Mezina Simon was born on December 2nd, 1929 in Bysainthe Section de Petit Fonds, Haiti. The daughter of late Annulus Joseph (Father) and Paulisna Sonelus (mother). She wed the late Arthur Bussy Simon on April 3, 1954. Arthur predeceased her on September 21, 2005; they were married for 51 years. Mezina was mother of 12 but raised 9 children after suffering 3 early losses at childbirth.
Mezina was an entrepreneur and worked as merchant woman selling produce and goods in neighboring markets in Las Chaobas, Haiti to help support her family. She enjoyed the many titles of hard worker, wife, mother, and faithful servant of Jesus Christ. Mezina migrated to Brooklyn, NY in 1986 to join her eldest daughter Yvrance Simon where over the years she helped raised her four grandchildren and worked at local Haitian restaurants as a Sous Chef. “Mumma” which she is affectionately referred to was loved and appreciated by all who met her. After putting in 12-hour days at the restaurant she would happily brag about the generous tips she would often receive from dinner clients after returning home from work.
“Mumma” would save the money she received and send earnings back home to support her husband and children, she was dedicated to building her dream home in Las Chaobas. She accomplished her life -long dream to help migrate her husband, her children and grandchildren to the USA. After a few years, of traveling back and forth to Haiti and USA, Arthur, her loving husband joined her in Brooklyn, where they would attend church together, take walks, stay up late nights and discuss plans and dreams until the wee hours of the morning and awake and pray together. Arthur walked his lovely wife to and from work every day. They stayed committed to one another until his dying day on September 21, 2005; Even after his death she still wore her wedding band and would often talk about the day she would reunite with him in heaven.
“Mumma” spent many years working, commuting on the public transit to and from work however her favorite past time was indulging in her favorite TV shows such as WWE wrestling, “The price is right” and the “Steve Harvey” show. She enjoyed entertainment, laughing and cooking home cooked meals. She had an infectious laugh, warm spirit and hopeful disposition. She was rarely sad about anything and put all her faith in God. She worked tearlessly to migrate her children and grandchildren to the USA and thankfully before her untimely passing her wish came to fruition. Her favorite bible verse was Exodus 14:14 in which was the mantra for her life.
She was predeceased by her parents: Annulus Joseph and Paulisna Sonelus; Son, Bernard Simon, Siblings: Fanelus Joseph, Anelo Joseph, St. Mark Joseph, St. Voisea Joseph, Ellen Joseph, Moses Joseph and grandchildren: Marantha Ulysse and Cynthia Simon.
She leaves to cherish her memory:
Her Children: Edner Simon, Yvrance Simon Jonel Simon, Ertha Pierre Ulysse, Rose Marie Simon, Rose Andre Pierre, Marie Michelle Simon, Gabrielle S. Lubin.
Her Grand Children: Anel Simon, Jemina Simon, Beatrice "Valerie" Thevenot, Cassandra Wilson, Gary S. Saint Pierre, Elizabeth Pierre, Jeffway Pierre, Stephanie Jean Baptiste, Wensley Pierre, Ruth Simon, Caleb Simon, Nike S Simon, Shammael Simon, Caleb Simon, Jameson Simon, Reginald Simon, Fadeal Simon, Donald Simon, Mardoche Simon, Emmanuella Simon Fredno Simon, Reuben Ulysse, Benjamin Ulysse, Pierta Ulysse, Ertholin Ulysse, Junior Ulysee, Praisegod Ulysse, Ketsia Ulysse, Peterson Ulysse, Sarahlee Lubin, Cedrick G Ulysse, Jonathan Lubin, Gaelle Lubin.
Her Great Grand Children: Denzyl J Wilson, Renesanse L. Viel, Giselle D. Presume, Arthur V Nelson, Jayson A Pierre, Wethsaida L Pierre, Woodsen H Ulysse, Shania D. Jean- Baptiste and
Her Sister: Clairna Fabe, Brother in law, Faudner Fabe.
Her Nieces and Nephews: Youseline Almonacy, Geinine Augustin, Yolene Charles Simone Degraffe, Antonine Simon, Miche Simon, Hymine Fabe, Nephews, Odner Fabe, Frantz Fabe, Nonoye Simon, Roalnd Simon, Antonio Simon, Ivan Augustine
Her Grand Nieces: Jasiah Fabe, Nylea Fabe. her Grand Nephews, Jayden Fabe, Samuel Fabe, Gabriel Fabe. & a host of church family at Eglise De Dieu De La Pentecote Libre, extended friends and family in Boston, New York, Florida & Haiti.
WE WILL MISS YOU FOREVER