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Benoit Jean

June 24, 1942March 11, 2021

Benoit Jean was the son of Elsie and Chenier Jean, born in Anise Rouge, Haiti on June 24, 1942. He moved to Freeport, Grand Bahamas where he met Servilie Justilien. The two married in June of 1973 and moved to Miami, Florida later that year. Benoit started working for Greyhound Lines, Inc from 1973 until 2004. During his 30 year career with Greyhound, he was well respected and loved by all of his colleagues. While still employed with Greyhound, he opened a thrift store in Little Haiti in the early 1980s, it was during this time that he developed his love for building and reupholstering furniture.

Benoit loved God and his family. He raised seven children with his wife of 48 years. Even though he faced many hardships and challenges in his youth, he endeavored to raise his family with love, his presence, and his support. He was a devote man of God and was very involved in his church. He always instilled in his family to “put God first in everything that you do”. Benoit was a very compassionate, and charitable man that devoted his spare time to seek out others that needed help. He would help his neighbors that were experiencing any hardship and provide services, such as buying groceries or providing continuous lawn care for free. Serving others was something that he always held close to his heart.

In 2004, he had a stroke that left him paralyzed on the right side of his body, which ultimately led to his early retirement. In 2007, he moved to Georgia to be closer to his family. He loved summertime and enjoyed sitting outside taking in the Georgia scenery. Next to being outdoors, he enjoyed watching TBN. Benoit loved spending time with his grandchildren and would often get them into trouble with his infectious laughter during family prayer service. This year would have been 49 years of marriage to his loving wife. He exuded love and joy in the presence of anyone that he met and received so much love from everyone that knew him. He will be greatly missed by all of us.

He was preceded in death by one child, Phito Jean; one grandchild, Markey Junior Saintil.

Benoit Jean leaves to cherish his memories, wife, Servilie Jean; children, Ruth Laleau, Charlow Saintil, Markey Saintil, , Bernie Jean Justilien, Bertrant Jean, Rachelle Middlebrooks; grandchildren, Stacie Laleau-Bell, Nadia Laleau, Vince Laleau, Shameika Crawford, Christina Saintil, Ruby Saintil, David Saintil, Nienah Saintil, Stephanie Williams, Sean Saintil, Michael Saintil, Esther Jean, Samuel Jean, David Jean, Janae Jean, Jonathan Jean, Jovani Jean, Juliana Jean, Joy Justilien, Jayden Justilien, Jayda Jean, Jordyn Jean, Janaya Jean, Jiley Jean, Jyllian Jean, Meghann Alexandre, Kerieth Simmons, Michelle Simmons, Nanotte Saintjean, Joshua James, Jeremiah James, Josiah James, Benjamin Middlebrooks III, Keyonda Brownlee, Crystal Middlebrooks-Raines; great grandchildren, Kairo Bell, Levi Laleau, Savoy Williams, Lydia Williams, GiGi Middlebrook, Sanai Middlebrooks, Benjamin Middlebrooks IV, Kody Middlebrooks, Cameron Stroud, Antoine Brownlee Jr, Zayvon Williams, C.Azariah Raines; two son-in-laws, Dufort Laleau and Benjamin Middlebrooks; three daughter-in-laws, Brigitte Jean, Nancy Alphonse-Jean, Jeanne Justilien; cousin, Jermaine Jean.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, March 19, 2021

  • Visitation

    Saturday, March 20, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, March 20, 2021

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  • Funeral

    Saturday, March 20, 2021

  • Interment

    Saturday, March 20, 2021

Memories

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Manius & Ruthnie Vixamar

March 20, 2021

The Church Of Christ families in Locust Grove (Minister Barry May) and in McDonough where Minister Manius Vixamar labor send greetings and condolences to the Jean family. We will remember Brother Benoit for his obedience to salvation of Christ. We thank God for the opportunity of crossing his path. We will cherish his memories through the introduction and the friendship to his biological family. Sleep on my brother take your rest we love you but God loves you best. From the Vixamar’s.

Lee Ann McRoy Bunce

March 12, 2021

I remember when he would hear Rachelle and I on the phone after school, he always knew it was me she was talking to because we were always laughing. Love you Daddy.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY