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Mary Littlejohn

Mary Elnora Manning Littlejohn

Sunday, September 22nd, 1935 - Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
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Obituary

Gaffney - Mrs. Mary Elnora Manning Littlejohn was born on September 22, 1935 and died on May 1, 2019.

She was the daughter of the late William and Geneva Manning and was married to the late John Littlejohn, Sr.

Elnora retired after twenty-eight years as cafeteria manager for the Cherokee County School District. She was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church, where over the years, Elnora served as director of the kitchen committee, Sunday School teacher, Senior Missionary, Usher, and Gospel Choir Member. She was loved by many and will be deeply missed.

In addition to her parents and husband, Elnora was preceded in death by her brothers, Berkeley Manning, Primus Manning, Clinton Manning, Sr., Olee Manning, and Shedrick Manning; sisters, Eria Phillips, Helen Norris, and Louise Holmes; sons Thomas Littlejohn and Quintin Littlejohn; daughter, Kathy Byers; and, son-in-law,
James Byers, Sr.

Left to cherish her memory: Children: daughters, Peggy Whittenburg (Francis) and Diane Brannon (Willie); son, John Littlejohn, Jr. (Gwendolyn); daughter-in-law, Christine Littlejohn; Grandchildren: Tameka Whittenburg, Kareem Jamar Byers, James Byers, Jr. (Tyisha), Sarita Chamberlain (Antonio), Steven Littlejohn, Shirlene
Littlejohn, Dustin Littlejohn (Tiara); Great Grandchildren: Jada Sarratt, Nautica Byers, Levi Littlejohn, Tomiyas Littlejohn, Amearial Chamberlain, Samiya Chamberlain, Tyiana Gibbons, Carlos McCladdie, Jr. and Kevin Green; sister: Mae Velma Allen; godchildren: Cherry Posey Dukes and Horace Lamont Wilkins; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Family is at the home of her granddaughter, Tameka Whittenburg, 211 Merrifield Court, Gaffney, SC 29340.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Littlejohn will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 2pm at the Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church where Rev. C.A. Wallace is the Pastor. Dr. Lee Byers Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at the Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Littlejohn will lie in state one hour prior to the service.

The Book of Memories available at www.gordonmortuary.com.

The Gaffney Location of Gordon Mortuary is serving the Manning-Littlejohn Family.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church
    Address
    1809 Old Post Road
    Gaffney, South Carolina 293
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  • Interment

    Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 | 4:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 4:00pm
    Location
    Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
    Address
    712 Green River Road
    Gaffney, South Carolina 29340
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David Randolph

Posted at 09:44pm
My condolences to all of you. You will truly never fully understand the impact "Mz Eleanor" (sorry that's what we called her) had upon countless school children at J Paul Beam and throughout Cherokee County. I was one of those children. Though it was well over 40 years ago, I fondly remember her smile, words of encouragement and mostly her delicious food. She made everything with love. And we all knew it. My heart breaks for you all. Some people are simply irreplaceable. She is one of those.

Dean Allison

Posted at 02:28pm
Miss Elnora was a true servant of God and loved everyone. She touched many lives and will be missed by many here on earth. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Dean and Melissa Allison
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Theresa Bassett

Posted at 11:51pm
My condolences to the Manning and Littlejohn families. I'm sorry to hear about the loss of dear Elnora. Some Bible scriptures that have helped me during times of loss include Isaiah 26:19 and Psalm 37:28,29 which states in part: "Your dead ones will live...They will rise up". And the Bible also says "The righteous themselves will possess the earth and they will forever reside upon it". Therefore the Bible promises that we may be reunited with our loved ones lost in death by means of an earthly resurrection. This is further confirmed by John 5:28,29 which says "Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". This is possible thanks to Jesus Christ's ransom sacrifice. Thus we have a genuine hope of everlasting life in a world without wickedness or suffering.
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