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  • Thursday, November 09, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Oscars Mortuary
  • Thursday, November 09, 2017
    Fred and Family, You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.
    ~ Margaret Williams Hassell   Grifton, NC
  • Thursday, November 09, 2017
    Evelyn, The class of 1966 has all of you in their prayers.
    ~ Newbold High School   Dover, NC
  • Friday, November 10, 2017
    A great soul has returned home. She left our lives much richer and fuller, and touched so many with her blessings of healing touch. So grateful for her generosity of spirit, kindness, and loving ways. Prayers to the family and Pastor Fred who shared her with the rest of us for so long. May the peace of God, which passes all understanding, be with the family she loved above all others.
    ~ Linda Monk   New Bern, NC
  • Thursday, November 09, 2017
    Much love and peace to a beautiful family. Diana will surly be missed.
    ~ Shelby Miller   New Bern, NC
  • Thursday, November 09, 2017
    Sorry for your loss,my God be with you and your family. I will continue to keep you in my prayers
    ~ Melissa Wallace   New Bern, NC
  • Saturday, November 11, 2017
    With deepest sympathy..... Amie Johnson Robert Bright Elwood Johnson Jr Bondeana
    ~ Amie Johnson   New Bern, NC
  • Thursday, November 09, 2017
    This beautiful woman who was a cousin on my Dad's side and also a special part in my life before and after my Mom passed. I will never forget her empathy & compassion that always shined on Diana. Continued love & prayers to Fred & the children for strength to cope. Keep the memories of her in your hearts. Rev 21:3-5
    ~ Darlene Hargett-Verdejo   New Bern, NC
  • Thursday, November 09, 2017
    My deepest condolences. There are no words to express the loss of a loved one. Sister Manley will be truly missed. Rev. Manley my prayers for you and your family is of comfort and strength.Sincerely, Henrietta Bryant
    ~ Henrietta Bryant   Maysville, NC
  • Saturday, November 11, 2017
    My heartfelt sympathy for your loss of your loved one. FRED the Lord is by your side just hold on to him. Cousin Debbie
    ~ Debbie
  • Sunday, November 12, 2017
    I would like to offer my condolences for your loss. I hope you will find comfort in knowing that Jehovah, the God of all comfort, will soon eliminate all grief and provide permanent consolation when “all those in the memorial tombs will hear [Christ’s] voice and come out”! (John 5:28, 29) God promises that “he will do away with death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.” (Isa. 25:8) Then, instead of having to “weep with those who weep,” all earth’s inhabitants will “rejoice with those who rejoice.”?—Rom. 12:15.
    ~ M Jones   New Bern, NC
  • Friday, November 10, 2017
    To the family of Diana Manley prayers for peace and comfort. Mrs Diane fought a good fight. She is now in glory free of cancer. What a special lady
    ~ Pamela West Toler   Greenville, NC
  • Saturday, November 11, 2017
    FRED MY HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES..THE LORD IS BY YOUR SIDE JUST REACH OUT AND HOLD HIS HAND. COUSIN DEBBIE
    ~ Debbie Hill   Wdby, NJ
  • Thursday, November 09, 2017
    My deepest condolences. There are no words to express the loss of a loved one. Sister Manley will be truly missed. Rev. Manley my prayers for you and your family is of comfort and strength.Sincerely, Henrietta Bryant
    ~ Henrietta Bryant   Maysville, NC
  • Friday, November 10, 2017
    To the family of Diana Manley prayers for peace and comfort. Mrs Diane fought a good fight. She is now in glory free of cancer. What a special lady
    ~ Pamela West Toler   Greenville, NC
  • Friday, November 10, 2017
    To the family of Diana Manley prayers for peace and comfort. Mrs Diane fought a good fight. She is now in glory free of cancer. What a special lady
    ~ Pamela West Toler   Greenville, NC
  • Thursday, November 09, 2017
    My deepest condolences. There are no words to express the loss of a loved one. Sister Manley will be truly missed. Rev. Manley my prayers for you and your family is of comfort and strength.Sincerely, Henrietta Bryant
    ~ Henrietta Bryant   Maysville, NC
  • Friday, November 10, 2017
    To Rev. Fred Manley & Children Holding you close in our prayers during your time of sorrow. We know it's an enormous loss for your family, and for all of us. God Bless. The Simmons Family
    ~ Rev. David & Grace Simmons   New Bern, NC
  • Thursday, November 09, 2017
    Another soldier gone home! As family members, we are praying for comfort and peace. God is still in control. Look to Him for everything. Love you. Greene and Hicks Family
    ~ Brenda Greene   Benson, NC
  • Friday, November 10, 2017
    Rev.F.Manley&Family. Our prayers are with you,Miss Dee is resting in arms of our savior. Stay strong
    ~ Elbert&Tiny Mattocks   Merritt, NC
  • Friday, November 10, 2017
    SORRY FOR YOUR LOST, WE WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE YOU IN OURS PRAYERS
    ~ Larry Person   seale, AL
  • Saturday, November 11, 2017
    It is with great sorrow that we offer condolences to the Fred & family for their loss. We also like to take the opportunity to remind everyone of the Bible’s hope for a future with no more death. (Rev 21:3,4) Doris & Otis
    ~ Doris Hicks-Godwin   Clayton, DE
  • Monday, November 13, 2017
    I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Words may not be able to express how you may be feeling or what you are going through during this time, but Jehovah God knows. Jehovah knows the pain you are feeling. He cares for you, and he lets us know through his words found in the Bible at 1Peter5:7. As the many memories of Diane bring you comfort, remember Jehovah wants to help you during your time of need.
    ~ T R
  • Friday, November 10, 2017
    On behalf of the Lady Sharks, Lauryn and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    ~ Lady Sharks   Greenville, NC
  • Friday, November 10, 2017
    Cousin Alexander Rhodes and I send our sincere condolences to you Rev. Fred Manley and your entire family!
    ~ Natoya Moore   Maysville, NC
  • Friday, November 10, 2017
    Cousin Alexander Rhodes and I send our sincere condolences to you Rev. Fred Manley and your entire family!
    ~ Natoya Moore   Maysville, NC
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    Dear Fred and family members of our deceased friend, Diane, it is, indeed sad that we have this enemy hanging over our heads. Kindly keep in mind the words at John 5:28, 29, where Jesus reminds us of Jehovah's promise to resurrect all those in the memorial tombs; we shall see her again in the new system of things to come at its due time. Arthur & Irene Locke
    ~ Arthur Locke   New Bern, NC
  • Saturday, November 11, 2017
    ANNA,May you enjoy walking around HEAVEN all day. We were real sisters. Wear your wings proudly. Rest in paradise. Until we meet again. You will be truly missed
    ~ Sylvia Manley   Lacrosse, WI
  • Thursday, November 09, 2017
    May the God of tender mercy (Psalms 83:18) grant the family peace and comfort during this time of sorrow.
    ~ King family   NC
  • Saturday, November 11, 2017
    ANNA,May you enjoy walking around HEAVEN all day. We were real sisters. Wear your wings proudly. Rest in paradise. Until we meet again. You will be truly missed
    ~ Sylvia Manley   Lacrosse, WI
  • Thursday, November 09, 2017
    Mighty Woman of God! Loved by many and a pleasure to be around. She will be greatly missed. We all know when she closed her eyes for the last time, she was with Jesus. Praying for the family. Be Blessed
    ~ vanessa joyner   GRANTSBORO, NC
  • Thursday, November 09, 2017
    I remember her because she use to work with my grandmother at BB&T. She was a lovely lady and I am so sorry for your family's loss. You guys are in my prayers. Rev 21:4.
    ~ C. Velez-Powell   NC
  • Thursday, November 09, 2017
    She was a beautiful woman, inside and out. She will be missed.
    ~ Mike Krauss   New Bern, NC
  • Saturday, November 18, 2017
    I was so sorry to hear of Diana's passing. What a beautiful vibrant woman she was! I moved away from New Bern 2.5 years ago. I got to know and love her through her massage therapy business. She was the BEST! May the peace of the Lord be with her family now and always!! Jackie Barnes
    ~ Jackie Barnes   Lexington, KY
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    Words can't even express my thoughts for this teachable moment, but my prayers and heartfelt sympathy is there with you All, Chuck & Charlene D. Canady
    ~ Charlene canady   Raleigh, NC
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    TO The Family: We are really deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your loved one. Our prayer is that God’s Hope sustains you, family and friends surround you, God’s love gives you strength to endure while you go through, and may your memories of her bring you much Comfort and Joy. John 14:27 With Deepest Sympathy and all of our Love PASTOR EFFIE BRYANT AND LOVE FOR GOD MISSIONS CHURCH FAMILY (Marie, Tine, EJ, Sophronia, and Darnell)
    ~ Pastor Effie Bryant   New Bern, NC
    
