SYLVESTER -- The funeral services for the late Mr. Kenneth Wesley "Candy" Manuel of 189 Hawkstead Drive, Leesburg, Georgia, who departed this life on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Georgia, will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. from the Macedonia Baptist Church in Sylvester, Georgia with the Reverend Terrell Carter officiating. Burial will follow in the Shepard Memorial Garden Cemetery in Sylvester , Georgia .

Kenneth Wesley Manuel was born on September 15, 1965, in Worth County, Georgia .

Kenneth was affectionately known to many as "Candy", some even referred to him as "Candyman". He began his education in the Worth County school system. He attended Albany State University and received a degree in electronics from Albany Technical College .

Kenneth worked in management at McDonalds and Chuck E. Cheese for many years.

At an early age he accepted Christ as his personal Savior and joined the St. John A.M.E. Church in Poulan , Georgia.

He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife Cathy Jeannie Manuel; two children Taylor Catherine Manuel and Alexander Charles Manuel, all of Leesburg, Georgia; Eight Sisters Carnita (Henry) Willis of Toledo Ohio; Ida "Peggy" (Dwelley) Cauley of Miami, Florida, Yancey Manuel of Jacksonville, FL, Sharon (Jose) Roquemore of Albany, Georgia, Cherry Cheevers, Latange Kirk, Shirley (Eddie) Heard, Valentina (Jessie) Peavy, all of Sylvester, Georgia, eight brothers John "Pepper" Manuel, Jr, Breon (Jackie) Manuel, Milford Brown, Sandus Manuel, Carl Manuel, all of Sylvester, Georgia, Geno (Sandra) Manuel of Miami, Florida, Milton Brown of Warner Robins, Georgia, Ellis Brown of Virginia; Mother-in-law Charlie Mae Leonard; Father-in-law Calvin Leonard; three sister-in-laws Sheila (Elbert) Blount, one brother-in-law Calvin Leonard, Jr.

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Shipp's Funeral Home

Sylvester 229/776-1355