Treanders A. Mondy

Published 9:18 am Friday, January 9, 2015

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which The Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. (2 Timothy 4:7-8)

Treanders Aparicio Mondy was the third child of three children born to the union of Virgil Mondy and Ora D. Brown-Mondy. He was born in Bogalusa on Sept. 9, 1960, and departed this life on Jan. 5, 2015, at the age of 54 years, 3 months and 27 days.

At an early age, he joined and was baptized at Pilgrims Rest Missionary Baptist Church of Angie, where he was a faithful member and served in the following offices: Sunday School secretary, Youth Choir and later the Senior Choir.

Treanders attended Wesley Ray Elementary School and Varnado High School, where he received various awards, certificates and accolades upon graduating in 1978. He was awarded a music scholarship with Southern University of Baton Rouge, where he played the trumpet in Southern’s “Human Jukebox” marching band. He participated in the inauguration of President Ronald Reagan, held in Washington, D.C., with Southern’s marching band and also marched in the Tournament of Roses parade, held in Pasadena, Calif., with the famed “Human Jukebox” marching band of Southern University.

While yet in college, Treanders’ love and affinity for music led him to organize and inaugurate a rock and roll band, which he named Innovation. This adventure took him and other band members to various cities entertaining the congregations with their style of singing and playing music.

Treanders obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Southern University of Baton Rouge.

After graduating from college, he relocated to Dallas, where he was joined in Holy Matrimony to Phyllis Denise Williams of Monroe, La. To this union, one daughter was born, Lauren Denise Mondy, to whom he was a devoted and loving father.

Treanders became a successful entrepreneur, organizing, owning and managing his own business, namely Minute Man Oil and Lube.

While in Dallas, he joined and became an active member of Greenville Avenue Church of God in Christ, where he served as an usher, and regularly attended Sunday school with his family.

Treanders leaves to cherish his memories, a devoted and loving wife, Phyllis Denise Mondy of Garland, Texas; two daughters, Lauren Denise Mondy of Garland, Texas, and Teandrea Moore of Houston; a loving and devoted mother, Ora, and father, Virgil, of Angie; two loving and devoted sisters, Yvonne Mondy-Robinson of Slidell and Vergie Mondy-Brooks of Woodbridge, Va.; a granddaughter, Zaria Michelle Williams of Houston; a stepmother, Olivia Mondy; two stepsisters, Cassandra Peters-Lewis and Sylvia Peters-Garrett, and a stepbrother, Victor Loron Peters, all of Angie; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and other relatives and friends.

Treanders was affectionately called “Uncle Tree” by three special nephews, John Roderic Hatcher, Perry Brooks Jr. and Ahmad Brooks, No. 55 of the San Francisco 49ers; and three special nieces, DeShanan Evante’ Hatcher-Nelson, Krsunthia Lacree’ Brooks-Childs and Naisha Janae’ Johnson.

His classmates and friends affectionately called him “T. Mondy.”

To know Treanders, was to love him.

His viewing will be held on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at the Heavenly Gates Funeral Home in Garland, Texas, from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The funeral will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at Greenville Avenue Church of God in Christ in Richardson, Texas.