Vernon Lee Monroe, Jr.

Vernon Lee Monroe, Jr.

Vernon Lee Monroe, Jr., 84, of Wilmington, NC passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center with his family by his side.

Vern was born in Watertown, NY November 3, 1933, son of the late Vernon Lee Monroe, Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Monroe. Though Vern was an only child he gained 10 siblings when he married the love of his life, Beverly Jean (Paris) Monroe on June 20, 1953. Vern and Beverly were happily married for 59 years until she passed on December 3, 2012.

Vern is survived by his son Michael Edward Monroe and wife Carrilee Goslee Monroe and their children, Lauren, Weston and Julia Monroe; daughter Cathy Monroe Pleasant and husband, Scottie Pleasant and their children, Erin Pleasant Boswell (husband Matthew) and Ryan Pleasant (wife Kristin); and daughter, Tracie Monroe Crews and husband Victor Wayne Crews and their children, Victoria, Skyler, Savannah and Jensen Crews.

Vern served in the United States Navy and enjoyed serving his Country and seeing the World, traveling to over thirty different countries. After serving four years in the Navy, Vern was employed by General Electric in Quality Control in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. While working full time, Vern earned his degree from Oklahoma City University. In 1972, Vern’s job with GE brought the family to Wilmington, North Carolina. Vern retired from GE after more than 30 years of service with the company.

After retiring, Vern stayed busy going to yard sales, playing golf as often as he could, going to the movies, and eating out with his friends and family. Vern was a generous man that never met a stranger.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, January 14, 2018, at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel, 1617 Market Street, Wilmington, NC.

The family will receive friends at the mortuary from 1:00 pm Sunday until the service hour, and other times at the Pleasant residence in Wilmington.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Andrews Market Chapel Service

Source: Watertown Daily Times Obituaries
Vernon Lee Monroe, Jr.