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Family remembers woman who died in suspected murder-suicide as 'fierce'

Posted at 9:42 PM, Nov 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-18 22:44:35-05

Family of a woman who died in an apparent murder-suicide in Carencro this week are remembering her life and mourning her loss.

According to authorities, 38-year-old Faith Manley of Carencro died of a gunshot wound in an apparent homicide Monday night. Police responded to a home on Meadowvale Drive around 7 p.m. that night to investigate what was described as a domestic disturbance with weapons.

James Manley, 40, has been identified as having died of a gunshot wound in an apparent suicide.

When police arrived, they were met at the door by three young children, aged 14, 12, and 11, who hid in a bedroom during the incident and did not sustain physical injury. A third person was also injured in the incident.

Faith Manley is now being remembered as giving, nurturing, and a fierce protector' to those she loved.

Abigail Boudreaux, Manley's niece, has organized a GoFundMe account to assist with moving costs for the children, along with other necessary finances.

Boudreaux says Manley was known for loving her work family, her God, her church, but most of all, her children.

"Her name represents who she was as a woman of faith. She was also silly, and found humor in everything," Boudreaux added. "She never held ill-will or said an unkind word to anyone."

The impact of Manley's death has been "catastrophic" to the many people who loved her, said Boudreaux.

As of this writing, more than $6,200 had been raised of a $7,500 goal for Manley's family. If you'd like to help, click here.

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