In Loving Memory

Barbara Manley

April 23, 1940 - July 19, 2020


Barbara Mathews Manley, a native of Utica, MS and a resident of Mobile, AL, passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2020 at the age of 80.

Barbara was a teacher and taught for 37 years in Jackson, MS.  In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening, decorating and bird watching.  Her family was a treasure to her, especially her four grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Donald Manley; parents, Willie Frank Mathews and Mattie Eliza Bragg Mathews; grandmother, Josie May Parker Mathews; siblings, Kenneth Mathews and Billie Jo Crawford; and her aunt and uncle who were very dear to her heart, Donald Russell Corey and Zouline Curry Corey.

Barbara is survived by her daughter, Shannon Snow (Jason) of Spanish Fort, AL; and son, Brian Manley (Katharine) of Auburn, AL; grandchildren, Jake Snow, Kate Snow, Cooper Manley and Kendrick Manley; two sisters, Jeanette Skinner and Alice Cook; sister-in-law, Mary Russell; and her dog, Mattie.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 31, 2020 at 1:00 PM at St. Mark United Methodist Church, 439 Azalea Road in Mobile.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Mark United Methodist Church, Mobile, Alabama.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at  Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.


  1. Mary & Bill Dawkins

    Annie will be greatly missed by all at St. Mark, and especially the Lunch Bunch. Bill and I enjoyed Annie so much and loved her. Condolences to the family.

  2. Willard Harrell

    Loved my many, many years of teaching 5th grade with Barbara at First Presbyterian Day School in Jackson, Mississippi.

  3. Mary (Tita) Ratcliff

    Loved teaching with Barbara at WHBA. Especially loved teaching Shannon and Brian in First Grade. Don, Barbara, Shannon, and Brian are among my special memories. ❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏

  4. Mary (Tita) Ratcliff

    Loved teaching with Barbara at WHBA. Especially loved teaching with Shannon and Brian.

  5. Ray Bailey

    Mrs. Manley was one of my 5th grade teachers at WHBA. I loved and respected her so much. She was a great teacher… even though she didn’t give me a good grade on my Mississippi Notebook!! (LOL). Prayers for Shannon and Brian.

  6. Mike & Kathy Joiner

    What a precious, wonderful lady. So sorry for your loss, but I know Barbara is happy to be reunited with Don & is busy exploring Heaven right now. Love you guys.

  7. Mary-Vela Caston

    Alice, I’m so sorry to read of the death of your sister. I lost my sister last November, and I know the pain that’s in your heart. Let the memories of a lifetime between the two of you remain with you always.

  8. Carolyn Ponder

    I taught with Barbara at FPDS in Jackson. She was a special teacher and person. I have fond memories of her. My prayers are with you at this time.

  9. Katie Knight

    Shannon, we are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. I wasn’t aware that your mother was a 5th grade teacher. I can see now from where you got your gift for teaching.

  10. Jo Ann Gilbert

    I taught with Barbara at First Presbyterian Day School in Jackson, MS. She was a dear, special friend. I will miss her always.
    My thoughts & prayers are with Shannon, Brian & the family.

  11. Betty Neels

    Mrs. Manley was my 5th grade teacher at Woodland Hills. She was a sweet lady and wonderful teacher. Prayers for all of her loved ones.

  12. Frances B. Deason

    My prayers are with all of the family. Mrs. Manley was my 4th grade teacher at Woodland Hills. She always gave us the love we needed for whatever reason. One of my memories was she made you hug her after getting a spanking! As a teacher myself, I now understand why. I don’t remember why I got that spanking but I do remember that feeling of love from her!

  13. Loucretia Hollingsworth

    I didn’t know Annie until she moved to Mobile and went to St,Mark UMC – she was a delight and fun to be together. She will be misssed by all.

  14. Jean Branum Young

    Mrs.Manley was one of my all time FAVORITE teachers at WHBA. She was a wonderful educator with a contagious humor. My 5th grade memories are so sweet because of Mrs. Manley and how well she loved me and my classmates.


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