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Monica Leigh Peck

Monica Leigh Peck

February 22, 1980 - November 28, 2017     Age: 37

In the morning hours of November 28, 2017 the world lost a bright shining star. Monica Leigh Peck passed in her sleep, she was 37 years old.  She leaves behind her husband of 17 years Charles Peck, son David, daughter Alice, and her parents David and Donna Edmiston.   Also mourning her loss are numerous family members and friends from across the country and around the world.

Anyone who knew Monica knew of her intense love of all things Alice in Wonderland.  Monica loved a good adventure, to travel, to meet new people, and experience different cultures.  She had a kind and generous heart, that was always willing to reach out to help when someone was in need, and she never met a stranger. She had the ability to be right where she was needed most.

Monica will be laid to rest at the Jacksonville National Cemetery, and a Celebration of Her Life is planned for Saturday, December 16.

Until we meet again in Wonderland, enjoy the Tea Party!

12 Condolences

  • Nancy Moore Posted December 8, 2017 12:04 pm

    So sorry and shocked to hear of Monica’s passing. I’m praying for your whole family Charles (always will be Nathan to me), and Monica’s entire extended family as you deal with your loss. You can have comfort in knowing. She is now with your dear mother…and will be watching over you all until you join her.

  • Kimberly Toner Posted December 8, 2017 12:17 pm

    I still can’t believe it. You will be deeply missed. Much love and prayers to your family sweet friend!!

  • Nikki Hodge Posted December 8, 2017 12:56 pm

    There’s so many stories that feature you, I still don’t know where to start. I remember the day I met you, and we realized we grew up on almost all the same bases. I remember the day you graduated, I was so proud of you. I remember the day you got hired for your first radio gig, I was so excited for you. You also quit working for me at the college coffee stand that same day, and we just laughed and rehearsed all night. I love you, Mo. I miss you madly.

  • Carolyn Denise Woodard Posted December 8, 2017 1:18 pm

    I love you more than the stars in the sky best frandddd and now you have become one… I keep staring into the sky right at you 🙂 This has been one of the hardest things I have had to experience… 🙁 buttttt, I know that you would probably kick my butt for sitting and sulking… So I am planning out your very special tattoo!! I love you so incredibly much Mommica!!! You will ALWAYS hold a special place in my heart, you are MY BIG SISTER!!!! Save me some cake and tea too!!! Until I see you again dollface <3

  • Amy Kiile Posted December 8, 2017 2:19 pm

    Monica you will be missed. You always had a smile on your face and kind words for everyone. You adored your husband and children and were a great mom. I will miss seeing you. River and Alice are close friends and he says he’s so sorry to hear the news because he loves you. RIP Monica!💜

  • Jen and Dan Jaspersen Posted December 8, 2017 2:21 pm

    Words fail us. The loss of Monica sent a vibration through the whole family that will be felt forever. We grieve along with you, Dave and Donna. We send remote condolences.

  • Roberta Posted December 8, 2017 4:03 pm

    So sorry for your so unexpected loss. You an your family are in our prayers stay strong an if u need anything let me know. So so sorry thinking of u

  • Robert Bates Posted December 8, 2017 5:47 pm

    I wont be able to make it o the celebration of life however, I saw this poem, and it reminds me of Monica, She will always be in my heart,

    Please don’t cry
    I’m not really gone
    When you look out the window
    I’ll be standing on the lawn

    Please don’t cry
    I’ll see you again
    Don’t be sad
    Keep up your chin

    Please don’t cry
    I’m not really dead
    When you cry yourself to sleep
    I’ll be by your bed

    Please don’t cry
    Just because we had to part
    As long as you remember me
    I’ll live in your heart

    Please don’t cry
    I’m not gone forever
    I’ll be a cool and gentle breeze
    In hot summer weather

    Please don’t cry
    Don’t run and hide
    When you need a shoulder to lean on
    I’ll be by your side

    Please don’t cry
    When you’re sad and weak
    I’ll be there
    To kiss you on the cheek

    Please don’t cry
    This is just a goodbye
    So please, oh please
    do not cry

    Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/please-dont-cry

  • Vicki Sebesta Posted December 9, 2017 7:35 am

    Sleep sweet dear Monica. Now you and Paul are together again.
    Love you! Miss you!
    “Auntie Cratchet”

  • Sharon Trenary Posted December 10, 2017 1:02 pm

    Words do not express the sorrow I feel for you and your family. You are in my prayers….don’t forget….a single set of footprints in the sand says Jesus is carrying you, because you are not alone thru this journey.

  • Amanda Neslon Posted December 10, 2017 8:01 pm

    Monica,, while your up there in Heaven, would you keep a close eye on your grieving family?…. give them hope and joy ..remind them of the many memories youve created over a lifetime? … you are so very loved.
    Beautiful woman -friend, mother ,daughter and wife❤️

  • Frederick Green Posted December 14, 2017 5:24 am

    My heartfelt condolences for the loss of your beloved, Monica. Please know that Jehovah God and his son Jesus Christ is aware of your pain and they care for you. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) . I pray that you are able to find comfort in God’s promise of paradise where there will be no more pain and sorrow (Revelation 21:4,5)  and the many wonderful  memories of your loved one becoming a reality in the future resurrection in paradise.  (Acts 24:15). Please accept my sincere condolences.
     https://tv.jw.org/#en/mediaitems/VODBibleTeachings/pub-jwbcov_201505_11_VIDEO

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