ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in the memory of my beloved daughter, Athena Marie, who was born on June 22, 1978 and passed away on June 28, 1998. We will remember her smile and heart forever.  Until the day we're with you again...rest in God's peace!  I love you forever! Mother

Posted by Lori Monroe on June 29, 2016
Hey baby girl!! Wanted to say I love and miss you! But you know that. This year... I send my heart, our love and my arms to never let go!!
Posted by Stephanie Gonzales on June 28, 2016
Hi baby sister this is so very hard for me to write or even leave this . I can't believe you have been gone for this long . I'm so sorry I didn't keep in touch with you if I could ever take that last day back when I said goodbye not knowing it would be foreve I wouldn't have said goodbye . I love you and miss you so much . I know one day I will see you again . Love just know mom is ok and she will be ok . Man as I sit and write to you I don't want to say goodbye but I will say I'll see you later and I love you .
Posted by Lori Monroe on June 28, 2014
Hello Baby!! Stopping by to say I love you!! Sixteen years ago today, I stood by your casket and said I would see you again soon! Time is non existent in Heaven! I know we will rejoice in an instant when our Father calls me home! Until then, spend time with your family there and keep watch with your brother and sisters here! Whisper in their hearts you are with them! I love and miss you sssoooo much!! A thousand kisses and hugs! Mother!!
Posted by Lori Monroe on June 22, 2014
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY SUNSHINE GIRL!! I put up a Sunflower for you on my FB page! I pray you are celebrating with All our family and Connie. We miss you and love you! Heading to your grave to put flowers. I hope you like them. I want to hold you!  Love you!! Mother
Posted by Lori Monroe on June 21, 2014
Hi Baby!! Been thinking a lot about you as your birthday draws to tomorrow! Erica turns 30 today. Life has been rough this year for her and the kids, but with God, we will be strengthened and grow closer to Jesus! We will be seeing you tomorrow! I miss you so so much! Wonder often what you would look like; would you have children? I know you would have been a great mother! I tell Max & Dom all the time what an awesome aunt you would have been. Alex, Erica Bre and Savannah, all miss you so very much!! Shavon had her second son last week! Jason and Chase are finally happy and doing well! You have a new brother, Christian "Chris"...he is Breanna's husband. Your sibs need you so much at this time in their lives. But we will have to wait for that Glorious day when Jesus draws us home! I will be thrilled to see your beautiful smiling face!! Soon my dearest daughter!! Keep watch over your sister Erica... She needs to be close.  If the Lord allows. And your other nephews , AJ and Gabriel. A very long lasting hug and a thousand kisses to you!! Muah!! You have my heart! I love you!! HAPPY 36 BIRTHDAY MY PRECIOUS ATHENA MARIE!! Love, Mother!
Posted by Lori Monroe on June 28, 2013
HI BABY GIRL! Today marks 15 years since you went home to your Father who gave you life! I miss you more than my heart can take but I know one day we will dance together and I can hug you all for a long time! I am so sorry I failed you in so many many ways and pray you know that and forgive me. Please keep watch over your family. We love you my beautiful girl! See you soon! Love Mom
Posted by Lori Monroe on June 22, 2013
Happy 35th Birthday sweetheart! Today was a good day. The kids and I visited your grave and put flowers on all of the family's graves. We sang Happy birthday and I tried to fix your stone but I need to hire a pro. Working on that. Please guide your sibs if The Lord allows. I will see you soon my love! XXOOXXOO Mother
Posted by Lori Monroe on June 30, 2012
Hello baby girl! I've been thinking about you so much this year but especially this month...and your birthday...the 22nd. Not the sad...but wishing you were here to be a support to your brother and sisters...wondering if you would be okay or in a mess? Wishing I could undo so many things but knowing that is impossible. I'm missing you but okay. My love, arms and joy surrounds you love
Posted by Lori Monroe on June 28, 2011
Hi Baby! 13 years ago today you took God's hand and returned to His loving arms. Just wanted to send my love...even if it's only on this website. Rest in His gentle and loving peace baby until we're together again! I love you very very much! your
Posted by Breanna Monroe on June 25, 2011
I remember walking with you and Savannah from a corner store, eating Flinstone push pops. I remember looking up at you, then at what I think was a park; and thinking of how pretty you and the scenery were. Thinking it was a moment to remember. ha, ca
Posted by Breanna Monroe on June 25, 2011
Haha, and when Savannah got lost at Jason's wedding and I wanted to help look but no one would let me so I was stuck at the table, so pissed; looking at you thinking, 'well, at least im stuck with her'..
Posted by Lori Monroe on June 24, 2011
Baby...I didn't upload the card I made you onto this page. I should have. I love you and miss you beyond what words can describe. Sometimes it still seems unreal that you're not there with us! My heart is still broken even after 13 years. Happy 3
Posted by Erica Morrison on June 23, 2011
MY SWEET SWEET BIG SISTER...OH IF THEY ONLY KNEW HE SPECIAL BOND AND MOMENTS BETWEEN ME N YOU. THE THINGS WE TOLD ONLY EACHOTHER..YOU WERE MY EVERYTHING..MY DRIVE TO WANNA BE BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT JUST LIKE YOU. I WILL ALWAYS MAKE YOU KNOWN TO THE

