Eugene Lafontant affectionately called "Hugans" was born on Friday, March 24th, 1978. He was born to his late parents Frank and Murana Lafontant in Thomazeau, Haiti. Eugene was the eldest of 3 children; Junior and Jennifer. He lived in Brooklyn New York with his adoptive grand parents, Julie and Martial Brune. And his loving adoptive mom Yanick Brune. In 1994, he attended Sarah J. Hale high school, where he later obtained his high school diploma. Later that year after graduating, he moved to Maryland with his cousin. A few years later he then moved to Anderson, South Carolina to be close to his late aunt Simone Lorigene.
Upon moving to South Carolina, Eugene met his lovely wife, Marie Castor. They then got married on a beautiful Saturday morning, July 24th, 2000 surrounded by family and friends. As their love grew so did their family. They have 3 beautiful children Donte’, Kandace, and Jayden. In 2004 he started working at Precorp, where he explored his creativity as a CNC Technician making parts for airplanes. He was a family man and took pride in caring for them. He was a man of integrity, of great faith and nothing came before his family. He took pride in providing and protecting them. He left a great impression on everyone’s heart that he encountered.
Eugene was a sports fanatic. Watching Saturday College Football, playing soccer and have big debates with his boys about sports was just a few of his many hobbies. He loved taking his family out to football and basketball games. He was also a foodie and loved exploring new restaurants. He would be the first in line during family functions and would always have the biggest plate. Eugene also loved traveling and experiencing new things. Anything he could do to assure his families happiness was his goal.
In July 2015 Eugene decided to relocate to Lawrenceville, Georgia; to assure a better lifestyle for his family. While his location changed, he continued to commute two hours to Precorp for work because of the bond created he had created with his coworkers. He did not just work there, but his coworkers became family. He was punctual, very disciplined, and reliable. His work ethic was unheard of. At the end of October 2018 he brought his dream home for his wife, children, and his best friend/dog Max.
Eugene was loved and cherished dearly by his family and friends, and took great joy in being surrounded by them especially during the Holidays. Sadly too many, this past Thanksgiving was his last Holiday shared with his loved ones. Eugene life was cut short on Wednesday, November 28th, 2018; as he was leaving one family driving to another (work) in a fatal car accident.
Eugene was known to many as a hard worker, very humble, a stuttering man with a gentle soul. His smile would light up any room that he entered. With a silly distinctive laugh that was extremely contagious. His signature nickname for everyone was “Sou Moun.” No matter who you were. His loving, joking spirit will forever be in our memories.
Eugene is survived by his beautiful wife Marie; who will cherish every moment they shared, every time they laughed together at his silly jokes, and more importantly creating a beautiful family together. His adoptive mother Yanick; who remembered him for his respectable character. His grandmother Julie who will remember how loving he was. His one and only Daughter Kandace; who will cherish her first love for his protective spirit. His boys Donte’ and Jayden who will remember his positive energy. His brother Junior who will remember him for his strength. His baby sister Jennifer who will remember and cherish the love they shared. His host of cousins who he loved dearly, will forever cherish him for his authenticity. His aunts and uncles who cherish his memorable smile. His friends who will cherish the lasting memories and unbreakable bond. And last but not least his dog, Max who will forever remember his scent.
“And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this down: Blessed are those who die in the Lord from now on. Yes, says the Spirit, they are blessed indeed, for they will rest from their hard work; for their good deeds follow them!”" ~ Revelation 14:13. Arrangements by Byrd & Flanigan Crematory And Funeral Service Lawrenceville GA. (770)962-2200 ByrdandFlanigan.com