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Joseph F. Samedi

November 18, 1952 ~ May 23, 2021 (age 68)

Obituary

 

Joseph Samedi, born on November 18, 1952 in Marbial, Jacmel, Haiti, was the child of Mr. Magueus Samedi and Mrs. Jumene Samedi. He was the third of 13 siblings. He attended primary school in Marbial and later returned to Port-au-Prince to continue his secondary education. He had a great passion for his studies. From an early age, He accepted Jesus as his personal savior, and he was an exceptional Christian. Very quickly, Joe was distinguished by his somewhat special character, his courage, his quick wit, and his sense of responsibility. At a very young age, he showed great maturity and his parents did not hesitate to entrust him with heavy responsibilities. 

In 1981, he came to the United States in search of a better life. On July 23, 1983, he married his fiancée Emilie and the two shared a 37 year long union, an exceptional feat that only death put an end to. From their union three daughters were born, twins Lydie-Danielle and Lynn-Cassandre and Lunie. 

A model husband and a conscious father who cared about his duties, Joe did not hesitate to sacrifice his own person to build the happiness of his family. A remarkably courteous, distinguished, jovial man, appreciated by all for his good manners. He boundlessly loved his family, he never failed in his duties as a husband and father. Sister Emilie a model woman, who kept her vows for better and for worse until the end. Joe's family is eternally grateful. A big thank you to Sister Emilie. Joe’s family will never stop thanking sister Emilie for all she has done. It’s because of her and Joe that many of his siblings were able to come to the United States.

Joe had many chronic illnesses which led to him back and forth between the hospital, rehabilitation centers, and his house. Finally, on May 23, 2021 at 1:25 am, God called Joe home. The disease got the better of Joe's body, however, it did not crush his spirit. Joe will always be with us through our memories. Joe has conquered death and has been liberated through our God. He is survived by his wife Emilie, his daughters, Lunie, Lydie-Danielle and her husband Lucien Frederic, and their children Lauren, Lucas, and Logan, Lynn-Cassandre and her husband Ted Melidor and their children Ethan, Evan, and Emma, as well as his siblings and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Rest in Peace Joe! We will never forget you because you will forever be etched in all our hearts! Thank you.

Romans 8:28~ "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."
Romans 8:38-39~ "For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Joseph Samedi, né le 18 novembre 1952 à Marbial, Jacmel, Haïti, il était la progéniture de Monsieur Magueus Samedi et Madame Magueus Samedi. Il était le troisième d’une fratrie de 13 enfants ainsi répartie: Jacqueline, Marie, Joseph, Mireille, Solon de regretté mémoire, Icline, Joel, Matheus, Moise, Fequet (de regretté memoire) Raphael, Gertrude et Rosette. Il a fait ses études primaires a Marbial  et par la suite rentrait à  Port-au-Prince pour continuer ses etudes secondaires. Il avait une grande passion pour  ses études. Dès son jeune age, Il acceptait Jésus come son sauveur personnel, et il était un chretien exceptionel. Très vite, Joe se distinguait par son caractère un peu particulier, son courage, sa vivacité d’esprit et son sens de responsabilité. Très jeune il a fait preuve d’une grande maturite et ses parents n'hésitaient pas à lui confier de lourde responsabilites. En 1981, il  rentrait aux Etats Unis à la recherche d’une vie meilleure.

Le 23 Juillet 1983, il convola en douces noces avec sa fiancée Emilie. Ils ont vécu ensemble 37 ans de vie commune, une union exceptionnelle que seule la mort a pu mettre un terme. Leur amour durera même au-delà de la finitude humaine. De leur union naîtront trois filles dont les jumelles Lydie-Danielle et son mari Lucien Frederic et Lynn-Cassandre et son mari Ted Melidor ensuite Lunie et six petits enfants: Lauren, Lucas, Logan Frederic et Ethan, Evan et Emma Melidor.

Mari modèle, père conscient et soucieux de ses devoirs, Joe n'hésitait pas à sacrifier sa propre personne pour construire le bonheur de sa famille. Homme remarquablement courtois, distingué, jovial, apprécié de tous pour ses bonnes manières, aimé d’un amour sans  bornes de sa famille, il  n’a jamais failli  à ses devoirs de mari et de père. Soeur Emilie femme modele, l’infatigable, elle a  respecté son serment pour le meilleur  et pour le pire juqu’au bout. La famille de Joe est vraiment reconnaissante. Un gros bravo à sœur Emilie. Nan bon kreyol lang manman nou an soeur Emilie ou se yon fanm model, djanm,ou san parey, ou pa janm fatiguer, ou respecte semanw nan bon ak nan move tan jisko bou mesi mesi mesi. Fanmi Joe pap janm sispann di soeur Emilie mesi pou tout sa ou fè, gras a ou menm et Joe plizye nan nou rantre aux Etats Unis.           

Il y a belles lurettes, Joe était atteint d’une maladie chronique. Depuis lors il faisait le va et vient entre l'hôpital, le nursing home et sa maison. Enfin, le 23 Mai 2021 a 1h25 du matin Joe nous a laissé. La maladie a eu raison du corps de Joe. La mort pense avoir raison de lui individuellement. Mais collectivement par ses progenitures, sa femme, ses amis ici presents, tous ceux qui conpatissent a ce deuil. Joe restera toujours présent, son âme restera toujours parmi nous. D’une manière  collective Joe a vaincu la mort.

Repose en Paix Joe!

Que la terre te soit agréablement légère!

Nous t’oublierons jamais parce que tu seras toujours gravé dans le cœur de chacun de nous ici présent! Merci

 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
May 28, 2021

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
First Shiloh Baptist Church
424 Main Street
Orange, New Jersey 07050
 

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Funeral Service
Friday
May 28, 2021

10:00 AM
First Shiloh Baptist Church
424 Main Street
Orange, New Jersey 07050

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