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December 8, 2022
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Emillia “Mia” Reese Monroe, 18, passed away on December 8, 2022. Memorial Service will be 12 noon Friday, December 30, 2022 at New Covenant Baptist Church, 1190 S. 40th Street.
Emillia was born February 5, 2004 in Louisville, Kentucky to Brittney W. Monroe and Scott Allen Franklin. She departed this life on Thursday, December 8, 2022. Mia was educated in the Jefferson County School System and attended Mill Creek Elementary School, Johnson Traditional Middle School and Iroquois High School, where she was a current student. Mia accepted Christ at an early age and joined the New Covenant Baptist Church. She loved going to church with her “Nana”, Cheryl (whom she missed dearly), and enjoyed singing in the New Covenant Youth Choir.
Mia was an amazing, really kind and really sweet girl who was loved by her family and friends. She was like a great light to those around her — laughing, smiling and always happy. Although Mia was diagnosed with autism when she was two, she participated in many activities and excelled in everything she did, including clarinet lessons, Special Olympics bowling, track and field and as a cheerleader for the St. A. Hornets Cheer Team. Mia loved cheerleading and received various cheer awards, as well as medals for running track and for shot put. Mia also loved playing with (and collecting) Rainbow High Dolls, singing, dancing, reading, watching television, hanging out with her family and going to the movies. Her most recent favorite movie was “Lightyear” (featuring Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story). She would watch the movie over and over, meticulously repeating many scenes from the movie, word for word, with enthusiasm in her voice, always ending with “to infinity and beyond!”
Mia’s beloved “Nana”, Cheryl Monroe and “Granddaddy”, Warren Monroe, preceded her in death. Mia left to mourn her passing, her parents, Brittney W. Monroe and Scott Allen Franklin, two sisters, Paige A. Monroe and Isabella Jackson, a brother, Xavier Jackson; a niece, Brooklynn Monroe; an aunt, Aiesha Monroe Cole, and a great-aunt, Valerie Kniffley (Steve). Also left to cherish her memory are a host of other aunts, uncles, cousins, family and friends.
Though we tragically lost Mia at such a young age on this side, we find solace in knowing she accepted her wings and has made her assent “to infinity and beyond”. We will love and miss you, Mia!