Allen Locklin Monroe, 84,  went home to be with the Lord Thursday, March 19, 2020.


Because of our world situation a private Graveside Service will be held.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.


Allen was born in Spies, NC to Allen and Nora Monroe.  He was the youngest of eight siblings that grew up together in Robbins, NC. He served his country in the United States Navy for 4 years. After serving in the military he attended Oklahoma City University, while working 2 jobs to take care of his family. He sold supermarket equipment, designed supermarkets and shopping centers, which led to doing the decor and eventually becoming a full time job in home improvement.


Allen loved being together with his family and his church family, at Needhams Grove Baptist Church.  He loved his Carolina Tarheels. Allen just loved and enjoyed life and is now rejoicing with his Savior.


Allen is survived by wife: Nita Monroe; daughter: Donna Gragg and husband Steve;;son: Mark Monroe and wife Rosanne; grandchildren, whom he adored: Melanie Greene and husband Shawn, Cliff Gragg and wife Kristin, Matthew Monroe and wife Lindsey, Macon Monroe and wife Sherry, Kayla Monroe; great grandchildren: Vandie, Andon, Harmony, Autumn, Owen, Harper, Cora; sister: Betty Meeks;  many nieces, nephews and friends.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Needhams Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 359 Needham Grove Road, Seagrove, NC 27324


Kennedy Funeral Home is honored to serve the Monroe Family


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Memories Timeline


  1. Allen was a very special uncle to me. Always enjoyed being around him. He reminded me so much of my dad. Dad welcomed him into heaven last night. I sure am going to miss him 😢. Praying for Nita, Donna, Mark and the rest of his family 🙏. Love you so much! See you some day. ❤️ Your nephew, Al

    • Always looked forward to family gatherings to see his smiling face. Such a good man. Jason and I will miss him. Prayers for Nita and damily

  2. I sure will miss seeing Allen’s smiling face, he was one of my favorite people.
    Love and sympathy to Nita and all of the family, he surely is resting in peace.

  3. Mrs, Monroe, Mark and family, What a kind, gentle, caring man , your husband and father. Mr. Monroe always had a word of encouragement and concern for others . He never failed to ask me how things were going . He was a great supporter of me and Westmoore Elementary School. We have been privileged to know he and Mrs. Monroe. May God cradle you all in His loving arms in your grief and in the days to come. God bless you. We love you. Bruce and Kim

    • He has always and will always hold a special place in my heart. He made you feel like you were the most important person in the world and ave the best hugs! I will truly miss our chats. Love you Uncle Allen and my heart is with you Aunt Nita. Sending love and prayers to all the family.

  4. With sincere sympathy to the family. Floyd and A.L. were classmates at Elise High School and were good friends. He will be missed greatly.

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of sorrow. May the Holy Spirit give you extended grace and comfort. We will all surely miss Allen.

  6. Allen will truly be missed. He was such a special person and always has a smile and kind word. His spot at church my be empty but he will always be a part of NGC! Prayers for the family and us also as we have lost a big piece of our church family.

  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! Allen was a kind and gentle man that loved the Lord. You could tell by the life that he lived. He will be greatly missed.

  8. Nita and Family So sorry for your loss . Allen was a sweet humble Man he will be missed
    Prayers for the family

  9. Uncle A.L. was such a happy guy everytime I’d see him at family gatherings. He and my grandma (Peggy) were pretty close as brother and sister. He always greeted me with a hug and a “Hey girl!!” I loved hearing stories about all the Monroe siblings growing up from him, and his laugh. I know Grandma, Eula, Gilbert, Norman, and the rest of the gang welcomed him up with hugs and laughter. He was a loved uncle and will be missed greatly. 💜Amber

  10. Nita, we’ve missed seeing you and A. L. in the past few years. We have always thought a lot of you and A.L., along with all the Monroe’s. We hadn’t seen either of you in a long time, but we missed seeing you both. our sympathy goes out to all your family. We’re thinking about you and love you.
    Mickey and Mona Kirkland

  11. We are all sorry for your loss and send you our sympathy. Sorry we can’t travel at this time. We will be with you in spirit. Love you. Walter and Joan

  12. Nita and family so sorry for your loss. Allen was a kind and caring man I will surely miss his smile on Sunday mornings. But know he is happy and free from pain rejoicing in Heaven with our Lord and Savior

  13. I’m so sorry for your loss . Allen was a fine man and a friend to so many . He will be missed by all. My heartfelt prayers go out to Nita and children that God will strengthen you all at this time with his grace and mercy . Nita I guess him and Leonard are catching up with all the old memories that they shared . I love you .❤️🙏

  14. Allen was a great Christian man who has meant a lot to me and my family for many years. Heartbroken to hear of his passing. We are praying for Nita, Mark and the whole family.
    Love the Wallace Family
    Randy, Amy, Josh, Ethan & Carly

  15. allen was a wonderful man and will be missed by all that knew him . May God give you what you need to help you in this hard times Carolyn & Harold Cullingford

  16. Uncle Allen I sure wish we had been able to see each other more than was possible. I know you were greeted by many loved ones when you arrived in heaven. Give my Dad a big hug for me and rejoice in your reunion. My thoughts and Prayers are with you all Aunt Nita, Donna and Mark and the rest of your family.

    Your Nephew, Jim Dozier

  17. Nita, Donna and Mark. Allen was one of my senior saints and I will miss his funny, jovial ways. He was always willing to be a part of any game. What a trooper he was when we rolled him in toilet paper. He loved playing Bingo. My heart is sad, I’m going to miss him at senior saints, but also his smiling face when i came down from choir. He will be missed, I pray for each of you in the days ahead . We delight in knowing we shall see him again. Love and prayers.

  18. Nita, Mark, Donna and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Allen was such a kind and helpful man. He will be greatly missed. May happy memories, the love of your family, and your faith in Christ sustain you in this time.

  19. I will miss Allen so much, he was the best uncle anyone could ever have. He was so funny, smart and caring. I always found it hard to leave his house, we just kept finding more and more to talk about, more stories. He had the best stories. He taught me what a real father was supposed to be and I always admired him for that. I am so proud to be part of such an awesome and amazing family. I’m sure all the Monroes are celebrating with our Lord and Savior. Love you and miss you forever.

  20. What a wonderful Christian man! Years ago when they lived in Oklahoma City, my late husband, Wyman Straughan, and I were dear friends of he and Nita.
    He and Wyman are probably up there in heaven getting in trouble!
    So wonderful to know where they are.

  21. Nita , we are so sorry to hear about Allen , we will miss him but we know heaven is sweeter with him there. He was a special person to me I always loved talking to him he always had a smile on his face. You are in our thoughts and prayers , we love you !

  22. Allen was a wonderful and talented man who we thought the world of! He and Mark spent many hours improving our home, and just talking to us. We loved him dearly! Prayers for all of you!

    Sandy and Farrell Hussey

  23. Nita and family,
    So sad for us to hear the news of Allen’s passing but so joyful to know he is free from pain and in a MUCH BETTER PLACE, rejoicing our Savior. Praying for you all during these difficult times.
    Love in Christ
    Steve and Lisa Smith

  24. So sorry to hear of A.L’s passing. He was a great man that was always enjoyable to talk to and be around. Prayers for the family during this time.

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