Russell E. Manning

Published 8:58 am Saturday, June 1, 2019

Mr. Russell Edward Manning, age 75, a resident of Gilead Shores Road, Blounts Creek, died Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at his home.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory, conducted by Ray West. Norman Manning, Lee Moore, Justin Moore, Brodie Moore, Daniel Fulcher and Lujak Woolard will serve as pallbearers. Bentley Manning will serve as an honorary pallbearer.

Russell was born in Beaufort County on Dec. 13, 1943. He was the son of Lillian Mae Jenkins Manning Phillips and the late Russell Edward Manning.

Russell grew up on a family farm and learned hard work at an early age. He began his career in cosmetology at 20 years old, working alongside his mother. Together they established the finest salon in Washington, Lillian’s Beauty Salon. Russell was an award winning stylist taking trophies at many competitions. He became very popular all along eastern NC. Russell studied under celebrity stylists, such as Jose Eber, Marvin Parsons and Vidal Sasoon, always perfecting his craft. He later established his own salon “Hair Wars.” He eventually returned to Lillian’s and was presently working there. Women loved him as their stylist, and he loved his customers. Just recently, he told his mom how he always loved cutting and styling hair. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching old westerns and helping his friends. Russell was an avid reader of Western culture.

In addition to his mother, Lillian Phillips, Russell is survived by two daughters: Tiffany M. Strehl, of Elk River, Minnesota, Leiza H. Manning, of Washington; two brothers, Ramos D. Manning and wife Susan, Norman A. Manning and wife Sandy; sister, Phyllis D. Manning and family friend, Julie Linder; six grandchildren, Mary E. Strehl, Sara K. Strehl, Kristofer K. Strehl, Alexander S. Strehl, Aaron McKinney, Taylor Manning; niece, Melissa M. Moore and husband Lee; and three great-nephews: Justin Moore, Brodie Moore and Bentley Manning.

In addition to his father, Russell was preceded in death by a son, Russell Shane Manning.

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