Daisy Lynette Smith Manning, 70, of Brunswick, passed away early Thursday morning, March 12, 2020, at Southeast Georgia Health Systems – Brunswick Campus – following a short illness.

Born in Blackshear January 27, 1950, she had lived in Blackshear for several years before moving to Brunswick in 1993. She had been very active with the Brunswick-Glynn County Council on Disabilities where she would help to make crab traps to be sold to fishermen at the marina in Brunswick.  She was a huge Elvis Presley fan, enjoyed participating in the Special Olympics where she had won several medals, loved her pet bird and pet fish, and enjoyed doing puzzles. Her favorite thing to do was rock in her rocking chair and February 17 she was crowned Miss Magnolia Manor for 2020! She was of the Baptist faith and attended Glyndale Baptist Church but had also attended the Blackshear Church of God while living in Blackshear.

She was a daughter of the late Hoke Smith and Retter Virginia Byrd Smith Lee. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Annette Godwin and both of her brothers, Romey “R.D.” Smith and Jordan Smith.

Survivors include her sister-in-law, Willene Smith, Brunswick; nieces and nephew, Susan Jacobs, Romey “Ronnie” Smith Jr. and Debra (Patrick) Duncan and numerous great nieces and nephews and several other relatives.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, from the Bristol Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the cemetery.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home  of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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