Annessoir , 51, transitioned on July 22, 2020 at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo from complications of Covid. Annessoir was born on September 3, 1968 in Artibonite, Haiti. He was the third child to Yonèus Annélus and Siliana Rivière. Born to poor parents in Haiti, Annessoir learned early about the need for a helping hand from community members. After losing his father at 12, Annessoir naturally assumed the leadership role in his family. He loved helping people. His natural leadership qualities and his love for helping people later turned into his life’s calling. In his teen years, as a pass time, he tutored kids and found ways to feed community members. He began working at a neighborhood church where he was able to use his passion for helping people. Later, he began working with the Desarmes Young Peasant Association. His notoriety for helping people aided in him being elected as mayor of Verrettes in Artibonite. A Coup D’etat took place and Annessoir was captured, beaten and set to be killed. He escaped from captivity with the help of community members. Shortly after, he was offered a pardon to bring his family to the United States.
As much as it pained Annessoir to leave the work in his country, he decided to take the pardon to move his family to safety. They settled in a one bedroom apartment in one of the worst neighborhoods in Kansas City, Missouri. The apartment building was a site for so many crimes that it had to be demolished. For years, he moved his family from one project housing complex to another as he worked multiple jobs. 8 years after coming to America, Annessoir had worked hard enough to move his family out of the inner city to give his children better opportunities. It was one of his proudest accomplishments. Annessoir had a big heart and everyone who met him felt it. Not only was Annessoir a provider for his wife and children, but he also provided for all of his family back in Haiti. He was inspiring. He inspired his children to reach beyond the stars. He was funny and charismatic. His co-workers remember him being a jokester and always having a smile on his face. He was simple. He shopped for his vehicles from auctions, often picking his next car by asking which had the lowest price. He was generous; He gave and helped freely. When families from Haiti moved to Kansas City, he helped them get acclimated. He was kind and friendly. The nurses described him as sweet. He spoke to everyone and made sure to learn everyone's names. They were so moved by him that when they stopped working with him they would call to get updates. A.J. Darkholme once said, “Sometimes we exist long enough to lead the next generation; other times, only to plant a seed and let its resonations of our time here on Earth ripple into new waves.” Annessoir planted seeds in his country, in his community and in his children. May the work that he has done speak for him. Annessoir was preceded in death by his father Yoneus Annélus & his son Adlet Annélus. Annessoirs mother passed away 2 weeks before him. He is survived by his wife Bertha Dorvilus, sons Adyel & Djemky Annélus, daughters Wilande, Anglerne & Cathy Annélus, grandson Adlet Annélus, brothers Jerome, Rodrigue, Dieuseul, Hyves, sister Silamen and a host of family and friends. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 1st at Mount Calvary Church of God in Christ 2422 Van Brunt Blvd KCMO Visit: 9 AM. Interment Twelve Gates Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AA.M. on Saturday, August 1st at Mount Calvary Church of God in Christ 2422 Van Brunt Blvd KCMO Visitation 9:00 A.M. Interment Twelve Gates Memorial Gardens Cemetery. To watch the service live stream please visit www.mstcsunset.com
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