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Herbert Lee Manning

July 25, 1931 — July 27, 2022

Ridgeland-- Herbert L. Manning, 91 of Terry, passed away on July 27th, 2022 at Hospice Ministries. Prior to his short residence in Mississippi, He lived in the Green Mountain State of Vermont where he and his late wife, Linda L. Manning, had retired in 1991. Herbert was born on July 25, 1931 in Brooklyn, NY, the son of Roy O. Manning I and Jessie (Mills). Herbert was a Microbiologist at the EPA for many years. He loved education and learning, earning his PhD to help make the world a better place than he found it. He loved living in Vermont, specifically Morrisville, and was an active member of his community. Herbert was the true embodiment of 'love thy neighbor' and created many special friendships. It's no surprise from his line of work that he was an avid enjoyer of the outdoors. Herbert especially loved hitting the green for a round of golf with a few local golfers or spending the day fishing with others or by himself. Retiring in Vermont was a perfect fit for him and his wife, Linda, who herself was a native Vermonter. Herbert loved the Lord Jesus; his faith was immeasurably important to him, and he practiced Christian values with his whole heart, sharing with others the Good News of Jesus Christ whenever given the opportunity. Anyone who knew Herbert is familiar with the term 'plant-based diet' and how health conscious he was. He truly enjoyed learning about the benefits of healthy eating and living and loved sharing his findings and experience with others in hopes that they could benefit also. He is survived by: his son, Edward Manning and wife, Tracy; his grandchildren, Maleah Manning, Grace Manning and Xavier Manning; his nephews, Roy O. Manning III and Charles Manning; his nieces; Tonya Maud Manning and Elizabeth Manning; his sister-in-law, Judy Sullivan and her family; and his brother-in-law, Steve Kelly and wife, Karen. He is predeceased by his father, Roy O. Manning I; his mother, Jessie Manning; his wife, Linda Manning; and his brother Roy O. Manning II. Herbert loved many passages from the Holy Bible, but his favorite was Romans chapter 8. The following is an excerpt from the New Living Translation: 35 Can anything ever separate us from Christ's love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death?... 37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. 38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow-not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below-indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:35-39, NLT) Herbert Manning was appreciated and loved and will be missed by many. Service information will be posted at a later date.
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