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Anthony "TONY" Mangol

September 3, 1953 ~ May 8, 2019 (age 65)

Anthony “Tony” Mangol affectionately known as Jamaica by his friends was born on September 3rd 1953, in Jamaica, West Indies. He was the beloved son of James Mangol and the late Lois Jackson Mangol. He was one of six children. He was of Christian faith, and a member of Starke Church of God by Faith.


He married the love of his life (his queen) Shirley Fayson Mangol on July 20th 1985. Tony and Shirley celebrated 33 years of marriage last July.  Cherishing precious memories of Tony are his daughters Mercilla Mangol Chambers (Kunta) of Houston, Texas and Gia Griggs of Starke, FL. The pride and joy of his life, his five grandchildren whom he loved an adored: Kennedi (Sugar Honey), Maya (Sugar Mama), Kennesin (Sugar Sugar), Jordan (Alligator), and Aiden (My Main Man). He was preceded in death by his mother Lois Jackson Mangol, who loved and adored him, and affectionately called him June. He is survived by his father James Mangol of Davis Station, South Carolina, his siblings; Jean Mangol of Orlando, FL, Gina Mangol Mack (Jeffrey) of Columbia, South Carolina, Joan Acevedo(Mitchell) of Winter Garden, FL, Wayne Mangol(Nancy) of Orlando, FL, Karen Green of Clayton, North Carolina; two brothers-in-law Ernest Fayson (Pat) of Columbia, South Carolina, Alvin Fayson of Starke , FL; two sisters-in-law Sharon Pitts (Ivy) of Pembroke Pines, FL and Sheila Cummings (Dwayne) of Lawtey, FL; several uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many loving friends.


He was a graduate of Morris High School located in the Bronx New York. After graduating from High School he worked for Simon & Schuster Publishing NYC in the mail room. Understanding that education was important to be successful in life, he decided to further his education by attending Friendship Jr College in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He completed his college education at his beloved North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T SU) Greensboro, North Carolina where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree. He is passionately known by his Aggie family as the Ambassador of GHOE (Greatest Homecoming on Earth).  He began his career working as a Drug Counselor at The Door in Orlando, FL. Tony later moved to North Florida where he worked at HRS as a Mental Health and Drug Counselor. He furthered his career by gaining employment at Santa Fe Community College as a Job Placement Counselor, he then moved to Florida Works where he served as the Manager for several years at Bradford and Alachua counties. After leaving Florida Works, he worked as a Counselor Manager for Job Corp Gainesville, FL; later to retire from that same position in Little Rock, Arkansas.  He continued his community dedication serving as Precinct Clerk Poll Worker for the Bradford County Supervisor of Elections Office.


Tony had a heart of generosity. He provided countless volunteer hours, donations to many non-profit organizations and community efforts for the betterment of adults and youth; Special Olympics, Concerned Citizens of Bradford County Youth Basketball League.


He was best remembered for his love for his family, his Aggie family, Lawtey Baseball Cub’s family, and his artistic ability to make and fly kites. The kites could often be seen flying high throughout the city of Starke. He loved photography, and captured many memorable moments with all who loved him.  He also had a passion for music, and was a huge fan of Smooth Jazz. Tony found SeaBreeze Jazz Festival at its early inception in the year 2000. He, Shirley, family, and friends has made it a tradition to attend.


He was a Board Member for several professional organizations; City of Starke Fire and Police Pension Board, Santa Fe College Bradford County Initiative Committee, Santa Fe College Andrews Advisory Committee, and Communities in Schools/Take Stock in Children.

Donations may be made to:

North Carolina A&T University Foundation
1601 E Market St, Dowdy Building Suite 400, Greensboro NC 27411

General scholarship fund in memory of Tony “Jamaica” Mangol or visit, ncat.edu/giving, select Give Now and choose the General Scholarship Fund when prompted to give your designation. Please include ‘In memory of Jamaica Mangol’ in the comments section.

Concerned Citizens of Bradford Inc.
P.O. Box 354,, Starke FL 32091

C/O Youth Basketball League/Gymnasium Fund Renovation
In Memory of Tony “Jamaica” Mangol

Starke Church of God by Faith
730 Old Lawtey Road, Starke FL 32091

In Memory of Tony “Jamaica” Mangol

 Service Program

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