Manuel Black Sr. “Ethoie” departed this life peacefully at his home on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. He was 83 years old. He was born on March 30, 1937 to the union of the late Leonard and Grace Black Sr., and was a lifelong resident of Plaquemines Parish. He was the eighth of ten children. He attended Scottsville School and was baptized on June 5, 1960, at the age of 23, by the late Rev. David Sullen. He served as an usher at Greater Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church under his pastor, Rev. Joseph A. Brooks. He was joined in holy matrimony to Bernice Britton Black for 55 years. He worked at Brown & Root for 23 years until January 3, 1997 when he retired.
Manuel was preceded in death by his parents Leonard and Grace Black. His siblings, Jake, Leonard, Isaac, Lewis, Earl and Gertie Black, Easter Hunter, and Betty Sanders.
He leaves to cherish his memory to his loving wife Bernice Black. 7 children Lisa (Rev. Nadal Cosse’), Manuel Black (Dorita), Shawn Gaines (Clifton), Angela Lafrance (Troy), Cornell Black (Tori), Danny and Elgin Black (Lakrisha). He also leaves Ansonia Black whom he raised. Beloved brother of Gloria Black Smith.
He has 4 Godchildren, Travis Britton, Brenda Butler, Ayanna Thomas, and Naomi Higgins. Also left to cherish his memory are a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, 2 brothers in laws, 2 sisters in laws, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral services on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Greater Morning Star Baptist Church, located at 14747 LA-23 Belle Chase, LA at 11A.M. Pastor Joseph A. Brooks officiating. Interment will follow in Bayhi Cemetery. There will be a limited visitation at 9:30A.M.
The family will also receive guest for a visitation on Friday, July 24, 2020 at Robinson Family Funeral Home located at 9611 HWY. 23 Belle Chasse La, 70037, from 6 – 8 p.m.
Due to COVID – 19, everyone in attendance MUST wear a mask or other proper facial covering and practice social distancing.
Funeral planning entrusted to ROBINSON FAMILY FUNERAL HOME 9611 HWY. 23 BELLE CHASSE, LA. 70037 (504) 208 – 2119.
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