Mrs. Mary Lou Monroe, 76, of Golden’s Creek, passed away Friday evening, December 31, 2021 at her home.  She was the daughter of the late Mart and Etha Rhodes Collins born on July 8, 1945 in Pikeville.

Mary was a homemaker and a member of the Locust Grove Baptist Church at Golden’s Creek.  She enjoyed gardening, keeping an emaculate house and mowing her yard.

On July 7, 1961, she united in marriage with Jack Monroe and to this union two sons were born.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; two sisters, Hester Deberry and Peggy Dennis and three brothers, L. H., Buck and Lee Collins.

Survivors include two beloved sons, Mark Monroe and wife, Geneva, and Matthew Monroe and Theresa all of Golden’s Creek; a step-son, Donald Monroe of Barbourville; a sister, Faye Celske of Romulus, MI; a brother, Jack Collins and wife, Cheryl, of Virgie; two brothers-in-law, Steve Dennis of Dearborn, MI and Charles Deberry of Murfreesboro, TN;  six treasured grandchildren, Alicia Hinkle and husband, Jimmy, Desha Monroe and fiancé, Jesse Mize, Derek Monroe, Daniel Monroe and fiancé, Charity Dean, Calleb Monroe and wife, Chelsea, and Hannah Monroe; four great grandchildren, Owen and Jack Hinkle and Logan and Emma Monroe; among other loved ones and dear friends.

Her funeral service will be conducted in the chapel of the Knox Funeral Home Thursday, January 6 at 11 A.M. with Rev. Larry Carte officiating.  She will be laid to rest in the Indian Gap Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be family and friends.

Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday between 6 and 8 P.M. and Thursday prior to the funeral hour.

Arrangements are under the direction of Knox Funeral Home.

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