Pastor remembers the Manigault family fondly

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) - The pastor at Greater Goodwill AME says Joe, Rose, Kenya, and Faith Manigault, all attended church there. He also said they were an amazing family and staples of this church community.


Reverend Adrian Kollock says Joe Manigault was a positive man who loved his church and his family.

"Just a mild-mannered guy, very humble, didn't talk that much, but he was always there," Kollock said.

Rose Manigault was a sweetgrass basket maker, a storyteller, and a Godly woman.


"She would put you in the mind of Esther, if you would refer to her in the Bible. She was a provider for her family, she loved the Lord and she loved people. She spoke her mind. We had a good relationship," Kollock said.


Kenya Manigault was a beautician who could bring out the best in people.


"She could look at someone and turn them into a queen. Mild-mannered, but she attended church as well," said Kollock.


15-year-old Faith Manigault, a basketball player, Kollock said, who had given herself to God. 


"Oh Faith...if I would think of her I'd say now, twinkle twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are. Like a diamond in the sky. Intelligent, smart, so much potential," Kollock remembered.


The funeral for all four is currently set for March 17, in the Wando High School gym, at 1PM.

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