FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — It’s a legacy that will forever live on.
On Monday, the Jesus Hand Car Wash re-opened after the owner, Mike Mansfield, 52, was killed last week.
Employees say Mansfield gave them a second chance at life.
Mike Mansfield continues to be celebrated as a pillar in his community. He’s noted with helping a lot of people keep their life on the right track.
Moyo McKinney says Mike Mansfield changed his life.
McKinney served five years in prison for armed robbery but when he got out, McKinney said it was hard to find work. McKinney said Mansfield came to the rescue, allowing him to work at the car wash and also learn about God.
Behind the car wash, Mansfield also allowed several ministries to host weekly prayer services and feed meals for the homeless.
McKinney said “he helped everybody around here, he was a pillar in the community, he did things for everybody, no matter what your color they were, male, female, Mike was a humanitarian, that’s what he was.”
Police say Hubert Underwood, 37, and Stephen Rosser, 26, beat Mansfield to death after an argument inside 3 Wings Bar and Grill last Sunday.
Those men are currently facing murder charges. The car wash will resume under its normal business hours. Prayer services and weekly meals for homeless will also continue.