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Jeffrey Allen Manns

AGE: 40 • Dallas, Texas

Jeffrey Allen Manns, 40, passed suddenly, Monday, October 12, 2015 in Dallas, TX while returning home from a series of performances there. Jeffery was a teacher, conductor, instrumentalist, vocalist, husband, father, son, brother and friend. He shared his love of life, music, and family with everyone who crossed his path. Jeff was born July 16, 1975 in New Haven, IN. He graduated from New Haven High School and received his Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance from Ball State University. Jeff served on the voice faculties at Goshen College and IU/PU of Fort Wayne. He was currently serving as the Director of Music Ministry at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Wilmington, DE. Jeff loved all sports. Specifically, Jeff loved the game of golf, all things Purdue, the Bears and the Chicago Cubs. Jeff loved all types of music, but his passion was for the choral art. As a tenor, Jeff could be heard throughout the nation with many ensembles, including: The Crossing (PA),True Concord (AZ),Vox Humana (TX),The Spire Ensemble (MO), The Thirteen (NYC),The Princeton Singers (NJ), and The Mastersingers (DE) and was a founding member of Qvinctus (DE). He is survived by his wife, Rebecca (Ormiston) Manns; daughters, Savannah and Gabriella; mother, Karen (Huguenard) Manns; sisters, Cynthia (Adam) Fleming and Deborah (Craig) Koehlinger; father and mother-in-law Zackery "Rick"(Cathy) Ormiston; sister- in-law Kathleen (Eric) Englert; 9 nieces and nephews, Ember, Baileigh, Dylan, Ian, Derek, Jenna, Cameron, Megan, and Bryce; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and close family friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Manns; grandparents, Manson and Ialeen Fancher, Robert Huguenard, Thelma and George Manns Sr. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30pm on Sunday, November, 1st at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2313 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE Memorial contributions of support, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Rebecca Manns c/o Aldersgate UMC, 2313 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE, 19803 As we all gather to share, we would like to ask that anyone who has a favorite photo of Jeff, please bring a copy for us to all share that day and for his girls to keep. To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccomband

Published in The News Journal from Oct. 23 to Oct. 30, 2015
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