Edward Bradley Monroe, 80, entered into eternal rest on Monday, April 25, 2011 at Doctor’s Hospital in Manteca. He was born on March 3, 1931 in San Francisco. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Charlotte May Monroe, and his second wife, Joyce Monroe.
He was a resident of Manteca for 44 years.
Ed leaves behind his wife, Marilyn Monroe of Manteca; 11 children, Murrel Edward Monroe, Robert James Monroe, Susan Ann Reynolds, Caren Lee Thompson, Valerie Evangelho, Gary Merrill Ash, Greg Thames Ash, Richard Carlson Ash, Jay Alan Ash, John J. Bejsovec, and Mark E. Bejsovec. He was blessed with 26 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Ed was a pastor for over 20 years throughout Manteca. His church home was Sequoia Heights Baptist Church in Manteca. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served in the National Guard in Stockton. Ed was greatly involved in home and foreign missions in Mexico, Philippines, New Orleans and others. He enjoyed doing woodworking and painting. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. He was an avid San Francisco Giants and 49er’s fan. He will be missed dearly.
Services for Mr. Monroe are under the direction of P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home, 290 North Union Road, Manteca. Visitation will be on Sunday, May 1, 2011 from 1 to 5 p.m. at PL Fry & Son Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Monday, May 2, at 11 a.m at Sequoia Heights Baptist Church, 1050 S. Union Road, Manteca. He will be laid to rest on Tuesday, May 3, at 1p.m. at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, 32053 W. McCabe Road, Gustine, with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Sequoia Heights Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 1050 S. Union Road, Manteca, CA. 95337. For condolences to the family please visit our website at www.plfryandson.com search/obituaries.
Thursday, April 28, 2011