Obituary of Eddie Monroe, Jr.
Eddie Dwendolyn Monroe, Jr. died on November 20, 2017. Eddie was the only son of Betty Monroe and the late, Eddie Dwendolyn Monroe. Born in Leaksville, North Carolina, Eddie grew up traveling throughout the world as an "army brat,” a child of a career Army officer. After his father's military tour ended and the family settled in New York, Eddie graduated from Uniondale High School and went on to graduate from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
During his time at UNCC, he joined the brotherhood of Omega Psi Phi where he made lifelong friends. It was also at UNCC that he met his "love," Vanessa Kincaid. He and Vanessa were married for thirty years. Together they raised their three beautiful daughters, Alisha, Christina and Julia.
Eddie formerly worked as project manager for American Engineer Services in Atlantic City. Prior to moving to Atlantic City he was an investigator for the New York City Transit Authority. When time permitted he used the plumbing skills he learned from his father to help family and friends.
Eddie was a big-hearted person who always extended a helping hand to those in need. One could count on him to help whether he or she needed a ride, help with a move, or just someone to talk to. As a devoted father, he taught his daughters how to navigate this world. He comforted them; they knew he "had their back." He loved fishing and hunting. The "quiet" of fishing gave him time to reflect and the quiet walk in the woods in search of deer brought him close to nature. He was gentle, yet strong, devoted to his family, a steady partner to Vanessa, and a leader among his peers. Assuring those around him that all would be “alright,” he went through life with dignity and without complaint.
Eddie travelled to many countries throughout his life, Germany, Canada, Brazil, Spain, Thailand, India, Malaysia, Austria, Pakistan, Mexico and more. He was a citizen of the world. His love for life and people was undeniable. The journey that he has now taken, though not on this earth, is one where he will continue to be loved, for sure.
Eddie is survived by his loving wife, Vanessa Monroe, his daughters Alisha (Sean Henderson), Christina, and Julia. He is also survived by his mother, Mrs. Betty Monroe, sisters Pamela Monroe Young (Josiah Young) and Marilyn Monroe, many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles, and cousins.
Visitation will be 5PM-8PM, Friday, November 24, 2017, Greenidge Funeral Homes, Inc., 301 Absecon Boulevard, Atlantic City, NJ and Saturday, November 25, 2017, from 1PM-2PM, Freeport United Methodist Church, 46 Pine Street, Freeport, NY.
The Funeral Service to Celebrate his life will be, 2PM, Saturday, November 25, 2017, Freeport United Methodist Church, 46 Pine Street, Freeport, NY.
Arrangements entrusted to Greenidge Funeral Home where condolences may be left at www.greenidgefuneralhomes.com.