Ethel Manning

Published 3:35 pm Friday, November 10, 2017

Ethel Lee Manning was born March 16, 1931, in Franklinton, to the union of William and Mary Elizabeth Hart.

Ethel was a strong and faithful servant of the Lord, even as a young girl. She was a member of New Jerusalem Baptist Church for many years.

On Jan. 23, 1949, Ethel united with Dallas Manning (deceased) in holy matrimony. To this union were born seven children: Donald Ray (deceased), Mary Louise (deceased), Gloria Jean (deceased), Jeannette, O’Connor, Donnell, and Casuandra Renee. In 1968, Ethel moved with her family to Moss Point, Miss., where they called home for 31 years. In keeping with their Christian faith, the family joined Greater Antioch Missionary Baptist church and became active members. Ethel was a deaconess of the church and a member of the choir. Ethel was a homemaker, doting wife, loving mother and grandmother, confidant, peacekeeper, and loyal friend.

Upon her return to Franklinton, she rejoined New Jerusalem, where she served faithfully until she became ill.

Ethel was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brothers (Willie, Curley, and Robert); her son, Donald Ray; and her daughters, Mary Louise and Gloria Jean.

She leaves to cherish her memories: four children, Jeannette Manning of Slidell, O’Connor Manning of Franklinton, Donnell Manning of Baton Rouge, and Casaundra Anthony of Harvey; 20 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

The homegoing celebration will be held Saturday, Nov. 18, at 11 a.m. at New Jerusalem Baptist Church, located at 44030 Max Brumfield Road in Franklinton. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Viewing will be open to the public Friday, Nov. 17, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Cook-Richmond Funeral Home, located at 939 Cleveland St. in Franklinton.