Anita Pulley Monroe

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Anita Pulley Monroe, 85, passed away Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 1:28 pm at FirstHealth Hospice

Funeral service will be 11 :00 AM, Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at Needhams Grove Baptist Church.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 10:00 AM and at other times at the home.

A native of Oklahoma, she was the daughter of Maurice and Evva Pulley.  She graduated from Watonga High School in Watonga, Oklahoma.

In 1965 Nita and husband Allen moved to NC.  Nita was a homemaker and mother, raising 2 children Donna and Mark.  She loved her family and her greatest desire was to see them accept Christ as their personal savior.  Nita and Allen loved Needhams Grove Baptist Church and served there in many capacities.  The Library Ministry was very dear to her heart and spent many years serving there.

Nita had many hobbies.  She loved to read, garden, flower gardening especially bird watching and  antiquing, just to name a few.  Anita was preceded in death by her husband Allen L. Monroe, and her parents; Maurice and Evva Pulley, brother in law Bob Dozier.

She is survived by her children; Donna Gragg and husband Stephen of Charlotte, NC; Mark L. Monroe and wife Rosanne of Robbins, NC.  grandchildren Melanie and husband Shaun Greene, Cliff Gragg, Matthew  Monroe and wife Lindsey, Macon Monroe and wife Sherry and Kayla Monroe.  great grandchildren: Vandie and Andon, Calli Greene, Harmony, Autumn, Owen Juniper Monroe, Harper and Cora Gragg.  step grandchildren:  Chad  and Cody Greene.  Also many wonderful nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She is survived by her sisters: Marti Dozier, of Lubback, Texas and Joan Tiernan and husband Walter, of Midwest City, Oklahoma.

Memorials may be made  to Needhams Grove Baptist Church Library Fund, 359 Needham Grove, Seagrove, NC 27341.

Kennedy Funeral Home is honored to serve the Monroe Family

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  1. So sorry for your loss , Prayers for mark and the family ,
    Nita was a sweet kind lady !
    Always like talking to her about books !
    Heaven is sweeter with her there !

  2. Another precious Senior Saint in the arms of Jesus! Nita, I will miss you so much, but know you are happy at home with Jesus. Love and prayers to Donna, Mark and the family! She will be missed!

  3. My dear Aunt Nita, she was dearly loved by all who she knew. Wish she had lived much closer in our later years of life. I will miss her

  4. Mark, Donna and family,
    Kim and I are grieved for you all in the loss of Mrs. Monroe. A kind, encouraging lady with a positive outlook. I will always appreciate greatly the support she and Mr. Monroe gave to our school and to me. She will be missed. May God cradle you all in His loving arms in your grief and in the days to come. We love you. Kim and Bruce Williams

  5. Nita and I met in about 1955. We both worked at Consumer Credit in Oklahoma City. We became dear friends. I was engaged to a guy who was in the Navy. He brought Allen Monroe home with him for a weekend leave and we introduced him and Nita. It was love at first sight! My engagement didn’t last but their’s sure did. Nita and I stayed close even when they moved to North Carolina. Loved her so much and miss her, but know she is finally where she wanted to be.

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