The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the First Salem Baptist Church, Twin Church Road, Montezuma, Georgia. Burial will follow in the Champ Waters Cemetery, Montezuma, Georgia.
Mark was born March 9, 1969 to the parentage of Mrs. Betty Rice Mann and the late Chase William Mann in Montezuma, Georgia. He was educated in the public school system of Macon County. He attended his family churches both First Salem Baptist Church and Harrison Chapel Baptist Church. After graduating from high school, he moved to the Atlanta area where he was employed as a tractor trailer driver and also was employed with Wal-Mart Warehouse. Mark was a very humble and peaceful warrior who touched the hearts of many. He could make anyone laugh or smile with his great sense of humor.
Survivors are a beloved mother, Betty Rice Mann, Oglethorpe, Georgia; one daughter, Miranda Cromer Mann, Montezuma, Georgia; siblings, Patricia M. Perkins (Willie, Sr.), Jonesboro, Georgia, Jeanette Marks (Benny McCarthy), Warner Robins, Georgia, Charles Mann (Cathy), Montezuma, Georgia, Michael Mann (Anginette), Montezuma, Georgia, Virginia M. Hunter (Jeffery), Riverdale, Georgia, Alfonzo Mann (Kathy), Montezuma, Georgia and Jamesetta Harris, Montezuma, Georgia; uncles and aunts, James C. Mann (Luella), Earl Mann, all of Montezuma, Georgia, Wilie Rice, New Jersey, Eugene Rice, New York, New York, John H. Mann (Viola), Eirvin Mann (Pearl), all of West Palm Beach, Florida, Hargis Rice, Jr., Perry, Georgia, Willie Mann (Cathy), Oglethorpe, Georgia, Darryl Rice, Detroit, Michigan, Maggie Williams, New York, New York, Helen Anthony, Carrie McWhorter, Lizzie Rice, all of Orlando, Florida, Mary Summers, Shirley Horton, Lillie Ogburn, all of Macon, Georgia, Barbara Jolly, Warner Robins, Georgia, Mary P. Rice, Inez Woolfork (Alonzo), all of Montezuma, Georgia, Mae Bertha Jones, West Palm Beach, Florida; great aunts and great uncles, Ossie Mae Clark, Carrie Rackley, Sarah Hannor (Fred), all of Montezuma, Georgia, Fannie Hannor (Jerome), Oglethorpe, Georgia, Christine Mann, Mary Mann, Dorothy Mann, all of Florida and Henry Mann, Jr., Jacksonville, Florida beloved nieces and nephews, Lakesha (Chad), Lakeidra (Kevin), Carlos (Nathandriel), Tenesha, Shannon (Brandon), Shakina, Jakale, Wilie, Jr. (Bre), Jennifer, Tiffany, Camesha, Ashley, Chauncey (Precious), Charvis, Jannetta, Patraunna, Kylan, Mike, Jr. and Tyra; other relatives and sorrowing friends including a devoted friend and companion, Ms. Cherise Jackson.
FIRST TO MS BETTY, I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, MARK WAS A DEAR PERSON AND HE ALWAYS WOULD KNOW HOW TO MAKE A PERSON LAUGH, HE WILL BE MISSED DEARLY MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND THE FAMILY ...
Our deepest sympathy.God the father is with you. Trust in him and lean on him during your time of bereavement.
Harrison Chapel Baptist Church
Deepest sympathy from our Family to yours.
The MARTIN Family
To Maranda and The Mann Family, We are so sorry and saddened by the loss of your Dear Father. Mrs. Betty, your Dear Son. and A Dear Brother, Uncle & A Dear Friend. Let us know that God is in Charge of All of Our Lives, and He makes No Mistakes. Miranda and Family, just remember that We All here at The Literacy Center is praying for You and your Family. "We Do Love You".
The Staff & Students at The Literacy Council of Macon County
To the Mann Family:
I pray the Lord will strengthen and comfort you during your time of bereavement.
The Neal and Northcut Family
Our hearts and prayers go out to the Mann family during this difficult time. May God continue to bless and keep you.
