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Solange "So So" Bernard

February 9, 1947October 8, 2020

Solange “So-So” Bernard passed away to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 8, 2020 at the age of 73. At the time of her death, Solange lived In Tampa, Florida. She succumbed to her 2 ½ year battle against Ovarian Cancer. Solange was born in Port Au Prince, Haiti on February 9, 1947. Her birth parents were Marius Langlois and Celine Duversin. She attended the Caroline Chauveau Secondary School in Haiti. Solange married her childhood sweetheart, Jacques Roger Bernard, in Haiti on November 26, 1966. After her marriage to Jacques, they both emigrated to the United States, to pursue a new life of opportunities in New York City. They settled in Brooklyn, NY as she pursued her passion of cosmetology and earned her certification from the Wilfred Beauty Academy in New York, New York. They had 3 children, Marie Romy, Judy Rosalie, and Alain Millien. She later pursued part-time employment with Chase Manhattan Bank as an office clerk to help contribute to the household income and move into the family’s first home in Rosedale, Queens, NY. Several years later, Solange decided to pursue a new career as an Executive Assistant working for Helen Keller International.

She retired from Helen Keller International in 2002. With Jacques nearing retirement they made a plan to move to West Palm Beach, FL with some long time friends and to build their retirement dream home. Two years later she was joined by Jacques. They enjoyed 14 years in West Palm Beach.

After her diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer, Solange and Jacques most recently moved to Tampa, Fl to be under the care of Moffitt Regional Cancer Center. Solange is survived by: • Her husband, Jacques Bernard in Tampa, FL • Her daughter Marie Bernard-Taylor and her husband Robert in New York, her daughter Judy Belnavis and her husband Mark in Florida, and her son, Alain Bernard and his wife, Yalonda in New Jersey • Her grandchildren are Donovan, Tamara, and Ashley Taylor; Jonathon and Angeline Belnavis; and Isaiah, Leah, and Hannah Bernard

Funeral Service Information: Friday, October 16, 2020 at 11:00am at Saint Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church – 9724 Cross Creek Blvd, Tampa, FL 33647: Phone (813) 907-7746 • Father Richard Jankowski; Celebrant • Pallbearers: Alain Bernard, Robert Taylor, Mark Belnavis, Donovan Taylor, Jonathon Belnavis • There will be no Visitation/Wake • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, there will be no reception at this time. • A Celebration of Life memorial will be planned at a future date • Solange’s final care arrangements were facilitated by Blount & Curry Funeral Home at Temple Terrace in Tampa, Fl.

Please do not send flowers, instead please make donations to the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance in Solange Bernard’s name at the following link: https://give.ocrahope.org/give/186942/#!/donation/checkout?c_src=OCRAWeb&c_src2=WaystoGive

Thank you to family and friends who were able to attend and those who had the heart and desire to attend but could not due to our current COVID-19 Pandemic restrictions. Your love is felt across the miles.

A verse from Solange’s favorite scripture passage Psalm 91 – “He that dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty!”

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Daphne Lamothe

October 17, 2020

Dear Jacques and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember So So's smile and sweet spirit. I pray that you find comfort in the knowledge that she is at peace and safe in the Lord's hands.

With love,
Daphne and family

Germaine & Carlo Lamothe

October 17, 2020

Solange, you were always a very nice and sincere friend. We will miss you very much. When you and Jacques moved from New York to Florida, our friendship remained strong even through we were separated physically. Now, we will keep you and your family in our prayers. May the Lord give you all strength and comfort.

