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It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we inform you of the passing of:

Mr. Ulysses Manning (Big Daddy) was born December 4, 1934 in Quitman, Georgia. He attended Brooks County School System. Mr. Manning was a hard-working man who loved his family, especially his grandkids. He also loved working and outdoors, especially fishing. He was an awesome worker at Reames Concrete Company where he retired after 35 years.

Mr. Ulysses met the love of his life in 1957. They became one and had two children. Mr. Manning grew up in Quitman, Ga and attended the Primitive Baptist Church. He departed this life Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the age of 84.

Mr. Ulysses Manning, 
went into eternal sleep into the arms of a loving God - on Saturday, January 12, 2019. 

He leaves to cherish and celebrate a life of rich memories his devoted wife Edna B. Manning "Gator" of 61 years. In this union they enjoyed life with their two children: Sharon Manning-Gay (Lenice Williams) of Valdosta, Ga, and Kelvin U. Manning (Lashonda) of South Carolina. He leaves two sisters: Sarah Manning and Rubynell Manning of Valdosta, Ga. Two brothers: Aaron Manning and Erman "Sank" Manning (Dorothy). Three sisters-in-law: Mary Manning, Maxine Manning, and Bessie Manning of Valdosta, Ga. Eight grandchildren: Kenya Morrison, Sade Hamilton (Riquen), Ferman Morrison, Verezne Gay, Shaquerviante Manning, Sadaria Manning, Kelvin Jr., and Sanayah Manning. Eight great grandchildren: Amir Brandon, Amare Brandon, Amor Hamilton, Kamoria Morrison, Kasyn Morrison, Elise Davis, Justice Davis, and Aria Davis. Aunt: Eva Manning of Tallahassee FL., Special friends who mean so much to him: Michael Mumford (Jackie0, Charles "Chuck" Blum (Cynthia), Reggie Oxford, John Mobley, Gilbert Bradley, Trey Odum, and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, in laws and friends. Honorary grands: Latoyia Daniels, Kimberly Fountain, and Shanta Randall.
Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 1:00 pm from Union Cathedral - 1050 East Hill Avenue, Valdosta Georgia. Bishop Wade. S. McCrae is pastor, Reverend Dr. John Manning will officiate. Burial will follow in the North End Cemetery, in Quitman Georgia. 

Please continue to keep The Manning Family in prayer. 

Take a few moments to convey your heartfelt condolences toward The Family, by signing the online guestbook. Services of comfort are entrusted into the hands of Harrington Funeral Home Inc. 

The Celebration of Life: Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 1:00 pm from Union Cathedral - 1050 East Hill Avenue, Valdosta Georgia. 

The Committal Service: North End Cemetery, in Quitman Georgia.   

The Public Visitation: Friday, January 18, 2019 from 9:00 am - 9:00 pm 


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  • Saturday, January 12, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Harrington Funeral Home, Inc.
  • Tuesday, January 15, 2019
    Mr. Kelvin Manning, the staff of the Dorn VA Hospital Business Department sends our deepest condolences on the loss of your dear Father. In time, all broken hearts heal with the help of God, family and friends; but mostly God. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    ~ Roy Tucker on behalf of Dorn VA Hospital Staff   Columbia, SC
  • Tuesday, January 15, 2019
    We send our most sincere condolences for your loss. it was pleasing to my life that God allowed Mr. Ulysses to cross the paths of my life during my years in Valdosta. You guys are family. May God peace be with you all!
    ~ Edward L Copeland   Murrieta, CA
  • Saturday, January 12, 2019
    ??????My heart goes out to you and the family. What you and the family are going through right now is painful. Jesus also feels the pain. John 11:33-35. Jesus will do more than just feel sorry for you and the family he will bring the so loved one back to life here on earth to live forever by means of the Kingdom in the Lord's Prayer. Acts 24:15; John 11:43,44; Psalm 37:11,29; Matthew 6:9,10. Jesus as King of God's Kingdom will get rid wars, fears, sickness, sorrow, death, tears, outcry and pain. Micah 4:3,4; Revelation 21:4,5. What Jesus did on earth was a small part of what he will do in God's Kingdom. Matthew 15:30,31; 6:9,10. I love to give comfort here's my email so you and the family can get more comfort
    ~ Debbie Terwilliger   Graham, NC
  • Thursday, January 17, 2019
    To the family of Mr Manning.We were so sorry to hear of your loss. I find a comforting scripture in Revelation chapter 21 verse 4. It says; And he will wipe out every tear from thier eyes and death will be no more.
    ~ Geneva Brown   Adel GA
  • Thursday, January 17, 2019
    To my family it is with a sad heart that we must let out beloved one go at this time. I will keep the family in my prayers. Love to you all !! Cheryl Lynn
    ~ Dr. Cheryl Perry-Denegall   Macon, GA
  • Wednesday, January 16, 2019
    You and your family are in my prayers. Mr. Ulysses was a dear friend for many years. He will be truly missed.
    ~ David Blankenship   Valdosta, GA
  • Friday, January 18, 2019
    My condolences to the Manning family and friends. It is a painful thing to lose a precious love one in death, regardless of how long they have lived. It pains our loving Heavenly Father, too. He did not purpose his human family to grow old and die but purpose us to live and enjoy life in perfect health. It is still his purpose (Psalms 37:11, 29). He calls death an enemy that will be removed forever__1 Corinthians 15:26 “The last enemy, death, will be brought to nothing”; Isaiah 25:8. He promised to awaken our love ones in the memorial tombs from asleep in death__ Isaiah 26:19 "Your dead will rise ...Awake and shout joyfully you residents in the dust! ...the earth will let those powerless in death come to life. He promised to reverse the aging process__ Job 33:24,25 “Let his flesh become fresher than in youth; Let him return to the days of his youthful vigor.” What a delight it will be to see them again to enjoy life as our Creator purposed (Psalms 145:16)! Allow these words to keep comforting all of you.
    ~ VScott   GA
  • Friday, January 18, 2019
    To the Family of Ulysses Manning: Please accept my expression of sympathy. I am sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you in your time of deep sorrow (2 Corinthians 1:3,4). We look forward to the time when God will fulfill His promise at Revelation 21:3,4 that He will remove all causes of pain, suffering, and death. Until that time, may you cherish the memories you shared.
    ~ L Brown
  • Thursday, January 17, 2019
    Sending condolences to the family. May God give you strength to cope with this loss.
    ~ Dionne Burgman   Valdosta, GA
  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    We're so sorry to hear you are suffering the loss of your dear loved one. May you find strength and some comfort in the words found in Nahum 1:7 which reads: ”Jehovah is good, a stronghold in the day of distress. He is mindful of those seeking refuge in him.” Our loving God cares about us and is ready to bring us comfort if we allow him (1John 5:14). He also has made the provision of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored into a beautiful paradise (Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55:11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your dear loved one? Find out more about this resurrection online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez