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Hopey Jane Manning

October 15, 1940 February 11, 2020
Hopey Jane Manning
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Obituary for Hopey Jane Manning

Mrs. Hopey Jane Manning, 79, of Grifton, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 2:30 pm at Grifton FWB Church, with Rev. Kevin Woolard officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Estates.

Mrs. Manning was a native of Pitt Co., NC. She was born on October 15, 1940 to Robert and Lucy Pope Dunn. She attended Winterville High School. As a young girl, she worked in the tobacco fields to help her family. At the tender age of 17, she married her one and only love and together they started their life and their family. Hopey worked for several years in a sewing factory in Washington, NC, while raising her children. She was the owner and operator of Manning’s of Ayden, a retail clothing store. After closing her store and as her health began to decline, she decided to continue working, but in a less demanding position, as a sales associate in the retail industry. Hopey and her late husband were active members of Grifton FWB Church, where she taught Sunday school, was a Deacon’s wife and helped in any capacity that she could. She loved the Lord, and she loved helping her church family. In her spare time, she enjoyed painting and drawing. Her artistic ability can be seen throughout her house. She was also an avid seamstress making anything from clothes to curtains.
Hopey was preceded in death by both parents; her loving husband of 63 years, Robert Dewey Manning; two brothers, Tommy Eason and Robert Dunn and a grandchild, April Marie Faulkner.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, three sons; Jerry (JoAnn) Manning, Michael Robert (Cindy) Manning and Richard Manning; eight grandchildren, Harvey Knowles, Randall Knowles, Michael Robert Manning Jr., Jonathon (Kelly) Manning, Sarah (Richard) Smith, Rebecca (Rev. James) Bradley, Josh (Kristen) Manning and Abigail (Rev. Aaron) Bailey; as well as 10 great grandchildren; one sister, Ellen Dunn and a brother, Ronald McLawhorn.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1:30 to 2:30 at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grifton FWB Church, Wall St. Grifton, NC 28530


Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

15

Feb

1:30 PM 2/15/2020 1:30:00 PM - 2:30 PM 2/15/2020 2:30:00 PM
Grifton Free Will Baptist Church

674 Wall St.
Grifton, NC 28530

Grifton Free Will Baptist Church
674 Wall St. Grifton 28530 NC
United States

Service

Saturday

15

Feb

2:30 PM 2/15/2020 2:30:00 PM
Grifton Free Will Baptist Church

674 Wall St.
Grifton, NC 28530

Grifton Free Will Baptist Church
674 Wall St. Grifton 28530 NC
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Evergreen Memorial Estates Final Resting Place

5971 Dudley Road
Grifton, NC 28530

5971 Dudley Road Grifton 28530 NC
United States
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