Patricia "Tricia" Jean Monroe

  • Born: September 15, 1951
  • Died: September 13, 2021
  • Location: Owensboro, Kentucky

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303

Tel. (270) 683-1505

Tribute & Message From The Family

Patricia "Tricia" Jean Monroe, age 69, of Owensboro, KY entered her eternal rest in heaven on Monday, September 13, 2021. She died suddenly at home, while she was sleeping. Born Patricia Jean Harris, September 15, 1951, in Mayfield, KY, she was the youngest of five children to the late Charles W. and Frances Wright Harris. She attended Mayfield High School, where she played softball, was a cheerleader, and where she met Mike Monroe who she married on May 27th, 1972. Together, they raised two children, Amy and Mindi "Mercy." The family lived in Pensacola, FL, Lone Oak, KY, Charlotte, NC, Dover, DE, Cordova, TN, Appleton, WI and Owensboro, KY.

Tricia was loving and gregarious, and she was a woman of deep Christian faith. She was proud to be born and raised in Kentucky, which she often referred to as "Beulah Land." She was known as an enthusiastic church camp counselor, choir member, children's teacher, and affectionately called "Jesus Woman." She loved music (especially oldies, Bluegrass, and gospel), gardening (and hunting down the slugs that threatened her flowers), reading, traveling, camping, and spending time with her family. She enjoyed getting small presents for others and had a special talent for giving gag gifts. She is also (allegedly) credited with taking many a young family member on their first "TP"ing adventure.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth Harris; brother-in-law, John Fuqua; and her in-laws, Howard and Christine Monroe.

Tricia is survived by her devoted husband of 49 years, Mike Monroe of Owensboro, KY; children, Amy Monroe (Joe) of Dacula, GA and Mercy Packer-Monroe (Malka) of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren, Raven Gasser and Luna Packer-Monroe; siblings, Elizabeth Spain, Brenda Graham, and Frankie Harris; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Fuqua; as well as many beloved nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 2 at First Baptist Church where visitation will be from 9:30 until 11:00 AM. Burial will be at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery in Graves County, Kentucky.

Care by Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory.

Memorial contributions may be made to First on Missions C/O First Baptist Church, 230 J. R. Miller Blvd, Owensboro, KY 42303 or National Alliance on Mental Illness, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22203.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Mike, we are saddened to hear of Tricia's sudden death and hope you'll accept our deepest condolences. We apologize for our inability to be there in Kentucky for another cousin funeral. Please know Joe and I and our spouses are holding you and your daughters in our hearts and keeping you in our prayers.

Posted by Diana Monroe - Jonesboro, AR - Family   September 27, 2021


Mike, my heart felt sympathy.

Posted by Deanna Clayton - KY   September 26, 2021

So sorry for the loss Mike.

Posted by Mia Morgan - Owensboro, KY - Friend   September 19, 2021


Love and Prayers for all the family! Barbara Belote Elliott

Posted by Barbara Elliott - Gainesville, FL - Friend   September 18, 2021

Mike, we were so shocked when Avery texted me on Monday. We send our love and prayers to you and your family.
Ed and Cheryl Walls

Posted by Ed Walls - Lanexa, VA - Friend   September 16, 2021

Mike, we were so shocked when Avery texted me on Monday. We send our love and prayers to you and your family.
Ed and Cheryl Walls

Posted by Ed Walls - Lanexa, VA - Friend   September 16, 2021

I was so sorry to hear about Tricia. She always had that beautiful smile and she shared it generously. I had not seen her for years. But the last time our paths crossed we talked as if it had been last week. And that was the beauty of Tricia. My heart goes out to all her family and friends.

Posted by Rhonda Crouch - Jeffersonville, IN - Classmate   September 15, 2021

To Mike, Amy and Mindi:
What great memories we have of our time with your family at Germantown Baptist Church. Being with the Monroe's was always a good time. Tricia had such energy and love for her family and Jesus. Her joy in these was contagious! Our prayers are with you all.
Charles and Pat Prescott

Posted by Pat Prescott - Shawnee, OK - Friend   September 15, 2021


I'm so sorry about this. She and I were first cousins. When I was younger we spent some fun times together. I had not seen her for a long time until one weekend we were camping at Wildcat Creek campground and she and her husband were there camping with Larry and Kathy Monroe. I enjoyed so much talking with her that weekend.

Posted by Theresa Miller - Mayfield, KY - Family   September 14, 2021

Hello Elizabeth Spain, So sorry to read about your sister. Hold your memories of her so very close to your heart. HUGS

Posted by Julia Williams Bohle - Mechanicsville, MD - Friend   September 14, 2021

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