Mrs. Hattie Handy Manning
Mrs. Hattie Handy Manning, 96, of LaFayette died Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at Powell Chapel United Methodist Church, LaFayette on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. (CST) with Rev. Dr. Randy B. Kelley officiating. Interment will be in the Essie J. Handy Memorial Cemetery, LaFayette. The remains will lie in state at the church from 12:00 p.m. (CST) until the funeral hour. Visitation with the family will be Friday, November 10, 2017 at Vines Funeral Home Chapel, LaFayette, from 5:00 p.m. (CST) to 7:00 p.m. (CST).
Hattie was born January 20, 1921 to the late Elisha S. and Essie J. Handy in Snow Hill, Alabama. Her family relocated to LaFayette shortly after she was born. She graduated from Chambers County Training School, LaFayette, where her father was the school principal. In addition, Hattie was a 1943 graduate of Tuskegee University receiving both B. S. and M. A. degrees in Home Economics. She began her teaching career at the Snow Hill Institute as a Home Economics instructor and later taught in the Eufaula School District until her retirement. Hattie was a faithful member of Powell Chapel United Methodist Church for many, many years, serving in several roles including Board of Trustees and the Finance Committee.
Hattie was the devoted Matriarch of the Handy Family providing guidance, counseling, and encouragement to her many nieces, nephews, including grand and great. Her passions were gardening, farming, cattle and horses. She ran and managed Handy Farm for the duration of her life and will be fondly remembered for hosting the “Country Boys Riding Club Horse Show”. She was also dedicated to continuing the work of her mother, Essie J. Handy. She managed the Essie J. Handy Memorial cemetery for many years and was instrumental in growing, stabilizing, and transitioning the cemetery operations to the City of LaFayette. Hattie was a revered and celebrated community icon, receiving acclamations for her work, vision, and dedication to community over an incredible lifetime.
Hattie is survived by her brother: Albert E. (Cathy) Handy, Westbury, New York; and a host of nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews and great grandnieces and nephews, cousins and devoted friends.
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With deep sympathy, I'm sorry for your loss. May the God of love comfort you at this time of sorrow. May you have many fond memories that you shared with your dear loved one. May loving words at 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17 comfort you at this time.
Pete & Climmie Davis
Mrs. Hattie Handy Manning family is in our thoughts and prayers.
I will forever be grateful to Hattie for her many kindnesses through the years. She was an amazing person, and a true role model. Sending love and prayers to all the family.
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