METAIRIE, LA: Faye Monk-Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the age of 80.
She is survived by her loving daughter, Denise Monk-Simmons (Pat); a grandchild, Desireé Bell-Hillmann (Joe); two great-grandchildren, Colton J. Bell, Hunter Bo J. Bell and great-great grandchild Ashton Joseph Bell; her sister, Carolyn Marie Burton; and brothers, Ira Hodric Caskey (Gloria), Gary Caskey (Francis) and John Caskey (Melissa). Faye is also survived by five nieces, six nephews and a number of great-nieces and nephews, her very, very special 2lb. 4 oz. bundle of love and companion, “Miss Effie”, her Yorkie.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, S.E. Bo Monk (1958-1985) and Ralph E. Erwin (1993-2002); her daughter, Desiree Renee Monk, parents, Bert Caskey and Cloys Fay Holleman Caskey; siblings, Margie Lewis.
Faye graduated from Homer High School, Homer, LA and was voted best athlete her junior and senior year. She was a life-long sports fan and avid golfer. Upon completing high school, Faye attended Ayers Business School in Shreveport, LA, worked as a bookkeeper and ran Bo Monk Pipe Testing Co. Inc. She later became the owner of Oil and Gas Reports in Hobbs, NM. She was a lifetime member of Women of the Moose and held various positions over the years, she also was active in the Order of the Eastern Star, served as president of the Pink Ladies. She also held positions with the National Wildlife Federation and Ducks Unlimited. Faye volunteered with hospice and worked with the Special Olympics, rode in the Elks parade for over ten years on Mardis Gras Day, was active in her church and was in the Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority.
Pallbearers will be Colton J. Bell, Hunter Bo J. Bell, Mike Burton, Keith Burton, Mark Caskey, Paul Caskey, Sam Caskey, Jeff Caskey, and Brian Caskey.
Funeral services will be Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at the First Baptist Church, Homer, LA, with Rev. Brian Thurmon, officiating. Interment will follow in Arlington Cemetery in Homer, LA. Visitation will be at the church from 10-11 A.M., prior to the service. Your online condolences may be offered at www.gardenofmemoriesmetairie.com or www.rose-neath.com.
Rose-Neath Funeral Home
Homer Chapel (318) 927-6110