Wednesday, September 21, 2011
CMPD Chief Monroe's Father Passed Away September 13, 2011
Edward LaRue Monroe, "Money", 74, died September 8 at Anne Arundel Medical Center.
He was born June 2, 1937, in Annapolis, to the late Eleanor Pinkney and William Monroe. He graduated from Wiley H. Bates High School in 1955 and attended Phelps Vocational School in Washington, DC.
He served in the U.S. Army for three years, receiving an honorable discharge. Edward worked in Washington, DC for the U.S. General Services Administration as a carpenter for 36 years, retiring in 1994, and for Children's Hospital for 10 years.
Edward married Amy Porter, also of Annapolis, on January 12, 1955. They were longtime residents of Capitol Heights until their recent relocation back to Annapolis.
Edward was a 33 Degree Mason, Prince Hall Grand Lodge, Washington, DC, a member of Mecca Temple #10 and Martha Chapter of the Eastern Star.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Eleanor "Rigby" Ridge, in 2002; and brother, Donald Pinkney, in 2011. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Amy; son, Rodney Monroe and wife Marvette of Charlotte, NC; three grandchildren, Stephanie (Anthony) Milton of Brandywine, Hollye (David) McCallum and Brandon Monroe of Charlotte, NC; four great-grandsons; and sister, Ann Knight of Glen Burnie.
Services were held on Thursday, September 15 at First Baptist Church of Glenarden, Ministry Center, 3600 Brightseat Road, Landover, with the viewing at 9 a.m. and the funeral services at 10 a.m. Interment Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Cheltenham.
Edward Monroe guest book is here.