Funeral Gathering Live Stream Link
May 22, 2020 10:30am to 12:30pm
Celimene Charles, affectionately known as Madame Brunel Benoit, died unexpectedly on April 23rd at the age of 89. She was born in Cayes-Jacmel, Haiti on July 15th, 1930. The oldest of 5, she took on the responsibility of caring for her younger siblings after their parents died. While working as a merchant, she often traveled from Cayes-Jacmel to Belle-Anse, where she met her husband, Brunel Benoit, whom she is now reunited with in Heaven. Together, Madame Brunel and Brunel had twelve children, eight who are alive today. They instilled the value of hard work in their children, who all emigrated to the U.S. During her time in the U.S., Madame Brunel helped raise her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Madame Brunel was beloved by her entire community. She was known for her immense amount of love and generosity, never letting the children of her community go hungry. She will be remembered by all, for her big heart, infectious smile, and her immense amount of love.
Celimene is survived by her children, a blend of her own and those whom she cared for as her own: Gesta Benoit, Frisnert Benoit, Gerard Benoit, Rosemarie Benoit, Esner Benoit, Micheline Benoit, Jinette Benoit, Brunese Benoit, Jacques Benoit, Delouis Benoit, Julienne Benoit, Christian Benoit, Mary Rosanie Benoit, Camille Benoit, Guerline Macklin, and her grandchildren: Yvens Jean-Noel, Ronald Hyppolite-Benoit, Laura Dufresne, Audilong Dufresne, Herriot Benoit, Stanley Jean-Noel, Cynthia Castor-Benoit, Kessler Benoit, Vanessa Jean-Noel, Patricia Noel-Benoit, Allen Benoit, Daphney Guillaume, Nicholas Guillaume, Esther Benoit, Steve Benoit, Jonathan Eugene, Jason Romelus, Stephanie Benoit, Sarah Benoit, Marshlee Eugene, Zachary Romelus, Nathalie Benoit, Bryan Benoit, Dylan Benoit, and great grandchildren D’Shaun Dovich, Amani Dufresne, Sabrina Jean-Noel, Sean Jean-Noel, Jahiem Hobson, and Reagan Dufresne. She is also survived by her sister Cirilise Charles, her brother Andrice Charles, and by her nephews and nieces.