Rev. John Ernest Mangum, age 77, of Randleman, died September 30,
2022, at his residence with family members at his side after a
courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Visitation with the
family will be on Sunday, October 2, 2022, from 1:30 pm until
2:45 pm with funeral services being held at 3:00 pm at Central
Falls Baptist Church at 1332 Old Liberty Rd., Asheboro, where Rev.
Mangum was a member, with Rev. Gerald Hussey officiating. The burial will be private.
Rev. Mangum was a native of Rowan County, a US Army Veteran in the
Vietnam War, and a retired industrial engineer and minister of
over 42 years serving churches in Randolph and Guilford Counties.
Rev. Mangum is preceded in death by his parents, Rev. and Mrs.
John C. Mangum. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Joyce, of
the home, son Tim Mangum and his wife Jennifer of Greensboro,
daughter Joy Mangum Elkes of Asheboro, grandchildren, Makayla,
Hope, and Hollis Elkes of Asheboro, and Grayson and Ethan Mangum
of Greensboro. Rev. Mangum is also survived by his sister, Doris
M. Palmer of Raleigh, along with numerous brothers and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank Stephanie Hernandez for the wonderful, personal care she provided during the
past months and to Hospice of the Randolph for their care in the
past few weeks.