Remembering Dwayne Monk

Dwayne Monk

Funeral services for Rev. Dwayne Monk, age 60 of Choudrant, LA will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at New Hope Baptist Church Patterson Family Life Center in Choudrant with Brother Barry Joyner and Brother Kevin Miles officiating.  Burial will follow in Dry Bayou Cemetery in Wilmot, AR at 3:00 PM under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston, LA.

Rev. Dwayne Lee Monk was born on May 13, 1963 in Pine Bluff, AR to Dannie Glenn (Pete) Monk and Treva Jeanine Lackie Monk and passed from this earth and was welcomed into his eternal home on June 23, 2023.  He was raised in a strong Christian home, where he learned to love the Lord, by his father and mother, Mary Monk.  He worked for Arkansas Power and Light Company/Entergy when the Lord called him into the ministry, where he served for 38 years, leading with a servant heart.  

Dwayne pastored Fairdale Baptist Church in Hot Springs, AR for seven years and then the Lord called him to New Hope Baptist Church in Choudrant, LA. where he has pastored the flock for the past 24 years. He loved his congregation, and served them with a true pastor’s heart.  Dwayne was more than a husband, dad, poppa, pastor, and friend, he was a hero, protector, confidant, fixer, and spiritual leader, not only to his family but to everyone he met.  He never met a stranger.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Jean Monk, a sister, Glenda Monk Iding and a nephew, Ryan Hurst.

Dwayne is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 39 years, Elizabeth McAlister Monk: daughters: Sarah Elizabeth Monk and Hannah Leigh  Monk; granddaughter, Isabella Jean Green; mother, Mary Brown Monk; brother, Dannie Monk (Anita); sister, Danna Monk Thompson (Chris); sisters-in-law: Robin Mangione (Michael) and Ashley Fleeger (Joe); nephews: Jared Monk(Amy), Cody Hurst (MaKayla), Evan Hurst (Paige), Daniel Thompson, and David Iding (Christina); niece, Cindy Monk; great-nephews: Eli and Asher Hurst, Isaac and Isaiah Iding; great-nieces: Chloe and Callie Monk and a host of friends and brothers and sisters in Christ.

Serving as pallbearers will be Greg Fretz, Joe Fleeger, Jared Monk, Cody Hurst, Evan Hurst, and Kevin Miles.  Honorary pallbearers will be Dannie Monk, Michael Mangione and the deacons and men of New Hope Baptist Church.  

Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 PM, Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at the Family Life Center.