Monica Lee Stith

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A Time to be Born
Monica Lee Stith, the third of three children, was born to the late Robert Edward Jenkins of Springfield Ohio, and Tosca Lajoise Deppe Jenkins of Cedarville, Ohio on April 26, 1949.

A Time to Learn
The family relocated to Columbus, Ohio when Monica was a young girl. She began her education at St. Dominic’s Grade School and later at East High School (Go Tigers!) where she was a Majorette, a member of the Concert Band, and a member of the Student Court.

A Time to Love
There she met her high school sweetheart Paul W. Stith. From their union were born Kara (Andrew Terry) and Tamara (Rudolph Lynch). Thirteen years later, her love journey led her to Ron H. Williams. This loving relationship bore Burman C. Williams (Fiancée Jessica Carpenter).

A Time to Grow
After high school, Monica attended Franklin University and held various positions including modeling but found her greatest passion in Real Estate in 1974.

A Time to Work
Monica began her Real Estate career in August of 1974 at First Associated Brokers. Here she gained viable experience in Residential, Investment, and Commercial Properties. Because of her devotion to learning and growing in her knowledge of real estate, which continued up until her untimely death, she developed an extensive real estate profile. Consequently, in August of 1986, Monica became an independent broker and M. L. Sales and Associates was born. Over the course of Monica’s real estate career, she received numerous certifications, recognitions, and awards.

A Time to Serve
Monica had deep compassion for her community. One of the first of many examples of this includes a time when she rented a passenger van to take a group of the neighborhood kids to Kings Island and Cedar Point for a summer day trip. Monica also organized a drill team in order to participate in a 4th of July parade. Monica volunteered at Mifflin High School as the drill team coach as well as organized the community festival at St Dominic Church.

As beautiful and graceful as she was, Monica wouldn’t hesitate to roll up her sleeves and get her hands dirty. That was evident when she diligently worked to promote the Livingston Ave clean-up on July 22, 1987. This initial drive to improve the community and to take pride in the place that you live continued to local Parks and Recs. like Driving Park. The last clean-up effort that she took part in was held in September 2021. Monica also took pride in the work that she did with volunteer ventures at Saint Dominic’s. As mentioned before, she organized summer festivals and most recently, cleaned up the garden. The clean-up of the Garden was also an opportunity for ex-offenders to complete required Community Hours.

A Time to Mourn
On July 16, 2022, Monica was ushered in and returned to her Creator and to those loved ones who preceded her in death, grandparents; Lois B Deppe and Christine A. Deppe, father; Robert Jenkins, mother; Tosca Pegram and brother; Hakim Shafeeq. We celebrate her life as we mourn for such a loss to each one of our lives and souls. She leaves to cherish her memory, her sister Tosca (Tommy) Jackson, sister by choice Karen Thomas; grandchildren Gianni Lynch (fiancée Tamia Odimegwu), Reyadh (JaNiyah) Lynch, Jeremiah Williams, Kaya Terry and Jediah Lynch, and Amyah Holloway; great-grandchildren: Atavion, Gi Niyah, Kaden, Gianni Jr, and Baby Royce and a host of loved ones too numerous to mention here.

A Time to Reflect
As we look back on the life and the legacy of Monica L. Stith, we know she was a hard-working woman who loved her family and her friends. There was nothing she wouldn’t do for them within her power. We loved everything about you and will miss everything about you. Your sparkle and bling, only you could wear festive hats, and pull it off and still look like a diva! We thank you for instilling in us hard work, perseverance, the importance of giving back to your community, and most importantly never giving up! We promise to “Keep It Movin.”

To everything, there is a season and a time for every purpose under the sun Ecclesiastes 3:1

Visitation 11:00 AM and Funeral Service 12:00 PM Thursday, July 21, 2022 at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, 451 N 20th St. Entombment at Green Lawn Cemetery.

Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the Stith Family, visit


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    Condolences to the family, l am so sorry for your loss. I loved your mother dearly and will miss our weekly talks. We were always there to listen to each other venting. I will miss Monica and will be praying for the family. Your mother lived a great life and again, God has has taken another ANGEL

  2. To my beautiful sister Monica. The shock and the pain that I’m going through I know only God is in control. He has a look-out on our lives from sunset till sunrise and nothing ever happens that take Him by surprise. I glad we became closer as we got older and was communicating and sharing stories about what you were doing with the kids. So glad you got to see your new great granddaughter and was traveling having a good time. I have been looking at pictures of us going through different stages of our lives and was hoping we could grow old together since we are only 11 months apart. So many memories to cherish in my heart forever. It will be hard to ride down Livingston and know you are not there. You are with your Mother, grandmother, brother and cousins in a better place. I promise you I will always be there for the kids as long as I’m living. They only have one Aunt Joyce. I know time will heal the tears and pain that has overwhelmed me. Kara, Tammy, and Burman I love you and as a family we will get through this difficult time. Rest in Peace beautiful Sister

  3. Quandours Williams

    To my Wonderful First Grade Friend, Ms Monica, thanks, we talked about this many times.
    Enjoy your Eternal Peace, In Jesus Name…

  4. diane johnson

    Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of Monica,I’ve known her for many years.We actually attended grade school together.I just recently saw her at my own sisters funeral.Rest well Monica.

