Rev. Willie Manley, Jr., 59, of Cantonment, Florida passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.
Willie was born in Detroit, Michigan on December 5, 1961 to parents, Willie (Bill) Lee Manley, Sr. and Evelyn Mabry. He was a graduate of Central High School in Detroit, Michigan.
He was a Christian Baptist Minister who gave his life to God at the early age of 19. He attended Olive Baptist Church here with his wife, Bonnie, in Pensacola. He had resided in Detroit, Arizona and in Texas.
Willie is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Bonnie Stevens Manley; son, Willie Lee Manley, III; stepchildren, Brent, Paul and Nikki; father, Bill Manley; mother and stepfather, Evelyn and Eddie Mabry; brothers, Tyrone, Robert, Timmy and Tony; sisters, Angela Jones, LaToya Allen and Kathryn Ramsey; five grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Willie proudly served six years in the U. S. Army. He was responsible for training new recruits and proper use of radio equipment. He required a high security clearance and was stationed at Fort Dix, Fort Gordon, Fort Kellogg and Fort Hood.
Willie was a longtime employee of McDonald’s Corporation. He was a huge Vikings fan, loved his bowties, and had a very strong faith which he took every opportunity to share with others.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to your local Ronald McDonald House Charities (www.rmhc.org).