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Jessie Mae Manns age 63 of Desoto, Texas passed away April 9, 2012. On August 7, 1948, the seventh child of ten children, a beautiful baby girl, name Jessie Mae, was born to the union of Martin and Lucille Carroll in Bolton, Mississippi.

At the age of 8, Jessie moved to Dallas, where she lived with her aunt, Pernina Buford, until graduation from high school. She graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in 1966, and later attended Bishop College. Jessie accepted Christ at an early age, and was baptized at People Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. S.M. Wright. That same year, she left Dallas to join her mother in Kankakee, Illinois. She became a member of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Frank Smith. Jessie was married on December 24, 1967, in Kankakee, Illinois, to Robert L. Dixon. To this union, a wonderful son was born, Robert M. Dixon. Later in life, Jessie married Robert L. Manns and was gifted with a second son, Eric M. Manns.

Jessie was a dedicated employee of Roper Corporation until its closing in 1975, at which time she joined the accounting staff of Bunge North America, before relocating to Dallas in 1985. At that time, she united with Grace Missionary Baptist Church of Lewisville under the leadership of Pastor Floyd. Jessie pursued and received her Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. For the next twenty years, Jessie was employed by Grandy's. In 2005, Jessie joined the staff of SBA, where she worked as a Loan Officer and then as a Relief Specialist, until retiring in 2009. Although she was retired, she continued to do accounting for private clients and her church family because it was her passion. She was the H&R Block for much of her family.

In 2004, Jessie became a faithful member of Pathway Fellowship Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Chester Williams. This pillar of the church served as the church accountant. Her characteristics of caring, concern, availability and love is what she shared. She will be remembered for her service to God through humanity.

On Monday afternoon, April 9, 2012, at 4:40 pm, Jessie quietly exchanged life temporal for life eternal at Charleston Methodist Hospital. She leaves her loving and cherished memories with her sons, Robert M. Dixon of Dallas, and Eric Manns of Las Vegas, Nevada; grandson, Robert M. Dixon II of Chicago, Illinois; granddaughter, Natalie Manns of Dallas; brothers, Albert (Betty), Willie (Barbara), Emanuel (Cynthia) and George, all of Dallas; and a sister, DeLoris (Michael) of Kansas City, Missouri; a very special "sister niece," Dorothy; her life-long sister, Shirley Nelson Maiden of Dallas, Texas; a loving and special brother-in-law, Lonnie Luckey; one aunt, Willie M. Henderson of Pasadena, California; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, friends; and her Pathway family.

Awaiting her heavenly arrival are her parents, Martin and Lucille Carroll; her sisters, Sammie, Judy and Pearlena; brothers, Martin, John, Morgan, Robert and Walter.