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James P. Monk

March 7, 1942 January 29, 2017
James P. Monk
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A funeral service honoring the life of James Patrick “J.P.” Monk will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2017, at 2:00 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 Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church beginning at 5:00 p.m. and continuing until the time of service on Thursday.

James Patrick “J.P.” Monk was born on March 7, 1942, to Horace Patrick and Mabel Wellman Monk Clark and passed away on January 29, 2017, at the age of 74. J.P. was a member of Mt. Bethel Baptist Church and was a native and lifelong resident 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 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 – Merelene Monk

Daughter – Kim Fetting and husband Dicky

Grandchildren – Laikyn Cryer and husband Dakota and Tyler Scott and wife Hannah

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

Words of comfort and encouragement for the family may be left at www.jeanesfs.com.

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Visitation

Wednesday

1

Feb

5:00 PM 2/1/2017 5:00:00 PM
Mt. Bethel Baptist Church

3255 Belview Road
Leesville, LA 71446

Visitation will continue until the time of service on Thursday

Mt. Bethel Baptist Church
3255 Belview Road Leesville 71446 LA
United States

Funeral

Thursday

2

Feb

2:00 PM 2/2/2017 2:00:00 PM
Mt. Bethel Baptist Church

3255 Belview Road
Leesville, LA 71446

Mt. Bethel Baptist Church
3255 Belview Road Leesville 71446 LA
United States
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