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Frantz Jean-Louis MD

5 January, 195227 March, 2021
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He was a warm hearted and well liked individual, and these wonderful traits came easily to him because he was such a sociable and amiable person, someone who was always making certain that those around him had whatever they needed. Frantz was a talkative person who was tactful at all times but typically said what he meant.

Frantz was born on at home with a midwife in La'sile, Haiti. He was the son of Nelson & Rhea Jean-Louis. Frantz was raised in Haiti. During his childhood he learned to be reliable and respectful. Frantz was an obedient child who wanted to win the favor of others. He found it easy to show sympathy and to perform kind acts for others. These admirable qualities would become a part of Frantz's personality throughout his life.

Frantz was raised with six siblings. He was the baby of seven, Dukerns, Mardelle, Nelson, Frederick, Marie Maude and Guy. Frantz and his siblings had the typical rivalries while growing up, but they cared deeply for one another.

For Frantz, the school routines were never a problem although he generally preferred variety to structure. He seemed to be able to start a project and work right through to its completion. And he was able to do it quickly and efficiently. Frantz was very observant and was generally quick at picking up new languages. He enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. Frantz was always extremely smart and always number one in every grade level.

College can be a challenge, but Frantz appeared to be well equipped to succeed. He had a knack for staying focused and on track no matter what was going on around his. Frantz had the ability to work undisturbed through all of the constant interruptions that are a regular part of college life. Frantz enjoyed using the skills he'd already learned and applying them to new courses. He knew the facts and rarely made factual errors. He earned his Pre-Medical Education in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. He also pursued graduate school, earning his Doctor of Medicine in 1983 from the University of Veracruz. His favorite professor was Dr. Patrick Brosnan. Frantz immigrated to the USA to pursue his dream to become a Physician in this country. In 1985 he took his TOEFL examination and passed it, in 1990 he completed his Pediatric Residency at Driscoll Foundation Children's Hospital and in 1993 completed his Neonatology Fellowship at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. In 1996, His research Inferior Vena Cava Catheterization in the Neonate by the Percutaneous Femoral Vein Method was published in the Journal of Perinatology.

There was one thing that all of Frantz's friends knew and will still remember, and that is that he was a talker. He could pretty much talk to anybody about anything. This quality is one of the primary reasons that Frantz was such a popular person throughout his life. But Frantz was also dependable, loyal and trustworthy. Frantz was the kind of person who simply radiated good fellowship. While he maintained personal standards and his own personal values, Frantz was very accepting of others. When Frantz made friends, he made true and lasting friendships. Later in life, he became good friends with Dr. Angel Munoz, Dr. Ciro Porras, Dr. Arturo Cruz and Rudery Vanegas.

Frantz was a faithful and loving person. On August 3, 1997 Frantz married Mari Veliz at Seventh Day Adventist Church of Houston, Texas. Compassionate and devoted, Frantz worked hard to make his new life partner happy.

Harmony was important to Frantz and he made every effort to maintain it with his family. Frantz was blessed with two children, two sons; Frantz and Darryl. Frantz was always conscious of the feelings others had. He was reasonable and understanding. As a result, Frantz was quick to solve disputes and did so without much fuss. His secret of success in this area was simple: Frantz would listen before he would act.

Taking his work seriously came naturally to Frantz, and he expected the same from those around him. Frantz main goal as a Pediatrician was to treat everyone the same, Frantz treated thousands of patients throughout his career, and became their doctor for generations. He was employed as a neonatologist at Easton Hospial, Nazareth Hospital, St. Joseph Neonatology Consultants and Pediatrix Medical Group, prior to open Airline Pediatric Clinic where he practiced Pediatrics for the last 24 years. He brought harmony to his work environment, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done, while always maintaining respect for his nurses, he always saw his nurses as family.

Frantz was one of those people who took pride in constantly putting forth his best effort. Nowhere was that more visible than in sports. Frantz was always enthusiastic and a great team player. Recreational sports included soccer. Frantz also liked being a sports fan and enjoyed following his favorite teams whenever he got the opportunity. Tops on his list were soccer, football and basketball.

