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Sarah Thompson Manning

Jan. 25, 1946 – July 12, 2019

NATCHEZ— Services for Sarah Thompson Manning, 73, of Natchez, who died Friday, July 12, 2019, at River Bridge Hospital, will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. James Brooks and the Rev. Anthony Thompson officiating.  
Burial will follow at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of West Gate Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 5:30 p.m. today at the funeral home with a celebration of life wake service at 5:30 p.m.
Visitation will continue Saturday from noon until service time at the church.
Mrs. Manning was born Jan. 25, 1946, in Sibley, the daughter of James Thompson and Saint Arby Washington.
She was a 1963 graduate of Sadie V. Thompson High School and a 1967 graduate of Alcorn State University with studies at Indiana University at South Bend.  Sarah was a retired elementary teacher in South Bend, Indiana. She was a member of Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church where she served on the Mother’s Board, the Missionary Ministry, Co-Worker’s Club. She was previously a member of Second Baptist Missionary Baptist Church in South Bend. Sarah also a member of the Mississippi Homemakers Volunteers and enjoyed traveling, gardening, cooking and entertaining.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Ruby Thompson; Ernest Griffin; and one niece, Laura Lanier.
Survivors include three sons, the Rev. Anthony Thompson and wife, Tykeshia, minister Archie Fedale Manning and wife, Elizabeth, and Jeffrey Allen Manning; four sisters, Mary Jane Lyles, Bertha Lanier and husband, Matthew, Linda Gooden and Jacqueline Johnson and husband, Caleb Ray; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
Online condolences may be sent to westgatefh.com.

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