Our staff is comprised of dedicated professionals with a broad depth of funeral and cremation experience. We will answer all your questions regarding your options for funeral and cremation services. Please feel free to contact the office at any time 704-900-3811 or stop by.
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible. Together, we make this place amazing.
Funeral Director & General Manager
Deborah J. Brice is general manager of Monroe Mortuary Services. She has over 21 years of experience in Funeral Service. She is a graduate of Shaw University and Forsyth Technical Community College. Additionally Deborah has worked as a Flight Attendant and Customer Service Agent. She is the mother of an adult son.
Deborah holds professional memberships with the Funeral Directors & Morticians Association of NC, Inc., National Funeral Directors & Morticians Association, Inc., and the Western District of FD&MA NC.
Tony Levander Autry is the founder, owner and chief executive officer of Monroe Mortuary Services. Born and raised in Ansonville, NC to Paul Levander Autry and the late Rachel Thomas Autry.
He graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service, Atlanta, GA with a degree in funeral service. His commitment and compassion for the families he serves has earned him a reputation for providing excellent customer service, professionalism and dignified funeral service to people of all nationalities and religions. He has worked in Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner’s Office as a Forensic Autopsy Technician for 10 plus years.
Autry holds professional memberships with the Funeral Directors & Morticians Association of NC, Inc., National Funeral Directors & Morticians Association, Inc., and the Piedmont District of FD&MA NC.
Chairman of the Board
Paul Levander Autry is a resident of Ansonville, NC. He is a member of New Zion Baptist Church, Peachland, NC where he serves as a deacon. Paul is a member of the West Deep Creek Masonic Lodge #382, Wadesboro, NC.
Paul is a proud parent of five adult children. He was married to the late Mrs. Rachel Thomas Autry for nearly 60 years.
Future Funeral Director
Marketing Director & Administrator
Frederick L. Allen is a native of Chesterfield County, SC. He is responsible for marketing and daily office operations. He brings over 20 years of marketing/design and office experience to the firm.
Frederick is a licensed and ordained minister that has served the body of Christ for many years. He has a strong background in the areas of music ministry and church administration. Frederick is the Minister of Music at the oldest African American Church in Monroe, the Greater Mount Calvary African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Monroe, NC.
He serves as the aftercare facilitator to the families that Monroe Mortuary Services serve and is the monument sales representative.
He served as the Executive Assistant to the Metrolina Alliance of Pastors in Charlotte, NC for over 10 years. He was the Marketing Coordinator for Nations Ford Community Church in Charlotte, NC; Managed Recording Artist Chris Brunson & Anointed in Atlanta, GA; and served in music ministry for over 20 years at his childhood church, Timmonsville Baptist Church in Mt. Croghan, SC.
Frederick attended Livingstone College in Salisbury, NC, Professional Career Development Institute (Ashworth College) in Norcross, GA and Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA.
Frederick holds professional memberships with the Funeral Directors & Morticians Association of NC, Inc., National Funeral Directors & Morticians Association, Inc., and the Piedmont District of FD&MA NC. Additional members includes: Music Industry Network, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, Charlotte Marketing & Advertising Group, Young Professionals of Charlotte and Charlotte Business Professionals.
Darrell W. Steele is a native of Kannapolis, NC and a 1985 graduate of A.L. Brown High School. He is a Charter member of New Life Independent Baptist Church, Concord, NC. He brings over 20 years of experience. Darrell is the father of two sons.
Frederick L. Autry joined Monroe Mortuary Services as a Funeral Assistant. He has lived in Union County most of all of his life.
Frederick is the pastor of Greater Harvest Outreach Ministry. He has been in ministry for over 18 years and enjoys working with youth. Frederick is passionate about learning the profession and working in the community that he knows and loves.
Funeral Assistant & Organist
Demetra S. Manns-Marsh is a native of Henry County, VA. She serves as a funeral attendant and organist for Monroe Mortuary Services.
Demetra is a member of Thompson Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Mineral Springs, NC and serves in many other capacities including Wadesboro Monroe District Minister of Music, Thompson Chapel Minister of Music and Christian Education Director.
She graduated from Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC with a BA degree in Psychology. She is a May Kay Consultant, Partner at The AM Group, Owner of Start 2 Finish Event Boutique and Fashionable YOU, Executive Director at Restoration House, Inc., CEO at DSM Ministries and she is the author of three publications: "5 Years Later & He's Still My Best friend," "My Past, My Purpose, My Destiny" and "Real Sisters Real Talk Magazine." She's a member of Women's Philanthropy and Network Charlotte.
Demetra is married to Danny R. Marsh with two children. She enjoys crafting, reading and spending time with her family.