In Memory of Mrs. Atherlene Monroeby Representative Al Green
Posted on 2013-02-28
in the house of representatives
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Mr. AL GREEN of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I would like to honor the memory
of a spiritual leader and a pillar of Houston's Sunnyside community,
Mrs. Atherlene Monroe. With extraordinary dedication, Mrs. Monroe
devoted her life to the spiritual instruction of others and her family.
Mrs. Monroe was born in Houston, TX on February 6, 1935. Her parents instilled within her an unshakeable faith, and a desire to spiritually mentor as well as teach others. On December 20, 1953, Mrs. Monroe met and married another pillar of the Sunnyside community, Reverend Rugley Monroe. Jr., Pastor of the El Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. Together Reverend and Mrs. Monroe raised three sons as well as one daughter. They worked to serve their community as well as save the souls of a multitude of people.
Mrs. Monroe served in several roles at the El Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and the local spiritual community. Through her selfless hard work and integrity, she eventually became a member of the choir, president of the Women's Mission, as well as treasurer of the Southside's Minister's Wives Union organization. She was also a faithful companion to her husband of 59 years in all his endeavors.
Finally, Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Monroe will be missed dearly by a host of family and friends. The family includes her husband, four children, Rugley Monroe, III, Angeline Stewart, David Monroe, Sr., and Patrick Monroe, Sr., as well as her nine grandchildren, twelve great- grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Mrs. Monroe will be remembered in the Sunnyside community as an exemplar of a faithful Christian lady, wife, mother, and teacher.