E. Regina (Jean) Manning

August 25, 1926 - September 27, 2007
E. Regina (Jean) Manning


Mrs. E. Regina (Jean) Manning 81, of Crosswinds, Wilmington NC died Thursday, September 27, 2007 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center after a sudden illness.

Jean was born in Hancock MD, August 25, 1926 the daughter of the late Austin and Anna Mae Miller McCusker. She was preceded in death by her brothers Donald and Urcel McCusker and sister Anna Louise Kidwell.

Before retiring to Wilmington in 1994, she and her husband of 59 years the Reverend Harold Manning pastored Presbyterian churches in Winchester VA; Richmond VA. Chase City VA, Wylliesburg, VA, Castle Hayne, NC and Wilmington. Jean always enjoyed working with all of the church families and made many friends. She was a lovely lady that loved doing for others and along with Harold they had a window treatment business serving people throughout Virginia and North Carolina. She also had a love for cooking and a very special love for her grandchildren and great-granddaughter.

In addition to her husband surviving are a daughter and son-in-law Rebecca and Maxie Gibson of Wilmington; son and daughter-in-law Todd and Delores Manning of Wake Forest ; grandsons Michael and Brian Gibson great-granddaughter Grace Elizabeth Gibson of Richmond, VA.; brothers Loyal; Kenneth; Lester and Gail McCusker all of MD. Sister Marian Kerns of Berkeley Springs WV.

The family will see friends between the hours of 6 P.M to 8:00 P.M Friday evening at Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service.

A Graveside Funeral Service will be 12:00 Noon Saturday September 29, 2007 Greenlawn Memorial Park with the Reverend Robert Bankhead conducting the service. The family will gather at Oak Grove Presbyterian Church after the service for a reception.

Memorial may be directed to Oak Grove Presbyterian Church in lieu of flowers 3736 Carolina Beach Road Wilmington, NC 28412.

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service 1535 S. 41st. Street Wilmington, NC 28401 Phone 910.791.9099


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  • October 03, 2007
    Eunice Winn says:
    Rev.Manning I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I so ejoyed seeing you both when I was in Wilmington. Mrs Manning will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • October 03, 2007
    Linda & Ric says:
    Dear Becky, Maxie and family, Ric and I just wanted to send our thoughts and prayers to you and the family on your sudden loss of your mother. We will be thinking of you during this most difficult time. Sincerely, Linda & Ric

  • September 27, 2007
    Rev. Jeffrey Lang says:
    Rev. Manning, the folks at the Wylliesburg and Chase City congregations will be remembering you and your family in their thoughts and prayers. My family and I extend our sympathy to you. May the blessings and comfort of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you and sustain you now and in coming days. Jeffrey Lang

  • September 27, 2007
    KATHY H DANDRIDGE says:
    MR MANNING, YOU ARE IN MY LOVE, THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. I AM SADDENED TO HEAR OF MRS MANNING'S DEATH. I THINK ABOUT YOU OFTEN AND THE GOOD MEMORIES OF BOTH YOU AND MRS MANNING. CARING THOUGHTS, KATHY DANDRIDGE

  • September 27, 2007
    Glenn Wood says:
    Dear Rev. Manning and family, Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Jean was a lovely lady and will be misses by all who knew her. May God bless you all. Glenn Wood and family