June 13, 1934 ~ April 10, 2020

Born in: Mandeville, Jamaica
Resided in: Buford, Georgia

Rene Davidica Haddad (Williams) died peacefully at her home in Buford, Georgia on April 10th, 2020 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 85. Born in Mandeville, Jamaica was the second of seven children to Edmond Williams and Cecile Williams (Allen). Rene was a native of Christiana in the parish of Manchester. She attended Excelsior High School in Kingston and after graduation she worked for Bank of Nova Scotia Jamaica LTD in downtown Kingston.

Rene married Samuel Elias Haddad in 1956 at Jamaica College Chapel on Old Hope Road in Kingston and settled in Linstead, St. Catherine where she operated a family business while raising their four sons.

Rene (affectionately known as Miss Renee to all) and family immigrated to New York in 1980 where she worked for Christian Herald in Chappaqua, New York before relocating with her husband Sam, to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991.

Rene was Moravian by faith. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, aunt as well as a progressive member of both the Linstead and Christiana communities.
She was industrious and popular and a fantastic cook. most of all, however a kind, patient, loving and compassionate woman.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Sam Haddad, father Edmond Williams, mother Cecile Williams (Allen) and sister Barbara Williams. Rene is survived by her four sons: Tazio and wife Regina, Luigi and wife Mary, Robin, Hans and wife Gail, as well as her six very loved grandchildren Yara, Julian, Samuel, Philip, Blaithin and Samantha.

Rene leaves behind sisters Sandra and husband George Beggs, Joan and husband Tom Reilly, Christine and husband Don Sheppard and Fay Dath, and brothers Dennis Williams, Harvey and wife Sally Williams. She also leaves behind brothers-in-law Abe Haddad and Joseph and wife Laura Haddad, sisters-in-law Hesin Ludwald and Odette Haddad. Rene is also survived by several nieces and nephews including Keith Brice, Yasmin Tracey, Jason Beggs, Grant Reilly, Richard, Sarah, Jonathan, Hannah, and Catherine Sheppard, as well as Amanda Williams and her stepsisters. additionally, Rene was Aunt Renee to Lorraine and Joe Sirgany, Rory and Wayne Haddad, Sue-Ann Chang, Jurgen and Natalie Ludwald, and many other relatives in Canada, England, Jamaica and the USA.

Due to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic no funeral service will be held at this time. However, a memorial service will be held at a future date.
Memorial gifts in Rene’s (Miss Renee) memory can be made to the – Munro College Old Boys Association C/O Haddad, 77 Carpenter Ave 5E, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549.

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  1. Miss Renee was a very special lady full of love, warmth and grace. My fond memories of Miss Renee was her most favorite saying “What to do ” my friend…She was kind ,peaceful and a delight to be in her presence. Thank you to all her sons for the sacrifices made in the last four years of caring for her and this is truly a testament of being the hands and feet of JESUS. “Honor thy Father and Thy Mother” from the Ten Commandments has been unfolded during her care. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family at this most difficult time.
    Phillip and Sophia Mahfood

  2. CandleImageRene was a delight to grow up with and will be lovingly remembered. Our heartfelt condolences to the Haddad family.

    – Fay, Derek & Erica Dath

  3. Condolences to the family. I can remember Mrs. Rene, she was a wonderful, caring, kind and loving person. She use to be my mother’s friend and we always go by her house and she would always welcome us with a smile. Most of all she was family oriented she loved her boys, and you can never see her without her children. May her soul RIP you will never be forgotten.

  4. CandleImageYou have done your work and it is time to rest. Sleep in peace Rene, you will always be remembered in the best light. On behalf of my family, I extend our heartfelt condolences to the family.

  5. To all the Haddad and extended family . Our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time . May Ms Renne enjoy her reunion with her husband Sam of so many years . RIP .

  6. Many fond memories of Rene and will be lovingly remembered by all.
    Rene was so welcoming to us when we visited from Ireland. She was a wonderful cook.
    On behalf of the Griffin Family I extend our sincere sympathy to Tazio, Luigi, Ludwig, Robin and families.
    May Rene rest in peace.

  7. CandleImageRest in peace, my beautiful sister and my condolences to Tazio, Leuigi, Robin, hans, and their families.

    From Dennis,

  8. CandleImageRest in peace, my beautiful sister and my condolences to Tazio, Leuigi, Robin, hans, and their families.

    From Dennis,

  9. CandleImageMy sincere condolences to the entire Haddad and Williams family. Tazio, Luigi, Ludwig and Robin you had an exceptional mother and I had an exception aunt. Go now Auntie Rene and rest in peace. Your time here is done. You will be missed by all. Love you always, your niece Yasmin.

  10. CandleImageHeartfelt sympathy to Luigi, Mary, Yara, Sam, Bláthín and all the family on your sad loss. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.
    Le grá Ger, Anne, Caoimhe, James and John

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