Mr. Jalatherous "Jay" Mannery was born on May 19, 1919, to Henry and Lula Belle Mannery in Richland, MS. He was the oldest of seven children. Jay joined Ebenezer AME Church at an early age and was a faithful and humble servant to God.
Jay's early education began in a one-room schoolhouse. However, after his mother's death, he had to step up to the plate and help to care for his younger siblings. He later met and married Beatrice Johnson (deceased) and to this union, five children were born.
He started his professional career by working at DC Hall Motor Transportation Company and it was through this company that they provided him with private education in the afternoon. He was called to join the Navy in 1942 and served over three years aboard the USS Douglas McArthur. Jay traveled to Guam, Okayama, Japan and other parts of Southeast Asia. He was a World War II veteran and was honorably discharged from the Navy. He moved to Ohio where he was employed with Chrysler Company for many years. He later worked for Pinkerton Security Company. He retired and moved to Jackson, Mississippi. He met and fell in love with his present wife - Geraldine T. Barial-Mannery.
Jay joined Anderson United Methodist Church and became a member of the Golden Ages Ministry as well as a member of the Senior Swingers at Christ the King Catholic Church. He enjoyed working in his vegetable garden and meeting people. Sadly on the evening of September 14, 2018, Jay transitioned this early life and gained eternal rest in Gods House.
Visitation hours will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, between the hours of 12-6 p.m. at Peoples Funeral Home. Family and Friends hour will be from 6-7 p.m. also at Peoples Funeral Home on September 19, 2018. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2018, bat 12:00 mom at Anderson United Methodist Church, located at 6205 Hanging Moss Road - Jackson, MS 39213. Interment will follow at Ebenezer Cemetery in Richland, MS. with military honors.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths." Proverbs 3:5-6
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