Kathy Manning Dies Or Obituary – Miss Mississippi 1984 died last week at the age of 59 from COVID19 complications. Manning, who was a finalist in the 1985 Miss America Pageant, died on December 23 in Collierville, Tennessee, according to her obituary. undefined She was survived by her three children, her brother, her mother, and a large number of cousins and other relatives.
RELATED: High School Lovers Die Same Day of COVID Complications: “This Great Romance is Sadly Over” Manning has worn many hats throughout her career, earning a psychology degree at Ole Miss, working as a model for brands such as
Coppertone and Maybelline, and has toured with the USO in Asia, Central America and the Caribbean. She was also a singer, worked as a recording artist and Christian artist for weddings and baptisms, and worked as a weather reporter for WHBQ 13, affiliated with ABC Memphis.
According to her obituary, Manning was also an active philanthropist, working with numerous charities including the Memphis Humane Society, Alzheimer’s Day Care Centers, Palmer Home for Children, Crisis Center and Orpheum Memphis.
RELATED: Family of 4 Positive COVID Tests, Father and 12-Year-Old Daughter Intubated in ICU: ‘Really Scary’Excerpt from her obituary: “In all this and more, she left her mark on almost everyone she met.
She was renowned as #Mississippi’s Sweetheart during her high school, college, and post-college years. Many people recognised her as the city’s heart once she moved to Memphis. And, especially during this Christmas season, our hearts hurt for her strong absence. A visit was held on the 29th of December, followed by a private funeral attended by Manning’s friends and family on December 30.