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.

 

 

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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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❤️ We’re not crying…"When I’m done producing, I’m not going to hang on. I’m done when I’m done. But I think I’ve got a good amount left in the tank.”

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4 months ago

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So humble. ❤️

ZIM!❤️⚾️

Please join us in wishing Cheryl Zimmerman a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY today!! 🥂🎂💝

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5 months ago

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Had the pleasure of meeting Keith and Cheryl after the LLWS final game in 2013. They were wonderful and we all were able to share our experiences before we had to rush off to be with our friends at the USA Champions banquet. Happy birthday Cheryl!

Happy Birthday Cheryl! The Tom & Mary Griffith family hope you have a wonderful day and blessed year! We cherish the memories our families shared years ago in Parkersburg, WV!💕

Happy Birthday, Cheryl! My mom and dad, MaryBeth and Bill, used to babysit for you and your siblings. I have lots of fun memories of time spent with your grandpa, Uncle Ed. Now, my son wants to follow in Ryan's footsteps. Wishing you all the best.

Happy Birthday, Cheryl!

Happy birthday Cheryl I hope life is treating you well.

Wishing a Happy Happy Birthday to my good ‘ol friend and wonderful neighbor, Cheryl!! 🎈 🎂 🎈 I hope you have an extra special day! I so often think of you and all of the fun we all had together in SB; such happy memories. 😃

Happy birthday Cheryl! Hope you have a blessed day

Cheryl, I hope you had a good day. I miss being together with the gang. I will raise a glass today for your birthday 🎉 ♥️ Corky

Happy, Happy Birthday, Cheryl. Hope you are spoiled today with all of your favorites.

Happy Happy Birthday to you Cheryl! We miss y’all in Edenton! Have a Blessed, Wonderful, Birthday! 🥳👏🏻💝🎂🎁

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday, Cheryl!

Happy birthday, Cheryl!! Keep fighting my fellow MS Warrior!!!🧡

Happy birthday from a fellow MS warrior! You're a true champion!

Happy birthday! Wishing you all the best!

Happy Birthday to the Matriarch of the Zimmerman clan!

Happy Birthday Cheryl! Your friend from college- Missy! 😃

Happy birthday from an old college friend. What a wonderful picture.

Happy birthday Cheryl! Remember good times at Jean and Wirts!

Happy Birthday, Cheryl. 🥰 Sandy Sheesley speaks of you very fondly (she and I have been friends since Junior High School).

Happy Birthday from camp BW!

Happy Birthday Cheryl...that’s a beautiful picture💐💕🎂🎈🎉

Happy birthday Cheryl from your friends in Colllegeville🎂

Happy Birthday Cheryl Zimmerman. Love this picture!

It’s about time you caught up and start rocking it at 61 🤗🤗🤗🤗❤️

Another trip around the sun girlfriend!

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Opening Day will not be the same without you screaming from the stands with us for #11 and his teammates but we know you would be here today if heaven wasn’t so far away! We miss you dearly & love you Mary Bunky Womble Manley!❤️
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Opening Day will not be the same without you screaming from the stands with us for #11 and his teammates but we know you would be here today if heaven wasn’t so far away! We miss you dearly & love you Mary Bunky Womble Manley!❤️
G⚾️⚾️D Luck Washington Nationals & Ryan Zimmerman!🎉⚾️ #zimmermann #Nationals2021 #fightms #zimsfoundation
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6 months ago

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We love you Zim family!!

I know she’s up there cheering 📣 and smiling from ear to ear!

I’m sure that Bunky is watching... from the BIG sky box!

A BIG THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS SUPPORTERS!