Chantal Immacula Pierre

February 5, 1954 - March 4, 2021

Chantal Immacula Pierre affectionately known to her friends and family as Chantou, 67, of Lehigh Acres, FL, formerly of New York, NY, passed away on Thursday, March 4, 2021, in Lehigh Acres. She was born on February 5, 1954, in Les Cayes, Haiti to the late Pedro Maribal and Marieanne Leonce. She migrated to the United States at the age of 17.

Chantal was the first Haitian American woman to work as an Amtrak conductor in the Northeast corridor, where she remarkably conducted for over 20 years. She felt alive on the railroad; there she forged many beautiful friendships that ultimately became her Amtrak family. She always had a story to tell about her Amtrak families like the ones she told about DeRoy, Dennis, and Dave. Her presence on the railroad positively affected many different lives including that of President Joseph Biden in which they had forged a strong bond. This bond between Chantal and President Biden, provided her the opportunity to lead the crew that worked the 56th inauguration in January 2009 when Barack Obama was elected the first black president of the United States.

Some of the favorite stories told by Chantal were about her childhood and all the wonderful things she planned to do to help the people in Haiti, a country that she cherished so much. She loved to be on the phone like a teenager all night sharing various narratives with her sister, Janine, about life, love, and world events.   Chantal was also an avid chef who enjoyed feeding everyone who graced her doorstep. She took delight in preparing everyone’s favorite meals. Everyone knew that when Chantal was in the kitchen cooking, you were going to eat a delicious meal, leave with hearty seconds, and an extra ten pounds. She was known for her infectious laugh, sense of humor, and “tell it like it is” personality. 

Chantal was the people’s champion and an advocate for women’s rights who was committed to helping women achieve their life goals. She was a confidant to many as they trusted her with their dreams, and in return, she provided the support, resources, commitment, and dedication to helping them make those dreams come true.  She helped start the Haitian Times in New Jersey and many other insightful endeavors.  Chantal has taken many people under her wings and has touched countless lives. She affectionately had a way to make every one of us feel special.

Chantal was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Patrice Louis Pierre in 1999 and her son, Patrice Emile Pierre in 1990. Chantal leaves many loved ones to cherish her memory. Her children: Maureen Camper, Rodney Pierre (Lavette), William Askew, and Peter Leonce; Her grandchildren: Darryl, Shaniqua, Sydney, Jaden, Ramira, Payton, Katrell, Sade, and Sharell; Her siblings: Janine Jean-Louis Domingue, Marie Therese Hyppolite, Nirva Brunty, Robert Philanftrope (Lucy), Eddy Simon (Armelle), Jocelyne Simon (Fritz) and Michelle Guillaume. A host of beloved nephews, nieces, cousins, family, and friends.

No formal services are planned at this time.

The family would like to thank the special helpers and earthly angels Michelle Guillaume and Joseph Ribul that God sent to watch over our mother over the last few years. We cannot thank you enough for the continued support and love you have shown our mother.

Please accept our family’s sincere gratitude and appreciation for the kindness and sympathy shown to us during our moment of sorrow.  The prayers, phone calls, and moral support have been a comforting blessing to all of us.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.

Guestbook

  1. Teddy Mar 9, 2021 at 4:16 pm

    Sleep In Peace Chantou, I love you, you will truly be missed. I was blessed to have you in my life! Till we meet again😢

  2. Kens Lacoste Mar 9, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    I call her Mom she’s answer my son , we talk every morning at 6:30 am . All my entire life I never meet someone like her , she was very polite , she likes or love everyone. We had plan to move together with another friend in Cuba . She deserve to stay with us because we love her so much. It’s a very big lost for me and Juansito. Love you Mom you will be on my heart . Your adorable son . Kens Lacoste

  3. Emily Pierre Mompoint Mar 9, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    We will miss you Chantou. You were loved and cherished. Thanks for being a special part of our lives. Miss you already and know that I will see you again.

    Love you always,
    Emily Mompint

  4. Nikki Green-Watkins Mar 9, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    Ms Chantel ( she hated when I called her that) was loved 🥰. The first time I met her on the train heading to work, she made me laugh. I made sure every time she was working I would look for her. An amazing woman that I looked up to. Love 💕 You Rest Now Your Work Here Is Done.

  5. Agathe Craan Mar 10, 2021 at 3:20 am

    CHANTAL my best friend will never be forgotten ….. Agathe C Craan

  6. Janyce Rogers Mar 10, 2021 at 7:10 am

    Chantel Pierre…you have earned your rest. May the ancestors welcome you with song and dance. Sleep in Peace.

  7. Lina Michel Mar 10, 2021 at 7:48 am

    Chantal was a great friend to me. She always make time to listen God Bless Her Soul and Rest In Peace

  8. Lenne Mar 10, 2021 at 8:23 am

    RIL..My condolences to the family 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿

  9. April Paul Mar 10, 2021 at 4:33 pm

    God has call a beautiful soul home to rest,God said well done my faithful servant, it time for u to come home and be with your heavenly father Chantal .I am sending prayer to the family as well..I met your mother on the train as I was traveling to different city,,what a beautiful spirit she had…R I H P.

  10. Garry Pierre-Pierre Mar 10, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    Farewell my friend. Thanks for everything ❤️

  11. Linda Mar 10, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    My deepest condolences to the family 🙏🏿🙏🏿

  12. Norma Farvil Compas Mar 11, 2021 at 7:51 pm

    Dearest Chantal, I am going to miss you a lot! I am very sorry that we did not have a chance to fulfill our dreams. God needed you more than I do. May you rest in Peace in the Arms of Our Maker.

  13. Claude Craan Mar 12, 2021 at 9:37 am

    No words can express my feelings at this moment to accept the sudden departure of such a lovely Soul..
    Rests in Eternal Peace

  14. Carole Lespinasse Mar 12, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    I can still remember the doll parties you would have every Sunday. I’m going to miss you so much. My condolences to your family.
    Rip.Till we meet again.

  15. Kia Palin Mar 13, 2021 at 3:54 am

    My deepest condolences to the family

  16. Geraldine Tolson Mar 13, 2021 at 3:31 pm

    Rest In Peace my queen. You will dearly missed by your Amtrak family. Thanks for making my years in the railroad memorable

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