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 LeVell, Emanuel

Emanuel LeVell, Jr. was born on September 8, 1949 in Spring Garden, Alabama to the union of Annie and Emanuel Levell, Sr.  In 1953, Emanuel moved with his family to Cleveland, Ohio where he was educated in the Cleveland Public School System and attended East High School.


Emanuel entered into a loving relationship with Rosenda Claudio and to their union Maribel LeVell was born.  The family also included Rosenda’s two other children, Maria Claudio and Migna DeJournette, who Emanuel also helped to raise.


In the mid-1970’s, Emanuel moved to Chicago, Illinois where he gained employment with Western and Southern Life Insurance Company.  He later returned home to Cleveland to be close to family and for the last 15 years was a dedicated employee at Erico in Solon, Ohio.


Emanuel was quiet and pretty much kept to himself.  However, he was an avid antique car collector and liked riding around town in his cars.  He also enjoyed football and basketball games.  He would travel out of town to games and would spend plenty of time on long distance calls with family members discussing his teams’ performance!


Emanuel was baptized at Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church and sought the Lord daily.  On December 1, 2009,  after 60 years of life on earth, Emanuel went home to be with the Lord.  He is preceded in death by his father, Emanuel LeVell, Sr., as well as by Rosenda Claudio.


Those left to mourn and to cherish his memories include his children, Maribel LeVell, Maria Claudio and Migna DeJournette; mother, Annie LeVell Rucker; siblings, Scott (Carolyn) LeVell of Chicago, IL, Mary Jones of Cleveland, OH, Mattie Nixon of Cleveland, OH, Angela (Greg) Woods of Middlefield, CT, and Jackie Payne of Cleveland, OH;  grandchildren, Antonio Cormier and Jalen Cormier;  a very devoted and loving friend, Valissa Brown;  as well as nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends.


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