Gene K. Emanuel died on July 28 at his residence. He was 69 years old.
He is survived by his spouse, Mary Watkins Emanuel; daughters: Kebra, Kami and Ama; sons: Khenna and Khary; grandchildren: Akira, Talaya, Nava, Jelonie, Amaya, Amari and Zoe; son-in-law, William Autry; sisters: Eleuteria "Terry" Roberts and Lynelle S. Emanuel; brother, Percival Sewer; sisters-in-law: Ethel Sewer, Lucinda Hundley and Aubrey Watkins; brothers-in-law: Carlos Christian Sr. and Herbert Watkins; nieces: Janice, Denise and Yvette Sewer, Ivory, Julia, Valerie and Lucinda; nephews: Anthony, Enrique, Kumalo, Senghor, Lestor Jr., Malcom, Lance, Gregory, Michael, Larry, Tara and Tyrone; aunt, Glenna Emanuel; special friends: his students, Sele Adeyemi, Dr. Gilbert Sprauve, Stanley Jacobs, Peter Ottley, Rudy Krieger, Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, Bradley Christian, Lorraine Gibbs and Carol Henneman; cousins and other relatives: Antonio Emanuel, Stanley and Lawrence Perry, and the Walcott, Adams, Gerard, Thompson, Francis, Ferdinand and Clark families; as well as other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
There will be a viewing at 9 a.m. and a funeral service at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at the Lord God of Sabaoth Lutheran. Interment will follow at the Kingshill Cemetery.
All arrangements are by James Memorial Funeral Home Inc.