A funeral mass for Mr. Anthony Cleabe Manuel, age 74, of Springhill, LA, will be held at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, April 6, 2022, St. Paul Catholic, Minden, LA with Father Joseph Kallookalam officiating. Interment will follow in Springhill Cemetery, Springhill, LA under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Springhill.
Rosary services will be held at 4:30 pm, Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel with a visitation to follow from 5:30 pm until 8:00 pm.
Anthony, also known as “Little Frenchie” was born on October 16, 1947 to Liverty Anthony “Frenchie” and Lalia Edith Palmer Manuel in Shreveport, LA and passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at his home in Springhill. He was in the 1965 graduating class of Springhill High School and graduated with a bachelors degree from Northeast Louisiana State College in 1971. He was a faithful member Sacred Heart Catholic Church and St. Paul Catholic Church until his health declined. Anthony was the owner of AKC Properties and “Little Frenchies Fixins”. He served on the Board of Directors at Citizens Bank & Trust Co. from 1975 until 2016 and on numerous other boards through the years including the North Webster Chamber of Commerce, Springhill Medical Center Foundation and the Webster Parish Jury Commission. Anthony’s true passion was serving others and he enjoyed doing that with his catering company “Little Frenchies Fixins” for many years. His big smile and contagious laugh will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Mary Edington Manuel; daughter, Kelly Manuel Morales and husband, Mike of Shreveport; two sons, Adam Manuel of Shreveport, Cody Manuel and wife, Shelly of Bradley, AR; two step-sons, Jason Marshall and wife, Kristina of Springhill, Colton Walters of Hendersonville, TN; six grandchildren, Gabe Marshall, Gavin Marshall, Anna Manuel, Keegan Walters, Katelyn Manuel, Scarlett Walters; sister, Harryette Winn and husband, Raymond of West Monroe, LA; nephew, Matt Winn; niece, Ashley Tonore and husband, Gerald; great-niece, Morgan Tonore; great-nephew, Alex Tonore; sister-in-law, Sandra Barnard and husband, Tommy; and brother-in-law, Don Edington and wife, Pat.
He preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be James Colvin, Mike Word, Russ Green, Ivan Sumlin, Charles Smith, Jason Wade, Jason Parker and Charles Jacobs. Honorary pallbearers will be Skip Grillot, Ralph Vines, Ray Huddleston, Josh Carpenter, Leo Torres, Ronnie Coleman, Kerry Johnston, B.J. Benefield, Jerry Causey, Bill Carter, Jr., Robert Huddleston, John David Green, Robert Hilburn, Jeff White and Terry Wallace.
The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to Jeannie Crook and Mary Hoof for the love and wonderful care they gave to Anthony over the past couple of years.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made in his honor to St. Paul Catholic Church, 410 Fincher Rd, Minden, LA 71055.
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