Betty Jean Martin Manley, 80, of Homerville passed away Monday November 23, 2020 at UF Health in Jacksonville. She was born in Winder, GA to the late Earnest Chill Martin and Thelma Fullbright Martin. Mrs. Manley graduated from Women’s College of Georgia in Milledgeville with a degree in Home Economics. Later, she received a degree from Valdosta State College with an Early Childhood Education Degree. After graduation she moved to Homerville where she worked at Clinch County High School. On a Friday night at a ballgame she was introduced to Mack Manley, who was scouting Clinch County for another high school team. That night he helped Mrs. Manley chaperone a dance and the couple was married until his death Oct. 25, 2010. Mrs. Manley was a member of First Baptist Church, Orie Moon Dickerson Sunday School Class, and taught the children’s class for many years which she always enjoyed. She was also a member of the Georgia Retired Teachers Association. A favorite past time of Mrs. Manley's was being a seamstress. Along with her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a daughter, Beth Manley Thrift; sister, Jeri Martin Bentley. Survivors include one daughter, Laurie Manley Malcom (Curt) of Homerville; son-in-law, Stanley Thrift of Homerville; six grandchildren, Laurie Anna Lee (Josh) of Dupont, Maura Pittman of Homerville, Statton Malcom of Homerville, Sara Grayson Malcom, Homerville, Kaitlyn Thrift of Valdosta, and Kelsie Staten (Ethan) of Valdosta; six great-grandchildren, Mack Lee, Bray Lee, Addison Pittman, Emma Howell, Harrison Staten, and Riggs Staten; sister-in-law, Lucy Manley of Homerville; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives. A graveside service will be held Sunday afternoon at 12:30 pm at Pine Forest Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to samaritanspurse.org, an organization close to Mrs. Manley’s heart. Sympathy may be expressed online at www.roundtreefuneralhome.net. Roundtree Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.