December 13, 1925 – January 9, 2020
LAUTURE, Louise Cadet Trompetre, We celebrate the life of Louise Cadet Trompetre Lauture, who was here on this earth with us for more than nine decades. Those of us fortunate to be counted among her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, great grandnephews and great grandnieces, friends and acquaintances know Mommy, Manman, Tante Louise to have been a no-nonsense individual who loved with all of her heart and soul. We’ve been blessed to have her so present for so long in all of our lives ready to impart important advice, admonitions, deep family history, social commentary, opinions on favorite basketball teams or players and more. She experienced all our joyous moments, while sharing our difficulties. She was selfless. We learned from her to be bigger than our obstacles and to weather our storms. Louise had a few of her own. She came to the US South at the time of Jim Crow, serving the needs of others, leaving her two eldest children in the care of her mother and a number of other relatives in Haiti. For an extended period of time, she was the sole bread winner when her beloved husband was sick. As he got better, they brought forth four healthy, strong and beautiful daughters to complete the family. Louise was a woman who worked hard, used her intelligence and made wise choices. She always kept her priorities in order. Along with her husband, she worked multiple menial jobs to send all 6 of her children to private school at a time when they could not even afford to pay for the children to go to the beach. Education was a priority. No matter how long she had lived in the United States, Louise kept her family connected to her homeland and kept her commitment to those left behind. She sent support to her relatives back home regularly. She led several family trips back home ensuring that her children would remember Haiti, continue her legacy of supporting extended family members, remaining proud and concerned about the land of their ancestors. In 2014, she led thirty-six (36) members of the family back to Haiti to rededicate a family cemetery she had renovated where several of our ancestors rest; to support her elementary school; and to reconnect with many of our family members.
We have lost a giant. But as long as we live, every one of us will hold her close to our hearts and remember her timeless counsel on any and every issue. She left us not only with “ONE LOVE” but as ONE TEAM. We each have an obligation to keep up with each other and to care for one another. That’s the legacy of Louise C. Lauture, our Mommy, our Manman, our Tante Louise, our friend. She is leaving us with a Can-Do attitude and disposition. She lives not only in our biological, but also in our social DNA. LOUISE “Déide” CADET TROMPÊTRE LAUTURE was born in La Valle de Jacmel, Haiti to Ismene Bourciquot and Timogene Cadet Tromptre who both predeceased her. From the union of her parents, six other children were born: Bien-Aimée Cadet, Agnes Gregoire, Leon Cadet, Antoinette Cadet, Emilienne Lacour & Carmelita Jean-Paul who all predeceased her, joining their parents and generations in eternal glory. Louise grew up in a very close-knit family in LaValle de Jacmel until her early 20’s. Thereafter, she relocated to Petion-ville, finding work at El Rancho Hotel. It was there that she met her beloved husband of 49 years, Couvil Lauture who predeceased her. From the moment Couvil laid eyes on her, he fell in love and shared decades of an enduring love. To him, Louise could do no wrong. After a period of courtship, Louise and Couvil were married. Together, they raised six children, having lost their first daughter, Marie Gabrielle. In 1954, Louise migrated to the United States along with her husband to work for a family they met at El Rancho. Her most important mission was to support two children she had left in Haiti with her mother and other members of her family. In search of improving her quality of life, she subsequently moved to Hinsdale, Illinois, then to Washington, DC and finally to Evanston, Illinois on July 4, 1964 joining her youngest sister, Carmelita Jean-Paul. In Evanston, as she had done wherever she went, she worked whatever and however many jobs possible to help support her family until she retired from Ohmite Electronic Manufacturing Company as an assembler in 1991. A few years after retirement, she and Couvil sold their home in Evanston, IL and relocated to Florida joining their daughters, Patricia, Margaret and their families.
During the late hours of January 9, 2020, Louise transitioned to join the world of our ancestors. She succumbed to a brief but devastating illness under the close attention of her six children who had gathered to support her during her last days.
LOUISE IS SURVIVED BY: Her children: Lionel Jean-Baptiste (Lenore), Marie-Paule (Popo) Simmons (D.E), Patricia (Patsy) Lauture, Lucie Louise (Lulu) Lauture-Sims (Keith), Muriel (Mimi) Couville Lauture, Margaret (Maggie) Lissa Patterson (Don).
Her grandchildren: Lionel A.C. Jean-Baptiste, Aisha Josina Jean-Baptiste (Brock), Ayinde Shomari Couvil Jean-Baptiste, Patricia Ruby Simmons, Jason David Simmons, Kiyama Monique Brown, Andre Myron Jackson, Mya Alyss Jackson, Bryana Michelle Jackson, Nailah Ife Sims, Euzhan Marjani Sims, Taaj Azziza Sims, Gabrielle Nicole Nottage, Dominique Alexis Nottage, Ashley Michelle Patterson, Megan Danielle Patterson, Jayne Gabrielle Patterson.
Her great-grandchildren: Ajilé Manderline Caress Jean-Baptiste Hereford, Marlie Christina Jean-Baptiste, Lionel Emmanuel Jean-Baptiste, Tristin-Marie Marcella Lopez, Aaliyah Michelle Jackson, Marcel Owen Webb, Ivy Louise Webb, Ava Gabrielle Viera.
Her nieces and nephews: Lilian Dure (Adrien), Jean-Jacques Gregoire, Micheline Gregoire, Marie-Ange Fleurima (Joseph), Carole Gregoire-Nelson (Mick) , Jacques Moise, Pierrot Philibert, Clotilde Bony-Boursiquot (Bo), Ferland Bony (Christina), Jacqueline Lacour, Olga Lacour, Midwin Lacoure, Pierre Jean-Paul, Jr. (Andrea), Marie C. Jean-Paul Fair (Dudley), Rodrigue Jean-Paul (Patricia), Francois Jean-Paul (Sarah) , David Jean-Paul (Marjoirie), Andre Jean-Paul.
Her grandnieces and grandnephews: Stephanie Dure, Hubert Dure, Michael Dure, Jean-Jacques Gregoire Jr., Patrick Carpel, Joel Fleurima (Angela), Reggie Fleurima (Lara), Ali Vialdores, Jamaal Vialdores, Sasha Vialdores, Aliyah Vialdores, Brajahn Vialdores, Brittani Vialdores, Ali Vialdores Jr., Alixandria Vialdores, Giovanni Vialdores, Aleczander Vialdores, Josue Moise, Andremente Moise, Julda Moise, Sandra Philibert, Jimmy Philibert, Harry Philibert; Rogiena Pierre, Peter Bony, Christina Bony, Avani-Antoinette Bony, Gabrielle Jean-Paul Walker-Aguilar (Sal), Logan Jean-Paul, Brenna Jean-Paul, Josephine Jean-Paul, Solomon Jean-Paul, Jaden Jean-Paul.
Her great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews: Allyssa Davis, Aarynn Davis, Adrienne Smith, Jordan Dure, Reginald Fleurima Jr., Isabella Fleurima, Danielle Fleurima, Simone Fleurima, Noah Gregoire, Julien Gregoire, Kiki Gregoire, Aliyah Carpel, Ayrton Carpel, Ulai Logan, Olu Logan, Yuma Aguilar, Miles Aguilar, and others.
Dearest Friends Adou Policape, Phillip Policape, Yvonne Joseph, Jeff & Shirley Samuel, Rene Jean-Baptiste, Claudette Benoit
- Visitation Sunday, January 19, 2020
- Mass of the Resurrection Monday, January 20, 2020
- Committal Service Monday, January 20, 2020
January 19, 2020
With deepest sympathy as you remember and celebrate Louise Lauture's amazing life and legacy. I will always remember her many kindnesses. I am sad that I can not be there with all of you.
May peace and strength comfort the entire family during this difficult time.
All my love,
January 19, 2020
My sincerest prayers and condolences on the loss of your loved one. May her smile, her heart and the memories of your time together give you strength during this difficult time. Riparadise Louise Lauture. 🙏🏾❤
Ketlie Acacia Luckett
January 18, 2020
We will keep you and your family in our prayers. May she Rest In Peace.
January 18, 2020
A beautiful soul and example to women. Thank you Ms. Lauture.