61 of Bloomington, passed away on April 16, 2013 at 3:02 p.m. at
his residence. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Monday,
April 22, 2013 at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in
Bloomington with Rev. Frank L. McSwain, Sr. officiating. Full
Military Rites will be accorded by the Bloomington-Normal American
Legion Honor Guard. Visitation will be held from 1-4 p.m. on
Sunday, April 21, 2013 at the memorial home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may
be made to the American Heart Association, the Disabled American
Veterans or the Multiple Sclerosis Society in Manuel's name. The
family Of Manuel has entrusted the care of their loved one to
Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington.
Manuel was born May 21, 1951 in St.
Louis, Missouri to Theodore and Mary (Sawyer) Sorrell.
Surviving is his wife of nearly 40
years, Nana Hoke-Sorrell; one son, Marcus Sorrell, Bloomington; one
daughter, Nerissa (Larry) Buchanan, Bloomington; six grandchildren,
Jamarr, Miguel, Nala, Lateef, Lawrence and Isaac; one great
granddaughter, Alaya; five brothers, Emmitt Sorrell, Bloomington,
Sherman (Marie) Sorrell, Washington Park, IL, Larry (Linda)
Sorrell, St. Louis, MO, Victor Bey-Jones, Belleville, IL, Frederick
Sorrell, Joliet, IL; one sister, Valerie Wagner, Joliet, IL.
A host of nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
He was preceded in death by his
parents, brother, Theodore "Ted" Sorrell, sister, Valeria Shelby,
and brother, Andre Sorrell.
Manuel spent some of his early
childhood years at Illinois Soldiers and Sailors Children's School,
Normal. He was a graduate of University High School in
Normal. After high school, he joined the United States Marine
Corp and served his country during the Vietnam War. He began
to work at Eureka Williams in 1972 where he met the love of his
life, Nana. He attended Lincoln College and received an
associates in business. He worked for the Internal Revenue
Service for 20 years in various positions.
He enjoyed spoiling his grandkids,
was an avid sports fan and loved to barbeque. He was a
relaxed family man who loved spending time with family and
friends. Manuel was a wonderful, caring husband, a great dad
and grandpa. Manuel truly enjoyed his years of retirement,
his friends and family will miss his famous barbeque ribs.
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