Faustine Johnson Manning
The angelic hosts came for Faustine Manning Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at Fairfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in Fairfield among loving family and devoted friends.
A viewing will take place on Friday, Nov. 29, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St., in Teague. A church service will follow that night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Cornerstone Full Gospel Church, 303 N. Hwy. 75, in Fairfield. Funeral services will be Saturday, Nov. 30, at 11 a.m. at Cornerstone Full Gospel Church with Apostle David Ransom Sr., pastor, as eulogist, and Bishop William Lewis Jr., pastor of Greater Love Outreach Fellowship in Corsicana, officiating. Interment will follow at Pine Top Cemetery in Oakwood.
Faustine Johnson Manning, or “Boots,” was the sixth child of William “Bill” and Lessie Mae Johnson and was born in Athens, on Aug. 16, 1944.
Mother Manning grew up in Moore Station, and attended public schools there. She grew up in the Church of God in Christ and was baptized in the Cornerstone Full Gospel Church, Fairfield, by Apostle David Ransom Sr., where she was a faithful member until her health failed her.
Manning married Ural Manning on Oct. 25, 1968, in Athens.
Mother Manning earned her certified nurse’s aide from Fairview Manor Nursing Home, Fairfield, where she worked for more than 20 years.
She was known as “Mother Manning” as a part of the Cornerstone Full Gospel Church’s Mother Board. Mother Manning enjoyed listening to her pastor preach, reading her Bible, listening to gospel station 99.1 FM on Sunday evenings, doing word-search puzzles, crocheting and sewing.
Mother Manning will be remembered most for her very outspoken nature and her warm smile.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brothers, J.W. Johnson and Bishop Lee Johnson; and her sister Emma Hambrick.
Those who will most cherish her memory include her daughters Glynis Austin and husband Greg, of Corsicana, Sophia Lindsey and husband Thurston, of Corsicana, Stephanie Shed and husband Robert, of Oakwood, Teressa Manning, of Tyler, and Shervana Manning, of Palestine; her stepdaughter, Marsha Potts and husband Keith, of Duncanville; her other daughter Mrs. Shirley Palmer, of Fairfield; her stepsons Darwin Manning and wife Janet, of Fairfield, Ural Manning Jr., of Austin, Greg Manning, of Dallas, Gerald Manning and wife Doris, and Everett Manning and Selita, all of Oakwood; her brothers, Lee Edward Johnson and wife Willie Nell, of Moore Station,; Willie Lee Johnson and wife Charlene, of Corpus Christi,; her sisters Mary Kelley, of Dallas, Lorene Devones and Sammie, of Lake Charles, La., Irene Devones, of Dallas, Pastor Lillie Peterson, of Seagoville; 27 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren; her two special friends, Mrs. Nell McGee and Mrs. Mary Garrett, both of Fairfield; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces, and other relatives and friends.
Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home is serving the family of Faustine Manning. Visit mooresangelicfuneralhome.com to sign the guestbook and light a candle.