July 3, 2011
Saturday, July 9, 2011 1:00 PM River of Life Christian Center
Friday, July 8, 2011 4-8 pm
Florine E. Manuel, 91, of Urbana went to be with the Lord Sunday, July 3, 2011 in Springfield Regional Medical Center.
She was born October 21, 1919 in Springfield, Ohio the daughter of Augustus and Phoebe Davis.
On October 21, 1937, Florine married James William “Jinx” Manuel and he preceded her in death in 1987.
Florine was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother who truly loved her family. She was affectionately known as “Mom” to her family as well as her extended family. Florine was truly adored. Though small in stature, she was the kind of woman who made a big impact on the many lives that she touched. Florine was a teacher for 15 years at Lawnview Industries and a volunteer at Head Start. She enjoyed dancing, singing and bowling. Florine received in 2011 the Apostolic Blessing and was an avid donor to a variety of mission as well as Catholic charities.
She is survived by her sons, Martin Sylvester (Geneen) Manuel of Concord, NC, Harry Lee Manuel of CA, Gregory Franklin (Valerie) Manuel of Elk Grove, CA, Sherman Douglas (Jolene) Manuel of Saline, MI, J. Tony (Dawn) Manuel and Michael Dominic Manuel both of Dayton, OH, Christopher Eugene (Sabine) Manuel of Antioch, CA, Paul Augustus (Beverly) Manuel of Chicago Heights, IL and Sean Christopher Manuel of Garden Grove, CA; her daughters, Frances Elaine Manuel of Las Vegas, NV, Theresa Annette (Brian) Jackson of Sherman Oaks, CA, Cecelia Jeannette (Frederick) Carter of Westerville, OH, Nancy Marie (Larry) Hicks , Drucilla Manuel , Sheena Virginia (Brett Baker) Manuel, Michele Diana Adams (Norman Adams dec’d) all of Urbana, OH; over 200 grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; her cousins, Lynn Crockett, Bishop Larry Davis & Gordon Davis.
Florine is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her son, Charles Edward Manuel and her daughter, Carlotta Manuel.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4 – 8 p.m. on Friday, July 8, 2011 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana. Celebration of life service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, 2011 at River of Life Christian Center, 775 Washington Ave., Urbana with Pastor Dan Leiker, Pastor Bruce Wynn, Bishop Larry Davis and Father Larry Gearhart officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Dale Cemetery, Urbana. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.vernonfh.com.