Thelma Jean Manns Byerly: Asheboro

    Thelma Jean Manns Byerly of Asheboro departed this earth Oct. 8. She was 78.
    Born in Asheboro on Oct. 25, 1934, she was the daughter of Arthur Williams Manns and Lydia Velna Hinshaw.
     She attended Davidson Townsend High School in Davidson County.  Jean was preceded in death by her parents and son Samuel Eugene Byerly.  She enjoyed sewing, knitting, reading, bible study, teaching and being a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
    Survived by five sons, Allen Byerly and wife Gale of Kernersville, Ronald Byerly and wife Jannette of High Point, Dean Byerly and wife Sherry Lyn of Chadbourn, Boyd Byerly and wife Wanda of Seagrove, Nathan Byerly and wife Cyndee of Jacksonville, Fla.; two daughters, Melita Wright of Tabor City, and Sherry Shaw of Mt. Gilead.  Jean is also survived by two brothers, William (Bill) Manns and Margaret of Trinity; Robert (Bob) Manns and wife Mona of Trinity; and two sisters, Louise Newsom and husband Ronnie of Denton,  and Rebecca (Becky) Hoover and husband Johnny of Reidsville.
    Jean is known as Grandma B to 17 grandchildren, Michael Wright, Tabor City, Charity Byerly Herrmann of  Springfield, Mo.; Kevin Wright of Holly Springs, Rodney Byerly of High Point, Patience Byerly Absher of Kernersville, Johnathan Byerly of Raleigh, Mark Byerly of Blacksburg, Va., Justin Ward of Whiteville, Tiffany Byerly of Greenville, NC, Ethan Byerly  of Dallas, Texas, Danielle Byerly of Seagrove,  Leslie Ward of Chadbourn, Emily Byerly of Jacksonville, Fla.; Cody Shaw of Mt. Gilead,  Julianna Byerly of High Point, Brianna Shaw of Mt. Gilead, and Ysabella Byerly of High Point.  She is survived by 6 great-grandchildren, Caleb Absher, Ezra Byerly, Benjamin Byerly, Braelyn Wright, Elodie Herrmann and Seth Absher.
    Ms. Byerly requested no flowers and that memorial gifts be given to the Mission programs of Sunset Ave Church of God, Asheboro, or Faith Church of Kernersville.  She also suggested Hospice of Forsyth County and Randolph Hospice House, Asheboro.
    A celebration of her life was planned for 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12  at Sunset Ave Church of God, with the family to receive friends following the service in the Family Life Center.
    A guestbook is available at here.

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