E. Regina (Jean) Manning

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

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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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  • September 28, 2007
    Doug Bevell says:
    Mrs. Manning will be forever missed... She was such such a beautiful lady, and could bake like no other...She will be remembered for her caring ways and her work to her church family and many friends

  • September 29, 2007
    Jean Taylor says:
    My love, thoughts, and prayers are with you and your family Rev. Manning. I cherish the times that we spent together as a church family in Chase City. You and Mrs. Manning richly blessed my life and that of my family.

  • September 29, 2007
    Deborah Hixon says:
    Condolences to Rev. Manning and family, Deborah Hixon (a second cousin who grew up on Long Hollow Road near Jean's family home)

  • September 29, 2007
    Wayne Adams says:
    Mr. Manning: I always look forward to coming to your church whenever I come to the beach. Mrs. Manning's smiling face was always there in the choir each Sunday. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this time.

  • October 01, 2007
    John & Patti Solenberger says:
    Mr.Harold Manning Mr. Todd Manning It is with deep regret that I received the notice of Mrs. Mannings passing. I rejoice with you in the fact that she is in the presence of the Lord, Yet I am sad that she will not be able to Love and hug you guys any longer. May the Holy Spirit comfort you in these next days as you grieve her death. I love and miss you guys.