OBITUARY

Jeannine Gornail

February 6, 1930November 20, 2021
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Ms. Jeannine Gornail née Herard died peacefully in her daughter’s home on November 20, 2021 in Cooper City, FL at the age of 91.

Jeannine is survived by her daughter Jessie M. Colin, son-in-law Jean F. Colin, grandsons Frantz, Paul and Pierre Colin, her brother Roger “Loulou” Herard, her granddaughter-in-law Michelle Colin, her great grandsons Tyce and Ayden Colin and finally nieces and nephews from the Herard, Gornail, Stephenson and Charles families.

Jeannine was born on February 6, 1930 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti to Aurel Herard and Paulina Barthelmy. As an adult she became a grade school and French teacher. She married Ernest Guy Gornail in 1951. In 1952 the couple welcomed their only child Marie-Jessie Gornail into their home. In 1954, she migrated to the United States specifically Brooklyn, NY. Jeannine began working in the hotel industry and was promoted to executive housekeeper. After several years she moved on and became a billing collector with Citibank, where she stayed until her retirement.

She enjoyed traveling and was an entrepreneur. She also was a 42-year Breast Cancer Survivor and practiced the Catholic faith. In 1992, upon her retirement, she moved to Cooper City, FL to live close to her daughter, son-in-law and grandkids. Her child remembers her most as a strong-willed, independent and caring mother and grandmother who encouraged education and success.

Jeannine was a generous individual who loved her family and who was proud of them. She was passionate about her family achieving success. She wanted the best for all of them.

A funeral is scheduled for December 4th, 2021 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 2401 Davie Road, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. There will be a Viewing from 10am-12Noon, a Catholic Service at 1 pm, the Interment at 2pm and the repass from 2:30 pm-4:30 pm. Father Jean Jadotte will officiate the ceremony. Please join us as we celebrate our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother’s life.

Jeannine will be dearly missed.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.forestlawnsouth.com for the Gornail family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, December 4, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, December 4, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Saturday, December 4, 2021

  • Reception

    Saturday, December 4, 2021

Memories

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Sadrac Dor

December 4, 2021

Je présente mes sincères condoléances à tous les membres de la famille affectés par le départ de Mme Jeannine Gornail. Que le Seigneur la reçoive avec joie dans sa maison.
Du courage à sa fille Mme Jessie Colin qui a encore une noble mission à poursuivre surtout dans la communauté juvénile.

Marie Charles

December 3, 2021

Les employés et les étudiants de la Faculté des Sciences Infirmières de Léogane (FSIL) présentent leurs sincères condoléances à Mme Jessie Colin, à M. Jean Colin et leurs enfants, Frantz, Paul et Pierre Colin et à tous ceux et celles affligés par ce deuil.

Que le Seigneur vous donne la force et le courage de surmonter cette rude épreuve!

Que par la miséricorde de Dieu, l'âme de Mme Jeannine H. Gornail repose en paix!

Wesner Joseph

November 29, 2021

My condolences. Thank you tante Jeanine for your friendship and guidance. The world won't be the same without you.

Wes

Forest Lawn Funeral Home South

November 29, 2021

Forest Lawn South would like to express our deepest and sincerest condolences to you and your family at this most difficult time.

We wish you peace to bring comfort, the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

Sincerely,
Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens South Staff

Claude Mompoint

November 29, 2021

Jessie, je partage ta peine en ce moment de deuil. mes sincere condoleances a toi et toute ta famille. Je suis de tout coeur avec toi.

Michele Denerville

November 28, 2021

Sinceres condoleances a la famille exploree par ce deuil plus specialement Jessie .

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