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Posted by Lori Monroe on June 29, 2016
Hey baby girl!! Wanted to say I love and miss you! But you know that. This year... I send my heart, our love and my arms to never let go!!
Posted by Stephanie Gonzales on June 28, 2016
Hi baby sister this is so very hard for me to write or even leave this . I can't believe you have been gone for this long . I'm so sorry I didn't keep in touch with you if I could ever take that last day back when I said goodbye not knowing it would be foreve I wouldn't have said goodbye . I love you and miss you so much . I know one day I will see you again . Love just know mom is ok and she will be ok . Man as I sit and write to you I don't want to say goodbye but I will say I'll see you later and I love you .
Posted by Lori Monroe on June 28, 2014
Hello Baby!! Stopping by to say I love you!! Sixteen years ago today, I stood by your casket and said I would see you again soon! Time is non existent in Heaven! I know we will rejoice in an instant when our Father calls me home! Until then, spend time with your family there and keep watch with your brother and sisters here! Whisper in their hearts you are with them! I love and miss you sssoooo much!! A thousand kisses and hugs! Mother!!
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Shared by Lori Monroe on June 28, 2020
Hey beautiful!  I can’t imagine how you would look except to think mostly the same, now that it’s been your 42nd birthday and 22 years today that we said goodbye/see you later.  I know life would have been so different.  But God knew you needed to be with Him more than with us.  I’m so sorry for all the failures and being tough on you because I wanted you to make it in life and be strong.  But you already were.  You just needed more love.  I hope you had some happiest times with me/us.

I hope you like the flowers Maxine and I left on your grave on your birthday.  I asked Breanna to repaint your headstone.  And Little Grandma’s too.  I think you can see all the beautiful nieces and nephews you have.  I know you would be such an amazing aunt. I miss you so much as I know Alex ans Erica and Bre does.  Savannah juat was too young but I’m sure one day in Heaven you’ll be best friends.

I have so many regrets for things I did or didn’t do  Mostly for failing you and your brothers and sisters.  I pray all your family, my children and grandchildren, will be together with my parents and grandparents.  That we will all sit together at the wedding Feast and know each other and get to hug each other  I think that’s my greatest sadness, not knowing.  

Alex and Erica especially, miss you so deeply.  As you can see, we’ve all changed  I pray Gods mercies over us all and restoration to Him.  That we are reunited in Heaven.  I know God didn't give souls to dogs but they’re just too smart to not be back with us, so praying maybe they’re there with you. He can do anything.  If so, kiss them, kiss my mom and dad and grandma and grandpa.  Hug and tell all your Sibs I love them and I’m sorry.  I didn’t know.  Until the time we are together, I pray your happiness and keep whispering in our hearts.  We miss you.❤️
Shared by Lori Monroe on June 30, 2012

I always have this image in my mind's eye...on Erica's Jr. High graduation day...when you got to the house...you walked in quickly because you were running late...but when you entered...you smiled your "Athena" smile...the beautiful, ear to ear, the world's a great place smile!  I always see that image.  Thank you for that memory!  I love you! Mom

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Shared by Breanna Monroe on June 25, 2011

       Im not sure if its the same memory or if its two molded into one.....but i remember when Savannah jumped from that kiddy swing and busted her chin on the edge of the patio deck. She was screaming her head off and i was scared out of my mind not knowing what to do. But i once again was not allowed to go (which now im thankful for, 'cause i probably would have fainted seeing a needle being shoved through her skin with thread following behind it) but  from what i remember, you stayed there with me and i was playing with the cat we had at the time and he/she peed on me and im not sure it was you, but im pretty sure you were cracking up about it, but went and cleaned me up.........

       And a sadder memory, but one i cherish.... i remember you and Mom in her bedroom and you were crying your eyes out... i think heart broken, and it was sometime around Christmas. i remember going into one of the bedrooms and pulling your skateboard out, taking it to you saying 'Merry Christmas Athena', real quietly, afraid you would get mad at me for bothering you or for messing with your board, and all you did was smile, kinda giggle a little bit, and say 'Thank you'.....

      Another time, we were at Disneyland i think, and we got on that log ride. You kept telling me to put your jacket over myself and i kept arguing with you telling you i wouldnt get wet. I remember there being what to me at the time was a huge man in front of my seat. So i was sure i wasnt getting wet 'cause he would get all the water. Then it felt like we made a hundred percent vertical drop and water was splashing everywhere! Ha ha and then it was over, i had your jacket pushed to the floor and i was almost completely dry, as you were soaked. :p ... i knew what i was talking about lol