Mrs. Celie Joseph Bruno was born on September 30, 1944, to the
parentage of Mr. Enelas Joseph and his wife Lydia Delva as their fourth child and first daughter. As a young woman in Saint Louis du Nord, Celie learned to sew; and sewing became her profession. At the age of 25, she gave her life to Christ. She worshiped and served at Mitzpa Baptist Church. Being the first sister of the family, she helped raise four young children that were born to her younger siblings. These children are Lucknel Brave, Rodney Joseph, Dernest Joseph and his sister, Naomie James. In 1977, she relocated to the Bahamas in search of a better life. Celie soon left the Bahamas for the U.S. There, she continued her duty as the first sister by helping raise her niece and nephews, the twins Emmanuel and Enelas. The twins were were followed by Mackindlie, who was born to Monclair Brave (deceased) and his wife Saintanie. While in Miami, she met the man who pleased her heart; Mr. Fednel Bruno, whom she married on December 15, 1979. Celie and “Tonton” Fednel, as we all call him, moved to Boston in 1980, where she worked at Suisse Chalet Hotel as a Housekeeper and at Beth Israel Hospital as an Environmental Technician. She continued serving the Lord at First Haitian Baptist Church of Boston and on special occasions, at Bethesda Baptist Church of Boston, where her husband was a deacon. Celie’s health took a turn as she started to suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. The
illness continued after she and her husband moved to Orlando in 2000. Pain and suffering could not and did not stop her from serving Jesus at Emmanuel United Methodist Haitian Mission where she
established the group, Pelerins. Her health took another turn when a cyst was discovered in her left breast. Following treatment, she was cured from breast cancer. Celie not only suffer from rheumatoid
arthritis and breast cancer, but she also had knee surgery, shoulder surgery and sinus surgery. Her ailments didn’t stop there. In 2016, she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer which she battled and overcame. After that battle, she thought her fight with cancer was over. Unfortunately, that was not to be, as she was diagnosed with liver cancer in 2018.
After a few months of defense, on May 19, 2018, at 12:30 p.m. her body gave way as her spirit went to be with the Lord.
Celie is survived by:
Her faithful husband: Fednel Bruno;
Her step-children: Moliere, Melissa Bruno, and Fesane Bruno;
Her brothers and sisters: Eli Joseph, Limone Joseph, Saintarmand Joseph, Rene Joseph, Saintanie Brave, and Lamercie Joseph;
Her step-grandchildren: JD Bruno, Wilkens Bruno, Woobens Bruno, Tatianna Bruno, and Alisha Bruno;
Her nephews and nieces: Robert Joseph, Lucknel Brave, Rodney Joseph, Lee Edouard Joseph, Dernest Joseph, Robenson Joseph, Enelas Brave, Emmanuel Brave, Mackindlie Brave, Romanof Joseph, Ermione Brave, Naomie James, Fatina Brave,Teyuna Brave, Lydia Joseph, Cynthia Joseph, and Paula Joseph; and great-nephews and great-nieces Enelas James, Lyndel Brave, Malik Brave, Malachi Brave, Maccai Brave, Monclair Brave, Moses Joseph, Mason Brave, Alissa James, Cheyenne James, Amya Brave, Elanie Brave, and Robin Joseph.