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February 6, 2014

JOAN SIMMONS MANNING

TARBORO — TARBORO — Joan Simmons Manning of Tarboro, 85, passed away Tuesday, February 04, 2014, at the Fountains at the Albemarle.  She was born May 9, 1928 to the late James Edwards Simmons and Theresa Johnson Simmons.  Joan was involved in many of the activities of the First Baptist Church of Tarboro, NC and volunteered for the Meals on Wheels program.  Joan loved being the wife of a farmer and was devoted to her family.  She enjoyed spending time reading, cooking, sewing and working in her yard.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 7, 2014 at the First Baptist Church of Tarboro.  The Rev. Eric Crowe will officiate.  The family will receive visitors in the fellowship hall of the church prior to the service.  Internment will follow the service at Edgecombe Memorial Park.  Joan is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Billy Parker Manning, Sr.  She is survived by her three children, Dr. Billy Parker Manning, Jr. and his wife Linda; Theresa Manning Abernethy and her husband, Earle; and James Thurman Manning.  She is also survived by her five grandchildren,  Brent Manning and his wife, Lisa; Benjamin Manning and his wife, Jessica; Katherine Thompson; Edwin Braswell and his wife, Caroline; and Anna Lampman and her husband, Robert; six great-grandchildren; and her devoted companion, Geraldine Powell.  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 605 N. Main Street, Tarboro, 27886; or the Mr. and Mrs. Billy Parker Manning, Sr. Endowment to the North Carolina Community Foundation, Landmark Center, 4601 Six Forks Road, Suite 524, Raleigh, NC, 27609 Account Number 001112; or to your favorite charity.  Arrangements are with Carlisle Funeral Home of Tarboro, NC.     

Online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting  www.carlislefuneralhome.com.

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