Funeral services for Violet Virginia Manning will be held at 3:00 p.m. Monday, November 26, 2012, at Labby Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Nancy Hendrix officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery, under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville.
Visitation will be held from 5 pm until 8 pm Sunday, November 25, then 8:00 am until service time, Monday November 26th, in the at the Funeral Home in Leesville.
Violet Manning was born January 30, 1943 in Grandview, Tennessee. She entered eternal rest on Thursday, November 22, 2012 at Willis Knighton Hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Violet graduated from Fort Knox High School, Fort Knox, Kentucky and studied Business Administration at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. She resided in Tennessee, North Carolina, Kentucky, Texas and Berlin, Germany before moving to Louisiana in 1969. She worked for the Army and Air Force Exchange Service and then as a Department of the Army civilian before her retirement in 2003. Later, she worked at the Main Post Chapel at fort Polk.
Violet was a volunteer for the Army Community Service, the Glad Tidings Food Pantry, the Southwest Louisiana Disaster Recovery Center, and the Southwest Louisiana Independence Center. She founded the Central Louisiana Chapter of Federally Employed Women (FEW) and served as its first President and then as Secretary to the Southwest Regional Board.
Violet was a member of First Presbyterian Church of DeRidder. She was preceded in death by her parents, J.C. and Gladys Hayes Manning. She is survived by aunts, several cousins, and many friends.
Donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Royal Street, DeRidder, LA 70634 or to St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 751 Abe Allen Memorial Drive, Leesville, LA 71446.