ForeverMissed
Funeral service will be held Saturday, November 20, 2021 at First Thessalonians (30 South Oberlin/Dayton, OH). Visitation will begin at 10:00am and service to follow at 11:00am.

Monica Michelle Blake was born in Dayton, Ohio on April 24th 1975 to Jocelyn Dawkins and the late Wilson Dawkins, the second oldest of four children. Monica went to Dayton Public Schools, graduated from Dunbar High School and attended Sinclair Community College. She was employed by Premier Health for a number of years and enjoyed advocating for the needs of her consumers. 

Monica had a kind and loving spirit and was a joy to be around; She never met a stranger and opened her doors and heart to anyone in need. Monica is survived by 9 children; Quinetta (John) Copland, Aire’Anna Stevens, Isreal Chambers, Chamonica Chambers, Shemiah Chambers, Sau’Raun Blake, Marniquia DeBruce, Mark DeBruce Jr., and My’Ora DeBruce. Siblings; Corey Blake, Rene Blake, Alan Blake, Jacqueline Dawkins, Stephen Williamson, Significant other and love of her life the past 17 years  Mark DeBruce Sr. Grandchildren; Sae’Yhaun Stevens, Johnetta Copeland, Joshua Copeland, Kaylee Smith, Raevyn Chambers, Jonathan Copeland, Troy Reid III, and Kaileb Archie. Surviving nieces and nephews include, Trevon Blake, N’Dasia Blake, Ja’Nya Dawkins, as well as other relatives and friends.

Monica was an amazing and loving mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, grandmother and fiancé’ and will truly be missed by all!


Professional services entrusted to W.E. Lusain Funeral Home and Crematory. (Dayton)
Posted by Deanna Greene on November 18, 2021
I would start off by saying she will forever be missed to know her was to love her I am going to miss u my dear friend I know time got I the way of visits phone calls but one thing for sure I always had a friend in you no matter the length of time you were always the same person at all times I love ❤️ and will miss you my friend❣️❣️❣️
Posted by Katia Knight on November 18, 2021
I love you Cousin/Sister I'M GOING TO MISS YOU SO MUCH!!! TELL MY MOMMY AND MY DADDY I SAID HI AND I MISS THEM LIKE CRAZY!! REST I PARADISE BEAUTIFUL QUEEN

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Posted by Deanna Greene on November 18, 2021
I would start off by saying she will forever be missed to know her was to love her I am going to miss u my dear friend I know time got I the way of visits phone calls but one thing for sure I always had a friend in you no matter the length of time you were always the same person at all times I love ❤️ and will miss you my friend❣️❣️❣️
Posted by Katia Knight on November 18, 2021
I love you Cousin/Sister I'M GOING TO MISS YOU SO MUCH!!! TELL MY MOMMY AND MY DADDY I SAID HI AND I MISS THEM LIKE CRAZY!! REST I PARADISE BEAUTIFUL QUEEN
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Shared by Stephanie Dumas on November 19, 2021
Prayers going up to the family of Monica. You ask have my condolence. Im asking the Lord to sealed the family with his shield, while directing path.