WEBSTER-Monroe James Brigley, 74, departed for his heavenly home on Friday, September 28, 2007, from his residence in Webster, TX.
Monroe was born September 21, 1933, in Double Bayou, TX to Wallace and Roberta Humphrey Brigley. He attended school in both Double Bayou and Anahuac and later moved to Galveston where he graduated from Central High School. Afterward Monroe enlisted in the U. S. Army, and after serving his country for 22 years, he retired as a Staff Sergeant. He made El Paso, TX his home for over twenty years before moving back to Anahuac. He later moved back to the Galveston county area to be cared for by his niece, Tammy.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Zoe Rosemond; Celestine Myers; brother, Sgt. 1st Class Honrae Brigley; nephews, Tommy Myers, and Lawrence Baker.
He leaves to cherish his precious memories two sisters, Marjorie B. Bernard of Galveston, and Mildred Hawkins of Dallas, TX; nieces, Carol; Joycelyn; Tammy; Saralyn; Dora; Ericka; Johnnetta; Earlisha; Vernetta; Chel “C”; Tanya; Eda’Lesha; Anthia; Kindall, and Leah; nephews; Boris; Michael Ray; Bobby; Melvin, and Quintin; special friends, Frank Shield and Robert Lee Smith; a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.
A service of remembrance will be held for Monroe at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 5, 2007, at E. R. Johnson Family Mortuary. A service celebrating his life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 6, 2007, at the St. Paul United Methodist Church in Double Bayou, TX, Rev. Richard Jefferson, Pastor and the Rev. Norris D. Burkley, Sr. eulogist.
Burial will follow at Martha Godfrey Cemetery in Double Bayou, TX.