Dot Walker Monks
February 21, 1931 -
August 14, 2022

Visitation

August 16, 2022
2:00 PM until 4:00 PM

Service 

August 16, 2022
4:00 PM

Interment

August 16, 2022
Obituary

Funeral service for Dot Walker Monks, age 91, of Fayetteville, TN, will be held at 4 PM on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Ed Johnson and Bro. Jeremy Hudgins officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 2 PM until 4 PM Tuesday at Higgins.

Dorothy Walker Monks was born on February 21, 1931, in Lincoln Co., TN to the late John Thomas Walker and Jennie Fanning Walker. She was a devote Christian and faithful member of Kirkland Baptist Church. Mrs. Monks was a 1950 graduate of Fayetteville Central High School. Dot enjoyed watching professional and college games and loved listening to gospel music. She passed away on August 14, 2022, at NHC in Tullahoma, TN.

Survivors include her children, Vickie (Jake) Shaw of Hazel Green, AL, Dr. Dale (Terri) Monks of Clayton, NC, and Dr. David (Dr. Katie Jennings) Monks of Cary, NC; grandchildren, Jennie, Sarah (Adam), Jonathan (Ashlee), Francis, Maggie (Tim), Molly, Eli, and Lilly; great-grandsons, Walker, Henry, and Owen; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Dot was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson Monks; brother, Robert “Bob” Walker, and a sister, Selma Ruth Walker Smith.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial Processing, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959, or Kirkland Baptist Church, 655 Ardmore Highway, Taft, Tennessee 38488.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Dot Walker Monks.

Video Services

16 Comments

  1. JOYCE AND STEVE

    What to say about a multigenerational friendship.I. remember seeing the pictures of uncle tom and aunt jennie and grandmother and papa on the porch together at church.I believe grandmother talked to her precious Jennie every day on the phone.Our parents played took together and laughed and laughed while we played cowboys and indians.I remember riding pal and playing with soso the cat and camping out It was a terrible shock about Dots passing but we know that she is with Jesus,Wilson,my daddy,their siblings,Aunt Francis,and all the others and we will see them again. Someday.What a reunion!You know when I think of childhood reunions I believe it was the most special day of the year for many attendees with overeating,playing ball, and fellowship.Our grandparents were the last to leave those hugh steps.I enjoyed a new dimension to our friendship when we would occasionally check up by phone. She. commented on how much she loved staying at home and I believe she shared this trait with Grandma Fanning.She was a very special lady who is missed.Please know that you are loved and prayed for

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  2. Leslie Frame

    So sorry to hear this….Mrs.Dot was such a sweet lady. My condolences to the family, especially you Vickie.

    Reply
  3. Bruce and Gretchen Ross

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family

    Reply
  4. Cindy Conyers

    David and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

    Take Care, Cindy

    Reply
  5. Billy and Cindy Langford, Frances Gibson

    Vicky, David , Dale, and families
    We are still shocked about your mom-so glad we got to see her and all of you in June- she loved to laugh- we would talk about old times And especially about those kittens they got that time- precious lady heart hurts for you all

    Reply
  6. Terry Lewter

    Mrs Vickie: I’m so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. I remember her shopping in the store @ Park City Bi-Rite back in the early 80’s when I worked there. My deepest condolences to you and your family and all of Mrs Dot’s friends. My prayers are with you all during this difficult time. God Bless

    Reply
  7. Larry Mccown

    So sorry to hear about your mother. She was a very nice lady.

    Reply
  8. Gary and Wanda Tipper

    Prayers with you through this very difficult time.

    Reply
  9. Janet Kinser Gray

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

    Reply
  10. Carolyn Bryant

    So sorry, She was a sweet lady

    Reply
  11. Lana Boyd

    Ms. Vicky,
    So sorry for your loss. She was such a sweet lady and had a precious spirit. My thoughts, love, and prayers are with you all.

    Reply
  12. Reid Evans

    I only meet Mrs Monks once but feel that I understand her caring nature, her sense of humor and her love of family and friends though my friendship with her sons.
    She will be missed.

    Reply
  13. Jeff Sargent

    Mrs. Dot Monks (Miss Dot) was a wonderful person and a caring soul. The first time I met her, I felt like I had stepped back in time and had met a living, breathing, Genuine, Genteel, Southern Lady.
    I was friends with all of her children, but Dale (her youngest son) became my best friend.
    Miss Dot welcomed me into their home and treated me like I was her son as well
    Although I didn’t grow as close to Miss Dot as I would have liked, I will always remember her warmth, hospitality, and Christian approach to life.

    Reply
  14. Bea Spray

    We couldn’t have had a better neighbor; she and Mama had lots of phone conversations! We feel like the Monks family and ours are close like a family. We will miss going to visit her; she always enjoyed my nieces and their families coming to visit her too. We are keeping the family in our thoughts and prayer.

