Monroe Pride, age 59, a native of Andersonville, Georgia passed on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at Phoebe Sumter Hospital, Americus, Georgia.
The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Friday, October 10, 2014 at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Winder Road, Andersonville, Georgia. Burial will follow in the Freeman Hill Cemetery. Reverend Norris Harris, pastor, will officiate.
Monroe was born April 22, 1955 in Andersonville, Sumter County Georgia to the late James Monroe and Juanita Hannah Pride. He was a 1974 graduate of the historic Union High School of Leslie, Georgia. He was employed with Macon County Board of Education as a custodian. Later, he became employed with Rays Trucking Company as a Flagman. Later, as his health began to decline, he retired in 1995. He accepted Jesus Christ during his teenage years and joined Ebenezer Baptist Church.
He leaves to cherish his memories one daughter Priscilla Streeter (Travis, Sr.), stationed in Germany; four grandchildren, Korie Streeter, Travis Streeter Jr., Ni-Kiera, Chance Streeter; five siblings, Aldyne English (Deacon Alfred), Andersonville, Georgia, Ella Hargett (Ronald), Brooklyn, New York, James Pride (Ann), Americus, Georgia, Crawford Pride (Earlene), and Bessie English (Milton), Oglethorpe, Georgia; aunts, Zola Asberry and Maxine Thomas, both of Hartford, Connecticut; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends including a devoted family member Tracy Ellis, Americus, Georgia.