Edwin Monroe 77, died peacefully, Sunday, February 15, 2014 at his home, surrounded by his family.


Funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM Thursday, February 19, 2015 at Bensalem Presbyterian Church, where he was a member, with the Reverend Mark Carver officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church fellowship hall from 1:30 - 2:30 PM prior to the service.


Edwin was a native of Moore County. He retired from the Moore County Schools Transportation Division. Edwin served in many roles at Bensalem church including: Deacon, Elder, Sunday School Teacher, Choir member and Youth Leader. He was most happy when he was working outdoors.  He enjoyed fishing and gardening.  He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Time spent with family was the best time of all.


Edwin was a son of the late Carl A. and Minnie Seawell Monroe. He was preceded in death by brothers: Charles O. Monroe, Carl A. Monroe, Jr., John Monroe, sisters: Helen Lomax, Odessa M. Vicks, Margaret Monroe and Nancy Monroe.


Edwin is survived by his wife of 57 years Virginia, daughters:  Kimberly Brown and husband Mike, of Morganton, Sherry Forrest and husband Philip, of Carthage, Gina Blake and husband Danny, of Mt Gilead; grandchildren: Tyler Brown, Lauren McGuire, Jeremy Forrest, Jesica Forrest, Taylor Blake, Danielle Blake, Sabrina Blake; great granddaughter: Kalin McGuire; brother: Roland Monroe and wife Ada, of Seagrove; many nieces and nephews.  


In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Bensalem Presbyterian Church, P O Box 157, Eagle Springs, NC 27242 or National Parkinson Foundation Gift Processing Center, PO Box 5018 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018 .


Kennedy Funeral Home is assisting the Monroe Family


Condolences may be made to pinesfunerals.com


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  1. Dear Virginia and family,

    Edwin was such a wonderful man. We now have another Bensalem angel and we know Margaret was waiting for him.

    All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. I probably will not be there tomorrow…the extreme cold weather

  2. Edwin Monroe was a fine person and a conscientious worker for the Moore County school bus garage.I enjoyed working with him and always admired his good common sense and great smile.Deepest sympathy to the family.

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