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Roderick Manifold

March 1st, 1947 - January 23rd, 2017

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Manifold, Roderick “Rod” Vincent died suddenly on Monday, January 23, 2017. He was preceded in death by his son Darius, and his parents, Orrin and Rosemary Manifold. He is survived by his daughter, Nadia Manifold Anderson (E.C.), and two sons, Devon and Nigel; and by his brothers, Gregory, Geoff, Cameron, and Alan Manifold. Rod was born in Elkhart, Indiana, March 1, 1947. Rod received a Bachelor of Arts with distinction from DePauw University. Prior to moving to Virginia, Rod held various management positions and was an Executive Director with the YMCA in Chicago, Illinois. Rod came to Central Virginia Health Services in 1985 as a staff accountant, served for several years as Chief Financial Officer, and in 1992, he became the Executive Director. Under Rod’s leadership, CVHS grew from three sites to sixteen locations today. Rod leaves behind a tremendous legacy as a leader in the community health center world; he held board positions with the Virginia Community Healthcare Association and the Community Care Network of Virginia, and was actively engaged with the National Association of Community Health Centers. Rod was frequently called upon to advise and guide new health center leaders and he frequently traveled across Virginia and to Washington to build relationships with other organizations and government agencies. Rod was passionate about community health centers and worked tirelessly as a health center spokesperson.

At CVHS, he was a wonderful mentor and friend who encouraged and nurtured each person’s professional growth. His ready smile and the ability to make each person feel important was a gift to those who knew him. Rod loved to tell tales; he frequently said, “Ask me the time, and I’ll tell you how to build the clock.” Most of all, Rod loved his family. His devotion to and interest in each of his children was evident in the many tales he shared with others, and his beloved Demetria was always in his thoughts. Rod’s impact on the health center world and on each person he knew was profound.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 28th at Fluvanna County High School, 1918 Thomas Jefferson Parkway in Palmyra at 2:00 pm. Family will greet visitors prior to the service from 12:00 – 2:00 pm. A second service will be held on Sunday, January 29th, at New Central Baptist Church in Norfolk, Virginia at 2pm, with interment following at Riverside Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that gifts be made in Rod’s memory to Central Virginia Health Services, PO Box 220, New Canton, VA 23123.

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Name Roderick Manifold
Date of Birth March 1st, 1947
Date of Death January 23rd, 2017
Home Town Elkhart, IN, US 
In Memoriam Donation Central Virginia Health Services, Inc.
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Funeral Home Sheridan Funeral Home 
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1965 - 1969 DePauw University, B.A.
1985 - 1987 Staff Accountant, Central Virginia Health Services, Inc.
1987 - 1992 CFO, Central Virginia Health Services, Inc.
1992 - 2017 CEO, Central Virginia Health Services, Inc.

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Rev. Dr. Fred Munford published condolence .

To the family of Roderick (Rod) Vincent Manifold, It is with profound sadness that my wife, Thedosia Mumford, my children, my aunt Dr. Helen Caldwell, my uncle Harry Marshall Sr., join you in this memorial - HOME going service. As stated before, Rod was committed and passionate about his work at Central Virginia Health Services. His work ethic and personality had a profound impact on the staff, patients, and the host of friends of CVHS. Rod was one of the lead people at CVHS that facilitated the naming of the new building at the center in the name of my mother, Mrs. Beulah Marshall Mumford-Wiley some years back. Rod oversaw the creation and placement of the permanent busy of my mother at CVHS for all to see and remember my mother. For this, I am eternally grateful and I will always cherish the friendship and legacy of Rod Vincent Manifold that has made my life and my family richer by our association with him and CVHS. As a minister of the Gospel, I come also to encourage all of us today, for the Bible says, to be absent from the body is to be present with the LORD, in that permanent home called Heaven. Ps 91:1-2 He who dwells in the shelter of the most high will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, HE is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust. Sincerely, Rev. Dr. Fred Munford Assistant Pastor Antioch Baptist Church of Clinton, MD

  

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Yvonne N. Carson published condolence .

