46-year-old Teresa Carol Monk, 46, of Walton, long time public defender in Calhoun and regional counties, has died following a long history of health problems

She was a 1990 graduate of Walton High School, a 1994 graduate of Wheeling Jesuit University, and a 1997 graduate of WVU School of Law.

She was a member of the WV State Bar Association and started her career as a public defender for Roane County. Later, she became self-employed and began a public defender career in Webster, Braxton, Gilmer, Clay, Calhoun, Jackson, and Roane Counties.

Monk was dedicated to her work and believed in the public defender system.

She was a member of Leatherwood Missionary Baptist Church. She had a hobby of cooking, cross stitching, painting and fishing. She never let her sickness become an excuse, and never let it disable her.

"She had a strong opinion on everything, and a little sass," and worked hard at not letting her health problems get her down.

A service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 22, at Hafer Funeral Home, with Pastor Jeff Underwood Officiating. Burial will follow at Monk Family Cemetery, in Leatherwood, W.Va.

Family will welcome visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared at www.haferfuneralhome.net

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