Manuel “Manny” Alves, son of the late Avis L. Williams (Clark) and Manuel Alves Sr. was born on April 6, 1968
in Providence, R.I. God in his infinite wisdom called him home on Saturday, March 27, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the loving husband of Linda Bowe- Alves of Cranston R.I. He was the brother of the late Keith J. Brown, Marcellous Brown and Deborah Williams.
Manny grew up in Providence, R.I. where he attended Hope High school and graduated in 1987. Manny was a licensed plumber with UA Local 51 plumbers and pipefitters. He loved and shined his expertise for many years and was known as the “singing plumber.” Manny had a true passion for music and through song, he shared his love, peace, and happiness. Manny was an exceptional man, who brightened up the lives of countless people. We all can find joy in the fact that he used his GOD-given talents to fulfill his purpose here on earth.
Manuel was united in matrimony to Linda L. Bowe- Alves on April 5, 1990. Born of their union were three beloved children Janae Alves, Deja Alves and Jabari Alves all of Cranston R.I. His only beloved grandchild Eli Lamin- Alves of Minnesota.
He is survived by two brothers Leonard William Jr. of Providence R.I. Curtis Jett (Miranda) of Maryland. Eight sisters Darnetta Kelly (Leslie) and Zina Williams all of Providence R.I. Toni Campbell and Deanna Alves of East providence R.I. Kim Holmes (William), Pamela Brown and Kitamu “Nikki” Holman (Nicholas) all of South Carolina and Yolanda Thomson of Georgia. He also leaves to celebrate his life and to cherish his memories a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and two devoted best friends Elliot Hopes and Roger Fudge II.
Manny was a very spiritual man who feared nothing but GOD. Family was everything to him as he shinned his tremendous amount of love to his wife, children, family, friends and Community. He will be truly missed.
His funeral and visitation will be held on Thursday, April 1, 2021, from 10:00- 11:00 AM in Praise Tabernacle Church, 330 Park Avenue, Cranston, with a Celebration of Life Service to follow at 11:00 AM. Burial will be in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence.