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340 East Prien Lake Road
LAKE CHARLES, LA 70601
Phone: 337-656-2628
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Craig Manuel

Craig Manuel

Wednesday, October 14th, 1953 - Saturday, April 20th, 2019
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Craig Manuel, 65, a lifelong resident of Lake Charles passed from this life on April 20, 2019 in a local health care facility.

Craig was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He loved smiling, laughing, and making everyone happy. Craig was a huge child at heart and loved being a jokester and being in the outdoors. In his younger years he raced motorcycles and excelled at boxing, where he won the Golden Glove State Championship through Daley’s Gym. He adored his children and grandchildren and made them the center of his life. He took great pride in “always being there for his sons no matter what.”

Mr. Manuel is preceded in death by his parents, Dallance and Alice Roy Manuel.

He leaves to cherish his memory his children; Jeff Manuel and Blue Manuel both of Lake Charles; the mother of his children, Laurie Campbell; grandchildren, Nick LaPoint, Dallan Manuel, Cooper Manuel, Kaylyn Manuel, Ally Manuel, and Noah Manuel; siblings, Jo Ann Guillory and husband David of Ocala, FL and Teena Benoit of LeBleu Settlement, and Jimmy "Bawky" Manuel and wife Harriet of Lake Charles, goddaughters; Amber and Kelli Mims, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family on Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM in the chapel of Lakeside Funeral Home. A rosary will be prayed at 6 PM. Visitation will continue on Friday, April 26, 2019 from 8:00 AM until time of service. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM in the chapel of Lakeside Funeral Home. The Very Reverend Anthony Fontenot is to officiate. Burial will follow at Consolata Cemetery.

Memories and words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.lakesidefh.com
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 25th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Thursday, April 25th, 2019 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Lakeside Funeral Home
    Address
    340 East Prien Lake Road
    Lake Charles, LA 70601
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  • Second Visitation

    Friday, April 26th, 2019 | 8:00am - 10:30am
    When
    Friday, April 26th, 2019 8:00am - 10:30am
    Location
    Lakeside Funeral Home
    Address
    340 East Prien Lake Road
    Lake Charles, LA 70601
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  • Service

    Friday, April 26th, 2019 | 10:30am
    When
    Friday, April 26th, 2019 10:30am
    Location
    Lakeside Funeral Home
    Address
    340 East Prien Lake Road
    Lake Charles, LA 70601
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  • Interment

    Location
    Consolata
    Address
    2300 Country Club Rd.
    Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Posted at 06:55pm
My sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time. May you all seek God for comfort, peace, strength and support (2 Cor 1:3).

Joey Manuel

Posted at 08:26pm
Some of my first memories of Craig were of us as little boys in the late 50's and early 60 was going up to his room, and he was three years older than me, and when your a young boy, he seemed so much wiser and cooler. When he let me have free reign over digging his comic book collection out of his closet, I thought I was in heaven. He had a super collection of Spider Man, and Superman, and other Marvel comics. Decades later the world got to dig in Craig's closet and Marvel at the same characters we were into so long ago. He always made you feel so at home, relaxed, and special that you were just at ease, and happy to be alive. I dug up a few old photos of us, one in 58, he is in maw-maw's lap, and I am in our padan's (parrain) lap. We both loved him so much and Aunt Alice gave me the very chairs that he gave me and Craig as little boys. They are in our living room, and I will cherish them forever. My heart broke and I broke down and cried unashamedly when I first saw Craig in that condition he was in, in the last decade of his life. We hung out as teens, and we though our youth would never end. Sail on my dear cousin. Give our family love up there in heaven. We are not far behind you, and you are never far away from us. We will love and miss you in our remaining days on this earth, and see you soon.
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Posted at 04:57pm
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Love Joey, Virgie, & Valerie

Posted at 02:37pm
One more day, 1 more time One more sunset maybe I'd be satisfied But then again I know what it would do Leave me wishing still for 1 more day with you
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Renita

Posted at 11:47am
Smokey Mountains trip and sharing a cottage with you and Laurie. Especially when Keith and I come back and you are in the hot tub to take a bubble bath! Thank you for Lady also. She was beautiful, kind and gentle like you .
Love you cuz.
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