Claude Mann born on October 8, 1918 to Ed Mann and Elain McCullough. He was born in North Carolina in a small town called Hyde County. He was one out of six children: four sisters and one brother. He attended school in North Carolina. As a child going to church, he developed a passion for singing and when he was older, he sang in a blues group.
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Later in life, he met the love of his life Mirthy whom he married and had a family with. In the 1950's, Claude migrated to New York City to join his family and lived in Harlem at the time of the Renaissance. He worked in Harlem Hospital as a security specialist and served as a minister of the chapel (Harlem Hospital) during which time he was also a pastor at his local community church.
After retiring from the hospital, he was able to focus more on being a pastor at the church. He saw his children grow and start their own families which contributed to him having many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. He was in each of his family member's life. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and cousin. He was loved by many in his community where everyone knew who Mr. Mann was. He touched many lives throughout his 100 years. He had a very distinct voice which was deep and recognizable by all. He will be dearly missed, and his name is Mr. Claude Mann.
He was preceded in death by his son Jimmy and granddaughter Annette.
Claude leaves behind to mourn his legacy: his children, Willie Mae, Mozella, Claudie, Francine, Brenda, Adrianne, Eartha and Dwayne;grandchildren, Patricia, Leslie, Jimmy, Iesha, Alisa, Tenille, Kim, Ronnie, Marvin Jr., William Jr. Edward, Crystal, Marvin, Monica, Neshawn, Cuittina, Isabel, Kenya, Richard, Niyah, Ebony, Sade, Brownette and Paul; great great grandchildren, Sateima, Sakina, Tyrone, Esheena, Jimmy Jr. Sarah, Quaneisha, Dashawn, Keyon, Chantel, Coery, Tamakly, Demetruis, Eric, Terrence, Jonathan, Evan, Malik, Jerek, Malachi, Miles, Myara, Natasha, Eric, Meadow, Kenya, Mirthy, Alaniha, Brittian, Tarsha, Imany, Brozsen, Maurice, Aisha, Judah, Ebony, Meghan, Aliyah, King and Charlene; as well as his siblings, a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and friends.
Forever in our hearts.