Bernadette Henry – Lucien was born on March 7, 1973 in Port –au- Prince Haiti. She was the daughter of Joseph Claude Henry and Anne Henry. She first started high school at College St. Louis de Bourdon in Haiti before moving to Boston in 1988 to complete the cycle at Cathedral High School. In Boston she quickly joined the New Jerusalem Baptist Church youth group where she showcased her talents as a singer and actress and a leader and the co- host of a local Haitian radio show.
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In 1991 Bernadette joined the Boston Creole Volleyball club where she would meet her husband of 24 years, Jean Patrick Lucien. Through their marriage she raised two beautiful daughters, Sarah and Isabelle and nieces Tatiana and Cynthia. They also raised a stepdaughter Sherlie Fils who lives in Hinche, Haiti.
Bernadette never stopped helping others through EDEM Foundation, whe she co-created with her husband. She organized medical clinics, ran couples retreats and contributed over the years to the education of over 1000 children through the school they established on the island of Lie-a-Vache Haiti in 2005. She was the medical advocate for every member of her family. Scheduling doctors’ visits, providing medical advice and ensuring that everyone remained healthy.
As a professional Bernadette completed a degree in Respitory Therapyand obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care management and Master’s degree in Family Counseling.
Bernadette will be missed as a devoted mother who did not expect anything but perfection, a wife who always wished the best for her husband and a daughter who never failed her parents, an aunt who treated her nieces as her daughters , a sister who would stand by her siblings and a philanthropist who cared about humanitarian causes and a dedicated Christian.
She is survived by the loving relatives of the Henry, Lucien, Fourrien and Ganthier families.
May her life be an inspiration to relatives, friends abd woman who aspire to achieve their dreams.