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January 18, 1934 ~ November 14, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Mrs Délivrance Ferdinand of Covington was born on January 18, 1934, in Cap-Haitien, Haïti West Indies to the late Loriza Saint-Fleur and Catyle Ferdinand. She was the second of four siblings. Marabou, Nérida, Démosthène.
Because of her sweet disposition, some people called her “Délie”, while others referred to her as “Manmy Délie and Granny”. She was kind and loving to everyone she encountered, especially the less fortunate ones. She was certainly a gift from God, she was kind, tolerant, and had a gentle demeanor.
Having lost three of her children and their father, leaving her with two children with no father. She was devoted to her two surviving children (Micheline and Arnould). As if it weren’t enough, life sent her another setback. Micheline her fourth child passed away in 2007. Still, she spent most of her life making sure that her late daughter ‘s kids received the finest possible upbringing. Her family meant the world to her. She enjoyed taking care of her family and friends despite life’s ups and downs. In 1996, she moved to the United States to live with her son, and in 2016, she obtained her United States citizenship.
She loved to spend time in the kitchen, preparing scrumptious and healthful meals for her family. One of her signatures dishes was “Cervelle Au Beurre Noir”. Despite her modest income, she frequently prepared enough food to feed an army, giving her plenty to give to friends and family, and those in less fortunate circumstances. Beside creating exquisite franco-haitian cuisine, Délivrance was not just a talented chef from the area but also a skilled seamstress with an aptitude for embroidery.
Manmy Délie was a vivacious individual who was well known for possessing a unique ability to sense when others needed her assistance. She delighted in attending Church services and liked praising the Lord. Even though she was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-Day Saints, she enjoyed attending church services at Ben Emmanuel Church in order to hear the sermons in her native language.
Délivrance suffered a major stroke on February 17, 2022, which was compounded by acute respiratory failure, hemiplegia and dysphagia. Despite this, she stayed strong in her faith and did not grow tired. Although, she never totally recovered, but she made a concerted effort to maintain her orderly priorities, placing the love of God and the gospel of Jesus-Christ first.
After a life of steadfast faith, hearing the gospel and accepting God’s Plan of Salvation through the person of our Lord and Savior Jesus-Christ, Mammy Délie was eligible “t0 Take Hold of the Eternal Life to which [she] was called when [she] made her good confession in the presence of many witnesses” on November 14, 2023, at 11:00 Pm.
(1 Timothy 6: 12)
She Survived by her children L. Arnould and his family, the late Micheline and her granddaughters Joanne Félix and family, Nastassia Vil and family, her great grandchildren and many friends at Ben Emmanuel in Randolph, MA. A private sendoff ceremony for Mammy Délie will be held on Tuesday November 21, 2023 at The Monastery of Holy Spirit in Conyers., at 11:00 Am. The entombment immediately followed at Honey Creek Woodlands Cemetery/ A Natural Burial Ground. 2625 Highway 212 SW Conyers GA. 30094.
Phoenix Funeral Services, Inc. has been entrusted with these arrangements