Emmanuel Lukudu Sadala, of Elyria, Ohio, formerly of Arlington, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at the age of 23.
Visitation: 4:00-8:00 pm Thursday, March 30, 2023, at Skyvue Funeral Home, Mansfield, Texas.
Formal Visitation: 6:00-8:00 pm, Friday, March 31, 2023, at Skyvue Funeral Home, Mansfield, Texas.
Funeral Service: 10:00 am Saturday, April 1, 2023, at Skyvue Funeral Home, Mansfield, Texas.
Interment: Skyvue Memorial Gardens, Mansfield, Texas.
Emmanuel was born on Christmas Day, December 25, 1999, in Arlington, Texas to Gordon Wani Sadala and Comfort Diggs Cain.
He attended Martin High School where he graduated from in 2018. He then went on to play football as a D-1 collegiate athlete for Bowling Green University and in 2022 he received his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration. Emmanuel was a driven young man in every aspect of his life.
The summer after high school graduation he worked as a camp counselor at Cliff Nelson and as he started his college education and athletic career, he continued to grow as a professional. During college he was employed as a sales representative with Alta Marketing Summit Region (2020) and also had the opportunity to receive an internship and work as a benefits specialist with S-S Bendure & Hartwig (2022). Shortly after receiving his bachelor’s degree, he accepted a position as an inside sales representative with United Rentals. He had recently been selected for a promotion to a vertical sales representative for Climate Solutions at United Rentals.
Emmanuel loved to spend time being active. Whether it was lifting weights, playing football, or basketball, health and fitness were very important to him. In his free time, he liked to take time to go fishing and hangout with all of his friends. Emmanuel’s loving smile and caring spirit left an impact on everyone who met him, and he will be deeply missed by everyone who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his mother, Comfort D. Cain, and husband Monty N. Cain; father, Gordon W. Sadala; sister, Jessica K. Sadala; brothers, Albert T. Dokie and wife Makenzie L. Dokie, Eliy I. Cain; numerous other extended family members, and loving friends.