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Terrance Manogin

May 4, 1971 ~ May 9, 2021 (age 50)

Obituary

 

On Sunday , May 9, 2021, Terrance Manogin, loving father of four children, Toure, Tatyana, Nailah, and Sekou made his transition from this earth at the age of 50. Terrance was born in Jackson Mississippi. He ran track and graduated from Lanier High School in Hinds County Mississippi. Before moving on to run track at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss Oxford campus ) on scholarship. A gifted athlete, Terrance narrowly missed out on pursuing one of his lifelong goals to try out for and compete in the 800M race at the 1996 Olympics due to a hamstring injury. He graduated from the University of Mississippi with two Bachelor’s degrees - one in Criminal Justice and another in psychology. On April 3, 1997 he married Triphinia Margaret Wallace in Oxford, Mississippi after meeting as students on the Ole Miss campus.  Terrance is the father of four beautiful children. His oldest child and son, Toure Jean-Luc whom he dubbed, “Young Toure” is (23). His second child and first daughter whom he nicknamed, “Taty-Son” is Tatyana Josie (21). He shares his two older children with Triphinia Margaret Wallace of Atlanta, Georgia. Terrance shares his third child and younger daughter, Nailah Sanaa (14) with Fajr Ahmad-Muhammad. He met and shared a loving relationship with Fajr in Atlanta, Georgia. He shares his fourth child and younger son, Sekou Miles (5) that he often referred to as, “Baby-Boy” with Alexa Villard. He met Alexa in Atlanta, Georgia and the two were in a loving relationship at the time of his transition. Over the course of his life he has enjoyed meaningful work experiences at the University of Mississippi, E-trade Financial, and Delta. He also managed his own landscaping and home renovation and restoration business. Terrance had a strong passion for uplifting the people of his community. He spearheaded the creation of Lives in Transition- a peer mentorship group for adolescents teaching them how to build personal and business skills for future success. He spent his most recent years focused on inspiring and encouraging his children and others to independently and cooperatively invest in opportunities to build wealth and self sufficiency as he aspired and worked towards doing the same. In addition to long distance running, which he continued to do after college, Terrance had a passion for traveling, photography, and foreign languages. He was known for his quick wit and his infectious smile. One of his friends rightly said, “He never knew a stranger.” His older children nicknamed him, “Johnny Bravo,” on account of the fact that he was ready to engage in conversation with practically anyone. Terrance was most recently preceded in death by his mother Sue, his cousin and “sister” Pam, and his cousin, Joey. He is survived by his sisters, Tamatha and Meagan Manogin, his brother, Brad Manogin, his nieces and nephew, Takaila and Rylee Etheridge, Corey, Tamaya, Annayah, Kalaya, Myla, and Azlynn Manogin, his grandmother, Nellie Manogin, his aunt and adoptive mother, JoAnn Manogin, his cousin and adoptive brother, Kevin Manogin, his aunts, Natalie, Sally, Mary, and Gina manogin, his uncles Greg and Billy Earl Manogin, his cousins, Paul,  Christina, Chris, Candace, Angel, Jade Manogin and many other relatives too numerous to mention. He also leaves to mourn very close friends who are like family: Sybrina and Milan and their family,  Caliph and Danielle and family, Cedric, Mark, Mike, and Cameron and their families and many friends too numerous to mention. Funeral service will be held at Divine Mortuary on Saturday May 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM. Mr. Manogin will lie instate from 9:00 AM until hour of service. Interment is private. 

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Services

Viewing
Saturday
May 15, 2021

9:00 AM to 9:55 AM
Divine Mortuary Chapel
5620 Hillandale Drive
Lithonia, GA 30058

Funeral Service
Saturday
May 15, 2021

10:00 AM
Divine Mortuary Chapel
5620 Hillandale Drive
Lithonia, GA 30058

Private Interment

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