Mrs. Monika M. Faulkner 52, gloriously joined the saints in Heaven late Monday evening, following a brief battle with breast cancer at Shands Lake Shore Hospital. She was the daughter of John and Dr. Rosemarie Lones. She had made Lake City her home for the past twenty-seven years after moving here from Shawnee, OK.
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She was an active member of Fellowship Church of Lake City, where she enjoyed leading worship as a member of the praise team. She was employed at Florida Credit Union as a Member Service Specialist for the past three years, where she was considered a valued staff member who enjoyed making a difference in her members' lives. She was an avid gator fan, she enjoyed softball, the river, the beach, hunting, fishing and shopping. Her favorite pastime was sewing. She also supported the
and her favorite event was the annual
fundraiser. Monika will be especially remembered for her dedication to family, caring and friendliness towards others, especially her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her parents John and Dr. Rosemarie Lones, Jennings, FL (formerly of Asher, OK); her husband and lifelong companion of forty years James Faulkner, Lake City, FL; one son Darren Faulkner, Lake City, FL; three daughters Renee Faulkner, Lake City, FL, Sheila Watson (Jeffrey) Lake City, FL; Sarah Faulkner Green (Chris) Lake City, FL; two sisters Annette Kinsey (Tim) Branford, FL; Rosie Francis (Leon) Roanoke, TX; four grandchildren Hunter and Kyler Watson, Halle Green, and Dustin McIntosh (Courtney) one great-grandchild Marly McIntosh. One nephew Curtis Kinsey (Lydia), and three nieces Amber Westfall (Taylor), Vanessa Kinsey, and Tia Francis. She is also survived by numerous other family members and close friends. The family wishes to thank the staff of Shands of Lake Shore Hospital for their wonderful help and support during her brief hospital stay, especially the second floor nursing staff.
A celebration of her life will be held on Monday June 24, 2013 at Parkview Baptist Church at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Greg Johnson officiating and Reverend Kenneth Edenfield assisting. The family requests for everyone to wear bright colors in memory of Monika. The family will receive friends on Sunday evening from 5:00-8:00 P.M. at the Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home Chapel. Memorial contributions are welcome and can be made in Monika's name to the
. Flowers are also welcome, Monika loved flowers with the exception of carnations, her favorite flowers were yellow or peach roses and her favorite color was pink. Arrangements are under the direction of the DEES-PARRISH FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 458 South Marion Ave., Lake City, FL 32025 (386) 752-1234. Please sign the on-line family guest book at parrishfamilyfuneralhome.com
Published in Lake City Reporter from June 21 to June 23, 2013