Dewayne Manns

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In Loving Memory of Dewayne Manns

On September 23, 2023, Mansfield, Ohio mourns the loss of a beloved son, husband, father, brother, and friend, Dewayne Manns. Born on February 11, 1959, in Memphis, Tennessee, Dewayne’s journey began filled with promise and potential, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing him. Surrounded by loved ones, Dewayne peacefully passed away.

Dewayne’s life was a tapestry interwoven with moments of joy, commitment, and unwavering dedication. With a high school diploma in hand, Dewayne embarked on a career as a painter, extending his artistry through brushes and colors as a valued member of Colonial Painting and Decor. His skill and expertise elevated his work to a level of excellence, leaving a lasting impression on all who beheld his craftsmanship.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Dewayne joyfully embraced the role of a loving husband and father. His wife, Latonia Chatman-Manns, shared an unbreakable bond with him, built on a foundation of love and unwavering support. Together, they created a beautiful family, raising their children with devotion and care. Dewayne’s sons, Dewayne Ray, Cartavious Manns, and Donavon Chatman-Mannsand his daughters, Jharnakia Ray, and Latricia Chatman-Manns, were the pride and joy of his life. Their presence lit up his world, and his love for them knew no bounds. He was also survived by his stepchildren, Tionna (Brandon) Barksdale and Akeem Chatman and a host of Grandchildren, nieces,newphews, cousins and friends.

Dewayne’s spirit thrived in the company of his siblings, who were not just family but also his lifelong companions. Roosevelt (Vanessa Chatman) Manns, Fred Manns, Rev. Carl Eugene Manns, Kathryn Manns, and Beverly Johnson shared triumphant victories, cherished memories, and unwavering support. Each sibling played a significant role in shaping Dewayne’s journey, and their bond will forever be etched in their hearts. He was proceeded in death by his parents Samuel and Girthree Manns and siblings, Samella Wright, Wilbur Mann, and Patricia Manns.

Throughout his life, Dewayne found solace in simple pleasures. From engaging in spirited games of Dominos to showcasing his culinary skills on the grill, he found joy in the everyday moments. His competitive nature extended to the track field, where he proudly represented his high school as a state champion.

As we reflect upon Dewayne’s legacy, we acknowledge the countless lives he touched and inspired. His warm smile, infectious laughter, and genuine kindness endeared him to all who crossed his path. Dewayne’s genuine friendship extended beyond bloodlines, cultivating a special bond with his dear friend, Rodney Carter.

Visitation 3:00pm and Funeral 4:00pm Sunday, October 1,2023 at MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE MANSFIELD 753 McPherson St. (formerly Williams Funeral Service).

Dewayne Manns led a life filled with love, passion, and unwavering devotion to his family and friends. His impact will forever resonate within our hearts, and his memory will be cherished for generations to come. May he find eternal peace as he rests in the loving hands of the divine.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Robert & LaVerne Westerfield

    Our condolences to Latonia and her family. May he R.I.P.

  2. Christine Canada English

    I have known this man for years he is family to our family…the best painter I know…I’m sorry for your loss absent from this earth means present with the Lord..go head and take your rest fam…you will be missed Uncle Mike as we all called you rip

  3. Christine Canada English

    Rip Uncle Mike as we all called you…Sorry for your loss…

  4. So Sorry for your lost. Prayers Love ❣️ And Condolences

  5. Kimberly J Mitchell

    So sorry for your loss praying for the family

  6. Bernice carmichael

    My condolences to family of Dewayne (Michael) rest easy Michael as I knew him. I knew him as a young child in Memphis sorry for your loss.

  7. I send my condolences Latonia and family. May God help you find peace and comfort as you process this loss and celebrate Dewayne’s life. Sending my deepest sympathies.

  8. Heartfelt condolences and prayers to the entire Manns family. We will keep you all in our prayers.

    Rosie Jean, Elaine, Burke Jr, Clarence & Carmen

  9. Queen Brooks Gardner

    With deepest sympathy from the Brooks family and queen Gardner in Valdosta Georgia

  10. Beverly Johnson (Robert)

    May God richly bless the Manns family and friends. Stay close to God

  11. My condolences to the family

  12. I’m so sorry for yall loss I have known Michael as I called him since I was a kid and may you continue resting in God arms.From Frances bell and the bell family

  13. May GOD comfort each of you during this difficult time. My friend, my classmate, and my brother will forever live in my heart.

  14. Please accept my deep condolences at your family loss.

  15. Reggie & Brenda Pfeifer

    Latonia I am so sorry to hear about DeWayne. Thoughts and prayers to you and the family during this difficult time.

  16. Sending our Heartfelt Condolences to the entire Manns family.

  17. Amberly Mann-Sain (Rickey)

    Uncle Michael, you will be truly missed!! Condolences from your sister (in-law) and nieces! Love you so much!

    Erma Jean, Ashley, and Amberly

  18. Rest in peace Michael

  19. Betty Palmer-Harris

    Sincere condolences to the Mann’s family. Keep you in my prayers.

  20. Betty Palmer-Harris

    Sincere sympathy to the Mann’s family. May God keep you at this time of sorrow.

  21. Betty Palmer-Harris

    My heartfelt sympathy to the Mann’s family. May God keep you at this time of sorrow.

  22. Ashley Mann-Hibbler

    So sad to see you go in body, but your spirit and memories will always be with us. Love you always Uncle Michael (Dewayne)

  23. We Love You Uncle Mike ️

  24. My deepest condolences to the family

  25. Sending condolences to the family from classmates of His wife Latonia.

    Weeping may endure for the night but joy cometh in the morning.

  26. Eddie and Dorothy Thomas

    Latinos we are praying for your family.

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