Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home

109 Broad Street, Martinsville, VA


Betty Roach Manning

March 4, 1942February 9, 2020

Betty Ann Roach Manning, 77, of Axton, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020 at her residence. She was born in Henry County, March 4, 1942 to Jesse Neal Roach and Lena Robertson Roach, both deceased. Betty was a lifetime member of Axton Baptist Church and retired from Warren Trucking Company. She was an avid crafts-woman and loved baking for friends and family.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, George (Jack) R. Manning, Sr.; daughter, Alice Howerton (Scott), son, George R. Manning, Jr. (Jennifer); grandchildren, Brantly, Ainsley Claire and Aspen Howerton; Jackson, Jaime and Georgia Manning; sister, Janie Sue Barker and brother, Jesse “Bootsie” Roach (Bonnie).

The funeral service will be held Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at McKee-Stone Funeral Home in Martinsville with the Rev. Tony Lundy and Chris Robertson officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 12:30 p.m. prior to the funeral service in the chapel.

If desired, memorials may be made to Axton Baptist Church, 173 Mountain Valley Rd, Axton, VA 24054 or Mountain Valley Hospice, 730 East Main St., Martinsville, VA 24112.

Arrangements are by McKee-Stone Funeral Home. To express condolences online, please visit www.collinsmckeestonemartinsville.com


  • George R Manning, Sr, Husband
  • Jesse Neal Roach, Father (deceased)
  • Lena Robertson, Mother (deceased)
  • Alice Howerton (Scott), Daughter
  • George R Manning, Jr. (Jennifer), Son
  • Brantly Howerton, Grandchild
  • Ainsley Claire Howerton, Grandchild
  • Aspen Howerton, Grandchild
  • Jackson Manning, Grandchild
  • Jaime Manning, Grandchild
  • Georgia Manning, Grandchild
  • Janie Sue Barker, Sister
  • Jesse "Bootsie" Roach (Bonnie), Brother

  • Axton Baptist Church, 173 Mountain Valley Rd., Axton, VA 24054
  • Mountain Valley Hospice, 730 East Church St., Martinsville, VA 24112


  • Visitation at McKee-Stone Funeral Home, 109 Broad St., Martinsville, VA, 24112 Wednesday, February 12, 2020
  • Funeral Service at McKee-Stone Funeral Home Chapel, 109 Broad St., Martinsville, VA 24112 Wednesday, February 12, 2020


Betty Roach Manning

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sandra moore

February 11, 2020

I only met betty in last 2 years but she was a sweet lady, loved her floral arrangements and she will be missed

Dana Livengood

February 10, 2020

So sorry to hear of Betty's death. I have fond memories of working with her at Warren Trucking. I still have some of her craft work in my house. Sending our sympathy and prayers to all of the family. May you feel the comfort of the Lord in the difficult days ahead.

Candace Hall

February 10, 2020

We are a better person knowing Betty. I worked with her at Warren Trucking. Her family and her faith meant everything to her, especially her grandchildren. She was a excellent baker and craft person. Heaven just received another angel. My deepest sympathy and condolences to you Jack, and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

Judy Ingram

February 10, 2020

Extending my heartfelt love, prayers and sympathy to Jack, George and Family, Alice and Family, Janie and "Bootsie" with the passing of Betty. I enjoyed working closely with Betty for a good number of years at Warren Trucking on the switchboard and even knew her before she came to work at Warren by her voice when she worked at American Furniture calling in freight pick-ups to Warren Trucking. She was an outgoing individual with a kind heart and big smile, loved Jack, was truly a very loving and proud parent to her children and grandchildren, was truly blessed by God with her hands doing many beautiful crafts and baking delicious baked goods, loved her church and was involved in many of her church related activities over the years. I saw Betty and Jack and briefly talked to them right before the holidays at Kroger in Martinsville and little did I know this would be our last time to see and/or speak to each other. It has not even been a week since I heard of Betty's illness and now she has passed away. I can only try to imagine what each of you are going through right now but know that many thoughts, prayers and sympathy are with all of you and that God, family and friends are certainly here for each of you during this difficult time. Heaven has gained another angel.

Darlene Earles

February 9, 2020

So sorry to hear of Betty's passing. I loved working with her at Warren Trucking. She never met a stranger and she enjoyed making crafts and baked goods. My thoughts and prayers are with Jack and the family.
Heaven has gained a very special angel.

Sheila Turner

February 9, 2020

Betty was a life-long friend of my late mother, Doris Moore. Betty's husband Jack, raised tobacco and my mama helped them when I was a little girl. I remember helping mama on the stringer and then I would ride the tobacco slide when Jack was headed back out into the tobacco field. I also went to school with George and Alice. Such great memories!
Jack, George, and Alice, I am so sorry for your loss of such a sweet, sweet, woman. Sending prayers for you all for the difficult days that lie ahead. ❤

Bill Floyd

February 9, 2020

Lori and I send our heartfelt condolences to the family. We met them at Axton Baptist church and were their neighbors in Axton for several years. She was a wonderful person and a very talented decorator! She will be sadly missed.

Kim Roberts

February 9, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Betty was a wonderful person and will definitely be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Jack, George, Alice and the grandchildren. Rest in peace.

Mark Oakes

February 9, 2020

Heaven has a new angel. I think everyone that knew Betty would agree. She was so sweet and full of life. She loved her family and God. She will be missed by all who have been touched by her kindness. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.