His high moral standards and traditional values served Frantz well with his faith. Religion and faith were important to him. He was a member of Houston Spanish Northwest Seventh Day Adventist Church for 25 years. During that time, he participated on various church activities in which he would give medical conferences and medical advice. He was well respected because he was such an outgoing individual who sought to help in any manner he could.

Frantz enjoy traveling, He was a facilitator who could easily make up a near perfect schedule of all of the things to do and see. He rarely tired of going back and revisiting his favorite places. Favorite vacations were going to the beach and cruises all over the world.

He is survived by his children Frantz and Darryl, his brothers Dukerns, Nelson and Guy and his sisters Mardelle and Frederick Services were held at Houston Spanish Northwest Seventh Day Adventist Church. Frantz was laid to rest in Memorial Oaks Funeral Homes and Cemetery.

Frantz was a fantastic conversationalist who could engage just about anyone in a discussion. And whenever he said something, he meant it. Frantz was a down to earth person, outgoing and gregarious. He was without question the type of person who enjoyed experiencing things first hand. He was practical and sensible, but what friends and family will remember him for most is the fact that he was so understanding and kind.

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Guy Jean-Louis

11 April 2021

There has never been a day I didn’t think about you since you and I were kids. We lived like twins. Even though I’ m not going to see you, talk to you again but my love for you is greater than death.
You left us much more too soon but you left us with an incredible model of how to live our lives
I love you. I know that you loved me too. And I always will. You’re my “ CHAMPION “

Frantz Jean-Louis

7 April 2021

Hi dad. Just wanted to thank you for all the lessons you have taught me. You are the greatest man I’ve ever known and thank you for being that rock I needed. I promise that I will continue your legacy and make you proud. You gave me your name, so I must continue to share your story and demonstrate your love. Love you and see you soon.❤️🕊

Darryl Jean-Louis

7 April 2021

I could go days and days thanking my father and speaking about the impact he had on my life. But now, I would like to directly speak to my father.

Dad, I want to first, thank you for being the best father a son could ever have. I want to thank you for teaching my brother and I discipline and respect at a very young age. I want to thank you for giving Frantz and I the most enjoyable childhood possible. I want to thank you giving us life-long lessons such as “TBYA” think before you act, and “DBS” Don’t be Stupid. You are who I strive to be. I promise, and I mean promise, that I will take care of our family. You do not have to worry about us. You have given me the tools I need to become the man you wanted be to become. You sacrificed so much for my brother and I and ,for that, I am forever grateful. I’m heartbroken, that I was never able to provide for you, but I am thankful that you have provided me the knowledge to provide for others. Your name, your story, your legacy, will live on Dad. I promise.

Thank you and Love you Dad.

Till we meet again.

Darryl Jean-Louis

7 April 2021

That’s insane. But, that’s just how my Dad was. A Machine.

In my life, I had only seen my father cry a handful of times. One time was at church, when he was talking about the impact his mother had on his life. The other time, was when he was speaking about the love he had toward my mother, at her 50th birthday celebration. And lastly, was at my brother and I’s high school graduation. That day, when I saw my father cry, was the moment that I truly realized how much my brother and I meant to him. For my Dad, not an emotional guy at all, to cry at something that, I wasn’t even too impressed by, was very telling. My father really wanted the best for us. He truly loved us with all his heart.

My father gave us everything plus a thousand. From buying us season passes to the Rockets games, to paying for a basketball court in our backyard, to even sponsoring our AAU basketball team, just so that the other players’ families didn’t have to worry about paying for travel and jerseys. My Dad was the man. He was so so generous. My brother and I literally did not have to worry about ANYTHING growing up. My Dad made our childhoods incredible. And for that, I am forever thankful.

Not only did my father flood us with material things, but he also flooded us with an abundance of lessons. My Dad was super big on “Being Yourself” and “Being a Leader”. He would always tell Frantz and I, “don’t be a follower, be a leader”. And he would also always say “don’t let people brainwash you” “think for yourself”. I am so thankful for these lessons because til this day, I continue to to apply them. Every time I’m at a party, or maybe I’m in an environment that I shouldn’t be in, I literally never give in to peer pressure. Not just because I think of my Dad being disappointed in my decision, but because, I know that doing those things wouldn’t depict “who I truly am” So, I never give in. And for that,
I am forever thankful to my father.

