FUNERAL SERVICES: 2:00 P.M. Saturday January 28th, 2011 at the Jones Pearson Funeral Home
VISITATION: 5- 8:00 P.M. Friday January 27th, 2011 at the Jones Pearson Funeral Home
INTERMENT: Greenwood Cemetery in Park Rapids, MN
SURVIVORS: Her mother, Cleone Carlson of Park Rapids, MN; her 2 brothers, John (Barbara) Carlson of Montgomery, MN and Mark Carlson of Park Rapids, MN; 1 sister, Trudy (Kenneth) Erickson of Effingham, IL; 5 precious nieces and nephews; her aunt, Sharon Carlson of Park Rapids, MN.
THESS MONIQUE CARLSON
April 29, 1970 ~ January 21, 2012
Thess Monique Carlson, age 41 of Woodbury, Minnesota, peacefully passed into eternity on Saturday, January 21, 2012, surrounded by her loved ones at United Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Monique was born on April 29, 1970 in Santa Ana, California to Cleone Carlson and Leon Michel Laurent. At the age of 3, Monique moved with her family to St. Paul, Minnesota. At the age of 6, she returned to California where she attended public school and resided until the age of 13. She then returned to St. Paul where she was a student at Cleveland Jr. High School, the same school her mother had attended when she was a girl. At the tender age of 14, Monique was involved in a serious auto accident which left her a quadriplegic. For the past 16 years, Monique has been a resident of the ACR group home in Woodbury, MN. Monique had a strong faith in the Lord. She loved music, looking beautiful, Harry Potter and being with her family and friends.
Monique will be lovingly remembered by her mother, Cleone Carlson of Park Rapids, MN; her 2 brothers, John (Barbara) Carlson of Montgomery, MN and Mark Carlson of Park Rapids, MN; 1 sister, Trudy (Kenneth) Erickson of Effingham, IL; 5 precious nieces and nephews; her aunt, Sharon Carlson of Park Rapids, MN; many cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father and her maternal grandparents.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at the Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids, MN with Reverend Thomas Drury officiating. Special music will be: “Amazing Grace”, “How Great Thou Art”, “I Can Only Imagine” and “When I Get Where I’m Going”. Casketbearers will be: Mark Carlson, Jim Erickson, Dawn Erickson, Ken Erickson, Josh Carlson and David Fitzenberger. Visitation will be held from 5-8:00 P.M. on Friday, January 27, 2012 at the Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids and for one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Interment will be made at the Greenwood Cemetery in Park Rapids, MN.
The family wishes to thank the ACR group home family in Woodbury for the loving care they have given Monique over the past 16 years.