Our prayers and thoughts are with each of you. Rod was a great CEO and a fine gentleman. I met him when he first came to work. Always worked hard and always genuinely cared about people. Please take care and if we can ever help you, do not hesitate to call. With sincere sympathy, Yvonne N. Carson R.T. /Radiology Dept.. 40 years CVCHC

  

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Gary Campbell published condolence .

Like the rest, we were shocked and saddened by this sudden loss. From the Johnson Health Center family to the CVHS family and to Rod's family, our thoughts and prayers remain with you. Rod made such an impact to and for community health centers across this country. He will be missed but certainly never forgotten.

  

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Valerie Liggins published condolence .

My condolences to the family and to the CVHS family on the sudden passing of Rod Manifold. He was an incredible advocate and a tireless supporter of community health centers. I admired his tenacity and his commitment to this field. He was such a warm personality and I have been privileged to be a recipient of those legendary hugs and warm smiles. Our mutual love for our children was often the start of any conversation when we encountered each other. He often spoke fondly and with humor about his road trips with his wife and mother-in-law. He will truly be missed.

  

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Candy Dunn published condolence .

Rod, will be missed. His leadership and management skills were remarkable, but his dedication to rural healthcare truly was phenomenal. He will forever be a positive part of the Community Healthcare Services. I hope his children and other family members find comfort in their memories and know Rod always spoke of his love for his wife and family.

  

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Carol White published condolence .

My thoughts and prayers are with Rod's family and the CVHS team. Rod was a great leader and an inspiration. He always greeted me with a smile. I loved to hear him speak at various events because of his knowledge of community health and his sense of humor. He was a remarkable man. Carol White, Oak Orchard Community Health Center, Rochester, NY

  

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Carmen Arelis Serrano published condolence .

Rod, we always going to remember you. Your departure was unexpectedly, leaving us your legacy, my prayers for you and your family.

  

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Bettina L. Reed published condolence .

Rod was someone who embodied the entire spirit of what a community health center, and what a christian spirit, was about. He always smiled, was always ready with a hug, and always had a positive presence that made you just believe. He was truly one of a kind. I feel so honored to have been able to get to know him during the development and opening of the CFP practice. Whenever I was unsure, Rod's strength and certainty wiped away any doubts- he made me want to be a better person. Who he was has impacted so many people in such a positive way, he was a true gift. His legacy will live on through us all, though we will miss him greatly. Central Virginia will forever feel his presence and love.

  

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Lisa H. Sharpe published condolence .

Rod Manifold was bigger than life and always had a big smile planted on his face after driving at least an hour from home for a 7:30 am meeting in Hopewell. Rod was always so positive and genuinely loved Central Virginia Health Services. Although Rod is no longer with us here, his life's work will live on through the hundreds of thousands of lives that he made healthier and better. Although I did not have the pleasure of meeting Demetria, I know that she must have been quite a lady because we all know that behind every good man is an even better woman. On behalf of John Randolph Foundation, thank you Nadia, Devon and Nigel for sharing your father and mother with the people that were the recipients of their generosity and work through the years.

  

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Heather Stone published condolence .

As all I am saddened and stunned that Rod is not with us any longer. I had limited interpersonal interactions with him, but when I did, I left either smiling or with greater understanding that made sense to me. I would be smiling because he'd either given me a hug making me feel appreciated, or he was being silly (e.g. I can clearly see him dressed as Elvis). I was proud of the value he placed on showing that he valued staff (e.g. approving the many many prizes and gifts at the holiday party), and personally coming around to all the sites and taking time to chat. I of course would jump at the opportunity to ask him a multitude of questions about the political situation or the organization (and of course lobby him about growing behavioral health), and I appreciated that he would answer me, he didn't avoid my question, but took time to explain the history either of the policy, the organization, or the funding. I've felt fortunate to be at CVHS, but now more than ever I realize that much of that can be attributed to Rod's leadership and dedication to serving communities and treating staff well and fairly. I hope that I can be a part of continuing his legacy. He was a good leader, a good boss, and a good man. We were so lucky to have hi m.