I could go days and days thanking (next page)

Darryl Jean-Louis

7 April 2021

Larry Bird or Kevin Durant. My Dad being the old School kind of guy he is, said that Larry Bird was the better scorer. I said Kevin Durant. We went back and forth discussing the teams they played for, the championships they had won, the difficulty of the competition, etc. I then brought up stats and percentages. For his career, Larry Bird averaged 24.3 points per game while playing an average of 38.4 minutes a game. While, Kevin Durant averages 27.1 points per game, while playing almost 2 minutes less than Bird at 36.8 minutes per game. Not only that, but Bird also averaged more field goal attempts than Kevin Durant. By looking at these numbers, you can clearly see that Kevin Durant is a better scorer. My Dad did not care. You could literally give the best argument of your life that included cold hard facts with evidence to back up the claim, and he still would not give in. It was either his way or the highway. As a teenager, I hated this, because I felt that my perspective was never appreciated by him. And it annoyed me that he always thought he was right.But looking back at it now, I’m glad he never gave in. That’s just who my dad was. He ALWAYS , and I mean ALWAYS, stayed true to himself. Even when all the numbers were not in his favor, and everyone said that he was wrong, he still believed in himself.
This insane belief in himself can not only be seen in his arguments but can be seen in his life story. I’m pretty sure, there were plenty of people that told him that he couldn’t be a doctor, or that he shouldn’t go to Mexico to study, or that he wouldn’t amount to anything. My Dad didn’t care. He was focused, relentless, and determined to reach his goal of becoming a physician. It still amazes me that my father left Haiti, moved to Mexico by himself, learned the language, lived off $50 a month, became a Doctor, moved to the United States, learned the language, retested many times, to just become a Doctor again here in the U.S.. (next page)

Darryl Jean-Louis

7 April 2021

Dad

I will be speaking on behalf of my brother and myself

I want to start off by saying thank you to everyone who has prayed and thought about my family. Although, this is the most difficult part of my life, your words of encouragement, your prayers, and your stories about my father have been a bright spot throughout these past 2 weeks. I ask that you please continue to pray for my family and I. This is definitely the most painful chapter of our lives, and we will need all of you to be by our sides.

When my mother asked me if I would be willing to give a eulogy about my father, I was a bit hesitant because of the difficulty of the task. Not only would this be the hardest thing I’ve ever written, but I felt like my words could never truly depict the love and admiration I have for my father. I believed that MY view of MY dad should be kept to MYself, and only shared to a select few. I was being selfish. But, after one of my sleepless nights thinking about my father and the great things he did for my life, I realized that my Dad’s life didn’t deserve to be kept for myself. His story/legacy deserved to be shared throughout the world and his name deserves to be remembered til the end of times.

If you know my dad, you know that he was an extremely stubborn man. Because of that, him and I, used to get in a lot of arguments. Not because I despised him or wanted to get under his skin, but because I just wanted to see if he would ever say that he was wrong. Unfortunately, that day never came. I remember that on the last day I spoke to him, we were watching a basketball game together and we were arguing about who was a better scorer, Larry Bird or Kevin Durant. My Dad being the old School kind of guy he is, said that Larry Bird was the better scorer. I said Kevin Durant. We went back and forth discussing the teams they played for, the championships they had won, the difficulty of the competition, etc. I then brought up stats and percentages. (Continue next page)

Emmanuel Aguero

6 April 2021

My uncle, Frantz Jean-Louis, was one of the most admirable and laudable men I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. I am grateful for being his nephew. He always prescribed the right amount of smile and encouragement with his advice (which I always took to heart). I looked up to him when I thought of becoming a doctor, often spending summers working at his clinic. He often quizzed me and loved it when I knew all the answers. When I decided to pursue a career in cyber, he told me "I told him he should have done that a long time ago". You were right uncle. You always helped and supported everyone, from family to your patients. The world has lost a non-replaceable man when you left, but you live on in every single one of us. Our actions, careers, health, and future have forever been changed thanks to you, and all for the better. I miss you dearly tio and I love you so much. I will try to make you proud and I thank God for giving me the opportunity to spend time with you and to introduce you to my lovely wife and son, Aubrey and Ezra. "Eternal rest grant to him, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen."

