John Tyler Manuel

September 22, 1987 ~ December 8, 2011

John Tyler Manuel, 24, of Lake Charles passed away Thursday, December 8, 2011, in Jersey Shores, PA.

He was born in Houston, TX and was a lifelong resident of Lake Charles. John Tyler worked in the construction industry.

He is survived by his parents, Johnny and Diane Sandefer Manuel of Lake Charles; two sisters, Megan R. Manuel and Maggie K. Manuel; maternal grandparents, Calvin and Jena Sandefer; paternal grandfather, Chester Manuel; aunt, Nell Sandefer; extended family and friends.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 10AM at Johnson Funeral Home. Rev. Kelly Vigio will officiate. Graveside service will follow at 1PM at Blue Branch Cemetery in Pitkin. Visitation will begin Monday from 4PM-9PM and will continue Tuesday from 8AM until time of service.

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  1. John and family:I am so very sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and a hope that God heals your pain. Sincerely, John Pell

  2. John, Diane, Megan, and Maggie, We were just stunned to hear about Tyler. Our hearts are so sad for you. We're so very sorry he was taken at such a young age and that such a beautiful and courageous family has to hurt so much. We are thinking of you and remembering the times when the kids were little and Tyler was racing around full of energy at everything he did! There is a poem that helped me when we lost Ray. Look it up on the internet. It is Song of the River by William Randolph Hearst. As it says, …don't ask why we live or die, or wither or when we go, or wonder about the mysteries that only God may know. I still read it from time to time and it is very comforting. We are thinking of you and hope that time will ease your pain. With love, your friends Susanne Bradshaw and daughter Cayce.

  3. my prayers are with your entire family in your time of loss. you are in my thoughts ever day. i know God is with yall right now,more than ever.

  4. Oh but to remember:His first steps, holding his hand to cross the street, learning to ride a bicycle, teaching hime to drive a car. Now he has reached eternal life and as sad, painful and lonely as this moment is for us our heavenly father Jesus Christ is with him, for our father loves us and cares for us during our time of need. He suffers no pain now and is in the care of our father Jesus Christ. May we meet him in heaven when our time comes and smile as we greet him in heaven and he shares all the stories and tales from the childhood stories he heard and the stories of his Mom and Dad and the life you shared. He is not alone, he is missed greatly, but the reunion will be a happy, glorious, and a holy one. God is with him and God help you to be patient as you wait to see him again in a better and greater place. God Bless and be with you in your pain and suffering.Love and condolences,Your Brother in love and life always, Bearcat

  5. Thinking of you with love and prayers – remembering your family and especially Cayce and Megan's friendship and times shared here at the lake. Love, Gram Sanders

  6. Tyler was a friend to my son and I, but in more then one ocasion we went fishing, we did more fishing then catching dut we tried nonetheless. Tyler was very respectful young man. I was glad to have known him.

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