  

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Nancy Sternnstern published condolence .

This is so heart breaking for Rods family, his community health center family and all community health centers across Virginia and our country. Sending healing prayers and hugs to all who have been touched by Rods love of people and genuine dedication to assuring that access to quality healthcare is a right and not a privilege. We will miss your smile, your mentor ship, your sense of humor, your laughter, your commitment to serve mankind.

  

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Carmen Arelis Serrano published condolence .

My deepest condolences. I had the honor to know, Rod, he definitely is going to be missed by the Community, he always had a positive and outgoing personality

  

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Brian Toomey published condolence .

I had the pleasure of knowing Rod from our NACHC connection. There are people in this world who have the ability to make others better. Rod was the person that all gravitated toward to gain some wisdom and inspiration and helped us to do mare than we thought we could. A remarkable man who will be missed. My deepest condolences to his family and colleagues. Brian Toomey, Piedmont Health Services, North Carolina

  

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Kay Crane published condolence .

I was deeply shocked and saddened by the sudden and tragic passing of Rod, his beloved wife and mother-in-law. While he can never be replaced, he will live forever in our hearts and in our memories. The best way we can honor his life is to continue everyday to do the work he loved with the same passion and commitment. To be the voice for those who have none and the champion for our most vulnerable patients. The Board and Staff of PATHS will keep the staff of CVHS and the Manifold family in our prayers during this difficult time.

  

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Bunny Caro-Justin published condolence .

Rod was one of the first people I met when I came to work in Virginia 19 years ago. I will remember his smile, his caring and his ability to be a visionary in setting up Community Health Centers where they were needed . I will remember his kindness, his joy,his stories. We have lost a champion, his legacy will live every time a person is treated at CVHS clinics. It is with deepest sympathy and prayers to his family and all the staff at CVHS.

  

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Joan Ivey published condolence .

Rod was a man of character and good deeds. He was an outstanding advocate of community health centers and we will miss his leadership. With deepest sympathy to his family and the CVHS community.

  

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Jane Mitchell published condolence .

I have known Rod for 20 years, with that being said I have to say a lot of memories have been made, and several thoughts come to mind, Rod had an endless energy, his passion and commitment, not only to staff but to what a community health center is all about were astounding. He was a true believer in the human spirit and dedicated to making health care a priority for all walks of life. His belief in me and all staff, that we could get the job done was boundless. His spirit will truly be missed by all.

  

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Hopewell Prince George Community Health Center published condolence .

Word can not express how much Rod will be missed, not only his leader ship skills, but his happy, friendly and caring way he had with all the staff. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  

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Michael A.d. Talley published condolence .

My heartfelt condolences to the Central Virginia Health System Family. I was able to briefly meet Rod during a visit to the main facility recently. God bless you all and my prayers and thoughts are with you all.

  

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Andrea Arthur published condolence .

Rod with CHC CEOs/Executive Directors: Carol Dill, Carolyn Bowen, Howard Chapman, John Schalk, Rod, Carolyn Rienerth, Edwina Gary, Malcolm Perdue, Debra Shelor, and Tony Selton

  

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Marc Wetherhorn published condolence .

Their are a few people in this world whose light makes everything and everyone around them brighter. Rod was one of those people. I never saw him when he did not have a smile or a laugh. His loss is a tragedy for his family, his friends, his colleagues and the health center community. The only solace is knowing that his legacy will live on at CVHS and in all the people whose lives he made better. Rest in Peace my friend.

  

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Billy Crumpton, Caswell Family Medical Center published condolence .

Rod's footprints in the trails alongside the rest of us in the health center world will never be easily missed and definitely not forgotten. I pray that we all will be so diligent in our commitment to the cause that his legacy will be made proud. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and with CVHS.

  

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Wayne Woodson, Harrisonburg Community Health Center published condolence .

