January 25, 1930 -June 30, 2017
Thomas Jefferson “T.J.” Mann passed away, June 30, 2017 at Vidant Hospital, Greenville after several years of declining health. He was a recent resident of Cypress Glenn Retirement Community.
A native of Lake Landing, NC, he was born January 25, 1930 to the late Norfleet and Alese Mann. He is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Sallie Easterling Mann, his daughter Martha Mann Faulkner and her husband, Ronnie and a number of much beloved nieces, nephews, cousins friends and their children.
T.J. was a graduate of Engelhard High School. He served in the U.S. Army for four years and was actively engaged in the Korean Conflict.
He retired from DuPont in Kinston after thirty-two years of employment. During that period, he resided in Greenville, Winterville and Ayden.
After retirement, he returned to his home in Lake Landing where he became an active participant in his community including church and several civic organizations.
At the same time, he established an electrical contracting business which he continued after moving to his Pungo River cottage full time.
There he quickly became the official greeter of Woodstock on the Pungo via his trusty golf cart accompanied by the dog he owned at the time.
He was happiest when entertaining family and friends while enjoying his favorite libation on the front porch overlooking the water.
T.J. loved crabbing, fishing, socializing with all those with whom he came in contact and sharing stories of growing up in Engelhard.
He will be remembered by all as an out spoken but caring and loyal friend and family member.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday July 3, 2017 at Amity United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the family plot in the church cemetery, Pastor Jerald Craddock will officiate.
He was preceded in death by a brother Charles Mann.
The family will receive friends immediately following the service at St. George’s Episcopal Church Parrish Hall.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Friends of Amity c/o Mrs. Martha M. Faulkner, PO Box 1083, Ocracoke, NC 27960.
Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter
Amity United Methodist Church
Monday July 3rd, 2017
U.S. Hwy 264
Engelhard, NC 27824
Special Instructions: Memorial contributions can be made to the Friends of Amity c/o Mrs. Martha M. Faulkner, PO Box 1083, Ocracoke, NC 27960Text me the address
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Submitted by Robert on Jul 26 2017 03:05:51 PM
My good friend, Karen Cookson, let me know of TJ's passing. Russell and I often talked about the great time we had with the family celebrating Aunt Martha's birthday at your river house.
Know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time. I hope you find consolation in knowing that he lived a good, long life and is now at peace. Maybe he and Russell will meet up at a great fishing hole!!!
Submitted by Stephanie Easterling on Jul 5 2017 01:08:09 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with all who knew and loved TJ, especially Miss Sallie, Martha, Ronnie, the "Mann Clan", and the Cubbedges. Some of the best, if not the best, memories are of fishin' and crabbin' with TJ there on the river at Woodstock. I cannot tell you the number of meals TJ and Sallie graciously shared with me and make me feel as if I were a part of the family. For those who were fortunate enough to know TJ and share is company, we have lost the music of his laugh, his country wisdom, and his loving spirit.
Heaven surely has rivers, I'm sure TJ is out on the water, looing for a good place to set the nets and them head back to the house for his evening toddy........smooth sailing TJ, we love you.
Submitted by Terri Jenkins on Jul 3 2017 11:39:45 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. Memories and the strength you draw from the Lord will see you through the coming days of adjustment. Our regards, Sharon and Reid Sadler
Submitted by Sharon and Reid Sadler on Jul 2 2017 07:47:19 PM
Submitted by BEVERLY SPENCER on Jul 2 2017 04:59:57 PM
Prayers for peace and comfort to the family - cherish the memories of this patriarch of Engelhard - share your stories often, as he will live on in your heart.
Dick & Sandra Tunnell
Submitted by Sandra tunnell on Jul 2 2017 11:21:33 AM
T.J. was a unique spinner of yarns... telling the best stories of Hyde County! Louis loved working with T.J. His humor was contagious! We both have T.J. and Sally to thank for welcoming us to Hyde County, and making us feel at home in the community. Our thoughts,love, and prayers are with you Sally, Martha, and Ronnie.
Submitted by Lisa and Louis Chestnutt on Jul 2 2017 09:58:33 AM
TJ was quite the character! He befriended me and I loved to hear his stories. He loved his Hyde County community and folks will never know of the things that he did for others in their time of need. My thoughts go out to Sally, Martha, and Ron. What a great guy!
Submitted by Margie Brooks on Jul 2 2017 09:19:14 AM
Carma Starr Davis lit a candle for T.J. Mann
Carma Starr Davis lit a candle on Jul 2 2017 09:13:37 AM
Mr. TJ certainly was very active in our community, a good citizen, and would share his view on issues, which I admire . It always gives you a reference point . His love for Hyde County was very apparent . RIP Janet & Anthony
Submitted by Janet Russ on Jul 1 2017 03:41:17 PM
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