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Eulalie Meyers passes away

page3c263DOMINICIAN REPUBLIC--Well-known lay preacher and community activist Eulalie Meyers-Hazel (81) passed away peacefully Friday morning in the Dominican Republic, where she was hospitalised after falling ill on March 17.

She was first admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) and was later airlifted to the Diagnosis, Advanced Medicine and Telemedicine Cedimat Centre.

Her husband Etienne Meyers Sr. (87) and their children were in the Dominican Republic, where they were comforting her and monitoring what they hoped would have been her recovery.

Meyers-Hazel was a co-founder of Zion Methodist Church, Captain of the Girls Brigade and a member of Women's League Steering Committee. She was very active with inmates in Pointe Blanche House of Detention, whom she prayed with often. She also used to cook for them at Christmas time.

She was conferred the Royal Decoration of Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau by Queen Beatrix in recognition of her outstanding community service.

Meyers-Hazel was the mother of several well-known St. Maarteners. Her children are businesspersons Charles "Charlie" Meyers, Gwendolyn "Gwen" Williams-Meyers, Etienne "Tochie" Meyers Jr., Certified Public Accountant Jocelyn Cannegieter-Meyers, Merlyn Ottley-Meyers, Jacqueline Petty-Meyers and Tourism and Economic Affairs Minister Franklin Meyers.

She was also the mother-in-law of United People's (UP) party Parliamentarian Silvia Meyers-Olivacce.

During her life, Meyers touched many lives with her preaching and constant credo about trust in God and doing good for others and the community. She was also often called on to pray or speak at public and other functions.

"She prayed for the sick, the shut-ins and the poor. Her most important mission was to do God's work," according to the family, who thanked the community for its outpouring of condolences and messages for strength.

Meyers was the daughter of the late Melford Hazel, one of the island's well-known politicians, who also served as an Island Council member many years ago, and Louisa Hazel.

Funeral arrangements for Meyers will be announced by the family later.

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