Claire (Mommy TaTa) Pierre, 90 years old, peacefully passed away in her sleep at home on Saturday, March 17, 2018 in Charlotte, NC. She was born in La Vallée-de-Jacmel, Haiti to the late Abner Mathieu and Joselia Dorsainvil.
Claire was married to Fera Pierre and they had six children. She was a housewife and a seamstress who enjoyed embroidering. Claire took pride in cooking delicious meals for her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed reading the Bible and reciting the Psalms of which she retained by heart.
She is survived by her children Jacob Felix Pierre, Florence Pierre, Michele Pierre, Joel Pierre, and Rachelle Pierre; grandchildren Sandy, Khadijah, Marsha, Rania, Martin, Deborah, Isabelle, Hardeep, Ted Andrew, James Felix, Oliver Fera, Philip T., Wendel, Patrick, Philip A., Solange Angie, and eleven great grandchildren.
Claire is preceded in death by her parents; husband Fera Pierre; first born Solange Pierre; three sisters Venante Dorsainvil; Elvire Dorsainvil, Lucie Jean Louis and brother Andre Mathieu.
A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at St. Mark Catholic Church in Huntersville, NC. The mass will be at 2:30PM. A visitation will follow from 6-8PM.
A time of gathering for the celebration of her life with the vast majority of her family members and friends who could not be in North Carolina will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 in New York. This celebration will begin with a memorial mass at 10:00AM at the Holy Name of Mary Church located at 55 E Jamaica Avenue, Valley Stream, New York 11580.
A repast will follow after the church service at 12:00 noon at Mirelle’s Restaurant & Catering located at 170 Post Avenue, Westbury, New York 11590 (516)338-4933.
The ashes of our beloved mother will be interred on the following Monday, April 23, 2018 at 9:00 am in the Maple Grove Cemetery in the grave where her husband Fera and her their first born daughter are buried, as she wished.
The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures;
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul;
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me;
Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies;
Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.