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Date published: 3/2/2014

Brad Monroe

Bradford "Brad" Lane Monroe, 81, of Stafford County passed away on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at Mary Washington Hospital.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty Monroe; brothers Earl Monroe, John Monroe and his wife, Milly, and Doug Monroe and his wife, Margaret; sister Jeri Monroe Brooks; sisters-in-law, Mary Monroe and Annie Monroe; nephew and niece, who made their home with them, Charles Embrey and his wife, Lottie, and Margaret Embrey; and nephew Vernon Embrey; grandchildren Bradford Dale Embrey and Tiffany Embrey Finotti; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elza and Grace Monroe; brothers Elza, Emmett Turner, Graham, Phillip and Stanley; and sister Lucy Perry.

Brad retired from FMC Corp. and Virginia Department of Transportation. He had been a member of the Virginia National Guard. He was an avid gardener and provided his family and friends with many bushels of veggies. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, especially turkey hunting. He also enjoyed reading Civil War books and bird watching year- round. He was a member of Fredericksburg United Methodist Church.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 3, at Covenant Funeral Service, 4801 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg.

A service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, at the funeral home, with the Rev. John Lane Monroe and the Rev. Brenda Biler officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens, 3702 Loren Drive, Fredericksburg.

A reception will follow at the Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 308 Hanover St., Fredericksburg.

Pallbearers will be Brad Embrey, Michael Gray, Greg Gray, Paul Gray, Wayne Weaver and Peter Truslow.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Hartwood Presbyterian Church, 50 Hartwood Church Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22406, the church he grew up in and loved, or the charity of one's choice.

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralser vice.com.