The emptiness that I felt when I heard the tragic news was palpable. It was then that I realized how much Rod meant to me. Each time I think of him not being around I feel sad. However, I quickly think how fortunate I was to have known him. My loss, as a friend and colleague, pails in comparison to the family's loss. I will miss Rod for what he shared in leadership, friendship, support and humor. I hope that your family will find comfort in remembering the good times that you shared with him, your Mom and Grandmother. I pray for you daily to find that comfort. Many blessings!

  

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Lisa Bricker published condolence .

On behalf of myself, the board and staff of Harrisonburg Community Health Center, we send our most heartfelt condolences to the CVHS team, the Manifold family and all who held Rod close to their hearts. Reading through the wonderful comments and memories shared, Rod lived his life to its fullest and is truly an inspiration for us all!

  

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Evan Clements published condolence .

Rod, may you Rest In Peace knowing all the good you did for CVHS, thier patients and for all of Virginia's CHC patients, doctors, staff and communities. You were a good man, a good friend, and a great person.

  

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Cheryl Ebersole published condolence .

All of us here at Horizon Health Services extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and coworkers of Rod. We cannot fathom the pain over this great loss. As I read the kind messages thus far, one thing remains abundantly clear about this kind man, he cared about all. I first met Rod in 1988, when he oversaw the Monette Users Group meetings. My great uncertainties as a newcomer to that scene were overcome simply due to his style, his approach of kindness, humor and keeping things in proper perspective. Over the many years, although I didn't see him as much as others, he always greeted me with that smile of his and asked,"where's my hug?" That sincere caring for other people was his trademark, he made the world a much better place. Our prayers for the family.

  

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Dr. Mike Smith-Columbia, Sc published condolence .

I am so sorry to hear of Rod's passing. He gave me my first job and mentored me through kindness and example. He was a tireless ambassador for community health who impacted the lives of thousands. I will treasure my memories of our conversations that impacted my life and always left me with a smile. What a gift to us all, even if, for a time too short. Our prayers go out to his family and friends. We have indeed lost a dear man.

  

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Thomas Gaskins published condolence .

Like everybody else on Monday, I was shocked to learn about Rod's passing. I think many have commented on the kind of man and leader that Rod was and truly embodied. Others have commented about the friendship they shared with him. And others still have commented on his sweet family and as to the level of devotion he had to them/for them. I would like to simply share and affirm that Rod treated everybody equally. Didn't matter if you were an MD or an executive or just a worker bee. Rod made you feel like you mattered and his level of graciousness often assured you that you did. Thank you for that, Rod. You were a true gentleman and we will miss your leadership, your infectious personality and your civility in an often uncivil climate. Blessings on the Manifold family--you are in the Gaskins' family's prayers.

  

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Craig A. Kennedy published condolence .

Rod was a friend to so many people, and I am so very honored to have known him and learned from him over the years. He was always generous with his time, and upbeat and optimistic. I am still just stunned by the loss, and extend my deepest condolences to his family, the CVHS community and all his friends. This is just a stunning loss for us all, including the thousands of people he helped get the care they needed all across Virginia. ACU posted an official statement of condolence on our website, but I just wanted to add how deeply missed Rod will be, and how helpful and influential he was to me personally. My prayers for his family, friends and loved ones.

  

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Rebecca Carter published condolence .

I, along with many, are so saddened to hear of such tragic loss. Loss to his family, friends and loss to affordable health care. As County Administrator of Buckingham County I have always enjoyed working with Rod with any issues regarding the Central Virginia Health Center, and even our conversations regarding additional expansions to other underserved areas. Rod always had that smile, that kind of smile that made me feel comfortable and at ease which made business issues a lot less stressful. On a personal level Rod expressed such touching sympathy to me and my family with the loss of our daughter as he knew the loss of a child. Also on a personnel level, I LOVED his joking with me. My last encounter with Rod was about a month ago at the Health Center. We sit in the waiting room and talked about our ages, how long we have been doing what we have been doing and how we like what we do. We even talked about when we thought we may decide to stop working and he said he loved what he was doing and didn't expect to stop any time soon. Rod will be greatly missed by so many. My sincere sympathy to his family, coworkers and friends. God's blessings for some peace and comfort.