Tino Veliz

5 April 2021

We will miss my brother in law Frantz greatly. I have many great memories with my BIL, but due to limited space, I will only share a few.

When I was 18, and heading to college, Frantz practically gave me his 1995 Honda Prelude. The car was in pristine condition. This car got me through 3 years of college, and I will never forget how helpful this was to me.

When Frantz and the family would take a vacation, he always wanted me to go with them. I guess he knew how much the boys sought after their “ fun and crazy” uncle . I had the privilege to go with them to New York, Miami, and Cancun to name a few. I will always remember these vacations with the Jean Louis family.

During football and basketball season, I recall watching a lot of games with him and my nephews. He loved both sports and was very knowledgeable in both.

While my second term in college, I recall having extensive science related conversation with my BIL. I was taking pathology, anatomy, and physiology at the time. He was the only one in my family interested in listening to what I was learning at school, and would always tell me he was proud of my achievements. He was intrigued in how much I had learned in a short period of time, and he would quiz me to see how much I knew. He was a great teacher.

These last 4 months or so my nephew Frantz has been working with me. My BIL, was happy that his son was working with his uncle. He thanked me for this and appreciated it a lot.

The last family gathering was at our house. I am so glad we asked my family to come over that day. I will have that memory of the last time my BIL being with us in family was here.

Frantz we love you and will miss you.

One Love
Shed so many tears
Tino




Edward Castillo

5 April 2021

The first time I met Frantz was Thanksgiving day in 2016. Prescilla and I had just started dating back in March of this year and this was the first time being around her Father Julio’s family for the holidays. When I met Frantz, he introduced himself by stating his name along with a firm handshake that he gave me. He seemed happy and excited to finally meet me. From then on, every time I visited the Jean-Louis residence, Frantz was very welcoming and happy to see me. He always asked how was work and what new things I was working on since he knew that I was working on new projects all the time. I have never met anyone that barely knew me so interested in the things that I do. Because of Frantz’s behavior towards me, I felt special and important. He genuinely wanted to know how my life was. He also had a great sense of humor since he used to laugh at some jokes I would say in front of the family (Anyone that laughs at my jokes are good in my book, lol).I will always remember him as such a happy and loving man. He truly loved his family.

It saddens me to think that as I marry Prescilla Veliz this June, that my future children will never experience their Tío Frantz’s love and joy. He would have been my future kids’ pediatrician, but unfortunately that will never happen. Even though he is gone, I will make sure my kids know who he was.

R.I.P Frantz Jean-Louis. Your memory will live on through the family.

Cesar Ortega

5 April 2021

He was a kind and gentle man. I remember seeing him at different medical meetings throughout the years always smiling. We shared the love for our patients. My most sincerely condolence to his family.

Cesar Ortega M.D.

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Biography

He was a warm hearted and well liked individual, and these wonderful traits came easily to him because he was such a sociable and amiable person, someone who was always making certain that those around him had whatever they needed. Frantz was a talkative person who was tactful at all times but typically said what he meant.

      Frantz was born on at home with a midwife in La'sile, Haiti. He was the son of Nelson & Rhea Jean-Louis. Frantz was raised in Haiti. During his childhood he learned to be reliable and respectful. Frantz was an obedient child who wanted to win the favor of others. He found it easy to show sympathy and to perform kind acts for others. These admirable qualities would become a part of Frantz's personality throughout his life.

      Frantz was raised with six siblings. He was the baby of seven, Dukerns, Mardelle, Nelson, Frederick, Marie Maude and Guy. Frantz and his siblings had the typical rivalries while growing up, but they cared deeply for one another.

   
      For Frantz, the school routines were never a problem although he generally preferred variety to structure. He seemed to be able to start a project and work right through to its completion. And he was able to do it quickly and efficiently. Frantz was very observant and was generally quick at picking up new languages. He enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. Frantz was always extremely smart and always number one in every grade level.

