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Friday, September 3, 2021

Haitian-American Woman Who Has Been Helping the Needy For Nearly 20 Years Will Now Be Named an African Queen. Literally

One of the many people that Marie Antoinette Jean-Pierre Theligene helps every single day at her Valley of Love Ministries in Florida was African and, when he went back home, he had a story to tell.

Marie Antoinette Jean Pierre Theligene

Riviera Beach, FL — Since 2004, the nonprofit Valley of Love Ministries has been helping to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless and provide physical and spiritual support to the needy in Palm Beach County (PBC), Fla.

And it has done much. The nonprofit started in a small space on Broadway Avenue, moved to a multi-unit complex on Blue Heron Boulevard, and now is in an even-larger space on 45th Street that provides more services, more support, more help. Indeed, she helps more than 300 people a day.

Thanks to those efforts, and much more, the founder will now be an African Queen.

Marie Antoinette Jean-Pierre Theligene is that person. On September 9, 2021, she will be named by the country of Nigeria as an “African Queen” and will be recognized over the course of a 10-day coronation celebration.

“I am very excited about this,” said Mrs. Theligene. “Nobody but God. Really and truly.”

The African nation learned about her work because she had helped a man from Nigeria in 2020. When he returned home, he told country leaders about his experiences. And who had helped him.

She will be the first Haitian-American named an African Queen.

The coronation ceremony begins at 10 a.m. and Mrs. Theligene says she’s taking 40 people with her, including her husband, Raymond, who will be named a ‘King’ as well, thanks to his team efforts. Haitian leaders will also attend.

To learn more about Mrs. Theligene and her work, click here to visit her website. Also, click here to read a letter about the big event.

For press inquiries, contact Jackie Etienne, the Queen’s Daughter, at kelynda0718@gmail.com or 781-308-1522.