Mother Eleva Monroe, a woman of full integrity and passion for God and His people, was born
to the late Lee Henry and Mary Russell on March 8, 1935. On Monday, September 7, 2020 she
went home to reside with Jesus. She was born in the beautiful city of New Bern, North Carolina.
In 1954 she graduated from Savannah High School of Kinston, North Carolina.
She was a long time member of Post Oak Freewill Baptist Church of Kinston North Carolina,
where she resided most of her childhood. In her later years she attended The Word Warehouse
of Goldsboro, North Carolina under the leadership of Apostles Dennis and Ravonda Jacobs and
was instrumental in providing a place of worship in the beginning of stages of their ministry.
She was a devoted Mother and business woman, who loved her community and was the
founder of Revival Center of Love, in which she started having services in her home and then
moved it to a small building on her property, behind her home in Central Heights. Ministry and
helping others was what she lived for and enjoyed doing. She took great pleasure in leading
others to Christ and helped many.
This beautiful woman of the most high God was the wife of the late Master Sergeant William A.
Monroe and leaves to cherish her memories One sister, Bertha Monroe of Philadelphia, PA.
Four daughters: Denise Koonce (Alvin), of Kingsland, GA. Catherine Jones, Christine Monroe and
Teresa Wallace (Joe), all of Goldsboro, North Carolina. Six grandchildren: Quentin W. Koonce of
Bluffton, SC, Brittney Jones of Goldsboro, NC, Eric Koonce of Atlanta GA, Ashley Jones, Michael
Jones, and Jaylon Wallace all of Goldsboro, NC with one great granddaughter, Aniyah Koonce of
Jacksonville, Florida. She also has one spiritual son Apostle Leonard Willis of Philadelphia, PA
along with a host of Nephews, Nieces, relatives, friends and two God sons Kenneth Dixon of
Fayetteville, NC and Abner Clark of Goldsboro, NC
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