Rubye Jewell Manning

December 29, 1927July 15, 2020

Rubye Jewell Manning a life-long resident of Chattanooga went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

She was born on December 29, 1927 in Harriman, Tennessee to the late Ernest and Bertha Manning. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Carl Manning, Ono-Lee Burns, Eula Kidwell and Douglas Manning. Miss Manning was a 1945 graduate of Central High School. She worked for Provident Life Insurance Company for 45 years where she retired in 1993 as the Executive Secretary to the President of Provident.

Jewell was a former member of Avondale Baptist Church and Ridgedale Baptist Church. She was a current member of Grace Works Church.

Survivors include her brother, Don (Tommye) Manning of Chattanooga.

A celebration of her life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2020 in the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Dr. Bill Owens, Rev. Tony Leonard and Michael Prettyman officiating. A private burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

There will be no visitation at the funeral home prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made to Grace Works Church, 6445 Lee Hwy, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421 or the Alzheimer’s Tennessee Foundation at

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Arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.


  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, July 18, 2020

  • Interment

    Saturday, July 18, 2020


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Jean McKamey

July 18, 2020

Many sweet, fun memories come flooding through my mind as I remember so many numerous times in Jewell's presence. There was never a visit at any time there was not laughter before the day ended, whether it be in our homes, restaurants, or at church, or where she spent the last few years of her life. She will be missed....God has gained a new laughing angel in His kingdom.

David Peel

July 17, 2020

I met Jewell and got to know her through an elderly good friend of mine who was a neighbor when they lived in Willow Trace. She was a pleasure to know and visit always vivacious, outgoing, and friendly. Her neighborly thoughtfulness and helpfulness were always appreciated by my now deceased good friend as well as by me.
With deepest sympathy-

David Peel

Bill & Sybil Dixon

July 16, 2020

We are so sorry to hear this news. What a wonderful friend for more years than we can remember. Always a beautiful lady inside & out. Our prayers and sympathy are with you. Sorry we are really staying home due to Bills condition & the virus.


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