Visitation will be held at Wright and Ferguson in Clinton on Wednesday, January 14, 2014, from noon-2 p.m. Graveside services will follow at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Flora Cemetery with Reverend Donny Parker officiating.
Patricia was born in Merigold to F.C. and Virginia Manning on July 7, 1938. She graduated from Merigold High School, where she was a feisty guard on the basketball team. She proudly worked many years at Midstate Mortgage Company in Jackson and later established Lollipop's Antiques in Flora. She also joined her husband in the operations of Flora Electrical Service. She enjoyed being in the sun, creating a beautiful flowery landscape for her home and spending leisure time at their cabin on Bea Lake.
Patricia is preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Ford Jr. and her mother, Virginia Gibson Manning.
Patricia is survived by her father, F.C. Manning of Merigold; siblings, sisters, Carol Sue Manning, Shirley Manning Patterson (Rex), Nancy Manning Dodd (Howard) and brother, Clark Gibson Manning (Jackie); son, John Scott Britt (Cathy), daughters, Traci Britt Triplett (Mike) and Carol Britt Eldridge (Kipp); grandchildren, Edge Triplett, Chase Shoemaker, April Dunlap (Peyton), Victoria Boyles (Shane), Kelsey Britt and Dalton Britt; great-grandchildren, Britton Dunlap, Molly Chase Dunlap and Barron Triplett.
If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the ASPCA or St. Jude. The family wishes to extend their gratitude for all for the prayers and support.