Manuel “Manny” Alves

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.


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Linda L. Bowe Alves from Cranston wrote on July 8, 2021 at 2:01 pm
Sheena Bray from Warren wrote on April 7, 2021 at 7:08 pm
Linda, Janae, Deja and Jabari my deepest condolences to your family!! You probably don't remember me but I used to live at 132 Bayview avenue next door to the Griffins. We all used to hang out in front of my house. My dad was Rick.. Manny was an amazing man! He always had the best stories and the kindest heart. Rest in Peace Manny!
Diane & Richard Elsner from Providence wrote on April 5, 2021 at 6:36 pm
My Dad always taught me that people should see God in you by the way you talk and treat people. Manny was just like that! He had a light and Spirit in him that could only come from God. He loved his family, Linda and his children with every part of his being. All my prayers for Linda and his family but I know they have great faith and strength to get them through this life. Pray for us Manny. I hope and pray for the day we are all together again.
Lorri Garnett Jones from Covington, GA wrote on April 5, 2021 at 7:17 am
Rest in Paradise Manny, where you will continue to smile & sing. Condolences to Linda, his children, and extended family. Peace.
Michelle Lacey from Providence wrote on April 4, 2021 at 6:43 pm
😔 I’m going to miss running into him and just talking. Manny was always kind and a gentlemen. Rest Peacefully my friend. I know Aunt Linda was waiting for you. My condolences to Manny’s entire family.
David and Eleanor Borge from Providence wrote on April 3, 2021 at 10:40 am
Our love and condolences to the family, we are immensely saddened to hear of Manny’s passing, he was like family and will be sorely missed.
Leslie F Costa Fortes from East Providence wrote on April 3, 2021 at 9:38 am
Manny was one of Butch's favorite, as well as mine. We, both loved his singing and his beautiful personality. He would light up a room with his presence and his kind appreciation for others. RIP Manny, you will surely be missed.
paul griffin from Cranston wrote on April 2, 2021 at 11:54 pm
My Brother Manny, You were the Spirit of Of our Neighborhood on Bayview ave , You Truly enjoyed Life and Lighthen up all our Spirit in all of Us, your Smile and your kind words to everyone always was a Blessing, I Will Keep all the Special memories we made in my Heart , Love You Brother.
Pastor Edwin &Tanya Davis from Washington wrote on April 2, 2021 at 10:47 pm
we would like to extend our love and heartfelt condolences, Manny was indeed an amazing person and we will cherish the loving memories always. May the Lord comfort you all during the transitioning of Manny from life to spirit.
Linda Garnetto and Family from Jacksonville Florida wrote on April 2, 2021 at 9:05 pm
My condolences to The Family so sorry for your loss Manny was such a sweet heart. We will miss him and that Beautiful Smile and The Voice. RIP my friend
Eleanor (Sam Le Count) Hunt from Jonesboro, Ga wrote on April 2, 2021 at 10:48 am
Linda, Netta & family: So sorry to hear that ya'll lost my favorite singing Manny; he was definitely special, may he R.I.P.
Lisa Costa from North Providence wrote on April 1, 2021 at 4:56 pm
Manny was such a beautiful person with the biggest Smile and a genuine heart! To the Williams family you have my sincere condolences! 🙏🏾❤️🙏🏾❤️
Nancy Phillips from Providence wrote on April 1, 2021 at 4:11 pm
To the Williams-Alves family, so sorry for you loss of this loving young man. I was a childhood friend of Manny’s father, Manny, Sr., & I shared memories with young Manny. I will miss seeing his genuine smile & his hugs when I would see him at 148. Rest peacefully in the loving, welcoming arms of your parents Manny. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
Latimer, Hooks & Adams families from Providence wrote on April 1, 2021 at 3:34 pm
Our sincere condolences to the entire family. May God strengthen and comfort you all during this most difficult time.
Lisa Elderkin Williams from Cranston wrote on April 1, 2021 at 1:21 pm
I’m would like to send my condolences to Manny’s family. I’m so sorry for your loss. Manny was such a sweetheart and it was a pleasure knowing him since Hope High. Every time I saw him he’d always have a smile on his face. The first time I heard him sing was at my cousin Missy and Jerry’s Party. He sang I believe I can Fly. He was so awesome. Manny was truly a great person. He’s gonna be missed my so many people. May You Rest In Peace Manny🙏🏽❤️🙏🏽❤️
Kobie Jay Sweeney from Rumford wrote on April 1, 2021 at 1:08 pm
My Heart goes out to the family on this day, Manny my brother, I wanna thank you for just being you, I remember when I brought my first 3 family house, I didn't have enough money to remove all the old Gas Lanterns pipes throughout the house, you came to the rescue, for half the price. You have always been one Solid Brother and I will always love you for that. I love you my Brother, Rest Peacefully
Kevin Soares from Prov wrote on April 1, 2021 at 10:56 am
RIP manny gonna miss you reminding me that are birthdays are coming up 6 April with a smile
Michelle Thomas from Fayetteville wrote on April 1, 2021 at 9:21 am
My thoughts and Prayers are with the Family Manny will be missed but not forgotten alway kept me laughing and dancing always good times when he was around RIP
Vanessa McCarter from Providence wrote on April 1, 2021 at 8:41 am
Linda & Family, My sincere condolences to you and your family. Manny will be missed. He was such a respectful man every time he passed through the neighborhood. Rest In Peace Manny and my God Bless you All🙏🏾
Paula B from RI ER wrote on April 1, 2021 at 1:04 am
Linda & family...Thoughts & prayers are with all of you.