Filues.

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Services

Viewing
Saturday
April 24, 2021

8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
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49 S Munn Ave
East Orange, New Jersey 07017

Funeral Service
Saturday
April 24, 2021

9:00 AM
Island Memorial Funeral Home
49 S Munn Ave
East Orange, New Jersey 07017

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