Charlotte Somers Monkof Little Rock, AR, 1929 - 2019
Charlotte Somers Bowman Monk, born July 28th, 1929; Deceased May 20, 2019. She was born in England, Arkansas to Lottie Somers deceased and William Jennings Somers, who was deceased before her birth. She had three brothers, Jack Sr., Bill and Jim, all deceased. She married her first husband in 1952, Robert L. Bowman deceased. and later married Lawrence F. Monk, deceased.
She was raised by a single mother through the Depression Era. Lottie moved the family to Little Rock for better opportunities regarding her children's schooling. She attended Little Rock University Jr. College for two years then on to Tulane, Sophie Newcomb College in New Orleans, where she was named Junior Favorite and graduated with a Degree in Education.
She was very witty and had a wonderful sense of humor in the toughest of times, up to and until her very last days. She was often laughing and smiling. She was very strong and enduring and taught by her example, to have faith, work hard, be persistent and that all things work together for the good. Even through the toughest of times in her own life, these values served her as well as others. Whether her children, friends and people she barely knew.
She believed in God, and was a devoted Christian, knowing that as a believer, there is a better place for all. And that death itself has no hold over us. As we are all spiritual beings, having a physical experience on this earth. and we will embody our spirits once again, and rise in peace, free of the pain and chains that bind us here on earth.
She believed in having a good education-becoming an Elementary school teacher herself. She was devoted to her family and to public service and volunteer work, she served in many capacities: She was a Sunday school teacher at the Westminster Presbyterian Church and Grace Presbyterian Church; an active member of the PTA for all three of her children; Volunteer at the Panhellenic Children's Library; a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution; Arkansas Symphony Orchestra committee on educating children about the Orchestra; she served years as secretary/treasurer on the Salvation Army Board of Directors and many more.
She loved animals, enjoyed reading, art and painting, teaching children, playing cards, bingo and dominoes, spending time with her children, Charlotte (Char) Bowman, Robert Jr. (Buddy), Carol Fike Bowman and Doug Bowman. She has three grandchildren, Chris Brown, Blake and Scott Bowman as well as four great-grandchildren.
Donations can be made to the Salvation Army or The Pulaski County Humane Society. She now has gained her Angel wings and has finally met Jesus face to face and her birth father for the very first time. She is happily reunited with her entire family, aside from her three surviving children and their families. Pain and struggle free and at peace at last, singing the religious songs she so loved.
We love you Mom, and already miss your presence, your beautiful smile and your laughter very much mom. Those memories of happy times together we hold forever within our hearts. Rest In Peace, we will all be reunited one day.
Visitation will be held Thursday, May 30, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. in the Garden Room at Roller Chenal Funeral Home, 13801 Chenal Parkway. A Graveside service will follow 2 p.m., Friday, May 31, 2019 at Pinecrest Memorial Park. Please share your memories of Charlotte at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/chenal.
Published May 29, 2019
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Roller-Chenal Funeral Home
13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, AR