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Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home

515 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC

OBITUARY

Mona Munro

May 24, 1939February 12, 2020
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Mona Munro age 80 years, passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at her home surrounded by family. Mona was born in Kennoway, Fife, Scotland on May 24 1939 to John and Mary Davidson. She was the second of four children.

Throughout her life, Mona drew strength from her faith. She loved life and knew how to savor every moment. Mona also loved Elvis, the King. Those who knew Mona will never forget her Elvis ball cap and sunglasses combo that she would wear on many occasions. Mona loved music and singing. She loved performing as an Elvis impersonator and performing with the Young at Heart Band. The band entertained residents of area nursing homes.

Mona was also a great fan of the actor, James Dean. Once, she submitted a painting of Dean to the fan club and Dean’s aunt who saw the painting, wrote and asked Mona if she could keep the painting of her nephew.

Storytelling was Mona’s favorite past time. She was known as a seanchai, Gaelic for story teller. Just as some people drink and party, Mona would be up to the wee hours of the morning on a Friday night telling her stories to friends who loved the way she would remember minute detail. She could weave back and forth and in-and-out of her stories and somehow end up tying everything back together with ease. She loved spending hours in the gazebo at the apartment complex in Greensboro, where she lived, whenever the weather was pleasant enough for a good gab!

In her teenage years, after completing Secondary School, Mona lived in as a nanny, away from home. Mona loved caring for children and babies. After being a nanny, Mona went back to her hometown and worked locally at the factories or for local farmers. In the evenings she would sketch and sometimes paint. Soon, her father saw that she was artistic and encouraged her to attend The Glasgow School of Art.

The years went by and Mona became captivated with Hollywood movies and soon developed a yearning to see America. She successfully applied for a position as a nanny in Hartford, Connecticut and worked there until she met her husband, Donald Munro. She married Donald and had three children, Joanne, Michael and Kathleen, in Brockton, Massachusetts.

Mona was well loved by her family and friends and will be very much missed.

Mona is preceded in death by her husband Donald, her parents and her siblings, John, Archie and Maureen. Surviving are her three children, Joanne Scotton (Paul), Michael Munro and Kathleen Munro; grandchildren, Kyle and Karrigan; all in North Carolina; niece, Laurie Kearns (John); nephew, David Olson; great niece, Emily and two great nephews, Scott and Daniel all from Massachusetts.

Special thanks goes to Hospice of Greensboro as well as Fr. Paul Buchanan of Our Lady of Grace Church and Fr. James Duong of Saint Benedict’s Church.

The funeral service will be held at 2 pm on February 18 2020 at Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home Chapel at 515 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401. The family will receive friends for an hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences may be offered at www.haneslineberryfhnorthelm.com.

  • FAMILY

  • John and Mary Dunn Davidson, Parents (deceased)
  • Donald Munro, Husband
  • Michael Munro, Son
  • Joanne Scotton and husband Paul, Daughter & Son-in-law
  • Kathleen Munro, Daughter
  • Kyle & Karrigan, Grandchildren
  • Laurie Kearns & Husband John, Niece
  • David Olson, Nephew
  • Emily, Scott & Daniel, Niece & two great nephews
  • Also preceding Mona in death are her siblings, John, Archie and Maureen.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Kenny Covell
  • Karrigan Munro
  • Kathleen Munro
  • Kyle Munro
  • Michael Munro
  • Ron Simpson

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, February 18, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, February 18, 2020
  • Interment Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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Laurie & John Kearns

February 19, 2020

It was so nice to share in the celebration of life for Mona with her family and friends. She was such a loving, cheerful, and kind person always with a smile. Although I have not seen my cousins Joanne, Kathleen, and Michael for so long, Mona has always kept myself and my Mom updated on all of her family’s activities. Mona was so very talented as an artist and musician, she loved to entertain. We would enjoy receiving hand painted greeting cards from her at the holidays. She will be missed. Love, Laurie

Heather Doig (Oldroyd)

February 18, 2020

I have fond memories of your beautiful mum when you lived in wester hailes, she was always smiling and such a nice person, I remember she made me a womble. Looking at the photos of your mum when she was younger is like looking at you, you have her love and kindness too. I will never forget Mona Munro she was and will always be wonderful ❤️

Kim McDaniel

February 17, 2020

Mona was one of the sweetest friends to my grandmother, Mrs. Charity Sams and my family loved her dearly. She will definitely be missed by Charity and so many more. Mona had a heart of pure gold and is now walking on streets of gold.

Karen Paisley

February 16, 2020

Mona was a people person, and as a wee student from the west she opened her door and heart to me. She could talk for Scotland and did! What a warm soul who loved the arts; she took time to teach those that would listen and created magic with her tales. I will forever look up to her for doing the right thing and treating folk equally and with love . God bless you Mona x

Jill Grillo

February 16, 2020

I only met your Mom once at Lisa's house and I instantly loved her warmness. I know she will be missed by my friend Migdalia she just adored her. I pray you find joy again. Love jill

Lorraine Brown

February 16, 2020

Dear Kat, Joanne and Michael,
Our Lady of Grace Immaculate Heart of Mary Rosary group will always remember Mona, her joy and her generosity donating handmade rosaries for our prayer group.
She always prayed along with us at home when she could.
She certainly was a living saint.
Be assured of our prayers for the happy repose of her soul and for all of your family.
Deepest sympathy,
OLG IHM Rosary group

Lorraine Brown

February 16, 2020

Dear Kat, Joanne and Michael,
I am so very sorry and sad to hear that your dear mother has died. She was a real joy in my life. I never knew her ever complaining. She never had a bad word to say and always said she was fine no matter what was going on. She made everyone laugh and feel happy just being around her. She always had a smile on her face. I will miss her greatly. My deepest sympathy and prayers for all of you.
Love,
Lorraine Brown

SANDRA ALLEN

February 16, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Mona. I always looked forward to Mona coming to my office to talk. She enjoyed being in the band. She could really play the kazoo. RIP my friend.

Joanne Scotton

February 14, 2020

My mother was a very good story teller. This gift once saved us about $100!
There was a group of us waiting to get into the Highland Games on Grandfather Mountain, and the person getting ready to open the gates heard my mother talking with her East Coast Scottish accent. This person began talking with my mother and she began telling her stories to this person which he thoroughly enjoyed. The next thing we knew, our group got free admittance into the Highland Games!

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