The world lost a beloved mother, Inese Petion, on January 30, 2021.
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Inese (known as ManPaul) died at White Plains Hospital surrounded by her children. Inese was born in Miragoane, Haiti on July 6, 1947. She claims she has learned everything she knew from her loving parents, Serame Illerant and Tilimen Brianville.
In 1961, she married her longtime friend and love Paul Petion, who preceded her in death in 1988.
In 1983, she came to the United States in pursuits of a better life for her and her family. Her life was a living example of her favorite Bible verse, Ephesians 4:32 — “And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.” It is one verse that also have kept her children together as brothers and sisters, as they call themselves, “The lucky 7”
For anyone who had the privilege of crossing paths with Inese, knows that she had lived her life according to the Word of God. At a very young age, she gave her life to Christ. She was a devoted member of First Haitian free Methodist Church of White Plains. She sang in the Church Women’s choir. When she was not spending time with her church, she was spending time with her family. She loved to love on people, she enjoy cooking and feeding everyone. Every gatherings was a chance for her to turn it into a party. She has a flair for business; always buying and selling something to someone, those were times when the countless number of laughs and smiles were shared.
Inese lived a beautiful and complete life. She is survived by her brother Lerissaint Henry, Alfred Illerant and Person Illerant, her sister Civilia Civil, and Clermeda Illerant, Estella Illerant; Her Seven children and their spouses, Leonel and Veronique, David and Daphne, Frantzso and Yanick, Berline and Lamarre, Jeanel and Monique, Paula and Abner Clauna and Albertini; along with 36 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews
The Entire Staff of Lee's Funeral Home, LLC respects that the family of Inese Petion entrusted the care of their loved one to us, and that they value the level of service & attention our funeral home provides. We are honored, in turn, to provide comfort, assistance and service to the Petion family during their time of bereavement.
ALL Services & Burial are PRIVATE, by explicit invitation only, due to the church's & cemetery's limitations/restrictions during this COVID pandemic. Please still leave written condolences now herein on the Memory Wall to express your sorrow, share your memories, and as an expression of sympathy & way to communicate with/offer comfort to the family, that they and others may see, and may be a lasting tribute in her honor, & SIGN IN on the Memory Wall as a virtual way of signing a guest book.
As a lasting tribute, you may also choose to plant a tree, and/or send flowers, and/or a contribution may be made in her name/memory/honor to a charity of your choice. If you're sending flowers, they may be delivered on Thursday Feb. 11th, 2021 by/before 6:00pm to Lee's Funeral Home. The Family Thanks You!