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Barbara Ann Monroe

July 13, 1945 ~ May 19, 2022 (age 76)

Obituary

On May 19, 2022, the Lord was pleased with the work of His servant, Barbara Ann Monroe, and called her home for eternal rest.  Bobbie was born on July 13, 1945, to the late Taylor and Ruby Monroe Sr., in Brazoria County, Texas.  She was loved and cared for as the fourth child of six and the youngest daughter.

She grew up in West Columbia, TX in Brazoria County, where she attended Charlie Brown Intermediate School and graduated from Sweeny High School.  She received her cosmetology license from the Franklin Beauty School in Austin, TX then later moved to Houston, TX, where she became a member of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church.

As a young adult, she worked at Capitol Records and later helped create a warm and loving atmosphere for her own family by providing daycare services.  Once "her" children whom she fondly referred to as Sweet Pea, Baby Smurf, Bubbles and Bo transitioned to school full-time, Bobbie returned to the workforce at Houston ISD, allowing her to continue providing childcare in the summer.  After she retired from HISD, Bobbie resumed her childcare services for a new generation of children, Mr. B, Mr. K and Baby Sister. 

Bobbie was an extraordinary example of community pride and civic responsibility.  She was a loyal member of the Heroines of Jericho for over 30 years, advocated for blood donation, and later in life she volunteered with Baker Ripley and worked with the Houston Police Department to support the relationship between the Sunnyside community and police.  Her favorite task was assisting the police on Ride-Alongs.  No matter how full her day was, she was never too busy to help those in need.

Her culinary expertise was known to anyone who tried her family recipe for homemade ice cream and spaghetti.  Bobbie was an avid collector and a family historian.  Her hobbies included making crafts of all kinds.  She had a deep love for traveling and playing board games, dominoes and playing cards.

Throughout her life, this beloved woman has dedicated herself to her family, her church, and her community.  It is most appropriate we hold her legacy in the highest esteem, call upon the choir of angels to sing, and thank Almighty God for sharing her with us.

She was preceded in death by sisters Myrtle Fields and Doris Brooks, brothers Taylor E. Monroe, Jr., Michael Bennett Monroe, Nathan Lee Monroe, and her partner, Lester C. Whitmire, Sr.

Left in God's care and to cherish her memory are her sister-in-law, Perrie Monroe, nieces, Constance Lynn Monroe Pratt, Helen Michelle Grant, nephew Evan Taylor Monroe, cousins, Georgia A. Thomas, Donna Edmonson, Ashley Young, Leah Mayon, Alexandria Thomas and a host of other family and friends.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church in Houston, TX  77004 from 10:00 a.m. until 10:55 a.m.  Funeral services for Barbara Ann Monroe will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Marcus D. Cosby eulogizing. Burial will be in Brazoria, TX.

Services will be live streamed at https://wheelerbc.org/live-streaming.

Due to the COVID-19 Virus, everyone must wear a mask and practice social distancing.

 

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
May 31, 2022

10:00 AM to 10:55 AM
Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church
3826 Wheeler Ave
Houston, Tx 77004

Funeral Service
Tuesday
May 31, 2022

11:00 AM
Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church
3826 Wheeler Ave
Houston, Tx 77004

Video is available for this event


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