December 13, 1977 ~ March 31, 2011

Born in: Buncombe County, NC,
Resided in: Leicester, NC

Stacie Annette Ballard Manos, 33, of Leicester, died Thursday, March 31, 2011, at Duke Medical Center. A native of Buncombe County, she was a daughter of Charles McNeil Ballard and Grace Elizabeth Shook Ballard. She worked for Home Depot and attended Antioch Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Stacie is survived by her husband, Earnest Pritchard Manos; a daughter, Jazzmine Manos and a sister, Christie Warren. Funeral services will be 7:00 pm Sunday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue. Interment will be 1:00 pm Monday at Griffey Cemetery in Marshall. Her family will receive friends Sunday from 6:00-7:00 pm prior to the service.

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  1. Stacie was such a sweet, strong woman…no matter how she was suffering, she never complained. I never left her presence without a smile. She was so courageous and so smart, and loved Jazzy with all her heart. Her courage and grace were a model to us all. I’ll miss your smile, Stacie–but I’ll see you again.

    Love,
    Bethany

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  2. Ernie and Jazzy, I have no idea of the pain you have in your heart. What I do know is that she loved you both with all her heart. Her life revolved around the two of you. Stacie was a wonderful young lady who had more courage and grace than anybody I know. She always had a smile – no matter how bad things were. I admired her and loved her for so many reasons. She was a wonderful friend. I will always remember her and love her. People are never gone as long as you have memories of them. I will forever treasure my memories of Stacie. I love you both – and I hope you know that I am here if you need anything at all. You were her home family, she was part of my work family. Rest in peace my friend, you will forever be in my heart.

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  3. I will miss her laugh, her friendship, and that feisty fighting spirit. Stacie, I will love and keep you in my heart forever. My love and prayers to you Ernie and Miss Jazzmine.

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  4. Ernie & Jazzi I am so very sorry for your loss. Stacie was a fire ball & I loved working with her. I will miss seeing her smiling face & the encourgement she always gave even when she didn’t feel good. I will keep her in my heart forever. I will miss our talks about our kids, our hair, and the heartaches of work. Stacie you will be missed, rest in peace my friend, no more suffering. I know you are smiling with the angels now. Ernie & Jazzi the Home Depot family will be here for you both if there is anything you need just ask. I will be praying to God that he give you comfort and peace during this time. May he be with you and the whole family.

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  5. Ernie and Jazzi my heart goes out to you. Stacie was a great friend to me. She always had a smile to brighten your day. Diane and I worked with Stacie at Home Depot and we were often referred to as the 3 Musketeers. I miss those days.
    I miss your laugh and friendship.
    ‘Tonight she sleeps in the arms of the angels, I hope you both can find comfort in knowing this.’
    Sleep well my friend.

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  6. Stacy was an amazing person and she will be missed by many people. She was always a bright spot in the day at work. My condolences to Ernie and Jazzie, you will both remain in my prayers.

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  7. We will never understand why God takes good people away from us. But I’m sure he has a plan for Stacie. Jazz and Ernie you will always have an angel looking over you the rest of your life, be proud of Stacie’s life and remember what a beautiful soul she had. she always wanted what was best for you guys. She loved you both with all her heart and was very proud of you. If there’s anything you guys need please don’t hesitate to ask. We’ll be in my prayers and there for you always.

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  8. Ernie, sorry for your loss. I never had the privilege of meeting your wife, but have heard nothing but good things about her. I will keep you and your daughter in my prayers. If there’s anything I can do….

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  9. Earnie, I am so sorry for your loss. Cherish the wonderful memories of your time together. May God wrap his arms around you and your family during this time. Our thoughs and prayers are with you.

    Amy Shaffer and family

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  10. I will miss Stacie’s laugh and smile. Ernie and Jazz, Know that if you need anything, please let us know. Know that Stacie is no longer in any pain and nothing can ever hurt her anymore.

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  11. Ernie, we were so saddened to hear of your loss. We haven’t seen you in many years, but still remember living next door to you and your family, and the friendship you gave us. We are praying for you and your family through this difficult time. We are in the phonebook, and if there is ever anything you need, even if it’s just to talk, please call us! Jason Fender and family

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  12. stacie was one of the strongest women i have ever known..she kept her pain hidden from her family and frinds.at work always smiling..she loved her family so much and would do anything for them..ernie and jazzmine u will always be in my thoughts and prayers..u both be strong she would want u to be…love u both…pam shuler (home depot)

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