Brady Monroe Jr.

Published 10:05 am Friday, August 21, 2015

Brady Henry Monroe Jr., a resident of Baton Rouge, and a native of Bogalusa, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015.

Brady Henry Monroe Jr. was born Jan. 26, 1968, to Marvel Hall Smith and Brady Monroe Sr. in Chicago, Ill. He was raised in Bogalusa by his beloved maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Hall Sr.

He accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Sweet Beulah Baptist Church by the late Rev. M.K. Duncan.

He was educated at Bogalusa High School, where he was very popular in the chorus, football and baseball. He graduated in 1986. He moved to Baton Rouge and attended Southern University. He joined Star Hill Baptist Church.

He loved being around family and friends. It was never a dull moment. He enjoyed outdoor cooking and would perfect skills he borrowed from great cooks and would declare, “I’m the best in the world!”

He loved being an umpire. His love of baseball started as a child in Bogalusa, from playing in the Little League and throughout high school. As an adult, his passion for baseball carried over to umpiring. You knew when Brady Mon was calling a game.

Brady leaves memories to be cherished by his wife, Vanessa Moore Monroe; children, Brittney Peters, Brandy Monroe and Brady Monroe III; siblings, Barry Monroe (Crushana), Tracy Monroe Humes (Deron), James Monroe III and Robria Smith; stepfather, Robin Smith Sr.; stepmother, Betty Thomas Monroe; mother-in-law, Shelia Dunbar; father-in-law, Charles Moore; sister-in-law, Kendra Causey (Alphonso); aunts and uncles, Howard Hall Sr. (Juanita), Hansel Hall (Brenda), Jessie Thomas, Robert Harris, Lottie M. Garfield, James Monroe (Merlene), Mary Morris (William), Jacklyn Johnson (James), Wallace Smith (Frederikia), Anthony Smith, Regina Daniel (Dave), Essie Lenior (Walter), Lee Ethel Gabriel (Curt), Glenda Taylor, Trenee Smith, Brenda Green, Lionel Dunbar, Ruth Tolliver, Christann Payton, Carol Parker (Roosevelt) and William T. Dunbar Sr. (Nita); nieces and nephews, Eric Monroe, Lonterio Moore, Malik Monroe, Brian Monroe, Jamé Robinson, Kenneth Robinson and November Humes; a great niece, Erica Monroe; godchildren, MaLauren Dunbar and Lawrence Dunbar Jr.; special cousins, Roderick Monroe and Sheneda Thomas; best friends, Henry Reid, Nathaniel Mills Jr., Anthony Brown, John Nathaniel and Wilton Lee; and a host of great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robin Smith Jr.; maternal grandparents; paternal grandparents, James and Josephine Monroe; aunts, Doris Harris, Rilla Hall and Betty Monroe; as well as his uncle, Lonnie Hall Jr.

The visitation will be held at Star Hill Church, 1400 N. Foster Dr., in Baton Rouge, on Friday, Aug. 21, from 10 a.m. until religious services at noon.

Arrangements are entrusted to Carney and Mackey Funeral Home of Baton Rouge.