Royal Andrew Manley Sr., 63, of Henrico, passed away Friday, May 12, 2023.
Royal was the son of the late Curtis and Frances Manley, born June 2, 1959, in Varina, Va. As a youth, he enjoyed bonding with his siblings, fishing, and gardening. He was a graduate of Varina High School where he played on the basketball team. Royal worked for Rich Food and Stanley Hardware. He enjoyed watching sports, playing chess, fishing, and spending quality time with family and friends. Royal was a devoted father and friend. He was a true warrior.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Claudette Manley, William Manley, and David Manley. Survivors include his wife, Michelle Manley; five children, Ashley Martin (Lamont), Tiara Manley, Theressa Manley, Royal Manley Jr, and Courtney Manley; seven grandchildren, Khiaya, Tiyaunna, Ty’jon, Antwon, Kennedy, Jordyn, and Jadynn; four siblings, Bob Manley, Lila Ham, Luther Manley, and Ron Manley; as well as a host of loving nieces, nephews and extended family.
A viewing will be held from 5 to 8 pm Thursday, May 18 at Affinity Funeral Service, 2720 Enterprise Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23294. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Friday, May 19 at Greater Refuge Church, 2210 Carter St, Richmond, VA 23222. Interment will follow at Mount Vernon Memorial Park in Glen Allen, VA.