Emanuel "Manny" Joyner's Funeral

“Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete? Proving nature's laws wrong, it learned to walk without having feet. Funny, it seems to by keeping its dreams; it learned to breathe fresh air. Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else even cared.” 

― Tupac Shakur, The Rose That Grew from Concrete

Manny was someone special to all of us. He was a GREAT friend, humorous, intelligent, loyal, honest, a genuine person, who was hard working, persistent, creative, giving, and open-minded. He was sweet, treated people fairly and was willing to listen and be non-judgmental. Manny was hard driven, determined and consistent in being himself. Sounds like a tall order but that was just "Manny being Manny".

I see the phrase "Everyone's Best Friend" floating around on memorial/tribute photos of Manny and it's true. If you were fortunate enough to meet him then I am sure you would have considered him a friend and he would have treated you as such. If you made it into the inner circle then, you were considered family. Manny would not want us to look on in sadness and despair but to celebrate the man he was. 

This fundraiser is 100% for Emanuel "Manny" Joyner's funeral and burial costs. Every single dollar, down to the penny will be used for costs associated with making sure Manny has a proper funeral and burial. With the permission of Manny's Uncle Ron; I, Teniqua Alexis Coates-Singh, Eddie & Bianca Sullivan, Michael G. Henry and Donald Peters will handle the arrangements in a way Manny would have wanted. I believe in being transparent and as such; anything purchased associated with these funds will have a receipt documented below.

Here are the exact figures:

Church Service & Repass Location: $750 + $1.65 Money Order Fee
Organist: $200 + $1.20 Money Order Fee
Church Pastor (Rev. Sutton): $200 + $1.20 Money Order Fee
Visiting Pastor (Rev. Delk): $200 + $1.20 Money Order Fee
 Friendly Baptist Church Janitorial: $50 - Cash

Pinelawn Memorial Park Burial Opening: $1764
This is where Manny's mom is buried. Manny's Uncle and Aunt, Ron and Linda, are providing the plot. 

Matthew Barrett-R.S. Saunders Funeral Home: $4,240
Casket: $5,495

M&D's Catering for the Repast: $1,100

Funeral Program Printing: $610.85

Academy Charter Bus: $675
Driver Gratuity: $100 - Cash

Social Media Flyer & Program Design:
Donated by Trevis Bailey at Premier Marketing and Branding Solutions.

CURRENT TOTAL: $15,390.10 

I will continue to update these numbers as I get additional figures or as I am aware of added expenses.

Saturday, March 31, 2018
Viewing at 9 AM - 11 AM
Service Begins: 11 AM
The Friendly Baptist Church
962 Ogden Ave, Bronx, NY 10452


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Teniqua Alexis Coates-Singh 
New York, NY
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