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Alourdes Nazaire

January 24, 2024

Alourdes Nazaire Tribute

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 12PM Saturday February 10, 2024 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses (1020 Rabbit Run Road, Hopkins, SC 29061.)  A public visitation will be held from 4-6PM Friday, February 9, 2024 at the JP Holley Funeral Home Southeast Chapel. Services will be lived streamed, please click the link at he bottom of the page. 

A Stellar Community Servant

Serving her community as a Jehovah's Witnesses. Alourdes encouraged all to look to the bible for practical advice. She was known for her boldness when sharing the good news in train stations, Boston's Downtown Crossing, Porter Square station, Cambridge, Massachusetts. In Columbia, South Carolina she helped residents in her community through public witnessing and shared encouraging thoughts with letters and weekly telephone calls. 

The Beautiful Green Thumb

At her home you can always find a green vine in her kitchen. When bloomed, the entrance to her South Carolina home is dressed with Blue, purple and white Hydrangeas. 

 

A Lover of Animals 

Alourdes loved animals. Throughout her life she owned rabbits, dogs, cats, and guinea pigs. She enjoyed giving them her attention. She shared her love of animals with her children and grandchildren. In her late days she was graced with granddog Sunny Sunshine, the Poodle, Great Granddog Athena the LabPit and Great Grandcats, Jasper and Mica. 

 

The Songstress

If you had the opportunity to know Alourdes well, you know that one of her talents was lifting a tune with her melodious voice. She enjoyed singing her Kingdom Songs, especially her favorite, an original  "I Won't Give Up".  She also enjoyed Greek artist, Nana Mouskouri and Nemour Jean-Baptiste. 

 

 

Alourdes Nazaire was born in Port au Prince, Haiti in 1939. She fell asleep in death at her home in Columbia, South Carolina on January 24, 2024.

 

She was the daughter of late Rosanna Saint Hubert & Ace Cius Louisdhon. Alourdes was the special niece to Hersulia Antoine. Alourdes was raised with her siblings Nicole Louisdhon, Marc Louisdhon, Eddie Louisdhon, Gerard Louisdhon. If you knew her personally she would tell stories of her doting dad, her dog Loukie and her trips to Laplaine.

 

She and her late husband, Christopher migrated to the United States in 1970 and settled in Spring Valley then Manhattan, New York. They eventually became United States Citizens. While in New York, along with her daughter P. Marie,  Alourdes dedicated her life to serve as a Jehovah's Witness.

 

Alourdes and Christopher moved their large family to Massachusetts.  This is where Alourdes became known for her public witnessing in Boston's Downtown Crossing and Porter Square Station in Cambridge. They raised their children instilling Bible principles, making progress, and reaching milestones.   After Christopher's death in 1991, she adjusted as a widow, single mother and took over the helm of their taxi-delivery service business and their property while working at Beth Israel Hospital. Not too long after, at the urging of her son, Frantzi, Alourdes and her youngest daughter Karen moved to Columbia, South Carolina where she retired.  She served in the Lower Richland Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.

 

Alourdes introduced her Southern friends to her native culture through Haitian meals, Kompa music, and French and Spanish songs. In addition to her door to door witnessing, her home hosted telephone calls and letter writing to her community. Always encouraging them with scriptures.

 

Special friendships with Walter & Cathy Lotts, Rebecca Roberts, Emily Ginardi, Lorraine Little, Ronnie Clowden and Chirlyn Wider always kept her going and challenged her to try new things. Lifelong friendships with the Moise Family, Suze Fenelon, LaGuerre family, and Ginny Brice were treasured.

 

Her hobbies included traveling, dancing, singing and being a virtual sleuth solving "who done its" with mystery series like Simon & Simon, Columbo, Baretta, Murder She Wrote, and Ironside, . 

 

Alourdes treasured her family's growth to new generations. Special visits from her ten children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and pets were filled with laughter and comical shenanigans on video.  She'd say, "Don't put that on Facebook" and "Gade sa timoun sa yo fe. Yo mete'm sou internet". The fond memories of her melodious voice singing the Haitian nursery song "Do Do Pitit" , Kingdom Songs, or favorites from Nana Mouskouri, Celia Cruz, and Nemour Jean-Baptiste will always be remembered. 

 

The Matriarch of ....

P. Marie Eugene

Yanick Louis-Jean

The Late Ferguerson Nazaire

Robertson Nazaire, Sr
Fitzgerald Nazaire
Frantzi Nazaire
Rudy Nazaire
Meirynda Nazaire
Brenda Nazaire-Coulanges
Karen Nazaire-Renaud

 

The Affectionate Mother in Love to dear ones married to her children. 

Jean-Claude Eugene husband of Marie P Eugene

Jacques Louis-Jean husband of Yanick Louis-Jean

Frantz Coulanges husband of Brenda Nazaire-Coulanges

Warrenette Nazaire wife of Frantzi Nazaire                                  

David Drumming husband of Karen Nazaire-Renaud

Betty Bernadeau wife of Fitzgerald Nazaire

 

The Beloved Grandmother of

Wenda Louis-Jean

Jeffrey Eugene
Sandra Louis-Jean Gooch
Michelle Louis-Jean
Vickey Eugene-Exilus
Jessey Eugene
Jessica Eugene
Tuzdé Nazaire
Arcee Nazaire
Shanté Nazaire
Robertson Nazaire, Jr
Shawndee Nazaire
Fergianna Nazaire
Ephcee Nazaire
Erving Nazaire
Brian Nazaire
Christina Nazaire
Deborah Nazaire
Rachel Nazaire
Franklin Nazaire
Caroline Nazaire
Olivia Nazaire
Brendan Nazaire
Quihannah Nazaire
Mariah Nazaire
Izaiah Renaud
Kevin Renaud, Jr
Sean Renaud

 

 

The Dear Great Grandmother of 

Noelle St. Hilaire
Yasir Chery
Elijah Correira
Jason Eugene
Jordyn Eugene
LaJada Eugene-Pack
Syriyah Durand
Bella Eugene
Geo Vermeal
Xena Vermeal
Mykel Nazaire
Leidan Nazaire
Kehlani Nazaire
Maliyah Nazaire
Kevin McDaniels
Kelvin McDaniels, Jr
King McDaniels

 

Pet Grandmother to:

Sunny Sunshine, the Poodle

 

Pet Great Grandmother to:

Athena, the LabPIt

Jasper & Mica the Cats

 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
February 9, 2024

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
JP Holley Funeral Home Southeast Chapel
8132 Garners Ferry
Columbia, SC 29209

Celebration of Life
Saturday
February 10, 2024

12:00 PM
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses
1020 Rabbit Run Road
Hopkins, SC 29061

Video is available for this event


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