Rene Jean-Louis, 68, of Defiance, Ohio, passed away Monday, November 5, 2012, at CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center.
He was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on December 29, 1943, the son of the late Antoine and Juliette (Baillergeau) Jean-Louis. He was an employee of General Motors for more than 30 years. He had lived in Defiance since 1995. Rene married Yanick Chicoye on Dec. 29, 1984.
Surviving are his wife, Yanick; daughter, Regine Jean-Louis of Defiance; sons, David Jean-Louis of Florida and Nathan Jean-Louis of Toledo; sisters, Marlene Jean-Louis of Brooklyn, N.Y., Solange Jean-Louis of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Lourde Jean-Louis of Brooklyn, N.Y.; brothers, Lionel Jean-Louis of Brooklyn, N.Y., Jacques Jean-Louis of Miami, Fla., Antoine Jean-Louis Jr. of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Alex Jean-Louis of New York; in-laws, Claude and Gladys Chicoye of Montreal, Canada, Serge Chicoye of upstate N.Y., Jean and Anthonine Chicoye of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Mireille Chicoye of Montreal, Canada, Raymond and Myriame Chicoye of Cambridge, Mass., and Ketleen Chicoye of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He is also survived by nine nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Edith Oriol.
Services will be at Believers Church International, 1600 Ayersville Ave., Defiance, at 11 a.m. next Saturday, November 17, with Apostle Michael Smith officiating. Visitation is from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the church before services. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Defiance. A reception for family and friends will be held after the services at the church.
In lieu of flowers, please give donations to the family. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.defiancefuneralhome.com/.