Welcome to the
memorial page for
Paul Mandeville Sr.
June 4, 1939
~December 9, 2023
Paul Mandeville Sr., a beacon of strength and generosity, was the son of the late Ernest Mandeville and Marie Tullis. He was born on June 4, 1939, in Long Branch, NJ, and was called to eternal rest after a life rich in love and accomplishments on December 9, 2023.
Paul was a standout athlete and a pillar of his community in Matawan, NJ. He graduated from Matawan Regional High school in 1957, having left his mark as a true athlete who excelled in football, baseball, and track. In 1955, he led his football team to become the Conference State Champions and received a medal for running in the Penn Relays.
February 23, 1957, Paul married Lizzie Bell Davis and from this beautiful reunion came eight children, Paul Jr., Kenneth, Cheryl, Kevin, James, Tyrone, Karen and Selina.
His tireless work ethic was evident from his youth, having learned to drive at 15 and become a truck driver at the age of 19. Paul worked for CR Trucking Tractor and Trailer Company and also owned and operated his own truck at that time. Paul retired as Traffic Supervisor at Kuehne Chemical in Kearny, NJ.
Paul, known to his family and friends as “PMSR” was a committed volunteer and community member. Paul served 56 years with the Shore Knights in Matawan, NJ. In honor of his community service and commitment to family, Paul Mandeville Sr. Day was proclaimed on September 22, 2018. This day will continue to serve as a reminder of the indelible mark he left on the world.
On June 16, 2023, Paul's lifelong dedication to sports and community spirit was honored through the creation of a scholarship bearing his name. The Paul Mandeville Sr. Scholarship was established to be awarded annually to a high school senior athlete who embodies the values of perseverance, teamwork, and academic excellence that Paul held dear. This scholarship ensures that his legacy will continue to inspire and support the dreams of young athletes for years to come, fostering a future where determination and community involvement are cherished and rewarded.
Paul's passion for sports was not confined to his youth; it was a joy that he carried throughout his life. He cherished traveling to various sporting events, proudly supporting his grandchildren as they followed in his athletic footsteps. A devoted fan, his loyalty to the Chicago Bears was unwavering since childhood, a testament to his enduring spirit and love for the game. His presence in the stands was a source of inspiration and encouragement. His enthusiastic cheers will be fondly remembered and deeply missed by his family and the teams he supported.
Paul's life was a testament to hard work, love, and community spirit. His golden heart and the love he shared will forever be treasured by his family, friends, and those whose lives he touched.
Paul found love again and was united in matrimony with his devoted wife, Oxelma Delois Hughes on March 12, 2016, who remains to cherish his memory.
He was predeceased by a son Tyrone Mandeville and a daughter, Karen Mandeville. Two brothers Leroy and Western Mackason.
Leaving behind a legacy of love and dedication that will continue to inspire for generations.
Paul leaves to “Celebrate his life” his devoted wife Ozelma Deloris Mandeville, four sons, Paul Mandeville Jr. (Sandra) of Atlanta Ga, Kenneth Mandeville (Gloria) of Wilmington, NC, Kevin Mandeville (Robin) and James Mandeville of Matawan two daughters, Cheryl McPherson (Gary) of Matawan and Selina Hall (Henry) of Charlotte NC. Three stepchildren, Debra E. Barba and Tieber Barba of New Jersey and Mutah Barba of Maryland.
Paul's legacy also includes his beloved 17 grandchildren and 10 beautiful great-grandchildren, who will remember him not only for his accomplishments but for the warmth and guidance he provided. Paul also leaves behind a host of relatives.