Funeral services announced for Effingham Co. chaplain who died from COVID-19

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(courtesy Effingham County Sheriff’s Office)

SPRINGFIELD, Ga. (WSAV) – Funeral services have been announced for the chaplain of the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office.

Sgt. Ramsey Mannon passed away on Thursday at the age of 57. According to the sheriff’s office, he died from COVID-19.

Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home has announced Mannon’s visitation will be held Monday from 10 to 11:45 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Springfield (1435 HWY 119N), followed by funeral services at noon.

A private graveside service will be held at the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Members of the community flooded the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page Thursday with their condolences. He’s being remembered as a “fine, outstanding officer” and “great, godly man.”

This follows the Port Wentworth Police Department’s announcement of the death of Lt. Dale Sylvester Jr., a longtime law enforcement officer.

According to the department, Sylvester was exposed to COVID while on duty.

Meanwhile, the Glynn County Police Department says one of its officers is currently hospitalized and in “extremely critical condition” due to COVID.

“Please pray for the officer and their family in this time of need as they battle this horrible disease,” the department asked.

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