In Loving Mem

Ester Ann Rozelle Manning

February 16, 1959 ~ March 21, 2022 (age 63)


Born on February 16th of 1959, Ester (Prissie) was the first of three children, born to Dency Delose Henderson Manning & Richard Manning, Sr. in Waco, TX. Both of whom, including nephew John Manning, preceded her in homegoing to be with our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ. 

Ester accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age at Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Waco, Texas. 

Ester attended and graduated from University High School in Waco Texas in 1977. She later received her Bachelor's Degree from Paul Quinn College and her Master's Degree from Gambling State University. Ester was a lifelong learner and expressed the need to be educated to every young person she met. 

She loved her family and dedicated countless hours to researching the genealogy of both her Henderson and Manning roots. 

The Henderson Family Reunion was a cherished event every year. Ester worked tirelessly constructing newsletters and gathering activities to ensure everyone, especially the youngest members of the family, enjoyed and looked forward to attending the reunion. 

Ester devoted her life to her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She supported and loved each and every one of them and was the first to cheer them on through each of their endeavors. 

She leaves to celebrate her memory, her two daughters, Persia Manning & D.J, Manning; two granddaughters, Hannah K. Manning & Marley R. E. Manning (all of Waco); brother, Richard Manning, Jr. and wife Tammy Bridgewater Manning, of Waco; sister Janet Manning, of Houston; a host of nieces and nephews, Quntabia Webb, Jacinta Manning, Courtney Manning, Raven Bridgewater, Trinity Manning, Reign Manning & Virginia Manning, Colbey Manning; many loving cousins and her dearest friends, Janice Barrett of Waco, TX & Andrea Martin Carnes, of Cleveland, Ohio, whom also prededed her in Homegoing.

*Immediately following the interment, the family will receive friends at:
Carver Park Baptist Church
1020 Herring Ave. Waco, TX 76704 

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March 29, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Serenity Life Celebrations
2925 North 18th Street
Waco, TX 76708

Graveside Celebration
March 30, 2022

1:00 PM
Moody Cemetery
1506 Avenue D Highway 317
Moody, TX 76557

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