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.”