Levon Charles Manzie
FUNERAL HOME
Small’s Mortuary - Mobile
950 South Broad Street
Mobile, AL
Levon Charles Manzie, 38, who served his community as President of the Mobile City Council, as a pastor, and as a former Mobile County school board member, passed away on Sunday, September 19, 2021.He was the eldest son born to Rev. C.L. Manzie and Mrs. Jeanette Manzie. Manzie was a graduate of Murphy High School and Troy University, where he earned a degree in political science. A true servant leader, Manzie will forever be known for the humble and compassionate way he served his constituents, for his kindness, and for his willingness from a very early age to do whatever he could do to make the world a better place. As all who knew him could attest: He was wise beyond his years. Manzie was the youngest person to serve on both the Mobile City Council and the Mobile County Board of School Commissioners, winning his first election in 2008 at the age of 25. He was running for his third term on the City Council when he passed away. Though he was taken too soon, his legacy will be the positive impact he made on the entire Mobile community and will be felt for decades to come. Serving on the Mobile City Council since 2013, Manzie spearheaded major improvements to his beloved District 2, including revitalizing parks and recreation centers, replacing sidewalks in neighborhoods and the Downtown Entertainment District, completing road resurfacing and drainage projects, combating blight, and preserving historic communities and efforts. Manzie led the Mobile County school board in the passage of a $100 million construction bond to benefit children throughout the county, including major renovations to schools in his District 4. He was instrumental in the board's decision to invest $4 million to renovate the exterior of the historic Barton Academy in downtown Mobile, which made it possible to open the Barton Academy for Advanced World Studies in August. And he worked with the Alabama Legislature to secure funding to repair Murphy High School after a tornado damaged the campus. A fourth-generation pastor, Manzie was passionate in his preaching and in sharing his love of God with others. He served as the Pastor of the St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church in Whistler, most ably taking over for his father, the Rev. C.L. Manzie. He was a true spiritual leader. Manzie was predeceased by his father, Rev. C.L. Manzie. Those left to cherish his legacy and memories are his loving mother, Mrs. Jeanette Manzie; his devoted siblings: Jewketa Manzie Jones, Felix Jarvis Manzie and Thomas Jarrod Manzie; a host of other loving relatives, his congregation, colleagues, community, and friends that will miss him dearly. A visitation will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 10am until the 11am Celebration of Life service at the St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church, 711 Elba Ave., Whistler, AL 36612. He will be laid to rest in Pinecrest Cemetery. DIGNIFIED AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ENTRUSTED TO SMALL'S MORTUARY, 950 S. BROAD ST., MOBILE, AL 36603.

Published by Mobile Register and Baldwin County from Sep. 23 to Sep. 26, 2021.
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Celebration of Life
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the St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church
711 Elba Ave., Whistler, AL
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You will be greatly missed Rev. Manzie. May your family/friends comforted with your loving memories.
Natalie Kent
September 27, 2021
My condolences to the Manzie family and church family and to his colleagues he worked with, I´m so very sorry for your loss but his memories will live on forever, Rest On In Peace Rev, Lovon Charles Manzie you will be missed
Betty Davis
Other
September 27, 2021
I would like to commend Councilman Manzie for the many improvements he engineered for parts of Old Dauphinway:paving portions of Julia, Azalea, Bradford and Brown streets, along with both paving and replacing sidewalks on McPhillips Ave. you have our sympathies.
Andrea Pennington
Work
September 25, 2021
Deepest Sympathy to the Manzie Family. Levon was a wonderful Councilman. He felt that it was important to have personal relationship with the people he served. We will always remember and be thankful for his kindness an attentivness. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Richard & Toni Blakely
Other
September 25, 2021
My condolences and prayers to your family and to the st. Joseph missionary Baptist Church family, he was a kind man of GOD.
Wonja Hatch king
Other
September 25, 2021
Councilman Manzie was a faithful servant of the people of Mobile. I am thankful for his service and his friendship. My prayers are with his family.
Adam Bourne
September 24, 2021
It is with a Sadness too hard to explain that I offer my Condolences to his Mother, the entire Manzie Family, His Church Family; St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church, & The City Council of Mobile! Reverend Manzie was a true servant and leader who will forever be known for the humble and compassionate way he served his constituents and the citizens of Mobile! He was a kind man and had the will to serve people and did what he could to make this community and the world a better place. I met him up close and personal in 2019 at a Commencement for Bishop State Community College and asked if I could get a Resolution from his office for a Pastor's Anniversary in his District less than a week away and he stopped and spoke to me directly without hesitation. He said; "Considerate it Done" call my office tomorrow and tell my Secretary what you need and that you talked to me and we can make it happen. Sure enough, it was done the following day, and just that act of kindness alone impressed upon my spirit that he is a true servant and a man after God's own heart and a newfound friend. I thank God for the opportunity to have known him for a brief time because it gave me a true sense of; despite what is going on in the world today, there are still some good people and good things going on, and not to give up and believe there is still hope for this world. "Rest in Eternal Peace My Brother-in-Christ."
Janie Crawford Balams
September 24, 2021
My deepest sympathy to The Manzie family. Councilman Manzie was a "Blessing" and "Inspiration" to the citizens of Mobile and beyond. His life of service to others made a difference in my life. Thank GOD for Levon C Manzie.
Donna Moffett
September 24, 2021
To: The Manzie Family my deepest condolences Thank you for your service to City of Mobile
Freddie Wilcox III
Other
September 24, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Creola Houston
Friend
September 24, 2021
Eternal rest grant unto Councilman Manzie O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him and may he rest in peace. May his family, relatives and friends find comfort and consolation in Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Councilman Manzie was truly an advocate for his constituents in District 2.
Penelope "Penny" Gulley
Other
September 24, 2021
My deepest sympathy to the Manzie Family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Rev. Manzie was a very special, very likeable person. Each time I had an opportunity to talk with him it was enjoyable. He will be greatly missed.
Paulette B. Holley/MCPSS
Work
September 24, 2021
My condolences to the Manzie family and the St. Joseph Church family.
Martha Hollins
Other
September 24, 2021
Young, Green, Smith Family
September 24, 2021
May God give you comfort in knowing that Levon did God's Will. Job Well done Faithful servant. Job Well done..
Sabrina S Lang
September 24, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Annette Smith and Family
Friend
September 24, 2021
Words can't express the loss that Mobile and surrounding areas felt at the lost of this young man. My grandmother adored him. He truly proved himself to be a man for the people. May God keep his family and all that loved him during this challenging time. God's grace is sufficient
A. Pettaway
Other
September 24, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Mrs Marquitta Montgomery Williams
September 24, 2021
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