Mannon, Betty Jean

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Betty Jean Slusher Mannon was born November 25, 1929 to George and Callie Slusher in Floyd County, Virginia. She died December 22, 2016 after a brief illness at the age of 87.

Betty learned the hard work of farm life on her father’s farm and her creativity in sewing and crafts from her mother. She married Carnice Mannon on December 26, 1950. Her supportive work made it possible for him to serve the Lord in ministry as she formed their home and raised their four children, Lester, Larry, Dale and Vicki. She was known in the community for her work as a seamstress. After her children were grown, she worked for Simpkins Photography, and cared for many of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her humble simplicity endeared her to many. She will be remembered as a person of great character, strength and generosity.

She is survived by her siblings: her brother Maurice Slusher and his wife Nadine, her brother Edward Lane and his wife Mina, and her sister Jane Williams. She is survived by her children: her son Lester Mannon and his wife Barbara, her son Dale Mannon and his wife Lauri, and her daughter Vicki Morris and her husband Keith. She is survived by her grandchildren: Misti Gardner and her husband Jared, Derek Mannon and his wife Allie, Callie Balentine and her husband Bo, Jedidiah Mannon and his wife Shelley, Logan Morris, Sarah Mannon, Carley Mannon, Jared Mannon, Jordan Mannon, Lindsey Mannon, Jacob Mannon and Tate Mannon. Finally, she is survived by her great-grandchildren: Daylon Mannon, Mallorie Gardner, Jonah Gardner, Knox Mannon, London Mannon, Olivia Mannon, Mabry Mannon, Louella Balentine and Drew Mannon, as well as many extended family and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Carnice, and her son, Larry.

The family appreciates the work of Dr. Baum and his staff, and the staff of the Skyline Nursing Home for their care and kindness. The family will receive visitors at the Floyd Church of Christ on Monday, December 26 from noon to 2:00pm, followed immediately by a memorial service and then burial in the Mannon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send any memorial gifts to the Mannon Cemetery Fund, P. O. Box 423, Floyd, VA 24091.