Siliane Noël Dolcine was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 1930. She was the 4th of 5 siblings consisting of four sisters and a brother.
After graduating from high school and obtaining her Brevet Supérieur en Enseignement at the training school for teachers an extension of then prestigious Sainte Trinité school in Port-au-Prince, she started working for the Evangelical Mission Lott Carey in Haiti. She was sent to the small village of Jean Denis in the department of L’Artibonite to work as a teacher in a newly built school. That’s where she will meet Joseph Dolciné who will later propose and will become her husband.
After moving back to Port-au-Prince, they wed in 1959 and built a family of six children. As God played a major role in her life, Yanyann, as she was affectionately known by friends and family, joined the Bethany Elementary School faculty, of which she was the principal and where the curriculum made an emphasis on teaching the gospel as intensively as science and mathematics were taught.
After the birth of her sixth child in 1974, Siliane decided to try her hands at being a business owner. She inaugurated “Chez Yanyann Couture”, a shop that was a real bric-a-brac in the domain of couture. It helped coin the terms Necchi and “roulotage”. It employed half of her children and made way for the training of a great number of young ladies whose apprenticeship at Yanyann Couture will help cement their independence with a career as seamstresses.
After her brother, the reverend Claude Noël along with his wife Lidy, had opened a school they named AFCA for the less fortunate in the heart of Port-au-Prince, Siliane again dropped everything to answer the call of joining that faculty to do what she seems to do so effortlessly, teaching kids to be academically cultured and spiritually worthy. After a number of years working at the Bethanie School as a teacher, she became the principal of the school and pioneered the teaching of Creole as a second language.
After her children had all gone abroad to pursue their studies Siliane, in the 80’s, made the fateful decision to reunite with her husband and a couple of her children in the US where she’s lived under the grace of God and under whose banner she’s never lived outside of until her last day of her passage on earth.
She is survived by four of her six children Robers, Yanick, Marc and Judith, (the two oldest Wicles and Rhode have respectively departed this world in 2010 and 1995.)
Her grandchildren, Jhuneva Janvier, Rachelle Vernen, Thamar Ameris, Nemrhode, Bersaly, Kimberly and Samantha Dolcine, Lenz Altidor, Benjamin and Joël Fédé, Armani, Sachelle, Christiana, Ariana Dolcine, Christopher Joseph. And a host of family and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, February 8th at 10AM, Fellowship Bible Church, 480 Crossville Rd. Roswell, GA 30075. The family will receive friends at the church at 9a the morning of the service. Burial will follow at 12 noon.
Scott Huskins Funeral & Cremation Services is in charge of the arrangements. 678.771.5566 | www.scotthuskins.com.
Posted on Thu, January 25, 2018
by Scott Huskins