  

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Carolyn Bowen published condolence .

On behalf of myself, the board, and staff of Clinch River Health Services, I offer our sincere sympathy to the family, CVHS family, and friends. Our hearts are broken for all of you. This is such an unimaginable loss. Rod was a true inspiration to all in the health center world. His wisdom and knowledge were immeasurable. I don't know of anyone who deserved more respect and admiration. His leadership, smile, laughter, honesty, solid advice, and good natured presence have been such an integral part of my tenure as a health center director. Meetings will never be the same. He will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and especially with his beloved family.

  

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Kelsey Samuels published condolence .

Rod was a very kind and caring person. He will be greatly missed! Praying for his family and friends at this very sad time.

  

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Amy Kavanaugh At Cvhs published condolence .

Rod was a wonderful inspiration. He was a friend to all and was such a kindred spirit. He was quick to make you smile, always shared a marvelous story and just made you feel good inside. His laughter was contagious and he really listened to what you had to say. I will always remember how he would entertain and make us laugh every year at the party and how he got us all involved in team spirit with best thoughts for the community. Rod will always be a legend and be highly remembered. My prayers and thoughts go to his dearest of friends and his beautiful family. I am so sorry more than words could express for the loss of him, his beautiful wife and lovely mother-in-law.

  

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Lisa Heatherington published condolence .

On behalf of ESI, I would like to send our heartfelt condolences to the Manifold Family and the staff of CVHS. We will keep you close as we pray for you during this difficult time.

  

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Mary Linn Wolf At Health And Wellness Center Of Louisa published condolence .

One of my favorite Rod memories comes from a photo that was stuck on a bulletin board at CVCHC for years--may be there still, although I am not. It was of Rod mopping the health center floor with a big yellow janitor's bucket by his side. To me, this typified Rod's approach to his job--no pretense about tackling any issue as long as it led to a better health center--and demonstrated the sort of inspiring human touch that really comes from the heart. Everything about Rod seemed genuine (and Ms Lepro's reference to Rod's recommendation of "Man's Search for Meaning" is no surprise.) A remarkable man who I will miss.

  

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Connie Palmer published condolence .

Piedmont Forms & Graphics wishes to express our sincere condolences to the family of Roderick Manifold, his wife, mother in-law and the staff of CVHS. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. May you find peace in your memories.

  

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Howard Chapman published condolence .

It has been a pleasure to have known Rod for the many years he has worked and served in the Community Health Center world. Even with his busy schedule he found time to serve on the Virginia Community Healthcare Association Board since 1992 and on the CCNV Board since it's inception. Rod's wisdom and sound advice was always appreciated by the members of those Boards. My best memories of Rod were through our work with NACHC and promoting the Virginia Community Health Centers. He will be missed in Virginia for his continued dedication and commitment to his work, but even more as a friend. Our prayers are for Rod and his family.

  

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Linda Wilkinson published condolence .

I am deeply saddened at the loss of Rod and his wife and mother-in-law. His sense of humor and gracious style as a gentleman will be missed by the safety net. I am glad to have known him. Blessings to the family. Linda Wilkinson CEO Virginia Association of Free & Charitable Clinics

  

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Eileen Lepro published condolence .

I am deeply saddened by this news, and my heart breaks for Rod’s family and his colleagues at CVHS. He was a kind and genuine soul, and a calming presence. His wit and wisdom will be sorely missed. I especially admired Rod for his approach to life, his passion for community health, and his devotion to family and faith. It seems fitting for me to finally finish reading a book he recommended years ago, Man’s Search for Meaning, by Victor Frankl. If anyone’s life had meaning, it would be Rod’s. We will miss him. Our thoughts are with all of you at CVHS and with his beloved family and friends.

  

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Sarah Jane Stewart published condolence .

