Lessie Monje

January 2, 1930July 5, 2019

Lessie Monje, age 89 of Muskegon, went to be with her Lord Friday, July 5, 2019.

Lessie was born January 2, 1930 in Obion, Tenn. to Odie and Clarine Dunn. She was a long time member of her beloved church, Broadway Baptist. Lessie had a passion for sign language, which she learned through her best friend Gracie May Pellet.

On Feb. 17, 1951, she married Joseph Monje. He preceded her in death on Dec. 2, 2003. Also preceding her in death was her son Joseph A. Monje III; and 3 sisters, Mary Lou Priest, Henrietta Mead, and Katherine Morris.

She is survived by her son Richard (Sharon) Monje; grandchildren Derek, Dylan, and Elizabeth; 3 great grandchildren; brother, Jessie Dunn; sister, Brenda Laukant; many nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.

Funeral services will be 1:00pm, Friday, July 12, 2019 at Broadway Baptist Church, 2860 Oak Lane, Muskegon. Burial will be in Sunrise Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be Friday, July 12, from 12noon until the time of the service at Broadway Baptist.

Memorial contributions may be made to Broadway Baptist Church.

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  • Visitation Friday, July 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 12, 2019


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Sandy Dodd

July 10, 2019

Lessie was a family friend, neighbor and sister in Christ. She fondly became "grandma" to our family. Her love and support to the deaf community was never ending. I will forever be grateful for the help she gave to her deaf friend, Gracie Mae and for easing my load. We will miss you "Grandma Lessie". Psalm 116:15, "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints".