Essie Miriam McManus, 74, of Thomasville died Aug. 3, 2009 at Springhill Memorial Hospital in Mobile.
She was born Sept. 24, 1934. She was a member of Thomasville Church of God. She was a retired school cafeteria manager.
Survivors include her husband, Allen McManus, Thomasville; two sons, Johnny (Charlene) McManus, Houston, TX, Rick Sandy, Chunchula; three daughters, Debra Maddox, Pensacola, FL, Sharon (Charles) Henderson, Chunchula, Susan ( James) Vorpahl, Satsuma; two brothers, Edward (Joann) Smith, Millbrook, Trice (Ann) Smith, Mobile; one sister, Sue (Carl) McQueeney, Millbrook; seven grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Freeman and Neoma Smith, two brothers, Robert Smith, Allen Smith.
The service was Aug. 6 at 11 a.m. at O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home with Revs. Raymond Williams, Lister Hill and Steve Smith officiating. Burial was in the Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery in Vineland.
Active pallbearers were Wayne Leonard, Rex Leonard, T.J. Kirkham, Joseph McKinley, Dewayne Smith and Terry Smith.