I am so shocked and saddened by the loss of Rod Manifold. We were colleagues many years in community health. His humor and his steadfast commitment to community health will be sorely missed. He surely wears a halo.

  

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Debbie Davis published condolence .

I feel lost without him here at CVCHC-I feel like no one is at the helm of our wonderful organization. He always had a smile for me whenever he was in our pharmacy- working in medication assistance he would always say to me" Deb, I got this pill....." I would jokingly say- no Rod you don't qualify- sorry! To say that he will be missed is an understatement. Our work family will forever miss his smiling face, his positive attitude and unending devotion to his employees.

  

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Nancy Bailey published condolence .

To the Manifold Family, I enjoyed seeing Rod come by our site at Charlotte Primary Care. He was a great leader and friend. He always made me feel special and never failed to speak and hug me. You are in my prayers and thoughts for such a great loss from your family. Nancy Bailey

  

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Aileen Harris published condolence .

To the Manifold Family. I enjoyed meeting and working with Roderick, whom I often called Dr. Manifold:) I loved his passion for what he did. He was always open to "new-ways" of educating professional students at his facilities. Will miss him dearly!

  

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Nancy Barnes published condolence .

Nigel, Devon, and Nadia, I am so sorry for the great loss you are having to endure. Your Dad was the nicest, most personable man who always had a smile on his face. When he came to our office he always spoke and chatted with everyone. He was such a big part of CVHS and will be missed by so many people. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  

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Diane Harris published condolence .

It has been an honor to have known this great person. My thoughts are with the family that was so loved by Rod and his wife. Remember and celebrate all the good times and keep making memories.

  

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Kathy T Meador published condolence .

I am deeply sadden at the sudden loss of Rod. Working for him has been one of my greater experiences. He was great example of what a CEO should be, down to earth, gentle, kind, his infectious smile, just a genuine person. Nadia, Devon, and Nigel, my prayers are with you as you deal with the loss of your parents and grandmother. Know that your CVHS family are there for you. May God cradle you in the palm of his hands through this tragedy and give you peace.

  

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Nora Ford published condolence .

Nadia, Devon, and Nigel, I know that the grief, pain, and loss that we are feeling does not compare to what you are going through. Your dad was truly one of a kind. It didn't matter if you were an employee, patient, or stranger, he had a way about him that made you felt comfortable, that you matter, that you were somebody, that he truly cared about you. I hope it comforts you knowing that your dad touched so many lives in a positive way. I know that God will give us the comfort and strength to get through this, and we will continue to lift each other up. in prayer.

  

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Andrea Arthur published condolence .

Many years ago, at one of our Association's conferences in Virginia, Rod brought along his family. While Rod spent all day in meetings, his family spent time at the beach. One day, during a break, I looked out one of the windows in the foyer that overlooked the beach. I saw Rod, in a suit, dress shoes and necktie flapping in the wind walking across the sand to meet up with his family. Oh how he loved his family and spoke of them often with great love and affection. Peace and comfort to all left behind to mourn the loss Rod, Demetria and Marion.

  

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Vanessa Womack Easter published condolence .

Rod had great presence! He filled the room with his smile, laughter, and yes, his statue; most of all his wisdom, immense knowledge, love and long history of advocacy for healthcare. Tremendous love for his family. Having known him for a few short years, he has left an indelible impression. He will always be admired for the wonderful work and the inspiration that will live on. God bless the Manifold family and the Central Virginia Health Services family and be comforted in grief.

  

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Martha Louis published condolence .

Words somehow seem empty with the loss of this father , husband and leader of the company for whom I work. I will remember his smile as he left my department on Monday morning - a great loss for CVHS but our focus of love should be for Nadia, Nigel and Devon. Their world has been turned upside down . Our love and sympathy to you in the loss of your parents and grandmother.

  

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Nina Evers published condolence .

My memories of Rod will be that of a genuinely caring man who led by example showing us all how to care for our communities. He was fun to be around, honest and down to earth; showing his true spirit in all things. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to his children and is shared with all of our CVHS family.

