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Sorvena Baptiste Yoyo



Sun Rise: January 1, 1924

Sun Set: June 19, 2017


Sorvena “Timommy” Baptiste Yoyo was born in Jacmel, Haiti on January 1, 1924 to late parents Eliona Baptiste and Lorisena Gilles. Sorvena was the first born of two siblings with younger brother Eliona Jr. born shortly after. As a teen she was raised by her aunt, Madame Antoinie’ who taught her hard work and family values.

Sorvena met the love of her life, Jean Emmanuel Noel Fils Yoyo in 1944. The two were enamored immediately and began a life and family together in 1946. While her love was working as a Coast Guard “Gad Kòt”, Sorvena took care of her growing family and provided for less fortunate families in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Upon marrying Emmanuel in 1971, the family embarked on a journey to the U.S. in search of a new home and opportunities, where they settled in Brooklyn, N.Y. Both parents took on modest work to raise their family right.

Sorvena our “Timommy” was the most charismatic and fun-loving mother to all she met. Her cooking expertise and no nonsense persona made her the ultimate matriarch and staple of love and nurturing to our family. Sorvena’s rhythm and love of music would make your heart smile. All children were her children and all people her friends. Timommy lived by the motto, “Your family are your friends, take care of them always.”

Our Beloved Sorvena “Timommy” Baptiste Yoyo, wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother was called home on June 19, 2017 surrounded by her loved ones. Sorvena is survived by her Serge Noel Fils Yoyo, Jean Fritz Yoyo, Lyonel Yoyo, Yanick Yoyo (late), Guerda Y. Philippe (late), Edwins Yoyo, Cornaz Noel Fils Yoyo, Soeurette yoyo, Carine Yoyo, Donald Yoyo, and Patrick Yoyo. She was blessed with 36 grandchildren and Honored by 31 great grandchildren and counting.

 Funeral  services for Sorvena will be held by the Haitian Nazarene Church in the Temple TDM, 539 Salem St, Malden on Saturday, June 24th, from 9 AM to 11 AM.  Interment to follow in Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden.  Visitation will be held at the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St, Malden on Friday, June 23rd, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. 


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