Celebrating the life of Debbie Manning
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Debbie Manning, 58, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, passed away February 1, 2017. She was born December 8, 1958, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to Levi Henry and Ruby Jewel (Anderson) Manning. Debbie was a huge Razorback fan and an employee of Abilities Unlimited for over 30 years. After retirement, she spent as much time as possible at The Caring Place, where she truly livened the place up.
Debbie was a joyous, loving spirit who, in her childlike nature touched many lives. We loved her for who she was her whole life, a simple lesson we didn’t even know we were learning. Deb walked up to anyone and asked for a hug. Another lesson, ask for support when you need it. Deb would hand out compliments in stores or wherever she was. “You’re beautiful women”, she’d say. Most times the reaction was, “you’ve made my day!” Lesson: make the world a better place by making an effort, be kind, and take the time to notice those around you. Yes, Debbie taught us many things in her life, and we are better for it. We will miss her and her hugs and kisses.
Debbie was preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Betty Wood and Melba Burks.
Survivors include her brother, Don Sherrill of Hot Springs; sisters, Bonnie Ray (Bruce) of Hot Springs Village, Phyllis Herring of Paw Paw, Michigan, Katherine Bernard of Hot Springs, Dortha Davis (Willis) of West Unity, Ohio, Sandra Cagle of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Wilma Lock of Grand Rapids, Michigan; numerous nieces, nephews, and lots of friends who loved her dearly.
Visitation will be 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home.
A celebration of Debbie’s life will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 10, 2017 at Church of the Open Door, 700 South Street, Hot Springs, AR, 71913 with Pastor Teddy Frye and Chaplain Billy Blackmon officiating.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to The Caring Place, Abilities Unlimited, and Dierksen Hospice for the love and care they gave Debbie; also, to the many staff members at The Pines Nursing Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Caring Place, 101 Quapaw Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901 or Abilities Unlimited, 1819 Albert Pike, Hot Springs, AR 71913.
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155 Section Line Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913
700 South Street
Hot Springs, AR 71913