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Gracie Lee “Mom” Manson, 80, of Campbell passed away at her home on Thursday, March 10, 2011.
She was a former motel owner and had worked for the post office.
“Mom” was born in Bogata on Oct. 1, 1930, to William Elmer Banks and Ora May Staten Banks. On Feb. 25, 1956, she was married to Homer Manson in Dallas.
In 1956 she received a degree in bookkeeping. She attended Greenville Senior Citizen Center and enjoyed cooking, yard work, and writing her pen pals. She also enjoyed talking on the telephone with her sister-in-law and planting flowers to feed her beloved husband’s honey bees.
Survivors include her two sons, Homer Dale Manson of Greenville and Ronald Lee Manson of Tekamah, Neb.; her brother, Donald Scott Banks of Garland; five sisters-in-law, Henrietta Banks, Rosemary Poole, Birtie Forrester, Barbara Williams, and Dorothy Daughtery; her grandchildren, Fredrick, Jason, and Charles Thigpen, and Lisa, Erica, and Julie Manson, Cindy Manson, Anna Roth, and Jacob and Luke Palmer; and her great-granddaughter, Emily Tuttle.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; three brothers, Albert C. Banks, Modey Banks, and Thomas Leroy Banks; and her grandson, Ricky Lee Manson.
Funeral services were conducted March 14 at 11 a.m. at Shady Grove Baptist Church. Rev. Jim McIntire officiated. Interment followed in Shady Grove Cemetery.
Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce was in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences and register may be found at www.jones-walkerandson.com and at www.commercejournal.com.
Published on  March 17, 2011
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