Diana Manley
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Diana Cherry Manley, 66 of 6718 Old US Hwy. 70 W New Bern died Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at her residence.

Viewing hours are 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM Friday at Oscar's Mortuary.

Her funeral service is 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Dayspring Christian Ministries 1246 Pollock St., New Bern.  The interment will follow at the Cherry Family Cemetery, Cove City.

Her membership at Mount Mariah M. B. Church, Cove City included the ministries of Youth and Adult Usher, Assistant Finance Secretary, Chairman of the Trustee Board, Program Committee and Kitchen Staff. 
 
She was a graduate of Newbold High School, Dover  Class of 1969 and Coastal Carolina Institute of Massage Therapy, Wilmington, NC.  Her employment included The FBI, Texfi Industries, Attorney Reginald L. Frazier, First Citizens Bank and Branch Bank & Trust Company.  She was an Entrepreneur of Tranquility at Hand Massage Therapy for twenty years.  

She is survived by her husband, Reverend Fred Manley, Sr.; two sons, Fred Jr. and Lamont; two daughters, Tonya Renee' Williams and Lauryn; five grandchildren; four sisters, Reather Wilson of Queens, NY, Evelyn Sylver of Brooklyn, NY, Janet Warren, Upper Marlboro, MD, Carol Elliot of Cameron, NC; five brothers, William, Donald, James Henry Cherry, Kelvin Spears all of Cove City and Kelvin of Vanceboro.