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Thomas Michael “Mike” Monaghan, 54, died on Aug. 19, 2021 of Covid at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, Mo. Mike was born on March 19, 1967, in Marks, MS. to Wilma Winter McNeer and Jimmy McNeer. He grew up in Clarksdale, MS. and graduated from Coahoma County High School in l985. Mike worked for Friedman’s Jewelers before becoming disabled. He loved his adopted residence in the Arkansas Ozarks. A Baptist, he enjoyed western movies, reading Louis L’Amour books and country and western music. Mike was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Garrison “Cathy” Monaghan in 2015; his mother, Wilma; his adoptive father, Pete Monaghan and a brother, Michael Scott Monaghan. His local aunts are Patsy W. Wilson (George), Tennie Winter and Joan Bobbitt (Harvey) all of Tupelo. Mike is also survived by his son, James Monaghan (Jennifer), his daughter, Anna Monaghan and his special friend, Raymond all of Lead Hill, Ark. a sister, Sue Livington of Pearl, Ms and his birth father, Jimmy (McNeer) Pappa of Centerville, MS.
A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 2 PM Saturday, August 28, 2021, from the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. David Smith officiating. Burial will be private. Visitation will be from 1 PM-service time on Saturday only with a reception to follow in the funeral home dining hall. Friends may call on the family on Friday at the Cardinal Drive Home of Patsy and George Wilson.