Leroy Belonce was born in Bas-Limbe on January 6, 1961 to Paulina Myrtil and Tercius Belonce. He had fond memories of being born and raised in Haiti with his sisters Tercina, Fanies, Mavilia and brothers Vilbrun, and Daniel. He completed his primary studies at Ecole Notre du Mont Carmel, Bas Limbe. In searching for a better life, he eventually moved to Bahamas then to Florida in the 1980’s.
Leroy was known to his family and friends as a very personal, private, honest, respected, and cautious man. Leroy was so cautious that he chose to live his life as a single man. Friends and family often wondered if Leroy had ever been stopped by a police or got in trouble with the law. Leroy had a long career as a taxi driver.
Leroy was a hard working man. He worked various jobs before making a career as a taxi driver. Leroy was a man of nature.
Farming was Leroy’s first love, politics was his second. He spent most of his spare time gardening. His time was occupied by harvesting and planting different fruits and crops in his back and front yard. He was pretty much preoccupied by the politics of his mother land, Haiti. He was bothered by the corruption of the government and insecurity that paralyzed the country.
Leroy was an extremely strong man, who was loved by many,and you could always depend on for a smile. He was also known for being very old fashioned. He valued and lived according to the Haitian culture.
Leroy is survived by his loving father Tercius, his brothers: Vilbrun, Daniel, Spy, Rev Fritzner, Dr Noly Fritz; and his sisters: Fanies, Mavilia, Dr Tercina J.; and sisters-in-law: Roseline and Yvone, brothers-in-law: Olias Dorisca and Wendy Joseph. He is also survived by many nephews and nieces: Valens, Danielson, Sandy, Sterlove, Lovens, Seigna, Sarie, Johnley, Kingley, Loudes, Jayna Medora and Mackenson. He is also survived by his uncles and aunts: Merelus Myrtil, Sages Myrtil, Edner Myrtil, Pierre Myrtil, Selma Myrtil and Mrs Roland Boisrond, Mercius Belonce, Orius Belonce, Dirogene Belonce, Elvira Belonce, Tecione Belonce, Elira Belonce.
Leroy is survived by numerous cousins: Rony Boisrond and family, Nanotte Noel and family, Joel Boisrond and family, Mne L’eonne Claccemus and family, Solange Boisrond and family, Rodemise Myrtil and family, Bichard Myrtil and family, Benson Myrtil and family, Bideline Myrtil and family, Samson Myrtil and family, Soniel Myrtil and family, Samuel Myrtil and family, Salnave Myrtil and family, Salony Myrtil and family, Medeline Myrtil and family, Salmide Myrtil and family, Miloune Eberne Myrtil and family, Oldine Myrtil and family, Anelle Myrtil , Myriame Myrtil and Peterson Myrtil, Pierre-Louis Jean Charles and family, Jeanlius Jean Charles and family, Nanoune Jean Charles and family, Frere Jean Charles, Coeucius Claccemus and family, Saint-Louis Jean Charles and family, Dieudone Jean Charles and family, Silvis Laine and family, Joseline Dagobert and family, Augustin Myrtil and family, Mikerlande Dorvil and family, Paulina Jacob and family, Elcius, Aralus, and Philomene Gulmus and family, Renand Pierre and family Marcello, Charline, Norvilien Phelix and family, Devilson and family, Josue Pierre and family, Felisner Belonce, Felicia Belonce, Jean Vilus Belonce, Pirit Belonce, Tite Belonce,Tiboune Belonce, Mona Dolcin, Arnel Dolcin, Marilene Dolcin, youdelineDolcin, Diana Dolcin, Cilienise Belonce, Nerilien Belonce, Milus Belonce, Eliane Belonce, Elusca Jean Charles, Alcius Jean Charles, Justin Jean Charles, Elimene Jean Charles, Elicia Jean Charles, Vernis Jean Charles, MiroirJean Charles, Nerla Jean Charles, Leonard Saintil, Clemene Saintil, Nevilia Saintil, Rosemene Saintil, Garry Saintil, Fanisse Belonce, Fanilia Belonce, Wesly Belonce, and Traka Belonce.
Friends: Selondieu Noel and family, Renelvil, Boudou Degage and family, Toto, Philomene, Merlande, Antoinete, Dominique Pierre, Adula and family, Phillip George, Elcie George, Clocius Acena,Paulmina and Marise and all of the members of Beerscheba SDA Church, Sinai SDA Church and Shekina SDA Church.
He is preceded by his mother Paulina Myrtil, his sister Tercina Belonce, and nephew Vulner Georges.