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Manley Thomas Gosselin

Manley Gosselin was born on June 23, 1991 at Parkland hospital in Dallas, Texas. Manley is survived and loved by his parents: Babett Shaffer and Kurk Gosselin. Siblings: Maysie, Marlena, Mikki, Mandy, Malley, and Many. His two young sons: Maddex and Rylan. 

He was very close to his family and would spend a lot of his time with them. Manley was such a giving person, even when he didn't have anything to give, he would still try to help someone in need. He had a heart the size of Texas. He was such a creative, humorous, intelligent and loving brother/father/son, handing out smiles to everyone he met. He loved to draw and made so many amazing drawings, a lot of them on the back porch in chalk for his sons.  Not only has he left us two amazing extensions of himself, Maddex and Rylan; His memory will forever reside within us. The light that burned within him will always shine through every life he touched. He was an amazing son, father, brother and person.  


Early Sunday morning November 6, Manley was murdered. There is currently an open investigation. If you have any information that could be helpful please relay it to authorities. 

 A memorial service followed by a reception for family & friends will be held on Saturday, November 12th from 3-5 pm at:

Northeast Church.   318 N Shiloh rd Garland, Tx


Instead of flowers, please consider making a monetary donation to the Maddex and Rylan Trust Fund.  To make a donation, please visit the GoFundMe page at:  https://www.gofundme.com/maddex-and-rylan-trust-fund


We created this site to remember him. If you are a family member, a friend, or a co-worker, please take the time to write a message, share a story or post a photo or video about or for Manley.


Manley Thomas Gosselin
Memorial
  • born

    Jun 23, 1991

  • died

    Nov 6, 2016

LAYDEN Carter
I am Manleys nees and my name is Layden and i am 9 years old and i miss Manley😢😢😭😭😡😡😠😠
Jackie Buffalo
Manley was always a happy and easy going person. A terrible loss.
Tammy Sigman
My deepest condolences to your precious family. I have no doubt my son, Hunter was at the gates of Heaven waiting on Manley to arrive. No words can take your pain away as you grieve, so just remember if you should need another sister or in my case another mother to speak to or listen who has also lost a son and for Mary Lynn, her brother, we are both only a phone call away. Be gentle and kind to yourselves and know you are in our deepest thoughts as well as our sincerest of prayers always.
-Tammy Sigman
(214)264-9040
Shawn Drake
Manley was a great guy, a kind old soul, i thought of him like i saw myself at his age, sometimes took it for granted that he was so young and getting along so well with an old man like me. It is a tragedy that he was taking from us, he had such love for his family and dreams the size of mountains! He did not deserve to go like this and i pray for justice! He does deserve however to reside in all our hearts and remembered as one of the good ones! I will remember
Ginger Suits
Manley Thomas Gosselin
Memorial
  • born

    Jun 23, 1991

  • died

    Nov 6, 2016