Mr. Emmanuel R. Frederique

November 21, 1976 ~ August 9, 2020 (age 43)


Emmanuel Roselin Frederique first opened his eyes into this world on November 21, 1976 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He eventually closed his eyes to rest as he took his final exhale on August 9,2020 in Chicago, Illinois.

Born to a loving mother, Marie Frederique and Father Jean Roliera Frederique, Emmanuel, also known as "Fred", "Monn" or "Big Manni", is a shining light that couldn't be missed. He loves to laugh, go to the movies, and always likes to find the humor in things.

Fred came into the Unites States from Haiti in the winter of 1994. By the Fall of that same year he was enrolled at Evanston Township High School where he started learning the ways of true American culture. He joined the football team where he became a force to be reckoned with and truly enjoyed the contact element of the sport. This is where the origin of the name "Big Manny" came from, it was a name given to him by his late head football coach John Riehle. While in high school Manny also enrolled in Track and Field as a shot putter and wrestling. These times would become some very defining moments in his life as he built his confidence through sports and made friends with his fellow athletes.

After high school Manny started attending Harper College and was playing football there, but unfortunately the program was canceled. After college Fred hopped around a few different jobs, but always kept his employment with UPS where he was employed for 20 years.

Emmanuel doesn't leave behind a spouse, any children or siblings but does leave some "brothers" that couldn't love him any more even though they are his cousins and friends. He also has some aunts who all think of him as a son and played a very important part in his upbringing. We have been blessed to have Fred in our world for 43 years and time without him will seem to move twice as slow.

Fred is survived by his mother Marie Frederique, his aunt Jeanine Bernadel his cousins Claude Jourdain, Yonel Jourdain, Jean Jourdain, Will Bernadel, Yanitza Bernadel, Gregory Thomas, Nicolas Thomas m, Guerline [eudi and extended family in Haiti. He was proceeded in death by his Father Jean Roliera Frederique and his Aunt Je [e Dovily. •

Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. Mr. Philip L. Gillette ~ Funeral Director

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