  

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Salonge Crenshaw published condolence .

Rod Manifold was bigger than life which makes this loss so overwhelming. He had such a warm personality and made everyone that he came in contact feel like they were special. He loved what he did. He was such a wonderful person to have known and worked for. I will miss his stories and his amazing smile. Nadia, Devon and Nigel, you have my prayers during this time.

  

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Judy Butler published condolence .

Rod was a wonderful person. He always had a smile and encouraging word for everyone. I am truly bless to have known him. My prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

  

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Phyllis Bland published condolence .

I was deeply sadden at the news of this tragedy, Rod was truly loved by us all here at CVHS and will be greatly missed. We couldn't had a better leader, but I find comfort in these words 2 Cor 5:8 " We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord." To Nadia, Devon, and Nigel , My prayer is that God with give you peace in the midst of this storm in the lost of your parents and grandmother. Praying God's blessings over you daily.

  

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Angela Morris published condolence .

This tragedy is heartbreaking to all of us. Words seem inadequate to express the sadness I feel. Rod was an amazing man and always had a smile for all of us at CVHS. My deepest sympathy goes out to Nadia, Devon and Nigel. May God comfort each of you.

  

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Peggy Whitehead published condolence .

It is wonderful to read all the tributes from staff, so aptly reflecting respect and love for Rod, and the incredible loss we are all feeling. Thoughts and prayers to Rod's family and to all of you at CVHS. Rod used to laugh at me for this, but I told him many times that when I have big decisions to make I just ask my self "What would Rod do?". I will just keep on doing that...and he will continue to inspire.

  

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Kaitlyn Hodges published condolence .

Rod spoke to everyone without hesitation, his laugh was infectious beyond belief, and his comical way of looking at things always brightened everyone's days. I'd never seen Rod without a smile on his face. I'll never forget the moments I shared with him at CVHS. You will be greatly missed. Continuing to pray for his children and all others who held him near and dear. <3 God bless.

  

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Janice Ellis published condolence .

Rod was always an inspiration to me and I will miss him so much. A smile and caring words for everyone he came in contact with. He had so much love for his wife and family. Rod and Demetria left their children a great legacy on leadership, love and caring for others. I pray that God will comfort them and they may find peace in knowing how much their parents loved them.

  

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Debbie Baber published condolence .

Friend, mentor, confidant, wise, these are but a few of the words that describe Rod. He helped me to grow and succeed. He helped me to see beyond my own issues into a bigger picture. I will miss his wisdom, humor, vision and friendship. My thoughts and prayers are with his children, and all of us at CVHS.

  

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Jill Seamans published condolence .

Sending our most sincere condolences to the Manifold Family and the entire staff of CVHS, Inc. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers in this time of sorrow and the days and months ahead. Staff of Southern Dominion Health System, Inc.

  

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Iris Silver published condolence .

I'll never forget when I first started with CVHS & was told Rod was coming to our site. I was so nervous, I mean, he was the CEO. When he got there I was so relieved to know he was so down to earth. He introduced himself to me & asked me how'd I liked working there so far. Every time I saw him, I was greeted with a huge smile. I also always look forward to his costumes for the banquet in November. He is definitely going to be missed. I will continue to keep his family & our CVHS family lifted up in prayer.

  

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Daisy Johnson published condolence .

Rod was such a wonderful person to work for. My deepest sympathies are with the family during this difficult time. Everyone at CVHS will miss his smile and helpful attitude around the office. With my deepest and heartfelt condolences.

  

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Santhi Nair, published condolence .

Whenever Rod would come by to CHCRR he always had a smile on his face and always made everyone feel good and inspired us all to do our best for our community. I know that I was blessed to have known this incredible person. I pray that God will provide strength to his Family and to CVHS community for this terrible time of loss.

  

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Donald E. Bley, Md published condolence .

It was an honor & privilege to know & work with Rod & I'm grateful for the opportunity he gave me to work at the Community Health Center of the Rappahannock Region.

