P/Colonel Lemuel T Mancebo, 75, of Sacramento, California, passed away peacefully on September 8, 2021 at Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento, California, surrounded by family. His battle with serious medical issues in over a decade showed his courage in facing life challenges and unconditional love for his family. Lemuel is survived by his loving wife of over 53 years, Noemi, his three children and their spouses, his youngest daughter, his seven grandchildren, and the family pets. As the youngest of five, he was predeceased by his parents, two brothers and a sister but survived by his oldest sister, Ruth.
Lemuel was a decorated and well respected police officer in the Philippines National Police and retired as Police Colonel/Police Senior Superintendent after 32 years of service. Aside from policing, he was also a healer and practiced Acupuncture and Eastern Chiropractor for over 30 years. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints and served in many capacities including as a Bishop. Lemuel and his family were also one of the pioneers of the LDS Church in Samar, Philippines in the 70s and have stayed active in the church. He was loved and cherished by his colleagues, patients, friends and family.
Lemuel was the most compassionate man and was known for his generosity to his family, friends and to the members of the LDS church, he was the go-to-person of anyone in need. He was a hero and a great example of service for many individuals. He said the longest prayers and made sure everyone in the family, and nieces and nephews was mentioned including the pets.
Lemuel - a son, a brother, a husband, a father, a grandfather, a friend, a boy scout, a cop, a healer, a Bishop, a provider, a leader, a follower, a sportsman, a musician and many more. He was a man of many hats and talents. He was loved and will surely be missed by many. Please join his family in celebrating and continuing his legacy.
The memorial service will be held on Friday, September 17, 2021, 9:30AM California local time at The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints, 2400 Cordova Lane, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670, burial and dedication of the grave to follow at Fair Oaks Cemetery.
The family insists that people make donations in support of the National Kidney Foundation in lieu of sending flowers.
National Kidney Foundation
30 East 33rd Street, New York City NY 10016