Celebrating the life of Geraldine Lydia Cue Monroe
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In Memory of Mother Geraldine Lydia Cue Monroe
Mother Geraldine Lydia Cue Monroe was born on April 30, 1932 in West Putnam County, Florida to Oliver Clyde Cue and Susie White Cue. She was the fourth of the following seven siblings: Dorothy Mae, Oliver (O.C.), Berthenia, Marion, Inez and James. With the exception of Marion, all siblings have proceeded her in death. She attended the following schools: Congo, Oak Grove and Central Academy High School and graduated from Central Academy High School. Geraldine accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at the original Magnolia Baptist Church. At Magnolia she served as church clerk, treasurer, deaconess, and lead singer in the choir. After the merger of the three community churches, she became a member of the new Trinity United Missionary Baptist Church where she continued to serve as one of the lead singers for the Trinity Senior Choir prior to her illness.
She was married to Willie “Tuie” Monroe for 65 years. Through her 90 years of life, she was able to nurture and raise seven children and one bonus son, along with 13 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She also helped to raise several of her nieces and nephews. Geraldine retired in June 1993 as a school bus driver of special needs students in the Putnam County School District.
Some of her favorite pastimes were playing cards including solitaire, completing word search puzzles, watching westerns and game shows, and sleeping in her favorite recliner. She also loved to fish, crochet and knit. In her younger years, she was known as one of the local hairdressers and seamstress. She made numerous uniforms for the marching units of the Oak Grove School in Johnson Crossroads. Geraldine was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend and will be missed.
Missing her dearly will be: Sons: James Monroe, Johnson, and Thomas Monroe; Ocala, Daughters: Billie Monroe, Johnson; Marilyn Gallington, Ft. Lauderdale, Berdenia Monroe, Willa Monroe, Tyann (Gregory) Haile (all from Johnson)
Thirteen grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren; One Bonus Son: Willie (Cheryl) White, Melrose; Brother, Marion (Merian) Cue, Dawson, Georgia; God children, Charmika James, Annette Thomas, Cedric Slater;
Special Nieces/Nephew: Dawnella Monroe, Freddie Neal, David Fisher; Other Special Love Ones, Mable Battles, Mary Fountain, Vashti Grayton, Beverly Thomas, and Anthony Pugliese. She also leaves a host of loving nieces, nephews and many devoted cousins and friends.
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