  5. Ladee Pamela Shields

    May Heaven shine more love and grace upon your entire family during this time of your loss.

  6. My Deepest Sympathies and Condolences to Moncia’s Family and Friends.
    Monica and a couple of other Friends we spent time together a little over a month ago at East Market.
    A wonderful Woman. Always so kind.

  7. Mearal Manuel

    To Tosca and the Stith Family the lord gives and the lord takes away only prayer takes your griefs with our deepest sympathy and prayers we are with you all
    The Manuel Family

  8. Paulette King

    A Beautiful Soul gone too soon, I was heart broken and still can’t believe you’re no longer here with us. Monica’s memories will live on, which is forever etched in our hearts. I pray the Lord give’s you peace and comfort during this difficult time. She will be missed by so many.
    Our last conversation was “I will see you next month when I get in town”. (from Houston)

  9. Robert Eskridge

    I m so sorry for your loss I just seen her, and she looked amazing. May the Lord give you the strength that you need at a time like this.

  10. Kimberly J. Brant

    My prayers are extended to the Family of Monica L. Stith. May God continue to comfort and guide you! I will continue to pray for you all because it is never easy to say ‘Goodbye’.

  11. Norma Baker Daniels

    Where there is heartache, let there be healing. Sending loving thoughts and prayers.

  12. Marsha Calloway

    My deepest condolences to Monica’s family. Her beautiful smile and gracious, vibrant personality will be missed. We are East High Tigers always.

  13. Condolences to the family of Monica L. Stith during her transition may you be comforted with the love of the lord..There is an appointed time for every thing, and a time for every affair under the heavens. A time to be born, and a time to die; apart from Ecclesiastes 3:1-6

  14. Tawanda Jenkins

    I’m still in disbelief that Monica is not here. I feel that she is still present with us. I have an overwhelming feeling that I will receive her regular “checking- in” text, call or visit, telling me about how her day or week is going. “Tawanda, I’m keeping it moving!”, she would say, followed by a hardy laugh. And “keeping it moving” she did! Monica did not miss a beat. She was very active, physically and mentally. She had a lively spirit. At 73, she was full of life, and loved having a good time. As I’m writing, I am sad that I will not see, hug, talk, laugh, cry or have a drink with my “cousin” again. But I’m happy that I got to share those moments with her. I’m going to miss you Monica

  15. James Gilchrist-Elliott

    My condolences to the family Monica was a dear
    friend since childhood she use to attend a lot of my musical engagements, we use talk about everything I will miss our conversations, her positive personality and smile

  16. Hannah Elliott


    My deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  17. A Beautiful Soul gone too soon, I was Heart broken and still can’t believe you’re no longer here with us. Monica’s memories will live on, which is forever etched in our hearts. I pray the Lord give’s the family Peace and Comfort during this difficult time. She will be missed by so many. Our last conversation was “I will see you next month in Columbus” Love your Friend in Houston

  18. Monica was such a lively and vibrant lady. It was always nice to see and talk to her, she was very professional in her business. Please accept my deepest condolences to her friends and family.
    I had the pleasure to view the pictures and I know she will be sadly missed by her family. I pray you find comfort with the warm and caring memories. Please remember you are never alone. Please lean o the Lord to carry you through.

  19. Byron V. Ballentine

    Sending my condolences and prayers to the family of Monica.


  20. OMG Beautiful Pictures and Memories , Monica really Enjoyed her Life ! Rest In Peace my Beautiful Cousin “Love to the Family”

  21. Praying for your strength during your time of bereavement.May God Bless you and give you understanding

  22. My Dearest Tosca,
    The Kimbos are so sorry for you lost. There is none other like a sister, no matter what. I wish I could be there with you during this difficult time but know that you are constantly in my prayers. “To be absent from the body, is to be present with Lord.” Monica is in great hands. I love you and you are my sister of choice.

  23. Norma J Richards

    To the family of Monica Stith, you are truly blessed to have a matriarch with such a great legacy. Although I know it hurts you have wonderful memories to cherish. Cherish the memories…

  24. Tamara, Kara and family my sincere condolences and prayers for the family. Your mom lived her best life. She left quite a legacy for all of you. Praying for peace and comfort.

  25. Veronica Russell

    We, like others were so surprised and sadden to hear about Monica falling asleep in death.We hope and pray that your many treasured memories help to comfort you all to endure today and the days ahead. Your video shows how you all loved Monica and how she loved you all. May we all hold on until God fulfills the verse in your video Revelation 21:4. She was always willing to help us. Love and condolences Ronnie and Bebe

  26. beverly woodford

    Monica was a wonderful, kind and special lady. We had a special relationship as we were both realtors. I will miss our meetings and lunch meetings we shared over the years. May God bless and keep her wonderful family. Your friend Beverly Woodford.

  27. Alethea Gaddis

    Tamara, please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Remember that eatth holds no sorrow, that heaven cannot heal.

  28. Traylene Hines

    My deepest condolences to the family. I will keep you all in my prayers during this most challenging time. Keep those beautiful memories within your hearts.

  29. Patricia Bailey

    May God walk with this family during this time of your loss.

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