Gertrude Woolard Manning, 91, of Wilmington, NC formerly of Morehead City and Plymouth, NC, passed away on January 27, 2015 after a battle with cancer. She was born on June 2, 1923 in Plymouth, NC to Henry J. and Kittie H. Woolard. She was married to Roy Manning for 61 years who preceded her in death. Gertrude was also preceded in her death by her son, Jimmy Manning, and brothers, Fred and Bonnie Woolard.
Survivors include daughter, Carol Broderick of Wilmington, NC, grandsons, Brad Manning of Raleigh, NC and Chris Broderick and wife, Meredith of Hillsborough, NC , twin granddaughters, Cindy Broderick of Wilmington, NC, and Laura Heiser and husband, Matt of Wilmington, NC, and nephew, Gerald Woolard of Raleigh, NC .
A memorial service celebrating Gertrude's life will be held on January 31, 2015 at 11:30 am at the Coble-Ward-Smith Funeral Home located at 3915 Oleander Dr. Wilmington, NC 28403. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations in Gertrude's memory be made to Plymouth United Methodist Church P. O. Box 734 Plymouth, NC 27962. Online condolences and memories can be shared with the family at www.coblewardsmithwilm ington.com