Altagrace Alcime was born June 25, 1941, in St. Louis du Nord, Haiti to the late Domage Lazarre and Celestine Aime. As a child she attended Saint Agnes primary school, and as an adolescent she found her passion as a fashion designer. In her adult life Altagrace Alcime was a well-known seamstress in her town. She welcomed many in her home and taught them the art of sewing.
In 1970 she married Tony Edner Alcime, traveled to the Bahamas in 1977 then later entered the United States in 1978. Although she is known as a mother to many, she birthed 3 children Dumanet, Nadege, and Nertha. She always taught her children to stand strong, “Kenbe-la” as she would say and to seek the lord in all that they do.
In the states, she worked as a seamstress for Suave Shoe Corporation. Altagrace Alcime continued her education and received a certificate in Culinary at Lindsey Hopkins and worked for the US Coast Guard and Miami Dade County Courthouse through Goodwill Industries. She worked hard to provide for her family whom she loved so much. She enjoyed attending church and praying. She loved designing and sewing clothes, dancing, food, reading health books, and spending lots of enjoyable moments with her grandchildren and loved ones.
After a long battle with diabetes, on Thursday, March 30, 2023, Altagrace Alcime passed away peacefully in the privacy of her home. Along with the memories we have of Altagrace “Tata” Alcime she will be remembered as a very loving, caring, energized person who was always willing to help others.
She is survived by her husband, children; Son in law: Wilky Celestin; Grandchildren: Chloe Atis, Jeremiah Celestin, London Grace Celestin, Neriah Celestin and Keilani Celestin; brothers: William Lazarre and Ernetto Lazarre; sisters: Merelie Lazarre, Augustine Laurent, Locita Naima Lazarre, Rosemela Lazarre, Estrada Lazarre, Marie Antoine Lemoux, Ifossa Georges, Vernicile Lazarre; Nephews and Nieces : Wilson Lisca, Yvener Lisca, Steve Georges, Dwayne Georges, Sheneka Georges, Andy Georges, Dave Georges, Nadia Laurent, Marc Laurent, Mireille Laurent, Faniel Laurent, Roseline Lemoux, Theraman Lemoux,Evans Lemoux,Rose Kerline Lemoux, Ymelda Joseph,Belzina Joseph, Merla Joseph,Ynelfo Joseph, Nalio Joseph,Vernes Escarment,Marc Charles, Evelore Escarment, Dwana Tanis,Iantha Tanis, Etchline Lazarre, Norlie Durosier, Edma Durosier, Rameau Durosier,Mirmose Durosier,Ismael Durosier,Kenold Lazarre,Betony Lazarre, Shalicia Lazarre, Ketline Lazarre,Natacha Lazarre, Benson Lazarre, Lordine Lazarre, Rosenordine Lazarre, Kervins Lazarre, Steeve Lazarre, Martine Lazarre, Lorna Lazarre; Also a host of sister- in-laws, brother in laws, family and friends.