      College can be a challenge, but Frantz appeared to be well equipped to succeed. He had a knack for staying focused and on track no matter what was going on around his. Frantz had the ability to work undisturbed through all of the constant interruptions that are a regular part of college life. Frantz enjoyed using the skills he'd already learned and applying them to new courses. He knew the facts and rarely made factual errors. He earned his Pre-Medical Education in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. He also pursued graduate school, earning his Doctor of Medicine in 1983 from the University of Veracruz. His favorite professor was Dr. Patrick Brosnan. Frantz immigrated to the USA to pursue his dream to become a Physician in this country. In 1985 he took his TOEFL examination and passed it, in 1990 he completed his Pediatric Residency at Driscoll Foundation Children's Hospital and in 1993 completed his Neonatology Fellowship at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. In 1996, His research Inferior Vena Cava Catheterization in the Neonate by the Percutaneous Femoral Vein Method was published in the Journal of Perinatology.

      There was one thing that all of Frantz's friends knew and will still remember, and that is that he was a talker. He could pretty much talk to anybody about anything. This quality is one of the primary reasons that Frantz was such a popular person throughout his life. But Frantz was also dependable, loyal and trustworthy. Frantz was the kind of person who simply radiated good fellowship. While he maintained personal standards and his own personal values, Frantz was very accepting of others. When Frantz made friends, he made true and lasting friendships. Later in life, he became good friends with Dr. Angel Munoz, Dr. Ciro Porras, Dr. Arturo Cruz and Rudery Vanegas.

      Frantz was a faithful and loving person. On August 3, 1997 Frantz married Mari Veliz at Seventh Day Adventist Church of Houston, Texas. Compassionate and devoted, Frantz worked hard to make his new life partner happy.

      Harmony was important to Frantz and he made every effort to maintain it with his family. Frantz was blessed with two children, two sons; Frantz and Darryl. Frantz was always conscious of the feelings others had. He was reasonable and understanding. As a result, Frantz was quick to solve disputes and did so without much fuss. His secret of success in this area was simple: Frantz would listen before he would act.

      Taking his work seriously came naturally to Frantz, and he expected the same from those around him. Frantz main goal as a Pediatrician was to treat everyone the same, Frantz treated thousands of patients throughout his career, and became their doctor for generations. He was employed as a neonatologist at Easton Hospial, Nazareth Hospital, St. Joseph Neonatology Consultants and Pediatrix Medical Group, prior to open Airline Pediatric Clinic where he practiced Pediatrics for the last 24 years. He brought harmony to his work environment, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done, while always maintaining respect for his nurses, he always saw his nurses as family.

      
      Frantz was one of those people who took pride in constantly putting forth his best effort. Nowhere was that more visible than in sports. Frantz was always enthusiastic and a great team player. Recreational sports included soccer. Frantz also liked being a sports fan and enjoyed following his favorite teams whenever he got the opportunity. Tops on his list were soccer, football and basketball.

     His high moral standards and traditional values served Frantz well with his faith. Religion and faith were important to him. He was a member of Houston Spanish Northwest Seventh Day Adventist Church for 25 years. During that time, he participated on various church activities in which he would give medical conferences and medical advice. He was well respected because he was such an outgoing individual who sought to help in any manner he could.

       Frantz enjoy traveling, He was a facilitator who could easily make up a near perfect schedule of all of the things to do and see. He rarely tired of going back and revisiting his favorite places. Favorite vacations were going to the beach and cruises all over the world.

       He is survived by his children Frantz and Darryl, his brothers Dukerns, Nelson and Guy and his sisters Mardelle and Frederick Services were held at Houston Spanish Northwest Seventh Day Adventist Church. Frantz was laid to rest in Memorial Oaks Funeral Homes and Cemetery.

      Frantz was a fantastic conversationalist who could engage just about anyone in a discussion. And whenever he said something, he meant it. Frantz was a down to earth person, outgoing and gregarious. He was without question the type of person who enjoyed experiencing things first hand. He was practical and sensible, but what friends and family will remember him for most is the fact that he was so understanding and kind.