Wilfredo Emanuel Morales Sr., 56 of Bonifay, passed to his Heavenly Home Friday, May 2, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Morales was born in New York, NY on June 22, 1957 to the late Gilberto and Justiniana Morales. He was a graduate of All Hallows High School, receiving his B.A. in Political Science from Pace University and his M.P.A. from John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York. A U.S. Marine Reservist for many years, Mr. Morales worked as a Social Worker, Administrator, 4-H Agent, as well as an Animal Rescue for Holmes County. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, who gave of himself to fulfill the needs of others and inspired the lives of many more.
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Survived by his beloved wife, Julia Manners-Morales; five children, Nina Morales, Dothan, Ala., Wilfred "Willie" Morales, Brandon, Eileen "China" Morales, West Palm Beach, Cesar Morales, Tampa, and Xavier Morales, Westville; sisters, Florida Valentine, Calif., and Carmen Eloisa Morales, Tallahassee; six grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family received friends at the funeral home Friday, May 9, 2014 from 3 to 7 p.m. Funeral service were held Saturday, May 10th, 2014 at 3 p.m. at his family church located at 1211 Sam Ard Road with Pastor Larry Brown officiating and James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing. Expressions of sympathy can be made at http://www.jamesandlipford.com/
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5390 Cotton Street
Graceville, FL 32440
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on May 14, 2014