Howard Parker Monroe, Jr. -Brother YHWH

January 31, 1950April 9, 2013

Howard Parker Monroe Jr- Brother YHWH, 63, passed away Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 at his family home in Waynesboro.

He was born January 31st, 1950 in Harrisonburg, VA, a son of the late Virginia Brown and Howard Monroe Sr.

He was a disabled Army veteran, who proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. He later went on to receive a Bachelors Degree in Afro-American and Ethnic Creative Writing. Brother YHWH enjoyed reading and writing, as he published work sharing his life's journey entitled, "How I Became Jewish and Negro." He also enjoyed helping his community and striving for improvements and justices for others.

On March 7, 1987 Brother YHWH married Jacqueline Cherry. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, friend, and much more.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Jesus Monroe and daughter, Virginia Pearl Monroe. He is also survived by four stepchildren, Mark Kennard, Ada Hoover, Narcissus Peebles and James Peebles, and his niece Nikki Monroe.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Frank Monroe and Charles Monroe and sister Nancy Monroe.

At his request, his body will be cremated and there will be a celebration of life service for him at Rosenwald Community Center at 11:00 AM on Monday, April 15, 2013. Following the service, the family will greet friends.

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  • Celebration of Life Service Monday, April 15, 2013

Howard Parker Monroe, Jr. -Brother YHWH

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Jesus Monroe

October 12, 2013

I love u dad

Amy Monroe

April 16, 2013

Shalom brother

April 14, 2013

Larry Owens

Lewis and Angela Smith

April 13, 2013

You will be missed brother.

Lester Reed

April 13, 2013

Very sorry to her of Howards death.We all grew up together in Waynesboro great man strong.2corinthians chap.13 v.14 Reads The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ,and the love of God,and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.Amen

Gordon Poindexter

April 13, 2013

I was distressed to hear of Brother Yhwh death. My sympathy to you and your family.

Cody Ratliff

April 12, 2013

Sorry for your loss he was a great man

Marvella Mattis

April 12, 2013

My deepest sympathy to the family. He will be missed.

Keisha Chappell - Starks

April 12, 2013

To Jackie and the kids Sorry for the lose of your husband/ Father I met him once he was a nice guy. May he RIP Sincerely Keisha Chappell - Starks and Sons Quintin, Kendrell, Montel , Paul and Michael.

Laveita Ratliff-Vaughn

April 12, 2013

My heart goes out to the family. I was so sorry to learn of Howard's passing. I have very fond memories of him, having known him since we were children. Waynesboro will not be the same without him.