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Otis Manley


Sunrise: January 14, 1942

Sunset: January 21, 2021

On January 21st, Otis Manley of Chesapeake, Virginia passed away at the age of 78.

Otis was born on December 14th, 1942 in Jackson, North Carolina to the late Ada and James Tindal. Otis was raised in Norfolk, Virginia and attended Booker T. Washington High School.

Otis moved to New York in 1962. He began working for the New York City Housing Authority in 1966 and later moved on to work for New York City Transit Authority as a conductor and soon after became a motorman. Otis retired from Transit in 1999 and moved back to Virginia. Shortly after moving back to Virginia, Otis became married to Jannie.

Otis was a loving husband, father, grandfather and a beautiful great-grandfather. He was the absolute best. Otis will be lovingly remembered by his 8 children, Marlene, Greg, Kevin, Cynthia, Tracy, Andre, Dwayne and Ira, 20 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. All of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren love their grandpa very much. Every time they came to the house they would run straight to grandpa for hugs and kisses.

Otis has one sister, Lucille Lamar who currently lives in Georgia. He has two deceased brothers, Raymond and Robert Manley. Otis has one aunt, cousins, nieces and nephews. Otis has 4 best friends, George, James, Charlie and Linwood. Otis will be missed dearly by all his friends and family.

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    George Diggs says

    George Diggs

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    Tracy n family says

    My brother will be miss always in my heart Tracy church n family ?☹️

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      Abdul Muhammad says

      We offer our condolences to the Manley family. We pray Allah that you comforted and strengthened during this time. If there is ever anything that we can do, please reach out. Peace and love from the Muhammad family (Christina, Amir, Emmanuel and Brother Abdul)

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    Mr.Charlie Church/Mrs.Debbie Church & Family says

    My Brother you will truly be missed… I Love you from the bottom of my heart..You will never be forgotten… ????????

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    Janice Johns says

    Dept of office chaplains n mta east new york depot. Sorry for your loss. Our prayers go out to the Manley family. I will have continued blessings n prayers for the family we love u hold on to the memories of Otis

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      Wanda Jacobs says

      Jacobs and Pugh family send our deepest condolences your family aunty j

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      Deacon Keven Manley and family says

      My prayers be with you in your time of need lean on gods understand him be strong we sure in the list of our family member continue to be blessed

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    Deborah "Taylor" Mapp says

    To the Manley Family: I grew up around Otis. He was a friend to my oldest brother. He was a very nice person with a good sense of humor. May he rest with Jesus and may each of you be comforted. God’s grace and mercy be with you.

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    James Walker says

    Rest in peace my brother knowing you lived a peaceful, loving and Godly life. You will always have a place in my heart.
    Love

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      Sissie Brown says

      Condolences to the Manley family. May God’s blessings shower you all at this difficult time. Otis will be missed but always in our hearts.
      Sissie Brown

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    Quincy, Sharon, Ronald Tyrone and extended Family says

    My deepest Condolences from the the Frazier Family.
    I pray that God comforts you in this time of need and that he continues to cover the family . We love you all. Otis was a god man , father, grandpa all in one.

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    MARY JACOBS says

    cousin you gave a long hard fight. MARY JACOBS AND FAMILY.

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    Terry Jacobs says

    My deepest condolences go out to the Manley family for they’re lost. Otis will truly be missed, for he was a mentor and friend to many of us growing up. Having said that I say to you uncle Otis your home now rest in peace…

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