Mary “Bunky” Elizabeth Womble Manley

August 26, 1956 – January 18, 2021

BunkyIt is with the saddest of hearts that we are mourning the passing of one of the ziMS Foundation’s Champions. Fondly known as Bunky, she had been with the Foundation from its inception in 2006. Her passion and energy as a volunteer, secretary, board member, decision-maker, and friend touched every aspect of how the Foundation has grown over the last 15years. Bunky was an integral part in guiding the Foundation from a simple idea and discussion in 2006 to a thriving organization that has given back many millions of dollars to help those suffering from Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and ultimately find a cure.

Beyond the ziMS Foundation Bunky wore many “hats”. One of her true loves was teaching. For 15 years we always waited with wonderment as the first week of school would roll around and she would tell us about “her” kids and the plans for the coming school year. It was a delight to see her face light up as she would talk about the Math and Science Academy and the Science Camps she was a major part of developing and running. It is for this reason that the ziMS Foundation is coming together with Linkhorn Park Elementary School to help fund a science lab in Bunky’s honor. Donations may be made by clicking here. Please place “Bunky Manley” as the Memorial Name to help us direct the funds to Linkhorn Park Elementary School. Any donation is welcome and greatly appreciated.

To read more of Bunky’s lifes accomplishments please click here.



Make a donation in memoriam of Bunky
Since 2006 the ziMS Foundation has made a real impact in the life of my family, as well as many others afflicted by Multiple Sclerosis.

-Ryan Zimmerman



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11 months ago

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Love all these pictures! And, what a wonderful tribute to one of the strongest people I know. You continue to amaze, Cheryl, with all you accomplish while dealing with an illness that challenges you every moment. Looking lovely! So glad that your well-being and health have had such positive gains.

What an inspiration of love, caring and perseverance from all❤️. Many blessings for continued happiness and enjoyment for the moments that have been presented.

Thanks for sharing! Go Cheryl! You and your team are amazing!

What a beautiful family. Your positive attitude is an inspiration, Cheryl.

Cheryl, you’re such an inspiration to so many! We love you ❤️

Truly a wonderful lady! Proud to know her.

Cheryls a fighter and raises her family accordingly!

Loved this read and you, Cheryl Zimmerman ❤️❤️

Such an amazing lady. 🙏🙏

God bless you Mrs.Zimmerman

What an inspiration! Take good care.

An inspiration for all with MS!



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The “Ball is Out of The Park”! We are so excited and can’t wait to meet Zim4!❤️🍼⚾️💙 #ryanzimmerman #NATITUDE #family

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11 months ago

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The world just got better with this wonderful news. Another Zimmerman child in January!💙 Congratulations , Heather and Ryan and thank you for sharing this awesome news.

Congrats on the grand slam!

Your family is a blessing, congratulations Ryan and Heather!

Congratulations to your family. What a blessing!

What sweet wonderful news. The world can only be better with more Zims in it! Congratulations!!

7 more and there will be a Zim baseball team 😀 congrats

Congrats! So nice to even the score!! 🥰

Yay...more Zimmermans! Congratulations!

Congratulations!! Wonderful news!

Congratulations Ryan & Heather!

Congratulations on the new addition to the Zimm family. we love you all!

Such great news! Congratulations!

Many blessings to your family. Congrats!

Fabulous news! Very happy for your family!

Two of each…what could be better!

Congratulations—wonderful news!!💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙

Congratulations to all!

So exciting , congratulations to all😊

Congrats to the growing family!

Wow, wow, wow, wow, Congratulations! Beautiful family.


Congratulations! 💙

Congratulations! 💕



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12 months ago

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Blessings wished for you as you enjoy the next part of your amazing journey! Thank you for making VB so proud!!!

Wonderful tribute. Please come back.

Ryan, you have always been such a class act! Thank you for all that you have contributed to MS!

Thank you, Employee #11! We do hope you come back.

A class act by all in the stadium, on the field and Zimm❤️❤️

Another season, please

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