Lafontant Cherilus grew up as the first child of a family of 11 children. He was born on October 18, 1947 in Desdunes, Haiti.
Growing up, Lafontant felt accustomed to the company of his mother only. Consequently, he became the family leader and the bread winner during his very young age. His deceased mother, Silina Dorvil, was a hard worker, always in a market place fighting to provide him and siblings with food and a decent education.
Lafontant attended Ecole National de Desdunes, in Desdunes, Haiti. As his school career progressed, Lafontant showed himself to be a confident, bright learner with a caring side.
On July 1975, Lafontant left Haiti to United States of America where he worked at Durex color in New Jersey, from Durex he became the leadman at Nesor Alloy Corporation.
In 1988, he went to Apex Technical School in New York, and became a certified contractor and opened up his own business in Newark New Jersey. He also drove tax-cabs for several years and made lot of friends.
On April, 1976, Lafontant Married his first wife Sarah Cherilus. Out of their union were born two children Chenard and April Cherilus
Lafontant married his second and lovely wife, Anne Rose Thompson on September 1986. Out of their union were born two children Sheila and Samuel Cherilus
Lafontant had also fathered three other Children, his first born Chenork, Chedlor and Verlaine Cherilus.
To all who knew him, Lafontant was an extremely generous, sympathetic, and authentic man. He acted unselfishly and always tried to help others. He was among the first in his family to come to the United States and paved the way for his other siblings to soon follow.
No one would believe that Lafontant would have said goodbye so soon, and so unexpectedly.
Diagnosed with heart attack on September 29, 2017 he was admitted at Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey where he went throw open heart surgery. Since then, he has lost his ability to speak until he was pronounced dead on Monday December 21, 2020.
Lafontant leaves to mourn his passing and vibrant life, his heartbroken lovely wife, Anne Rose Thompson Cherilus, his ex-wife Sara Cherilus, his brothers Francois, Claude Antoine, Ancelot, Adrien, Milfranc Oscar, Wilkens Oscar, and Wadson Cherilus, his sisters Marie Merzela, Merzelie, Suzette, Sylvita Cherilus, Rose-Micelie, Egladie, Vesta Oscar.
He also leaves to cherish his memory, a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and many wonderful friends.
May the almighty welcome him to His house.
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