Family and friends gathering for drowned toddler’s funeral

Family and friends will gather Monday to celebrate the life of the toddler who drowned at a country club pool last week.

Funeral services for Manuel “Will” Cabezas are scheduled at the Edgewood Hall of Striffler-Hamby funeral home at 2:30 p.m. The burial will follow at Parkhill Cemetery.

Manuel, 3, drowned while swimming at Green Island Country Club’s pool Wednesday. He was participating in a summer camp at the time. Officials say Manuel was not wearing a flotation device when he was swimming 4-ft. deep water. Lifeguards noticed Manuel floating on his back. EMS officials came to take Manuel to Midtown Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Manuel Cabezas drowned in the Green Island Country Club pool Wednesday afternoon. (Facebook)
Manuel Cabezas drowned in the Green Island Country Club pool Wednesday afternoon. (Facebook)

Instead of flowers, the Cabezas family requests that donation be made in Will’s honor to the Bethesda Baptist Food Bank or to St. Luke Preschool.

 

 

 

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