Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, April 9, 2022, New Antioch Baptist Church, 484 US Hwy 280 West, Americus, Georgia. Burial will be held at the Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, Georgia with military honors.
Please be mindful that we will adhere to all government recommendations and mandates at all services at this time. We are limiting graveside seating to no more than 10 with masks being strongly encouraged. Other masked attendees are welcomed but will be expected to practice social distancing.
Graveside services, including burials, are likely to be held on ground that is uneven, which is out of the control of Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. We ask that you take this into consideration when choosing footwear, such as shoes with high, thin heels. Please be advised that Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. will not be held responsible for injuries at a grave site because of this.
Rev. Freddie Lee Mann Sr. was born May 31, 1952 to the parentage of the late Mrs. Bertha Patrick Mann and the late Mr. Willie Mann Jr. in Sumter County, Georgia. He was educated in the public school of Sumter County and was a 1971 graduate of Plains High School. He later joined the U.S. Army. On December 24,1971 he married the former Hattie Bell Johnson and to this union five children were reared. He was employed by the U.S Agriculture Department as the first African American Soil Engineer for the state of Georgia for over 25 years. In February 1991 he heard the voice of Jesus telling him to preach the word of God at the Jerusalem Baptist Church. For over 30 years he preached and ministered to many at the following churches: Shiloh of Dawson, Mountain Grove of Dawson, New Mt. Mariah of Americus, Welcome Baptist Church of Americus, Shady Grove of Cordele.
He is preceded in death his wife Hattie B. Mann; two daughters: Clarisa Mann, Melissa Mann Harris; one son, Kenneth Johnson; one brother Charlie Mann; and two sisters, Annie Brown and Mary Ann Mann.
He leaves to cherish his memories two sons Freddie Mann Jr. and Larenza Man, two sisters, Ms. Eva Mann and Ms. Mattie (Alfred Sr.) Wright; five brothers, Mr. Arthur (Rebecca) Mann, Dr. Cleveland (Fannie) Mann, Rev. William (Doris) Mann, Mr. Ray Mann, Mr. Willis Mann; six sisters-in-law Mary Hurley, Lassandra Hurley, Ruby (Tim) Wilson, Isa Bell (Shelly) Tyson, Christine Johnson and Emma Clay; five brothers-in-law, Robert Lee Johnson Jr., Johnnie Sims, David (Carolyn) Sims, Leonard Johnson, Michael Johnson; one son-in-law, Ron Harris; one daughter-in-law, Marilyn Johnson, seven grandchildren, one he raised as own Rev. Mireo Harris, and two great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.