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Leocadie Louis was the Lord's gift to Leon and Eroizine Domond Louis. She was born December 19, 1939, in Jacmel, Haiti, and was the eldest of 7 children. She later moved to Port-au-Prince to live with her aunt, "Ma la-la", with whom she lived with for several years. Haiti played a profound role in shaping her identity. The resilience and warmth of the Haitian spirit became ingrained in her character. She later moved to Paris, France, where the charm of the streets and the rich culture became an integral part of her early life. The cobblestone pathways, the romantic ambiance, and songs, such as "Non, Je ne regrette rien" and "La vie en rose" by Edith Piaf, left an indelible mark on her spirit. Those formative years in Paris cultivated her appreciation for art, cuisine, and the beauty found in everyday moments. She moved to New York, where she gave birth to Frantz and Dorothy. Following the birth of her two children, she returned to Haiti, where she worked as a hairstylist.
She came back to the U.S. in 1984 where she resided in Pasadena, California, and worked as a nurse while continuing to raise her children. Leocadie spent a few years in Florida enjoying the rich culture she was accustomed to back home in Haiti, but would then decide to return to California. Leocadie, more affectionately known as "Ma Dadie", quietly went home to be with the Lord on November 29, 2023, at the age of 83 years old. In her time of death, she was surrounded by her son, Frantz Louis, daughter, Dorothy Sortino, brother, Roosevelt, her niece, Wamance, her great nieces, Sophia and Alicia, and her nieces Elizabeth and Myriam.
She is survived by her son, Frantz, her daughter Dorothy, her siblings, Laraque, Roosevelt, Bertrand, and Livianne. Her grandchildren, Meranda and Malia, her nieces and nephews, Rony, Roseline, Elizabeth, Pierre, Olivier, Annabelle, Christina, Sonia, and Marie Lourdes, and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends, all of which admired and cared for her dearly. She will be remembered for her laughter, generosity, and her love for family and friends.