Luz S. Monroy
Luz Supan Monroy, 74, of Hanahan, SC, passed away January 18, 2023.
Born in the Philippines, she was the daughter of the late Victorino and Angela Mesina Supan; she was the second to the youngest of nine children. Mrs. Monroy hailed from Pampanga, a region of the Philippines known for their culinary skills. She started working at a very young age and never stopped until her health began to decline.
Mrs. Monroy is survived by her husband of fifty-five years, Cecilio Monroy; three daughters, Florina Monroy of Jersey City, NJ, Susan Cline (Eric) of Clemson, and Gina Monroy of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren, Victoria, James, Madeline, and Jackson.
Mrs. Monroy and her husband immigrated to the United States from the Philippines in 1978. When the opportunity came, they left her business and his thriving career in the Philippines for better opportunities in the United States. They started over again in North Charleston, eventually moved to Goose Creek and Hanahan, SC.
Luz worked tirelessly for the sake of her family. Much of her accomplishments, she made manifest through her indomitable spirit and unmatched work ethic. She initially worked jobs waiting tables, sometimes working two to three jobs. She aspired to own her own restaurant. Twenty years after arriving in the United States, they opened their own restaurant, Luz’s Place, in North Charleston. They ran and operated the restaurant for over twenty years. Luz’s Place was the place to go for both American and Filipino food. For many and different segments of the community, it was the place to go hang out with friends.
Luz was proud of her children and grandchildren and would speak of them often. Luz and Cecilio accomplished much and overcame many challenges together. In later years, their favorite activity was to sit in the porch overlooking the Goose Creek reservoir, reminiscing about their lives and those of their family and friends and all they have achieved together.
Luz will be dearly missed by family and friends, but none more so than her best friend, partner, and the love of her life, Cecilio. Even through her failing health, Luz encouraged people, especially the youth she encountered, to always work hard and take advantage of opportunities that come their way. She often advised to just keep going no matter what happens.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 PM, Thursday, January 26, 2023 at Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home & Cremations, 108 Cross Creek Road, Central, SC 29630.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, January 27, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 209 Sloan Street, Clemson. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall.
Burial will be private at Oconee Memorial Park, Seneca.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Hospice of the Upstate.
Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home is assisting the Monroy family.