Jocelyne and Jean Robert Fleury

October 17, 2020

Dear Jacques and family
John and I are deeply saddened to hear that SoSo passed away.
May God give you and your family Peace, strength and comfort at this time.
SoSo was truly a special person who’s smile and quiet ways will always be remembered.
May she Rest peacefully

Jocelyne and John

Paulette Laroche Filien

October 17, 2020

Dear Soso, you didn’t have to go on that one way road so early.
We came a long way, nothing had changed from the day we met until this minute. We have loved and always enjoyed each other’s company since the time we met in our neighborhood and that love never fed away. The Lord had given me another Sister and this was a “Dream Come True” when you agreed to marry my Brother Jacques.
Our travel plans took us apart, but the distance didn’t change nor decrease our love and care for each other. The beauty of our relationship was based on trust and understanding. We didn’t hesitate to confine in each other. You always inspired confidence, I don’t remember a time when you had an angry look on your face. Your smile always reassure people in your environment.
I am sure The Lord has something great waiting for you. He didn’t want you to suffer any longer. He is going to continue watching over your little family.

Don’t worry, The Lord is in control. Jacques, your children and grand kids are going to be fine; you have done your Share. You have instilled a lot of love in their hearts and that love will keep them bonded for ever. Your extended family and friends will always remember you. Our Love for the family will not change.

Thank you for who you were for me and our family. Our prayers go with you.

Once again, my Dear Sister, I love you. Jean Claude, our children and I are praying for you on your way to Heaven.

You may Rest In Peace now.

Paulette Laroche Filien

October 16, 2020



Dear Soso, you didn’t have to go on that one way road so early.
We came a long way, nothing had changed from the day we met until this minute. We have loved and always enjoyed each other’s company since the time we met in our neighborhood and that love never fed away. The Lord had given me another Sister and this was a “Dream Come True” when you agreed to marry my Brother Jacques.
Our travel plans took us apart, but the distance didn’t change nor decrease our love and care for each other. The beauty of our relationship was based on trust and understanding. We didn’t hesitate to confine in each other. You always inspired confidence, I don’t remember a time when you had an angry look on your face. Your smile always reassure people in your environment.
I am sure The Lord has something great waiting for you. He didn’t want you to suffer any longer. He is going to continue watching over your little family.

Don’t worry, The Lord is in control. Jacques, your children and grand kids are going to be fine; you have done your Share. You have instilled a lot of love in their hearts and that love will keep them bonded for ever. Your extended family and friends will always remember you. Our Love for the family will not change.

Thank you for who you were for me and our family. Our prayers go with you.

Once again, my Dear Sister, I love you. Jean Claude, our children and I are praying for you on your way to Heaven.

You may Rest In Peace now. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽😘❤️🌺

Claudia Joseph Dehaut

October 16, 2020

A beautiful person inside and out. I remember bumping into Jacques and Solange while traveling from NY back home to Florida at the FLL airport. Such a sweet person. My whole family sends our condolences to her husband Jacques, Marie, Alain, & Judy, grandchildren, family and many loved ones on this tremendous loss. We will lift you up in prayer. May She Rest In Peace.
Claudia and family.

Michelene Nicolas

October 14, 2020

“Life is full of surprises “🤔

Why? Why?
you don’t even say Goodbye to me.......
Since I moved to West Palm , you have treated
me like a daughter to you .
So-So , you was so kind , so innocent and a truly
Good -hearted Person . My problems was your problems ,
you always brought a smile to my face .

I wish you could hear me right now to thank you for all your supports and your helps ... to bad you gone .

You will be missed and will forever in my heart .


💞 Rest in peace my So-so💞



Jean & Veronique Boursiquot

October 14, 2020


What a tragic loss!!!!!!!!

Having known Soso for about 50 years and lived together in West Palm Beach. FL for 15 years, she is remembered as a loving and classy lady. Great memories of our lives together are a living legend for us and she will be greatly missed.

💕May her soul Rest In Peace.💕

Jean & Veronique

Madone Delinois

October 14, 2020

Solange was a sweet and truly good-hearted person. Since a child I've seen her grow and she always was so kind and gentle. I feel blessed to have known her and am continuing to pray for her family during this difficult time.

Louis Clarel Elivert

October 14, 2020

Solange was a very simple woman, a dedicated wife and a fervent mother, she will be missed, may her soul rest in peace. My condolences to Jacques and the children.

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