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Geraldine (Monk) Archie

January 23, 1945 ~ November 9, 2018 (age 73)

Evangelist Geraldine Monk-Archie was born on January 23, 1945, to the late Raymond Clarence Monk and Lucy Mae Monk who resided in Goldsboro, North Carolina.  Geraldine was the fifth child of eleven children.

 

Geraldine attended Wayne County Public Schools, graduating in 1964 from Dillard High School. Shortly after formal education, Geraldine left home in search of opportunity in Washington, D.C.

 

As a child, Geraldine understood that she had a soul to be saved, and her zeal, under the direction of Reverend O’Neal, steered her to preach her trial sermon at The Darden Chapel Church at the age of 13 years old. Everyone is well acquainted with Geraldine's fiery proclamation of who God is, and how He can save their soul. That led her to attend the Washington Baptist Seminary and the Bible Institute in Washington, D.C. to become an evangelist. Geraldine evangelized from the very moment of her trial sermon until she went to be with the Lord to get her reward.

 

In Washington, D.C., she began working, and soon met and married Charles Ralph Archie in 1965. Although the marriage was short lived, the two remained friends. Geraldine never thought that she could have children, nevertheless through many hardships, God blessed her with 7 children. She built her family based on sound biblical principles.

 

Geraldine was truly an industrious individual, and she was known for her ability to sell anything. She sold candy apples for many years after she observed the process of making them at a candy apple stand at the state fair. She shared this knowledge with her siblings, and later taught her children this entrepreneurial survival skill, having them sell such things as socks and incense door to door.

 

Her work as a missionary took many forms over the years. Geraldine realized that she could serve God by serving others through sharing her gifts and talents wherever she was. Her compassion for people with special needs led her to realize a calling to such service. She worked with the DC Children Center providing meals and nourishment to people confined to institutions, and later in the broader community. Her care for foster children included providing educational and emotional support. Geraldine eventually became a provider of care for geriatric people. Her life was a testament to the gospel as she spread her brand of love, care, and understanding wherever she went, and she was even able to host a regular radio show on WJRO based in Glen Burnie, MD, called, “In Time Ministries,” where she would frequently include guest pastors to join her in discussion and sharing of the Word.

 

Geraldine initiated an annual Father’s Day dinner, and consistently held it for many years. No matter what the situation, or what the family dynamic was, she was able to bring a sense of reconciliation, unconditional love, and acceptance to everyone’s differences. Geraldine genuinely loved her family, and was proud of all their successes. Their triumphs were her joy.

 

Geraldine was preceded in death by her son, Uriah Archie, and her daughter, Uretta Archie-Smith. She leaves treasured loving memories to her son, Ulysses Archie, Jr. and his wife Chrysalinn Archie of Baltimore, MD; her daughters Stephanie Perkins of Baltimore, MD; Uvette Johnson of Goldsboro, NC; Ulanda Archie-Hicks and her husband Lavaniel Hicks of Miami, FL; and Uvern Carr-Mines and her husband Derrick Mines of Baltimore, MD; Grandchildren: Shawtoya Contee, Shawtina Quinn-Finch, Chouncey Finch, Johnathan Perkins, Kiairra Solomon, Ulysses Christian Archie III, Lavaniel Hicks, Jr., Raymond Smith III, Lavonte’ Hicks, Nathaniel Archie, Lavonda Hicks, Raphael Smith, Derrick Mines, Jr., Uzziah Archie, Rayvon Mines, Ennis Archie, Raychelle Smith, Julian Johnson, Lavondre Hicks, Gavin Archie, Cherish Mines, Amos Archie, and ten great-grandchild. Siblings: Helen Jackson and Douglas Jackson Sr. (Both Deceased) ; Essie Cox and Benjamin Cox (Husband Deceased); Margie Johnson and Samuel Johnson (Both Deceased); Raymond Monk, Jr. and Emma Monk (Both Deceased); George Monk and Carol Monk; James Monk and Dorothy “Christine” Monk; Bobby Monk and Gloria Monk; Joann Monk; Larry Monk and Diana Monk; Harry Monk and Carolyn Monk; Godchild Preciosa Williams; Special friend Teresa Martin; a special cousin Mary Monk; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

 

Homegoing services will be held Friday, November 16, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Word of Truth Christian Fellowship in Goldsboro.  Entombment will follow at Wayne Memorial Park in Dudley.  Visitation will be held Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 4 until 6 p.m. and an Inspirational Wake from 6 until 7 p.m. at Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.

 

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