Josephine D. Manning

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Josephine Dempsey Manning, age 85, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Tuscany Home personal care facility in Conroe, Texas. Josephine was born April 3, 1932, to George and Enoree (Lyle) Dempsey in Piedmont, Alabama, the eldest of three children. After graduating high school, Josephine became a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) and worked for many years as a caring and professional nurse at several hospitals and for various private practice doctors in Texas and Georgia. In her personal time, Josephine enjoyed reading and many crafting activities, such as needlepoint, crocheting, knitting and quilting. She was also particularly fond of doll-making, and her creations were often favored gifts received by family members and friends. Josephine is survived by her sister, Mavis Johnson, nieces Vickey Burns and Karon White, nephews Paul Johnson and Brent and Rickey Dempsey, as well as her special caretaker and "niece-in-love" Cindy Cooper Johnson. Josephine was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband, William "Bill" Manning, of Fort Payne, Alabama, and her brother, Hubert "Buddy" Dempsey of Houston, Texas. A viewing will be held for friends and family from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at the Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home, 10129 FM 1097W, Willis, Texas. The family will hold a private graveside service and interment at 3:00 PM Thursday, January 25, 2018, at Smith Memorial Park. Condolences may be left at


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Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home of Willis
10129 FM 1097 W
Willis, TX 77318
(936) 890-0454
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