Sidney Lanier Monroe


Sidney Lanier Monroe, age 83, of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, joined our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on February 26, 2024. Sidney was born on Christmas Day in Jacksonville FL, son of the late Sidney and Irene (Hanson) Monroe. Sidney was predeceased by his sister, Sarah Monroe. Sidney is survived by his loving wife, Susan Holloway. They were married aboard the Cunard Queen Mary 2 on an adventurous Transatlantic cruise.

Sidney is lovingly remembered by his wife Susan of Ponte Vedra Beach; sister Mary Hopping (Wade); daughters Dawn Monroe and Eden Sheffield (Matt), grandchildren Adam, Allie, Benjamin; cousin, Earle Whitehurst, stepsons Sean (Rachel), Aaron (Edvina) and Paul, and other relatives.

Sidney enjoyed golf, traveling worldwide to over 45 countries and all states of the USA, special travels with his wife, dining out and reading. He was an avid FSU sports fan, especially football.

He was a member of the Ponte Vedra Lodge and Club and enjoyed strength training, pilates classes, playing trivia and other social activities. Those that knew him, knew him as a kind gentle soul.

He attended Landon High School locally. He continued on to receive a Bachelor of Science Degree from Florida State University, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He went on to earn a master’s degree in professional accountancy from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. Sidney became a partner with the International CPA firm of Deloitte & Touche, where he was partner in charge of several of the firms’ offices.

A celebration of life will be held this summer with family and close friends at his favorite place, The Lodge and Club in Ponte Vedra Beach. His most favorite song was Elvis singing “Amazing Grace.”

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Hospice and Palliative Services or Davis Phinney Parkinson's Foundation. Condolences may be offered online at Ponte Vedra Valley