Renee Card Monroe

Following the tragic death of Catoosa County grandmother Renee Card Monroe and two of her grandchildren on Monday morning, the family has announced that a memorial fund has been created in Monroe’s name to help benefit Christian ministries.

Monroe, 60, and the children, ages 3 and 1, drowned Monday morning, April 21, after the enclosed ATV they were traveling in veered off into a pond on the family’s 100-acre farm in Catoosa County.

Monroe’s family announced Tuesday that the Renee Monroe Memorial Fund had been created at The Generosity Trust, and that the fund will benefit Christian Ministries and Causes in the Chattanooga area.

Those wishing to make contributions to the fund can do so by sending donations to 736 Market Street, Suite 1042, Chattanooga, TN 37402.

“No one who knew her ever doubted how much she loved them,” Monroe’s obituary reads. “She left this world a far better and richer place than she found it. Her friends and family hold tight to the hope we have in our Savior Jesus Christ that she is rejoicing in heaven and someday we will be rejoicing with her.”

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, at Heritage Funeral Home on East Brainerd Road in Chattanooga.

A special ceremony celebrating Monroe’s life will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, at Woodland Park Baptist Church, with Bill Spencer officiating, followed by a private family burial.

Monroe is survived by her husband of 42 years, Charlie Monroe; her daughters, Tiffany (Keith) Askew, Apison, and Rachel (Brian) Cohen, Jericho, New York; her sons, Zach (Emily) Monroe and Lucas (Kelly) Monroe, both of Chattanooga; her parents, Roy and Virginia Card, Chattanooga; two brothers, Brian (Terry) Card, Elder Mountain, and Brad (Paula) Card, Hixson; eight grandchildren, nine nieces and nephews.

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