Celita “Tata” St. Louis was born on April 20, 1947 in Desdunnes, Haiti to the parentage Jules St. Louis and Muracia Celony. Celita attended elementary school in her hometown Desdunes and continued her education in seamstress school. She left Haiti at the age 27 where she migrated to the United States in February 1974 and left behind her family and friends including her 6 year-old son.
Celita was a hard worker, strong willed, loving and extremely generous. She worked at Allison Corporation from June 1979 – 1991 as a seamstress for vehicle seat covering. Through all her hard work, she dedicated her time, services and love providing for her family. She truly believes that if you put God first, work hard, treat people right and laugh at anything and everything, you will have a good life.
Celita was a beloved soul mate of Benito Pierre and a devoted mother to 5 beautiful children Nerlande Pierre, late Perard Philippe-Pierre, Bovary Pierre, Nelsony Pierre and Daphney Pierre-Meriland.
She left behind her wonderful grandchildren Nasir Pierre, Joshua Philippe-Pierre, Isaiah Philippe-Pierre, Christianna Philippe-Pierre, Jeremiah Pierre, Jonathan Exantus, Dell Hollis, Nakayla Pierre, Myion Pitt-Pierre and Danez Meriland. She also leaves behind her wonderful brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, godchildren, and a host of cousins and relatives.
On Tuesday, February 9, 2021 Celita passed away peacefully at Complete Care at Summit Ridge in West Orange, NJ. She touched the lives of many people with her smile, generosity, opened heart, anointing hands and great sense of humor. She went home to her Lord for her gracious rest and surely, she will be missed here
On February 9, 2021 she was called home to the Lord. Sharing the memories of her wonderful life are her beautiful children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, godchildren, cousins, family, and friends. We are truly grateful for her love, laughter, positive attitude, and charming spirit. May she rest in peace.
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