Marie Elvétilia Vital was born February 2, 1935 in Cap-Haitien, Haiti to Nosélius and Elvétius Joseph.
She married the love of her life, Michel Vital, and was unfailing in her edification of her husband, her children and the ministry that he began in Cap-Haitien. She stood as a stalwart of moral and ministerial fortitude; working unfailingly by his side to spread the word of God.
Marie was a homemaker, raising five children and sustaining a household in equal measure. In addition to raising their children, Marie was the backbone of her husband’s ministry, providing endless support in the work of the church.
Though she first came to the United States sporadically, she found permanence after Michel Vital passed in 2000. In every year since then, she has been the mainstay of the Michel Vital Foundation; an organization aimed at uplifting the spiritual, economic and social lives of residents of Haiti.
Marie was truly a woman of Christ and a pillar of prayer; an outlook she carried into the Women’s Ministry at church. She was known for her magnanimous grace and sagacity; characteristics she exhibited to her children, grandchildren, and everyone she knew. Marie enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren and praying for them.
She will be remembered for her sense of humor, wit, vitality and moral acuity.
She is survived by her brother Pierre Michel Joseph and his wife Rose, her children Baritonne Jeanty, and her husband René, Quetty Angerville and her husband Herrys, Loudie Byron and her husband Mario, Giovani Vital and his wife Charlotte, Ruth Vital and Gislène Vital. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, as well as a host of nephews, nieces and cousins.
Marie E. Vital passed away peacefully on September 24th 2016.