Ruth Pearl Farrow Mann

Published 11:48 pm Thursday, August 20, 2020

Ruth Pearl Farrow Mann was born April 12, 1938, to the late William Farrow and Annie Clark. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings: Ernest, Earl, Morgan, Charles, James and Blanch; and one son, Marvin B. Mann.

In 1956, Ruth married Luther Mann, who was a devoted husband, caregiver and the love of her life. The couple’s morning greeting always began with a kiss. Often, throughout the day, Ruth would say, “Honey, I love you!”

Ruth Pearl Farrow Mann’s pursuit was always education. She initially attended Drake Business School and Market Training Institute.

In 1974, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from East Carolina University. In 1980, she earned her Master of Science degree from North Carolina A&T State University. Ruth taught for 38 years in the Beaufort County Schools system and was certified to teach grades K-12 math, English and science.

During her lifetime, she received numerous educational and community related Certificates of Achievement.

Ruth was a devoted church member at Weeping Mary Church of Christ in Pantego for 45 years. She also served as the church secretary for many years and sang in the church choir.

Ruth Pearl Farrow Mann was best known for her purity of heart. The epitome of love, she had a true passion to uplift mankind as a whole, regardless of their financial position, the color of their skin or their age. If you had the opportunity to encounter the spirit of Ruth Pearl Farrow Mann, then you automatically understood you were receiving genuine love, genuine lessons and genuine assistance in your overall life. As a community figurehead, Ruth Pearl Farrow Mann’s positive and insightful lessons will be cherished until the end of time and beyond.

Continuing her legacy, she is survived by: her husband, Luther Mann, of the home; her sons, Hector G. Mann (Vickie), Steven Mann (Linda) and Bruce Mann; her siblings, Ledrew Farrow, Carver Farrow and Velma Roland; and 15 grandchildren. Ruth had many friends, however, there were two very special friends who still visited her throughout her years of sickness — Hattie Whitley and Clementine Jones, who she loved dearly.

A Celebration of Life for Mrs. Ruth Pearl Mann will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, at Weeping Mary Church of Christ in Pantego. Visitation will be held Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, at the church from 4 to 7 p.m.

Ministry of comfort entrusted to Heavenly Arms Family Mortuary & Cremation Services, LLC, 906 W. 15th St., Washington,