Born in Jacmel, Haiti on February 21, 1929, Iphilia was 93 years old. She was the proud mother of 5 children: three boys and two girls. Though she lost the first 3 boys at only days old, she remained a devoted mother to her two daughters, Marie A. Jean, now deceased and Marie Christana Joseph. Iphilia was known to all as a strong and hardworking mother. She loved to take care of people and made sure everyone was well fed. She has lived her life as a paradigm of Gratefulness. She was one of the pioneer believers of the End Time Message by William Marion Branham in the New England area. She was a missionary at heart and knew her purpose to serve God’s children. Her given name was Iphilia Joseph, but to the many lives she touched she was simply known as “Mommy Iyah”.
Iphilia is survived by her daughter Marie Christana Joseph and her husband Jean Jackson Pierre. Her Son-in Law, Yves Jean Baptiste Richard (Marie Jean’s husband). Five Grandchildren: Patrick Richard (1st grandson) from Marie A. Jean, his wife Paola Richard. Nadege Jean-Francois and her husband Nauly Jean-Francois, Medjyne Cassiani, and her husband Justin Cassiani, Christelle Ogando and her husband Jean Ronald Ogando, Claudy Louis and Jacob Pierre. Seven Great-grandchildren Nathaniel Jean-Francois, Aiden Richard, Adam Richard, Alana Richard, Stephanie Cassiani, Nalyah Louis, and Isabella Louis. Lastly, the many believers she served and loved, especially her Pastor, Edmond Raphino, whom she called my son. We have been blessed to have Mommy Iyah as a matriarch, a pillar, the epitome of a grateful heart. Until we see you again, may you rest in God’s Eternal Love.
Visitation will be on Saturday August 13,9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St. Everett, MA. Prayer service 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM, also at Rocco & Sons. Committal at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett at 1:00pm.