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Oliver J. (O.J. Manning, Jr.
April 12, 1937~March 19, 2018

Remembering O.J.
Reflection of Mr. Oliver J. (Moon)Manning, Jr.

On April 12, 1937, the second child born to Oliver and Hazel Manning in Walthall County. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, one sister, one daughter-in-law. He was reared in Jayess, Mississippi, where he received his formal education.

O.J. accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior at an early age. He was a member of Salem M.B. Church in Lawrence Count, MS, where he served as a trustee Board Member for many years. Later he joined Little Rock M.B. Church in Foxworth, MS. He served as a faithful member until his health failed.

On April 15, 1962, O.J. and Lillie were united in Holy Matrimony. God blessed their union with four children: Jeffery, Bridgette, Marie, and Maurice. O.J. was a God-fearing man, full of integrity, wisdom, helpful in all areas most of all, a family provider. He was employed as a Longshoreman, Construction Worker, Bechtel Power Plant, Offshore man and retired at Orleans Furniture Company.

O.J. leaves to cherish fond memories; his loving wife Lillie (Sisterdoll) of 56 years. Four children: Jeffery Manning, Bridgette (Grayford) Thomas and Marie Smith both of Foxworth, MS and Maurice (Adina) Manning of Hattiesburg, MS; twelve grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; four brothers; Artis E., Robert E., Kelly, Billy J.; six sisters: Betty Brown, Sara Hill, Gussie Nell Ulmer, Ethel Mearl Manning, and Kepsa Ann Thomas all of Flint, MI and Lillie Magee of Jayess, MS; one sister-in-law Modean Manning; a host of nieces, nephews, cousin’s other relatives, and friends.

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  • Monday, October 29, 2018
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