Maliana, as she mostly known by, was born in Aux-Coteaux Haiti to Odes Jean Baptiste and Chariteuse Marrette. Maliana lost both parents at an early age and was raised by her older sister Marie Roselore Corasmé (Jean Baptiste) and other close family members. She spent years working hard as a seamstress, a factory worker, and would extend her help in any way she could.
She was a simple, proud, brave, courageous, a very generous, and kind woman. She was also a wonderful cook. Maliana was known for her famous pain-patate and her delicious griot. Because they loved her cooking so much, she would often mail food to people near and far as a request.
Maliana had many proverbs to get her point across. Her famous line to her children was “Bouche granmoun santi, parole nan bouche li pa santi”, “ané pa touyew, mwa pa touyew , jou paka touyew”.
Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 she went home to be with the Lord. Even though our hearts are broken we know that we have been blessed to call this beautiful woman mom, grandma, sister and friend. Our family, extended family and her community have been lucky to have her and to be with her throughout the years.
Jeanne Maliana Jean Baptiste Millionard, is survived by her children Hughes Merilan (Arrestonette), Darline Hernandez (Pablo), Marianne Merilan (Nique), and Marie Guerline Plaisimond. She also leaves behind 16 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and many brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
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