She died after a battle with stomach and liver cancer. She was survived by her husband, Stephen, pastor of Family Worship Center Eastlake, and by three sons, four sisters and three grandchildren. She is interred at Elmwood Cemetery.
- Leech, Marie (April 21, 2009) "Delores Manyama, head of English department at Carver High School, dies." Birmingham News
- video tribute at youtube.com