Mary Elizabeth Manns was born on January 11, 1939, to the late Herman and Margaret Elizabeth Egly, in Marion, Indiana where she attended the public schools. As a young adult, she accepted the responsibility of caring for her siblings after her parents passed. Mary later relocated to Los Angeles, California in 1963 where she joined in the culinary field and later went back to school to become a certified dietician. She retired after thirty years of service. In 1998, she took on another service of Home Care for the elderly.
In 1955, Mary and Oliver Rowe were united in holy matrimony and from that union one son and three daughters were given by the Lord, Oliver Rowe, Jr., Lynda Rowe, Joyce Rowe, and Teresa Rowe. She would later marry Raymond Manns and they were blessed with one son Douglas Manns.
In 1980 Mary Manns accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal savior and was baptized at Calvary Christian Center, Sacramento, CA. She would later join The Immaculate Temple of God where she was ordained a Mother of the church. She later served on the Mother Board for over twenty years. No matter what event or ceremony she would be the first to volunteer to do the catering and “that she did do!”, making sure every table was immaculate and every dish was delicious. Mother Mary was also known for her beautiful hats and her love for her family and Bishop but even more her love for her great God and Savior Jesus.
Mother Mary Manns took her place with the Lord on March 18, 2020, at the age of eighty-one years old. Her husband, daughter Teresa, grandson Dekody, great-grandson DeShawn, brothers Frank, Joe, and Bill preceded her in death.
She is survived by her daughters Lynda Rowe, Joyce George, two sons Oliver Rowe and Douglas Manns, six grandchildren, DaWan Rowe, Tanyia Rowe, Lanina (Barry) Clay, Sadatta Manns, DeKode Manns, and Devonte Manns, twelve great-grandchildren Brittany, David, Quvadez, Denezel, Kayla, Keontaye, Kaivon, Sana, Trey, Elise, Kylie, Kha’lia, Alexis, DaWan Jr., and DeKode, three sisters Arlene Egly, Pamela McBride, Alice Washington, Lucinda Overton and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, church family, and friends.
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