Miss Mississippi 1984 winner Kathy Manning has died from the coronavirus. She was 59.
Manning, who additionally labored as a climate reporter, sunscreen mannequin and recording artist, had been battling the sickness for a number of weeks and succumbed to it on Dec. 23 in Collierville, Tennessee, according to her obituary.
It’s unknown if she was vaccinated or not.
Manning was survived by her kids — Robert Edwin Loeb, Anne Hensley Loeb and Jackson Manning Loeb.
The Ole Miss graduate was additionally the second runner up for Miss America and a Miss USA semifinalist.
She was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, Could 28, 1962 and obtained a BA in in Psychology from the College of Mississippi.
“For the many individuals who knew her, she was somebody who liked to attach with folks from many alternative walks of life – and actually get to know them for who they’re and what introduced them pleasure,” her obituary said.
“She left a mark on practically everybody she met. Throughout her highschool, faculty and up to date grad years, she was often called ‘Mississippi’s Sweetheart.’ And after shifting to Memphis, many individuals considered her as the center of town. And our hearts ache in her loud absence, particularly throughout this vacation season,” the obit continued.
Other than being a magnificence queen, Manning was a climate reporter for ABC affiliate WHBQ 13 and launched into a USO tour for the army in Asia, Central America and the Caribbean.
So as to add to her many skills, she modeled for manufacturers equivalent to Coppertone and Maybelline throughout her lifetime and was a Christian music recording artist.
Manning sang in church buildings for Sunday providers, weddings and baptisms.
After she accomplished her time in pageants, she turned an energetic participant with charities together with Memphis Humane Society, Alzheimer’s Day Care Facilities, Palmer Residence for Kids, Disaster Middle and Orpheum Memphis.
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