    Love,
    Art Ross & Bea Ross Spray

    Reply
  15. Jeff Sargent

    Mrs.Dot Monks (Miss Dot)) was a, wonderful person and a caring soul. The first time I met her, I felt like I had stepped back in time, and I had met a living, breathing Genuine Genteel Southern Lady.
    I was friends with all her children, but Dale ( her youngest son) was my best friend. Miss Dot welcomed me into their home, and treated me like I was her son as well.
    Although I didn’t grow as close to Miss Dot as I would have liked, I will always remember her warmth, hospitality, and Christian approach to life.

    Reply
  16. Kathy Shook Brown

    We are so truly sorry for your heartbreak. I always enjoyed seeing her, with her smiling face. Heaven has gained a beautiful Angel.

    Reply

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16 Comments

  1. JOYCE AND STEVE

    What to say about a multigenerational friendship.I. remember seeing the pictures of uncle tom and aunt jennie and grandmother and papa on the porch together at church.I believe grandmother talked to her precious Jennie every day on the phone.Our parents played took together and laughed and laughed while we played cowboys and indians.I remember riding pal and playing with soso the cat and camping out It was a terrible shock about Dots passing but we know that she is with Jesus,Wilson,my daddy,their siblings,Aunt Francis,and all the others and we will see them again. Someday.What a reunion!You know when I think of childhood reunions I believe it was the most special day of the year for many attendees with overeating,playing ball, and fellowship.Our grandparents were the last to leave those hugh steps.I enjoyed a new dimension to our friendship when we would occasionally check up by phone. She. commented on how much she loved staying at home and I believe she shared this trait with Grandma Fanning.She was a very special lady who is missed.Please know that you are loved and prayed for

    Reply
  2. Leslie Frame

    So sorry to hear this….Mrs.Dot was such a sweet lady. My condolences to the family, especially you Vickie.

    Reply
  3. Bruce and Gretchen Ross

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family

    Reply
  4. Cindy Conyers

    David and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

    Take Care, Cindy

    Reply
  5. Billy and Cindy Langford, Frances Gibson

    Vicky, David , Dale, and families
    We are still shocked about your mom-so glad we got to see her and all of you in June- she loved to laugh- we would talk about old times And especially about those kittens they got that time- precious lady heart hurts for you all

    Reply
  6. Terry Lewter

    Mrs Vickie: I’m so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. I remember her shopping in the store @ Park City Bi-Rite back in the early 80’s when I worked there. My deepest condolences to you and your family and all of Mrs Dot’s friends. My prayers are with you all during this difficult time. God Bless

    Reply
  7. Larry Mccown

    So sorry to hear about your mother. She was a very nice lady.

    Reply
  8. Gary and Wanda Tipper

    Prayers with you through this very difficult time.

    Reply
  9. Janet Kinser Gray

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

    Reply
  10. Carolyn Bryant

    So sorry, She was a sweet lady

    Reply
  11. Lana Boyd

    Ms. Vicky,
    So sorry for your loss. She was such a sweet lady and had a precious spirit. My thoughts, love, and prayers are with you all.

    Reply
  12. Reid Evans

    I only meet Mrs Monks once but feel that I understand her caring nature, her sense of humor and her love of family and friends though my friendship with her sons.
    She will be missed.

    Reply
  13. Jeff Sargent

    Mrs. Dot Monks (Miss Dot) was a wonderful person and a caring soul. The first time I met her, I felt like I had stepped back in time and had met a living, breathing, Genuine, Genteel, Southern Lady.
    I was friends with all of her children, but Dale (her youngest son) became my best friend.
    Miss Dot welcomed me into their home and treated me like I was her son as well
    Although I didn’t grow as close to Miss Dot as I would have liked, I will always remember her warmth, hospitality, and Christian approach to life.

    Reply
  14. Bea Spray

    We couldn’t have had a better neighbor; she and Mama had lots of phone conversations! We feel like the Monks family and ours are close like a family. We will miss going to visit her; she always enjoyed my nieces and their families coming to visit her too. We are keeping the family in our thoughts and prayer.

    Love,
    Art Ross & Bea Ross Spray

    Reply
  15. Jeff Sargent

    Mrs.Dot Monks (Miss Dot)) was a, wonderful person and a caring soul. The first time I met her, I felt like I had stepped back in time, and I had met a living, breathing Genuine Genteel Southern Lady.
    I was friends with all her children, but Dale ( her youngest son) was my best friend. Miss Dot welcomed me into their home, and treated me like I was her son as well.
    Although I didn’t grow as close to Miss Dot as I would have liked, I will always remember her warmth, hospitality, and Christian approach to life.

    Reply
  16. Kathy Shook Brown

    We are so truly sorry for your heartbreak. I always enjoyed seeing her, with her smiling face. Heaven has gained a beautiful Angel.

    Reply

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