Gwendolyn Manley Fogg was born October 27, 1959, to the late Eugene and Gladys Manley in Williamsburg, Virginia. Gwen is the youngest of four children. Though the youngest child of the family, Gwen took on the role of matriarch of her family at an early age. Keeping the family informed and in touch with one another was her greatest joy.
Gwen graduated from Bruton High School class of 1977. She later attended one of the most prestigious HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) in the United States, Hampton University. Joining the workforce, Gwen served many years as a pantry worker in the Historical Colonial Williamsburg district. She later changed her passion and career path, retiring as a Private Care Nurse (PCN).
Gwen accepted Christ as the head of her life and leaned on him for her direction; Christ radiated from her in her jovial demeanor. Gwen acted as if she were everyone’s mother though she only gave birth to three children of her own, Corey, Brandi, and Howie.
Gwen's favorite recreational pastime activities were bingo and playing cards. Brandi (her ride or die daughter and partner) accompanied her most times when attending round-table games. These times were near and dear to her heart.
On August 29, 2021, Gwen made her transition after a brief illness. She will once again meet with her late father, Eugene Manley, mother, Gladys Manley, and two sisters, Josephine Blayton and Polly Crump. She leaves to honor and cherish her memory, her children, Corey Marquis Manley (Star), Brandi Shaunte Manley and Howard Fogg Jr.; her beloved brother, Harold Manley (Marcy); her proud grandchildren, Alaysia Raquel Manley, Howard “Tre” Fogg III, Raymond Lee Kimple, Corey “CJ” Marquis Manley Jr., and Loyalty Gracey Fogg; adored nieces and nephews, Angelo Crump (Keasha), Howard Eugene Goodwin (Sharon), Charles Sexton (Vanessa), Shaun Blayton, Stacey Ingraham (Richard), Tamara Crump Anderson (Jimmy). Also left to cherish her memory are Howard Fogg, Sr. (father of Brandi and Howie), and a host of other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
A celebration of life will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at Whiting’s Funeral Home. Livestream will be available at the beginning of the service. Interment to follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Ms. Fogg may be viewed from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday in the funeral home. Facial coverings are required for all services.
Professional services entrusted to the staff of Whiting’s Funeral Home, 7005 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185. 757-229-3011 whitingsfuneralhome.com
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