On September 24th, 2023, Lydie Dorelien was called to the Kingdom of Heaven at the age of 30. Lydie was a devoted daughter, sister, aunt, friend, and servant of God. Growing up in a Christian household grew her love for the Lord and all her gifts remained on display during her ministry work at the Evangelical Church of the Sanctified in Columbus, OH.
On January 22nd, 1993, Lydie Dorelien was born in Brooklyn, New York to a very large Haitian family. Lydie is survived by her parents: Walter and Guerla L. Dorelien, and her 10 siblings and 5 in-laws: Guerline Dorelien, Warren Dorelien, Watson Dorelien and Julie, Maggie Medee and Yves, Nadia Dorelien and James, Ludia Dorelien, Amenda Joseph and Sendler, Daniella Dorelien, Benjamin Dorelien and Kalia, and Daniel Dorelien. Lydie was notorious for her very present role as an aunt and would become known as “Super Aunt”; she is survived by her 25 nieces and nephews. She’s also survived by multiple aunts, uncles, cousins, a grandmother, her very close friends, and her significant other.
From the moment she came into the world, Lydie was a force to be reckoned with. She wasn’t expected to survive, being born after 6 months of pregnancy and only weighing 3 pounds at birth, but from the start of her life, Lydie showed great strength and perseverance.
She continued to grow into a woman who had a propensity towards victory. Whether it be fellowshipping, preparing a meal, or celebrating a loved one, Lydie put her heart into everything she did. Best known for her commitment to ministry work, Lydie was a cornerstone and influential to the growth of her church community. She was monumental in solidifying and growing the youth ministry, she was a part of the Sunday School ministry, she was an anointed worship leader, a talented musician, and she had a zeal for God that could only be best described as inspirational. She truly embodied what it means to be a Proverbs 31 woman and those who knew her best can attest to the fruits of her labor.
During her time on earth, Lydie made an enormous impact on the lives of everyone who knew her. Her infectious laugh, silly sense of humor, and positive attitude were just a few ways she could brighten up your day. Coming only second to her love for the Lord, Lydie was a woman who loved to live life, and she lived life purposefully, intentionally, and to the fullest. She enjoyed being outside and connecting with nature, traveling with friends, playing board games, binge watching Asian soap operas, trying new Haitian recipes, and eating any form of chocolate. She was musically inclined and her genuine love for music led her to picking up instruments such as the violin, standing bass, oboe, bass guitar, piano, and many percussion instruments. When her curiosity and inquisitiveness were at its peak, Lydie found interest in teaching herself to play new instruments. Her hunger for learning would lead her to becoming a proud two-time alumnus of Otterbein University, being the first in her immediate family to earn a master’s degree. During her time at Otterbein, she participated and eventually led the university’s gospel choir, she grew as a professional, and continued to develop meaningful relationships.
Lydie was the perfect combination of toughness and gracefulness. She was very head-strong, sometimes stubborn, but she had a warm soul that was full of empathy, compassion, and forgiveness. She spent her entire life sacrificially serving others and did so wearing her unforgettable and vibrant smile. While she proudly wore her imperfections and would openly speak of her flaws, Lydie was nothing short of a super woman. She was beautiful. She was a gift. She was perfect.
We are honored to have walked with her and blessed to have known her. Her departure leaves our hearts full, albeit in anguish. She enriched our lives with her presence and her love will be with us forever.
Thank you, Lydie, for allowing us to love you. Until we meet again.
Please join us in remembering and celebrating the life of Lydie Dorelien:
Location: Evangelical Church of the Sanctified, 4525 Glenmawr Ave, Columbus, OH 43224
Memorial Service: Friday Oct 6th, 2023, 6PM – 9PM
Funeral Service: Saturday Oct 7th, 2023 9AM – 9:30AM Viewing | 9:30AM – 11AM Service
No reception will be held following Graveside service.