James Edward Manning, Jr., 53, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 27, 2020 at Llanfair Care and Rehab Center, Wayne, NJ. James was born in Newark and raised in Linden, where he attended Linden High School and excelled in playing basketball and was a very bright student according to his teachers. James was always thoughtful and compassionate. He was an avid reader and loved staying up on current affairs and politics.
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James was predeceased by his father James Edward Manning, Sr. He is survived by his loving mother Mary Ann Manning of Rocky Mountain, NC; his siblings John “Butch” Jones and his wife Kim of VA, Danny D. Manning of NYC, Michael Manning and his wife Shirelle of East Windsor, NJ, Rebecca Elizabeth Birthwright and her husband Sean Birthwright of NC, and John Manning also of NC. James was the uncle to Danny David Manning Jr, Menyon, Jahiyah Joy, Iaisha Helene, Maliha Janelle, Ashley and Jordan. He is also survived by many grandnieces and grandnephews.
Arrangements are under the care of Orender Family Home for Funerals, Manasquan, NJ. All services were private. Memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516 or online at www.woundedwarriorproject.org. To send condolences to the family please visit www.orenderfamilyhome.com. “To God be the glory.”