Hosana "Fifie" Pierre
April 17, 1914 – June 27, 2020
Hosana “Fifie” Pierre was born in the small Haitian town of Les Cayes on April 17, 1914 and passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early morning hours of June 27, 2020. Ms. Pierre was a seamstress, French teacher and an Au Pair. After a time in Les Cayes, she moved to Port-Au-Prince to live, and it was there that she met the Roy family and became a care giver for many of the Roy grandchildren including Elizabeth and Rona Roy and a seamstress with Chenet & Jeannot Embroidery.
In December of 1967, Hosana moved to Ohio to become the Au Pair for Elizabeth Roy Ott and the Ott family. At that time, there were four children that over the years grew to a total of 8. Fifie affectionately called them Ti-Bobette, Ti-Jackie, Ti-Joe, Ti-tie, Ti-Francoise, Ti-Baboo (aka Baca), Eereka, and Pastor. Ms. Pierre became the second mom to all 8 children and attempted to teach them all some French, some Haitian creole and a love of Haitian cuisine. Haitian rice and beans were a staple at dinner almost every evening and have remained a family favorite to this day.
In a very short time, Hosana became a member of the Ott Family. When The Ott brood relocated from Ohio to Texas, Ms. Pierre initially moved to New York City to be with cousins. Fifie missed the family of 10 so much that she eventually moved to the Rio Grand Valley and then Austin with the family. Always a fixture at the large, Ott family gatherings, Hosana could be found either in the kitchen helping prepare meals or holding kids of the 8 siblings as they started having children of her own.
Ms. Pierre had a heart of gold as well as a love and smile for all that she would meet. As she aged, some health issues warranted the need for a nursing home. Almost as soon as she arrived at the nursing home, Hosana became the love of all who cared for her as well as other residents. In the last home she lived, it was no surprise that she was the Princess of Valentine’s Day, and her birthday every year was celebrated by all residents and nurses.
She will be remembered for her love of cooking, her amazing sewing skills, one of the biggest hearts of any human being and one of her favorite songs, “Let My Love Open the Door” by Pete Townsend. She and Momma & Dad Ott are now together again, laughing and watching over all those they love.
Hosana is preceded in death by Elizabeth R. Ott and Robert J. Ott and survived by the Ott children including Elizabeth Apt, Jackie Shepherd-Pettis, Joe Ott, Theresa Boisseau, Fran O’Donnell, Robert Ott, Erica Crist and Chris Ott as well as numerous Ott grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, friends and neighbors.
Due to COVID, no services are planned at this time however in lieu of gifts, donations can be made to the hospice group that cared for her Care Hospice 285 SE Inner Loop Suite 102 Georgetown, TX 78626, Bertram Nursing Home and Rehab or Hospice Austin.
Arrangements were entrusted to Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home.
Condolences may be offered at www.clementswilcoxburnet.com
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Hosana "Fifie" Pierre
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July 10, 2020
Fifie was such a valued member of the Ott home. I always loved going to their house because she always greeted me. She seemed happy to see me and always called me Kurt's Mommy. That was my name. She lived a long time and gave so much. She'll be missed but I can only say that I am very happy her soul has been released. I think her main purpose in life was to make others happy which she did a wonderful job. You will be missed Fifie.
July 9, 2020
Our condolences to the Ott family for the passing of this loving and beloved lady Hosana Fifi Pierre.
Appreciation is best expressed in life and not in eulogy: the Ott family loves (not just loved) Lady Fifi and she loves you all back on this side and the other side of the glory. That is life: life well lived!! Something we all can emulate here and love! Love!! Appreciation is best expressed in life and not in eulogy!!!
Rest in perfect peace 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
July 9, 2020
Fifie was such an amazing women. Her smile lit up the room and she was an amazing soul. I am so blessed to have the chance to know her. My prayers go out to the Ott family and all their friends and family. God bless
July 8, 2020
Fi-fie had an abundance of energy from the first memory I have of her when I was a child at my great-grandmother’s house through at least the time I saw her in Austin, when she was almost 100 years old. I loved speaking with her in creole and French, as she had a good nature and fun attitude. Fi-fie will be missed by her extended family as well. ❤️✨