Alma Jackson Mann was born April 3, 1927, to the late James Albert Jackson and Kitty Idell Smith Jackson. Alma passed peacefully on the morning of Sunday, July 14, 2019 at the age of 92. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Richard Mann, her three children, Samuel Mann Jr, Shirley Mann Graves, and William Mann, and seven brothers and three sisters.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Vanessa Mann of Phenix, and five grandchildren; Tammy Irby of Nathalie, Stephanie Grissom and her husband Randy of Randolph, William Mann Jr. (Ricky) of Phenix, Matthew Mann and his wife Alexis of Rustburg, and Johnathan Mann and his wife Ashley of Chester. She was blessed with five great-grandchildren, Michael Deaner and his wife Tabitha of Nathalie, Justin Deaner and his wife Ashleigh of Brookneal, Sarah and Amy Grissom of Randolph, and Mason Mann of Appomattox. Alma was also a proud great great-grandma of Landon Carter Lee Deaner and Elliot Judson Rae Deaner of Brookneal. Alma is also survived by many nieces, nephews, family, and friends. She faithfully served the Lord as a longtime member of Friendship Baptist Church in Appomattox, Virginia.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 18, 2019, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, with interment to follow in the Cullen Baptist Church Cemetery, Cullen. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m.     In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Friendship Baptist Church in Appomattox, Virginia. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Virginia is in charge of the arrangements.

“And ye therefore now have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no one taketh away from you.”

John 16:22

Condolence Messages

  1. Stacy Dewberry kinder

    15 July 2019 1 month ago

    We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Dale Robinson & Brenda Jackson Robinson
    Stacy Dewberry Kinder, Joshua Riddle & Madison Dewberry

  2. Patricia D Wallace

    16 July 2019 1 month ago

    We are so sorry for your loss, Mrs Mann was such a Great lady and had a Great testimony. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you at this time.

  3. Peggy Clatk

    16 July 2019 1 month ago

    So very sorry Alma was a great lady loved her I am her sister Odell Clark daughter in-law I was married to James prayers to all Peggy

  4. Linda Moseley

    20 July 2019 1 month ago

    Jim and I often visited Alma at the Carrington. We had such great conversations about her childhood and storing food for the next winter. She was always so pleasant and kind. Until recently, she used to stand at the front door and wave at us as we pulled out of the parking lot. She even opened the car door and made sure I was safely inside. Such a special lady! We will miss her smiles so much.

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