Rev. Irie Monroe Cyree
July 02, 2020
Reverend Irie Monroe Cyree, 95, of Phenix City, Ala., died Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at Columbus Hospice House. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the family will hold a memorial service at a later date. A private interment will be held at Parkhill Cemetery.
Rev. Cyree was born March 4, 1925, in Columbus, Ga. to the late Isaac Wayne and Ethel Hill Cyree. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a member of the Midland Masonic Lodge #144. Rev. Cyree was the Associate Pastor at Summerville Road United Methodist Church for many years. He also worked for 25+ years until his early 90s at Piggly Wiggly on South Lumpkin Road and the Piggly Wiggly on Stadium Drive in Phenix City, Ala. All of his life and into his 90s, Irie was one of the hardest working, most dedicated, and creative men that most have ever seen. He was a dedicated Christian who gave out his Piggly Wiggly card with a Bible verse to everyone he came in contact with. Above all, Irie is remembered for his love of God, being a loving husband, father, grandfather, and a beloved friend to all.
Other than his parents, he was preceded on death by his wife of 65 years, Mollie Cyree, and his son, Don Cyree.
Rev. Cyree is survived by his children, Tommy (Sister) Milligan, Betty (Charles) Holley; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Summerville United Methodist Church, 1201 32nd Street Phenix City, AL 36867.