Marie Claude Joseph 47 passed away this morning, it is a very sad day for her friends and family who she left behind, the youngest is just five years old and her eldest daughter has been unable to walk since the earthquake.
She died after fighting cholera for a week. We thought she would be going home to her family today as yesterday she was stronger and walking around, but after everything she went through her heart stopped this morning, and Marie Claude left us.
We visited with her family this morning as they wailed and mourned the loss of such a precious, wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend. She has a large family, but they were very close. She had such an impact on all those around her with her gentleness, her loyal friendship, and her love that she freely gave. She was such a beautiful lady, always working hard for her family, singing joyfully, and smiling continuously despite the difficulties of life here.
We will be helping with her funeral, and will try to continue to support their family (6 children and her husband) in the coming months in any way we can. If you want to help by making a monetary donation directly to her family you can, by sending it via paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will see that it is delivered promptly. If you cannot support them financially please pray for them. There will be a funeral next Saturday as the family wanted to give her a Christian burial with a funeral service at her church.
We are very upset and will miss this lovely lady who brought light and love into so many lives. See you in Heaven Marie Claude.