February 2, 1940 – September 6, 2019
Rodrigue Pierre born February 2nd, 1940 to the late Marguerite Colimon and George Pierre in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Rodrigue was raised in a very religious Catholic family and was taught that education; morals, discipline and respect are the structure of life. Rodrigue thrived on following the rules and the law of the land. He embedded the same rearing in his children. Rodrigue completed his high school education while in Haiti and worked as carpenter and a taxi driver. Rodrigue also worked for a Haitian government official as a Chauffeur to provide for his family.
Rodrigue was the 3th child of a combination of 7 children from both of his parents. The Pierre children were: (Ann Marie [deceased], Ermita, Rodrigue, Jacqueline [deceased], Ghislaine [deceased], Ernst and Rosemarie). Rodrigue spent his earlier years in Haiti with his brother in sisters and family members. After their mother Marguerite passed in the 1950s, the children were all separated and sent to live with different family members. Rodrigue resided with his Godmother until he was old enough to care for himself. Although, the Pierre children lived in separate households they remained in close contact with one another and spent times together when they could. In his early 20s while in Haiti Rodrigue married Marie Clairezana (Marcelin) Pierre they later divorced. In 2004 Rodrigue married the woman he spent the remaining years of his life with, Immanie (Marseille) Pierre.
Rodrigue migrated to the United States in 1981 for a better life leaving his family behind. He worked very hard to earn a living and to bring his family to the United States. While living in the United States, Rodrigue spent majority of his life in Brooklyn, New York before he retired in the early 2010s and moved to Georgia. Rodrigue worked in various fields: Welding, Handyman, Carpentry, Welder, construction and maintenance worker. Rodrigue was later able to secure enough money to purchase a Taxi Cab Medallion in New York where he drove his own personal vehicle. He was a jack-of-all-trades. An executive private chauffeur establishment also employed Rodrigue; where he was a private driver to a highly Executive Official. During his tenure of services he formed a relationship with the Executive. Where he spoke highly of his family and their lives in Haiti. The executive was intrigued with Rodrigue and his life story, his dedication and hard work. As a result he managed to facilitate the sponsored for his oldest sister to obtain Immigration documentation to travel to the United States to visit Rodrigue.
In 1988, Rodrigue lost his best friend Edezmon Dominique. Rodrigue loved his best friend so much that he took on the responsibility of taking care of Dominique’s children: Rodrigue (named after him), Fritz, Henry, Christine, Isabelle and Farah Dominique. The children loved Rodrigue so much they called him daddy.
Rodrigue had a wealth of knowledge, information and many skills. He could provide step-by-step directions to anywhere like a human GPS. He would always say, “you don’t need a GPS if you follow my directions.” Rodrigue loved nature, dancing, his family and his friends. He was an extremely dedicated person and hard worker. He loves country music and his favorite song was by Randy Travis, “ Forever and Ever Amen.” Rodrigue’s dream was to travel the world and learn about different cultures. Rodrigue was a husband, father, grandfather and great-Grandfather. He loved everyone and treated everyone, as they were his children. Rodrigue was a survivor of Prostate cancer. On September 6th, 2019 the Lord called him home in the arms of his loving wife and grandsons.
Rodrigue leaves to cherish many memories and is survived by: His Wife Immanie Pierre
Children: Rodeline Pierre Delaney, Rony Pierre, Jeanot Pierre, Martine Esperance, Anael Euzerbe, Claire Philistin
Step-children: Melanie Marseille and Dieusel Louis
Son and Daughter in-Laws: Charles Delaney, Marina Pierre, Josiane Pierre and Guidel Philistin
Grand-children: Cassandra and Winfred Chrispin; Justin, Diavian and Abbi-Gail Delaney; Gregory and Olivier Pierre; Yelena, Joanna, Renee, Michael, Brandon and Evan Pierre; Pascale Nicoleau; Sonjah Dessalines, Kyle, Kevin and Kendell Philistin
Great-Grandchildren: Genesis Marie Claire Woods; Zachary Chrispin, Jayson and Mali.
Step-Grandchildren: Varens, Davorne, Gueshly and Gael Germain
Nieces and Nephews: Gary, Elsie, Yves-Marc, Marc Antoine and Magalie Salomon; Marie Carmel, Harly (deceased), Farah and Conswella (deceased) Pierre.
Cousins: Edith, Bernadette and Carol Pierre and a host of other relatives and friends.
Rodrigue Pierre touched the hearts of many who were blessed to have known him. He will be forever remembered and missed by those who loved him.
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St Catherine of Siena
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