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Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Family Needs Help With Funeral Expenses for Victim Killed in Early Morning Crash

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A wife and seven children are seeking $15,000 for travel costs to bury their loved one who was tragically killed in a traffic fatality early Wednesday.

The eight family members including the victim’s mother from Haiti, want an opportunity to bid farewell to 47-year-old Nesly Prophete Mazard who died instantly at 4 am on Wednesday when his blue Suzuki Swift hit a parked wrecker on Cowpen Road near Golden Isles Road.

Sister-in-law Sylvia Alfred speaking on behalf of the family said, “My husband and I are reaching out to friends and family for financial help to cover his memorial and funeral services because we are unable to cover the full costs.”

Mazard was a soccer player for a local team in Nassau, Seventeen F.C, and was expecting to play his final match against players of the University of The Bahamas Mingoes, the day he died.

Before coming to the Bahamas from Haiti, the soccer enthusiast played for the Holiday League Basin Bleu in Port de Paix.

Alfred said Mazard was returning home from an outing on that rainy day when he met his demise, which devastated his family in Haiti. She is hoping to raise $15,000 to cover the travel and visa cost for his family to attend his funeral in Nassau.

“Anything you guys can do will greatly be appreciated,” she pleaded.

Mazard moved to the Bahamas 10 years ago and worked as a carpenter in Nassau and Abaco.

“Even if he was having a bad day, you wouldn’t know. He was always in good spirits, always the life of the party, and energetic. He loved his family. He always extended his hand out to help whoever he can,” his brother Carlton Taylot told the Nassau Guardian.

Friend Kervenson Jacques referred to him as the “good defender of Port de Paix.”

“He never got angry easily. There’s no one better than him.”

Many friends and family including his son Pradtzley Mazard, took to social media to remember him.

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