March 18, 1924 – April 6, 2019
Joseph (Lepe) Pajotte, of Port-au-Prince, Haiti died April 6th 2019 shortly after celebrating his 95th birthday, at Florida Hospital in Orlando, Florida. His final hours were spent surrounded by family and friends that Lepe had touched in some small way throughout his long, memorable life.
Lepe was born March 18th, 1924. He was the son of the late Philbert Pajotte and Celie Mathieu and brother to the late Raymonde Souverain. He attended School in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti where he learned the skills to become a tailor. He then used his talents to provide for his family by creating his own tailor business with many employees.
A mystery was then formed when a handsome Lepe met and married a beautiful Cuban, the late Ifaucieuse Charles Pajotte. A son was later born, named Frantz. Subsequently, he had another son, Gregory and two daughters Clairmine and Josette by Marie-Leccia Vancol.
After much persuasion, In 1980, Lepe and Ifaucieuse moved to the United States, to seek a different life for the betterment of the family. They enjoyed living in the U.S. and took advantage of the opportunities that they were presented with. Then 9 years later with great sadness Ifaucieuse passed away after losing a battle with colon cancer. The following year, June 9, 1990, Lepe took the leap of faith and became a baptized member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church along side his family.
Lepe later went back to Haiti and married his bereaved wife, Avna Syvelstre Pajotte and with the union, her sons Stephen and Billy. He decided to leave Haiti once again and make the United States his final home with his family. Once in the U.S., after many years, they welcomed their last child, Jovanah.
One thing Lepe loved more than anything is a competitive game of dominos. He played relentlessly and losing was not an option. He lived by the motto, “on ne double pas a la fin du jeaux (don’t put a double before the game ends). Aside from dominos, cooking was another passion. He cooked all the time for his family and friends. Cooking was a pastime for creativity and quiet reflection for him. He lived life boldly and courageously, finding himself popular in his communities both politically and socially. In addition to his philanthropic endeavors, he was a devoted member of the church and served in many aspects including deaconship and Pathfinders.
Lepe was a man full of life, strength, strong convictions and generosity. He lived a long life and in the end it was his time to rest and wait on the Lord.
He leaves to cherish in his memories : His wife: Avna Sylvestre Pajotte; Children: Frantz Pajotte and his wife Pauline Mont-Louis Pajotte, Gregory Pajotte, Clairmine Pajotte-Comeau and her husband Fritz G Comeau, Josette Pajotte, Jovanah Pajotte; Step-sons: Billy Black, Stephan and Marsha Paul; Grandchildren: Serette Pellon Kesola, Frantz-Lee Pajotte, Mariel and Patrick Brown, Jerry and Amy Pajotte, Nessy Pajotte Altenor and Wesly Altenor, Reginald Merilus, Paul Pajotte, Sean V Pajotte, Juan Carlos Pajotte, Sean and Dalia Pajotte, Tahtianah Synal, Amaya Paul, Taraji Paul, Neji Paul, Aaron Paul, Audrina D. Torres Sylvestre, Anghy Lee Sylvestre, Abrielle Sylvestre; Great-grandchildren: Vanessa Pajotte, Jessica Pajotte, Bryanna Pajotte, Ryan Pajotte, Kenneth Brown, Madison Brown, Parker Brown, Anarie Pajotte, London Pajotte, Skylah Clairmine Pajotte, Jaslene Handy, Lailah Cook; Nephew: Eddy Jean-Baptiste; Sister-in-law: Yolande Charles Civil, Valina Charles; Brother-in-law: Simon Civil; Niece-in-law: Margarette Menard Voyard and family, Erla Menard Osewole and family, Ercy Raymond Olivier and family, Françoise Vincent and family; Nephew-in-law: Douge Raymond and family, Rodrigue Raymond and family, James Civil and Family, Serge Civil and Family, Roody Charles and family; Families: Marie- Leccia Vancol, Paul, Mont-Louis, Comeau, St.Fort, Altenor. Joseph also leaves behind numerous cousins , great-nieces, great-nephews, brothers and sisters of Guilgal Seventh-Day Adventist Church, his domino crew and close family friends.
May He Rest in Peace
- Visitation Sunday, April 21, 2019
- Funeral Service Sunday, April 21, 2019
- Graveside Service Sunday, April 21, 2019