In Memoriam The Rev. Carlton Monroe
March 1, 1954 – September 18, 2020
The family of Carlton Monroe wishes to share the very sad news with you that Carlton passed away on Friday September 18th, surrounded by family near and far: son Carlton “JC” Monroe (Liz), daughter Carla Boyd (Raphael), brothers Mark Monroe (Sherri) and James Monroe (Rasalon), grandchildren Megan Amaro (Samuel), Carlton Monroe III, Brianna Boyd, Cassandra Monroe, Carrington Boyd, great grandchildren Liam Amaro and Mila Amaro, The Jackson Family, and the Boyd Family.
Carlton graduated from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in 2011 and served two congregations as pastor in the Pacifica Synod before becoming the Director of Evangelical Mission in the Sierra Pacific Synod. He retired a few years ago and made his way back home to Cleveland, Ohio where he passed.
Anybody who knew Carlton remembers his big, bold, sweet spirit. He loved his family and friends, his cars, and music. His true love was for his beloved wife, Margaret, who passed in 2008. To say that Carlton suffered from a broken heart would be an understatement. May we give thanks to God that they are reunited and at peace together in the arms of Jesus. Carlton was also preceded in death by his father Benjamin Monroe, mother Laverne Monroe, and brother Reginald Monroe.
Plans are being made for a small memorial service to be held in a few weeks in Cleveland, Ohio. Pastor Jeremy Fuerst, one of Carlton’s best friends, will be officiating. Carlton served in the U.S. Marines and will receive military honors. Due to COVID and family wishes, this gathering will be small and by invitation from the family.
Condolences may be sent to:
Carlton “JC” Monroe
5305 Blue Cove Court
Las Vegas, NV 89131
533 Mount Gerizim Road SE
Mableton, GA 30126
Donations may be made to a GoFundMe account set up by Pr. Carlton’s family to assist the family with expenses. Gifts of any amount will be greatly appreciated. Donate Here
Gift of Grace will be sending a $100 donation, but you can send additional money if you want.
May the God of hope bless and keep him in perpetual light and eternal peace.
A Message from Bishop Mark
Please join me in offering prayers of thanksgiving for the life and ministry of Pr. Carlton Monroe, and prayers of condolence for his family as they grieve his loss. Pr. Carlton had, as his family has shared, a “big, sweet, bold spirit.” It was a joy to be his colleague and to see the difference his ministry offered our synod as the Director for Evangelical Mission. There are legacies of his work among many of our ministries, and in the lives of his classmates and friends. May God grant Carlton and Margaret rest eternal, and may light perpetual shine upon them.
Blessed be the memory of this servant of God!