William “Billy” Manuel

October 25, 1952 - December 1, 2021

Billy Manuel, 69, of Winnie, died Wednesday, December 1, 2021. He was born, October 25, 1952, to Nola Myers Manuel and Mack Joseph Manuel, in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Growing up he enjoyed duck hunting, fishing, and sports. He graduated from Terrebonne High School, in Houma, La, where his passion was playing baseball.

Billy worked pipeline construction for Winnie Welding Works for over 30 years. He loved cooking and will be remembered for his Cajun fried turkeys and gumbo. He never met a stranger. He spent countless hours in his outdoor kitchen and if you knew Billy, you knew that’s where you could find him. Billy enjoyed Cajun music, Braves baseball, and yardwork. He loved having all the family together and especially spending time with his grandchildren. In his spare time, you would find him in the barn caring for the animals.  He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, pawpaw, and friend.

Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Barbara Manuel, of Winnie; daughters, Daniela Racca of Winnie; Shawn Manuel and her partner, Aimee McMillion of Dallas; sons, Alton Racca and his wife, Amy, and Amos Racca and his wife, Sherry, both of Winnie; grandchildren, Chloe Lewis and her husband, Shawn, of Winnie; Kylor Wilber and his wife, Shelbie, of Lumberton; Daniel, Gabby, Lilly, Jayda, Jude, and Matthew; great grandchildren, Tinley and Laelyn Wilber; mother, Nola Manuel of Lake Charles, LA; brother, Lynn Manuel of Lake Charles, LA; sisters, Elaine LaVergne and her husband, Mike, of Lake Charles, LA; Renee Moore and her husband, Richard, of Choupique, LA; Lori Lowe and her husband, John, of Winnie; Doris Mudd of Holmwood, LA; and numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Billy is preceded in death by his father, Mack Joseph Manuel and brother-in-law, Greg Mudd.

Mr. Manuel’s cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, 51050 Stivers Street, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie.

Memorial contributions can be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478
Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

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Broussard’s Crematorium
  • 5150, Stivers Dr, Beaumont, TX, 77705,

Comments (11)

    Savannah Reed says:

    I am so sorry to hear about y’alls loss. I send my condolences, thoughts, and prayers to the entire family. Praying for peace and comfort during this time ❤

    James & Lisa Simon says:

    Thoughts and prayers for the family. Billy will truly be missed. He was a great neighbor and friend and would do anything for anybody.

    SUZIE ORTEGO says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. Sincerely, Kenny and Suzie Ortego

    Donald Savoie says:

    Thoughts and Prayers for the family. Billy was a great man. Always had a smile on his face and some stories to tell. R. I. P. My friend.

    Patty Revia says:

    Prayers to the family. Ike and Patty Revia

    Anne Savage says:

    So sorry to hear Billy has left us. He was one of a kind. He loved people and everyone loved him. He will be missed. Love and prayers for you Barbara and the family.
    Love,
    Anne Savage

    Michael Sykes says:

    MY his journey home be swift and peaceful

    Tiffany Burlin Marshall says:

    I am so sorry for y’all’s loss. Y’all are in my prayers.

    Carol Pitre Reed says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you all! Praying for strength and comfort!

    Carla and Rodger Manuel says:

    So sorry to here of. Billy’s passing he was one of a kind very special man he will be missed. Prayers for his family.

    Jeanette & Roland Weekly says:

    Our Deepest Condolences to the family of Mr. Billy Manuel. Billy was such a wonderful person. If you knew him you had a friend for life. Prayers for his family.

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