Michael Martin & family
"Look To The Rainbow"
There are no words of sympathy that will take away the pain, but the memories left behind with you will always remain. May your grief be diminished knowing that I care, the grief that you have I also share. Look to the rainbow that follows the storm, It will make you stronger and help you transform.
With Deepest Sympathy
We all are deeply sorry for your loss and we pray that the Lord comfort all of the family during this difficult time.
Helen, Johnny and Prentis
Jeanette and family, we are so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort from our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Lucretia and Jim Henderson
Uncle Mark I hate to see you go, but I know you are in a better place now. You will always have a special place in my hear forever. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH !
Love, your niece Tyra Mann*
To THE MANN FAMILY,I'm truly sorry for your lost,may GOD be with each and everyone of you at this sad time in your lives,Mark will be truly missed by many,me & my family have you all in our prayers may GOD bless all.
Mazie Harris & Family
I am so sorry for your lost you all or in my prayers. We are deeply sorry for your lost. May God continue to keep you in His arms of protection.
Edjarodor Cromer, Jessica and children Jacksonville Fl
With my deepest sympathy times like this make God seem so far away. But please know you are not going through your Heavenly Father is carrying through Be Blessed He will not let you be tempted beyond what you are able to bear. Betty I understand I have been there.
with much love Carroll Cromer Jacksonville, Fl
Ms Betty and family,(Carlos and Driel) We are thinking of you at this time and praying for your strength.
Much love. The Hosley, Rogers,Raines, Tookes,families.
To the Family,
The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God won't protect you. You are in our thoughts and Prayers.
James and Emma Mallard
To The Mann Family you all have my deepest sympathy.my prayer are with you all
TO THE MANN FAMILY. I'M SORRY ABOUT YOUR LOST. CONTINUE TO PRAY AND GOD WILL GUIDE YOU THROUGH THIS SAD TIME. AUNT BETTY YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS!!
He will b missed may he rest n peace!!!!!
Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. keeping the family in prayer
Ophelia Waters & Family
Sorry to hear of your loss,will continue to pray for the family
To the Mann family, you have my deepest sympathy. May the memories and prayers strengthen and ease you of your loss.
To The Mann Family sorry for your loss, I will keep you all in my prayers.
Daniel Oliver and Family
I am sorry for the loss of Mark. I will keep your family in my prayers.
With Heartfelt Sympathy....
From: Joe & Vonda(Thomas)Moore
May God continue to keep you.
Thinking of your family at this time & Keeping you all lifted up in Prayer. Love
Robert & Jorain Hosley Scott
ms. betty and family thou your sorrow may seem hard at this time i know god will shine a light on you and yours, keep mark forever and always in your hearts and he'll never be too far away
the miller and clayton family
Uncle Mark you will always be in my heart you! you are one of my favorite uncles of all times you always know how to make some body laugh when they were down or even having a bad day i mean you brought the sun and moon to everything bad situation or good even thought you might not be here with us anymore i will always and foreva love you and you will always have that place in my heart! i miss you dearly and you are in a better place !
Lovee your niece steunna kendre' harris i love you uncle
Uncle Mark days has passed but I still cannot accept the fact that you are not here with me. I truly miss you and I will NEVER forget you. You were my favorite uncle and I could come to you for ANYTHING.
Mark I hate to see you go,but I know ya in a better place now. I lost one of my best friend.
I love ya
Uncle Mark ii miss you so muchh this is likee my third timee signing on your obituary but ii really cant help it because i really miss you.. but always know that ii lovee you and ii will never forget you.. The sound of your voice, laughs, and jokes will always circulate through out my mind.. You was such a good uncle and i you never made me feel uncomfortable at any time you are truly the BEST uncle anyone can have... ii miss you sooooooooooooooo muchh . but ii know for sure we will meet againn . :)
Love, Tyra your niece
Uncle mark , I miss you soooo much ! it was like yesturday when we went out to eat and you had me and my mama rollin lol , you would always kno how to make someone laugh even when there having a bad day. I thought about you today and I wanted to leave you this message. I know I may have been the of niece who really didnt say to much of nothin but I really want you to kno that you live on in my heart and i'll never forget you . I love youu soooo much , and if you didnt kno, you are the one I admire the most. I love & miss you and I know youu are safe and in a better place than here.
Love your niece Pk