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REV. DR. BERNIE H. MANNING, 73, of Harrisburg, peacefully transitioned after a lengthy illness into his heavenly home on Friday, October 27, 2017 in the peace and love of his home surrounded by his loving wife and his twin sister.

He was born in Baltimore, MD, son of the late Rev. Dr. Richard J. and Artis (Barnard) Manning, the Pastor of St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Reading and retired from the Pittsburgh and Harrisburg School Districts.

Rev. Dr. Manning leaves to mourn their loss, to cherish their memories of him and to celebrate his life, his wife, Patricia Haltiwanger Manning; his daughters, Tatonya Holman (Joseph), Monique Beidleman (Steve), both of Maryland and Tamara Manning of Miami, FL; his four grandchildren, Alexis and Amaiya Holman and Jayla and Justin Beidleman; his sisters, Carole (Manning) Rawlison-Doweary (John) and Marilyn Hutcherson (Jeffrey); his brothers, James F. "Jerome" Manning (Sherron) and Richard J. Manning, Jr., all of York; a very special friend, Guy Scott and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, church family and friends.

His life will be celebrated on Saturday, November 4 at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary of his Church at 436 S. 7th St., Reading, PA 19602 with viewing 9:00 until 11:00 a.m. and burial in Susquehanna Valley Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements entrusted to the Ministry of Comfort of Major H. Winfield Funeral Home, Steelton

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  • Thursday, November 02, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Major H. Winfield Funeral Home
  • Saturday, November 04, 2017
    To my friend and brother, Pastor Bernie Manning, Servant of God, well done! Thank you for your wisdom, counsel and friendship, you made a difference in the world. condolence and sympathies are extended to the family. The United Missionary Baptist Church family.
    ~ Rev. Alvin Q. Taylor   Harrisburg, PA
  • Saturday, November 04, 2017
    To my friend and brother, Pastor Bernie Manning, Servant of God, well done! Thank you for your wisdom, counsel and friendship, you made a difference in the world. condolence and sympathies are extended to the family. The United Missionary Baptist Church family.
    ~ Rev. Alvin Q. Taylor   Harrisburg, PA
  • Saturday, November 04, 2017
    To my friend and brother, Pastor Bernie Manning, Servant of God, well done! Thank you for your wisdom, counsel and friendship, you made a difference in the world. condolence and sympathies are extended to the family. The United Missionary Baptist Church family.
    ~ Rev. Alvin Q. Taylor   Harrisburg, PA
  • Monday, November 13, 2017
    We truly feel for that you and the family are going through at this time. At times, there isn't much that can soothe the pain this grief brings, but you may find some comfort in the words of Psalms 9:9 which reads: "Jehovah will become a secure refuge for the oppressed, A secure refuge in times of distress." Yes, our Loving God can help if we allow him to (1John 5:14). He also has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH, when it is restored to a Paradise (Acts 24:15; Psalms 37:9-1 1,29). No, not just a dream, but for a certainty he will do it, for Isaiah 55:11 shows us that everything he says, he accomplishes without fail. Find out more about this resurrection online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez