October 15, 1993 ~ Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 11 o’clock AM
Antioch Baptist Church
515 WEST 125TH STREET
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10027
REV. SHON T. ALSTON– ADKINS, PASTOR
Myriam Johane Bayol was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on the night of October 15, 1993. She was the first-born child to Jean G. Bayol and Marie Jose Lamarre Bayol. When she was diagnosed with biliary atresia in June 1994 and had to spend six of her first fifteen months in a hospital, we knew then that God had special plans for her.
Myriam grew up to be a wonderful child full of passion for life no matter what was thrown at her. From 1997 to 2010, she breezed through elementary, middle, and high school with an exceptional brilliance that amazed her peers, her relatives, as well as her educators. Her name was always on top of all honor roll charts. Her dream was to become a registered nurse while she was attending Queensborough Community College for the past two years. Myriam departed this life on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at the end of a very mysterious month of hospital stay. She was just 20 years old. She leaves to cherish her memory her dad Jean, her mom Marie, and stepmom Marielle, one brother, Michael Bayol, one sister, Samantha Bayol, and a stepsister, Miriame Maxi. She also leaves to mourn her loss two grandmothers and a legion of uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces, as well as extended family members too numerous to mention their names here. Anyone she was in contact with somehow became family to her. She was an inspiration to all.
Therefore, Myriam will always be remembered for the following:
Her brilliant mind and the desire to excel and make a difference in a world so cruel. Becoming a nurse would have helped her accomplish that goal.
Her leadership. Myriam always wanted to take the initiative and the lead in any activity and project she was involved in. At times, some people might think she was impatient and pushy.
Her modesty. Myriam never looked for the flashy appearance. Her petite physique and her reserved attitude helped her blend in circles that no one could have predicted.
Her compassion and loving care. All of Myriam’s dreams were deeply anchored in a compassionate heart. Very protective of her siblings Michael and Samantha, she wouldn’t want anything bad to happen to them or anyone else. She passionately loved her mommy and her daddy. Actually, there was enough room in her big heart for everyone.
Her motivation and determination. Myriam would never procrastinate. Since her early childhood, she learned how to stay focused on her goals and fight for what she believes is right, including fighting for a quality life.
Her love and dedication to God. Most of all, Myriam is a child of God. It is that love that inspired her joy and laughter, as well as her dedication to God’s people as she commented on the last book she was reading: “I am fearfully and wonderfully made in God’s love”. 2/11/14