Mannie D. Harden


Mannie Delores Harden, 67, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away on April 17, 2023. Mannie was born in Tallahassee, Florida on May 25, 1955, to Alee Williams and Johnny Wilson. After attending high school at Linden McKinley and Columbus Girls High School, she entered the workforce as a caregiver in a daycare facility, then retired from Grant Hospital where she worked in housekeeping. Later, she married Ervin Harden Sr. and started a family of her own, giving birth to two handsome sons, Ervin Harden Jr, and James Harden.

Mannie lived a beautiful life, full of laughter, love, and kindness. Beloved by all who had the pleasure to meet her, she was compassionate and caring, always finding a way to help others. It was because of this love for life, family, and friends, you could often find Mannie spending time with her sons, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, mother, siblings, nieces and nephews, but also with her extended families at the Trojans MC or her local bingo hall, and of course with other lifelong friends.

We know that Mannie is surrounded by the love of her stepfathers, James Diggs and Edward Williams, and brother, James Randy Diggs who preceded her in death. She is survived by her children Ervin Harden Jr (Danielle), James Harden, grandchildren Quante, Parker, and Payton, great-grandchildren Sage and Seven, mother Alee Williams, siblings Gary Diggs, Dianna Diggs-McDougald, and Karen Diggs, nieces Kimiko Burks and Nina Diggs-Gaiton, nephews Furquan McDougald, Terrence McDougald, and Denzel McDougald, god-daughter Mary Scott, special friends Eloise Summers, Josephine Davis-Dotstry, Sharon Tannyhill , and Melinda Glass, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and others who loved her dearly.

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Monday, April 24, 2023 at Peace United Methodist Church, 235 Diley Road.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Ruby Singletary

    To the family may God comfort,bless, and strengthen each of you. Lois was truly a beautiful person. She always made me fell welcomed at any of the family gatherings. Her joy was her family. Mrs. Alee I don’t have any words to express my grief to you. Rest in peace Mannie.

  2. Myra Hawkins (Darryl's Mom)

    Ervin & Family,
    Sending condolences to you & your family in the loss of your Mom. Thoughts & prayers are with you & your family during this time of bereavement.

  3. I’m so numb hurt lost for words speechless this is a wound that will never heal she was my second mother she is definitely missed each & every day we will talk laugh & see each other again

  4. Tona Busby-Washington

    My heart is heavy . Lois I was looking forward to seeing and spending time with you in a couple of months when I move back home. So glad I made it to see you before I left on my last visit. I will always treasure our memories we shared. You are forever loved and will be missed by many. My condolences to her sons and the rest of our family. Praying for strength during this difficult time.

  5. Rose Walton Fluellen

    My deepest sympathy to the family.
    May God bless and keep you all.
    Rose Walton-Fluellen

  6. My heart is so hurt !!! You’ve been my bonus mother since 1985 !! I will never forget everything you put in my head along with my mother !! God mother I’m going to mis you soooo much❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ !! Ervin and James I love y’all ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  7. Shirley t Martin tyree

    Diana and family am so sorry for loss am praying for you and your family god bless

  8. To the family of mannie harden you have my condolences she will certainly be missed by all who knew her. May god bless and give you comfort

  9. Shirley t Martin tyree

    Diana and family I am so sorry for your loss praying for you and the family

  10. It was our honor and privilege to serve you for the past several years. We send our condolences to all of your family and loved ones, and wish them comfort and peace.
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  11. Tennel Williams

    May the Peace of God keep your hearts in his perfect Peace . Sorry for your loss ,Heaven has gained a true Angel !

  12. Enid Patterson

    Sending condolences to your family on the passing of Sis. Mannie. I had the wonderful opportunity of knowing her. I will miss her beautiful smile and her encouraging words everytime we would see each other. The world has lost a caring and wonderful person. She will never be forgotten.

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