  

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Amanda Couch Maxey published condolence .

My heart is so heavy over the loss of Rod and his family. It seems so unreal that he will no longer be walking through the health center speaking to everyone. He was the guy that treated everyone the same regardless of your position at work. He came up and told all of us Happy New Year on the last day of work before New Years. At our Christmas party at CVCHC, he always told us how proud he was of our team and the dedication we put into the care of our patients'. He was just that guy that always had a smile and always made you feel appreciated. I didn't have the privilege of knowing his wife and mother in law but I can only imagine how much brighter Heaven is today. My heart goes out to everyone especially their loved ones and I pray that God will give you all the strength to get through this tragedy. CVHS will never be the same as we lost an incredible soul and his family yesterday. Rest in Heavenly peace angels. Our hearts are broken and we will miss you so very much.

  

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Kathy Tillett published condolence .

I am so thankful to have known such a special man. He will be missed terribly. I am praying for his family and for his CVHS family.

  

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Appomattox Area Health And Wellness Center Staff published condolence .

We will forever keep Rod's memory in our minds and hearts. We are extremely proud to have had a "Great Leader". We are thankfully blessed to have known a "Wonderful Person". Our deepest condolences to the Manifold Family, our hearts are with you. "Blessed are they that mourn: for they will be comforted" -Matthew 5:4

  

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Lisa Jenkins Haynie published condolence .

I was deeply saddened when I learned the sad news about Rod and his family. I extend my condolences to the CVHS family and my former colleagues at Westmoreland Medical Center, Montross. Rod's friendly and unifying presence will be missed by all.

  

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Denee Moore published condolence .

Sending my condolences to the Manifold family. Rod was a gentleman of exemplary character. He was a champion of service to others, and the work he did with community health centers made a positive impact on the lives of many. He will be deeply missed, and his accomplishments will always be remembered. We are keeping the family in our prayers.

  

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Sharon Harrup published condolence .

Our most sincere condolences to the Manifold family and all of you at CVHS. Sharon Harrup and the entire STEPS, Inc. family.

  

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Charlotte Baker published condolence .

So sorry to hear of your loss. May God wrap his arms around this family and comfort them during this time.

  

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Lindsey Johnson published condolence .

My heart goes out to the Manifold family during this difficult time. Rod was a wonderful man who cared deeply about the work of community health centers, patients, and staff. I don't think I ever saw Rod without a smile on his face. He will be missed tremendously. May God comfort the Manifold family, friends, and CVHS. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalms 34:18

  

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Graham Grady published condolence .

I’m in shock. I was just thinking of Rod the other day when Pres. Trump put in motion the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. I know how hard Rod fought to help people in small towns and rural areas have access to quality healthcare. Rod regaled me with the story of the visit paid by First Lady Michelle Obama to his center. He was in 7th Heaven. Now Rod is in actual Heaven. I know Rod was called to testify before Congress on the issues faced by rural healthcare providers. Rod was a careful driver. So I cannot imagine what happened. Please forgive my ramblings as I am in shock. Rod was my swim coach at the YMCA in Chicago, camp director at Camp Pinewood in Michigan, mentor and lifelong friend. In my adolescent years, Rod helped me figure out who I am and how I want to lead my life. Few others have had such an impact on me. Thank you for sharing this tragic, tragic news. The world is worse for his loss. My condolences to his family and Virginia friends.

  

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Paul And Jan Crowther published condolence .

Nadia, Devon and Nigel, you are lifted up in our prayers. We pray for your comfort during this time of grief, and a calm peace as time passes. Know that you were, and still are, loved by your parents and grandmother. They will remain in your heart and at your side forever.

  

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Paula Tomko published condolence .

I can't find the words yet to describe the emptiness we feel at this loss, but only know that it doesn't compare to the loss for the family. Nadia, Devon and Nigel you are all in our prayers and thoughts in your grief. May the knowledge that you were loved deeply by your parents and grandmother help you in the days to come.

  

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