Margaret Petry Manuel

December 10, 1927 - December 1, 2020

Margaret Petry Manuel, 92, of China, died Tuesday, December 1, 2020. She was born on December 10, 1927, to Louise Bertrand Petry and Quint Petry, in Crowley, Louisiana.

Margaret had two children of her own, Patti and Colleen. However, she was a mother figure to many. She had a major role in raising her seven siblings. In the role as caregiver for her entire life she became an excellent cook! She loved to cook for her family. Her gumbo, rice dressing, potato salad, and pecan pralines were always favorites.

Survivors include her daughters, Patti Morgan and her husband, Christopher and Colleen Sanders and her husband, Darrell, all of China; sister, Melba Boudreaux and her husband, Ron, of Hazel Green, Alabama; brother, Michael Petry and his wife, Kathy, of Normangee, Texas; grandchildren, Jayne Dennis, JoAnna Truncali, and Casey Sanders; and great-grandchildren, Tristan, Brody, Noah, Ezra, Benjamin, Harper, Landon, Fox, and Piper (on the way).

She is preceded in death by her husband, Allen S. Manuel and granddaughter, Caitlin Hickman.

A funeral service for Mrs. Manuel will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 7, 2020, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont, with her interment to follow at China Cemetery, China.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Best Hospice-Matt, Angela, and Caroline. Also, thank you to Jeff Leger from Mrs. Margaret for your visits and honking as you drove by her home.

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Kim Dearbonne Waller

Patti, Colleen, and Families. I am so very sorry to hear of your sweet Mothers passing. She was always so funny when I would run into her at the store. God Bless you all!

Patsy Johnston

Sending love and prayers Colleen and Patti to you and all your family. Ms Margaret was such a sweetheart, I will always remember her beautiful smile.

Benny & Patsy Richard

Sorry for your loss. She was always so good to Allen and a pleasure to be around. She's smiling in Heaven now.

Mike and Debra corbello

You all are in our thoughts and prayers. She was such a sweet lady.

Pat & Stan Staude

Dear Patti & Colleen and family: So sorry to hear of Aunt Margaret's passing. Never easy to lose any parent and seems so final when the 2nd is gone. May you find relief in knowing her sufferings are over and I am sure Uncle Allen is smiling that huge, all-teeth-showing smile as they reunite for eternity with Our Lord. I will always remember her kindness and her always being cheerful and smiling. May all your happy memories help you all at this most difficult time.

John & Lillian Kolander

Your mom was very special to John and I God Bless you all for comfort and strength.

Barbara Burrow

Colleen & Patty, how blessed you two were to have her as your Mama. I so enjoyed visiting with her when we both came to you , Colleen, to have our hair done. I have retold the story she told on herself back then so many times where she said she had accidentally put her dishcloth she normally wiped the table down with after a meal in her refrigerator and started to wipe the table down with a piece of meat she had wrapped to put in the refrigerator. We all had such a good laugh and it has brought a smile to me many times over the years as I pulled similar stunts. I look forward to visiting with her again in Eternity.