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January 17, 1944 ~ October 25, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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"Almighty God, you love everything you have made and judge us with infinite mercy and justice. We rejoice in your promises of pardon, joy and peace to all those who love you. In your mercy turn the darkness of death into the dawn of new life, and the sorrow of parting into the joy of heaven; through our Saviour Jesus Christ, who died, rose again, and lives for evermore. Amen."
Dorthula "Sue" Monk 79, peacefully answered the call and drifted into eternal rest on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at Sampson Regional Medical Center in Clinton, NC.
Dorthula "Sue" Monk was born on January 17, 1944 in Roseboro, NC, the daughter of the late William Mason Simpson and Nora Pridgen. At an early age "Sue" went to live with her Uncle Eddie & Aunt Dorothy Pridgen. "Sue" received her education from the Sampson County School system. She left North Carolina in 1963 and moved to New Brunswick, NJ. Here she met the love of her life, Ramsey Bernard Monk. They were married December 25, 1971.
"Sue" worked in the Kitchen Dept. at Rutger's University College for several years before moving back to North Carolina.
Home Going Service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, November 4, 2023 at Point Level Church, 286 Vann Rd., Clinton, NC 28328. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be 2:00-7:00 pm, with family present 6:00-7:00 pm, on Friday, November 3, 2023 at Hope Valley Hawkins Funeral Chapel, 1246 Hobbton Hwy., Clinton, NC 28328.
"Sue" loved cooking, gardening, sewing, and spending time with family and friends. Dorthula belonged to Point Level Disciples of Christ Church. Here she was a beloved member. She loved hearing the word of God and fellowship with the members until her health started to decline.
She is preceded in death by her father William Mason Simpson; mother Nora Pridgen; brothers Paul, William, George, and Fred Simpson; sister Mamie E. Simpson; her late husband Ramsey B. Monk and her son Dwayne L. Simpson.
Dorthula leaves behind to cherish her memories: daughter Theresa (Clyde) Baity of New Brunswick, NJ; sons Bernard (Veronica) Monk of Durham, NC and Lacel Monk of Fayetteville, NC; sister Velma M. Washington; grandchildren Ahmad Dempsey, Shawn L. King, Rashond M. Simpson, Darryl D. Latney, Rashad Baity, Bobby L. Latney, Savon Baity, and Ce'ontae Baity; great-grandchildren Taylor Gorell, Michael A. Loftin Jr. 3rd, Isabella N. Loftin, Skylar A. Wharton, Ivory A. Latney, and a host of family and friends.
Professional services entrusted to Hope Valley Hawkins Funeral Service & Cremation of Clinton