Shylaine Louissaint of Orange, formerly of Montclair, died on Aug. 23, 2022, surrounded by family. She was 52. 

Mrs. Louissaint was born in 1970 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and raised in Montclair.

She graduated from Montclair High School in 1988 and went on to study medical and health sciences at Rutgers University. She began her career as a hospital nurse’s assistant before moving on to counseling and clinical psychotherapy. 

Mrs. Louissaint was an innovative entrepreneur whose knowledge of business and artisanship served her well and contributed to her success as the CEO of her own merchandise, hair and skin-care line. 

While she was the youngest of 10 children, she exuded such grace and leadership that her position as the “little sister” would come as a surprise to many. 

She was a counselor to all, passionate, persevering and trustworthy, and would stand up for her loved ones when they needed her most. She was the leading individual friends and family confided in at all times and was a force to be reckoned with. 

Mrs. Louissaint had a deep appreciation for rhythm and sound and loved dancing. She admired Sade, Alan Cavé and ’90s music like Sonique. She was known to blast her stereo every Saturday morning, never missing a chance to belt out her favorite songs. 

She was soulful, compassionate and possessed genuine love and care for everyone she encountered. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. 

Mrs. Louissaint is survived by her daughter, Emmanuella S. Mahmood, her siblings, nieces and nephews and friends. 

Services were held Sept. 3 at Martin’s Home for Service.

The family asks those who are able to donate in her memory to contact her daughter for further details at