OBITUARY

Jacques Allrich

March 11, 1938October 5, 2021

Jacques Allrich Sr. was born to the parentage of Cameron Allrich and Henrilia Thermonfis on March 11, 1938 near the city of Jacmel, Haiti. Although Jacques was the only child from his parents’ union, he had several siblings from both his mother's side and father's side of the family. He passed away peacefully in Georgia on October 5th, 2021 surrounded by his family and loved ones. He will now be reunited with his parents, beloved wife, and siblings in heaven.

With only an 8th grade formal education, Jacques became a highly skilled mason, entrepreneur, and property owner. He owned a small store in Port au Prince where he met his future wife, Therese Escarment. Jacques was joined in holy matrimony to Therese Allrich on December 30, 1967, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Within their union, they built a family and birthed seven children. In addition, they raised a daughter of a close friend as their own.

Jacques came to the United States in November of 1970 to build a new life for his wife and children who joined him a year later. After moving to the United States, Jacques lived in New York for a short period of time and then relocated to Irvington, New Jersey, where most of his children were born and raised.

Jacques and Therese were members of the Bethel Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey, and later, Ebenezer Baptist Church in Orange, New Jersey. Upon moving to Florida in 2005, Jacques joined Redemption Baptist Church, where he was a member until his passing. As a passionate member of the church, Jacques served as a Deacon and Adult Choir member.

During his active career in the US workforce, Jacques gave 30 years to Ford Motor company as an assembly-man, then promoted to inspector. He retired in 2005. During this time, he also owned and managed multiple properties. He could fix anything with unwavering determination and a little duct tape.

Everyone who knew Jacques can attest to his passion for his family as a devoted and committed husband and father. He was also a tireless and selfless volunteer who loved serving others. As a father, uncle, brother, and friend, he always had something to give, whether that be a word of advice, a place to stay, or a few dollars. He opened the doors of his home to others in need and always treated other children as his own. He was loved by many. When his wife became ill, he insisted on being her primary caretaker providing meticulous care for her every need until her last breath. After losing his life-long partner of 51 years in 2019, Jacques continued to spread his love by connecting with family, opening his home to spend priceless time with his nieces, nephews, grandchildren, brother, sister, and children.

He was a prayer warrior and a hardworking God-fearing man, who loved the Lord and loved to share Christ with everyone he encountered. Even during his last moments, he remained a loving and caring father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend.

Jacques leaves many to cherish his memory and legacy including his three daughters: Nirlande (Emmanuel) Allrich-Gachette of Paterson, New Jersey, Emmeline (Jacques) Allrich-Lamothe of Lilburn, Georgia, Rachelle Tapper of Irvington, New Jersey; five sons: Jacques Allrich Jr. of Atlanta, Georgia, James (Akua) Allrich of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, Billy Allrich of Lithonia, Georgia, Vladimir (Angelica) Allrich of Milburn, New Jersey, and Wayland (Rekyia) Allrich of Catonsville, Maryland; Brothers: William Regy, Elie Paul, Herve Paul, Fritz Allrich, Sisters: Adeline Choute, Yvette Allrich, Michelin Nicolas, Yolande Duchene, Marie Carole LaFaille, Jocelyne Allrich, Kettlie Allrich-Edmond, Gladys Perodin Paul and Mona Paul. Grandchildren: Miangel Allrich, Gabriel Gachette, Josiah Lamothe, Jacqueline Lamothe, Ama-Soley Allrich, Agyei Allrich, Joshua Allrich, Lillian Allrich, Isaac Allrich, Justin Allrich, Leanora Tapper, Gerald Tapper, Avery Tapper, Rylee Allrich, and Lauryn Allrich; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and close friends.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 15, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, October 15, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Friday, October 15, 2021

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