A funeral service honoring the life of James Patrick Monk will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church 3255 Belview road Leesville, La, with Reverends Richard Partridge and Joe Wellman officiating under the direction of Jeane's funeral service.
A visitation will be held on Friday, April 21, 2019, at Mt. Bethel Baptist church beginning at 5 p.m. and continuing until the time of service on Saturday.
James Patrick Monk was born on March 7, 1942, to Horace Patrick and Mabel Wellman Monk Clark and passed away on April 23, 2019 at the age of 77. J.P. was a member of Mt. Bethel Baptist Church and was a native of Vernon Parish. He retired from the Vernon Parish police jury. J.P. loved being at home and spending time with his family and friends. One of the things he loved the most was watching his grandkids play sports and and playing with his great grandchildren. He was one-of-a- kind and had a unique sense of humor. His favorite thing to say was "I wish i had a million dollars". J.P. was always ready to lend a helping hand when needed. He will be truly missed.
J.P. was preceded in death by his mother- Mable Clark, his father- Horace Monk, and sister- Vertha Boswell.
Left to cherish his memory is his family
Wife- Merlene Monk
Daughters- Kim Fetting and husband Dicky and Susan Haymon and husband David
Grandchildren- Laikyn Cryer and Husband Dakota, Tyler scott and wife Hannah, Cole Haymon, Drew Haymon and Brett Haymon
Great Grandchildren- Tyler, Brooklyn, and Hadley Cryer and Madilynn Scott
Sisters- LaJuan Prescott and husband Jim and LaVenda Keatts and husband Roy
Brother- Archie Clark and wife Morgan
A host of nieces and nephews
Pallbearers will be James Martin, Jesse Jackson, Tommy Dowden, Dakota Cryer, Joseph Owen, and Evan Fowler
Honorary pallbearers will be Todd Scott and Johnny Gallion
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