Mobile City Councilor Reverend Levon C. Manzie Dies Aged 39 | Mobile County Alabama News
Mobile City Councilor Levon Manzie died suddenly Sunday evening September 19, 2021. The cause of death has not been shared by his family. Manzie had served as District 2 Council Representative for 8 years and was vying for that seat with William Carrol on October 5.
A native of Mobile, Reverend Levon Charles Manzie found himself called to serve his community and his savior. Although he was very active in the political arena, he also served as a fourth generation minister, as a pastor at St. Joseph’s Baptist Church in Whistler. Those living near his Whistler church said Manzie continued to provide out-of-home services during the public health crisis and were grateful for his dedication.
“Well, it was really, really fiery,” recalls Tameka Pettway, who lives across from the church. “I enjoyed listening to the music and the message he gave every Sunday.”
Reverend Manzie was a graduate of Murphy High School and continued his education at both Troy University and the University of Southern Alabama. His political career began in 208 when he was elected to the Mobile County School Board. He was both vice-president and president there. Through his role on the school board, Mobile District 3 City Councilor CJ Small remembers Manzie helping the city meet the needs of the community long before he got involved in city politics.
“We needed funds for the Boys and Girls Club off Dauphin Island Parkway and that summer Councilor Manzie enabled the kids to have a summer program at Gilliard Elementary School,” said Small.
In 2013, Manzie was elected to the seat of the District 2 Mobile City Council, where he fought to improve parks and recreation and lobbied for improved roads and sidewalks in neighborhoods and neighborhoods. downtown entertainment. Reverend Manzie was seen this month alongside Mayor Stimpson to celebrate a Texas Street improvement project he had led. He will be remembered by those close to him as a dedicated and motivated man.
“He was unique in his own way… very happy. Very good attitude and he has determined that he will always make sure he does whatever he can do for his district, ”Small explained. “He was the man for the job. Even though he had health issues and disabilities, he never gave up.
Reverend Levon Manzie was 39 years old. There is no word yet on the schedule of services.
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