Eula Mae Manns, 95, joined Jesus and her husband of 70 years in heaven on December 22, 2020. She most recently lived with her daughter in Tryon, NC. Born in Ecru, Mississippi on January 22, 1925, she was the daughter of the late William Edgar Sneed and Lonnie Belle Sneed. Mae attended a one room schoolhouse in Pumphrey, Texas and graduated Salutatorian from Winters High School.
Mae then moved to Ft. Worth, Texas to work in the aircraft factory while awaiting her sweetheart’s return from WWII. In 1946, Mae and Tommy were married in their pastor’s home in Winters, Texas. Mae worked as a dental assistant until they began their family in 1949. Being a wife, mother and homemaker was most important to her. She was also active in her local Baptist church teaching and running the library.
After retiring, Mae and Tommy joined Volunteer Christian Builders and Texas Baptist Missions, building and refurbishing churches, camps and schools across the country. In the summers they volunteered at Ridgecrest Conference Center allowing them to be near their daughter and her family in North Carolina. They loved golfing, square dancing and spending winters in Arizona.
She is survived by her daughter, Ann Walker of Tryon, North Carolina; daughter-in-law Debbie Manns of Georgetown, Texas; brother, Bill Sneed and wife Ginger of Talpa, Texas; sister-in-law Pat Sneed of Abilene, Texas; five grandchildren, Dawn Gee of Tryon, North Carolina, Natalie Blakeley and husband Dan of Prescott Valley, Arizona, Aaron Manns and wife Sarah of Austin, Texas, Andy Manns and fiancée Lola of Austin, Texas, Amy Surko and husband Jack of Hutto, Texas; nine great-grandchildren, Brandon Gee and wife Camryn, Brian Gee, Drew Blakeley, Savannah Blakeley, John Blakeley, Winters Manns, Sidney Manns, Ainsley Surko and John Surko as well as many dearly loved nieces and nephews.
Mae was preceded in death by her husband Tommy; son, Ron; son-in-law Gil; nine brothers and sisters and many good friends.
A private graveside service will be held on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at Polk Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Glasses for Missions, www.glassesformissions.org, a part of Evangelism Explosion.
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