September 26, 1928 - March 18, 2022
Walter Lewis Mann, 93, of Albany, Georgia died March 18, 2022. A graveside funeral service will be held Friday March 25, 2022 2:00PM at Crown Hill Cemetery. Dr. Butch Knight will be officiating. Lewis was a wonderful son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend who drew people to him with his lovely, warm sense of humor and fun. He showed his firm faith and quiet strength especially after the loss of his beloved wife, Bettye, in 2012. Even as aging created new challenges, he kept his optimistic spirit and his genuine interest in other people. Lewis was born September 6, 1928, in Penton, Alabama to the late Eunice and Walter Mann. He lived in Albany since 1965, moving from Lexington, Kentucky due to his employment with Colonial Baking Company. He was employed by Colonial for 48 years. His favorite advice was “You wake up every day having a choice: You can make it a good day or a bad day…He would always say “make it a GOOD day!” He was preceded by his loving wife of 63 years, Bettye Bass Mann, mother and father, Eunice and Walter Mann; sister, Frances Mann; brothers, Howell Mann, J.W. Mann, Richard Mann. He is survived by sister, Bettye Mann Bailey, and brother, Robert Mann; three sons: Michael Mann (Diane) of Wetumpka, AL, Gary Mann (Debra) of Atlanta, Christopher Mann (Dawn) of Albany, GA; two daughters: Pat Herndon (Martin) of Macon, GA and Sherri Wilson (Richard) of Atlanta, GA. He is also survived by seven grandchildren: Christy Carter (Tyler), Alison Till (Steve), Ellie Mahon (Dave), Brad Mann (Sarah Jane), Laura Mann (John Kushnerick), Steven Mann (Colleen), and Will Herndon; and by step grandchildren, Caleb Ingram, Lucy Wilson, and Frank Wilson. Ten great grandchildren also survive him: Ty Carter, Matthew Carter, Gray Carter, Graham Till, Blake Till, Charlie Mahon, Tucker Mahon, James Kushnerick, Kealey Kushnerick, and Parker Mann. Lewis is survived by his great, good friend, Carey “Pearly” Gates. The family wishes to thank Lewis’s (229’s) fellow residents and the staff of The Oaks at Oakland Plantation for their loving care and support over the past few years. Those who wish may make donations in Lewis’s memory to First Baptist Church of Albany, 145 Oakland Pkwy, Leesburg, GA 31763, where Lewis was a member for many years.
Walter Lewis Mann, 93, of Albany, Georgia died March 18, 2022. A graveside funeral service will be held Friday March 25, 2022 2:00PM at Crown Hill Cemetery. Dr. Butch Knight will be officiating. Lewis was a wonderful son, brother, husband, father,... View Obituary & Service Information
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