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He Will Forever Be Missed





Remembering mainMan

This site was created in memory of Jermaine Monroe.

Please share your fond memories/stories in the guestbook to celebrate his life.


Born in North Carolina

On August 18, 2021, God sent his angels to usher Jermaine LeJuan
Jackson Monroe, “mainMAN” into a place of eternal rest. Jermaine was
born in Moore County, North Carolina on August 20, 1971, to Debora
Jackson Spencer and Mitch Capel.

After completing Wheatland High School in California, he joined the
United States Army and served in the Gulf War. After his military
service, he pursued his love of art and received a bachelor’s degree
from the Art Institute of Charlotte.

Jermaine’s love for Hip-Hop culture led him to producing music and
writing songs which transitioned into his passion for poetry. As a
spoken word artist and motivational speaker, he helped children and
young adults discover their aspirations through the creation of his
mentoring program M.A.D.E (Make a Difference Every Day).

In addition to his advocacy for helping others gain and honor their
voices, he also hosted the Hip-Hop Talk Show “Radio Unfriendly.” He
was a giant amongst many in the spoken word movement locally,
regionally, and nationally.

mainMAN was a renaissance prophet and worked tirelessly helping
others discover their voices. His personality and friendship were good
medicine for everyone he encountered. He anointed everyone with
unconditional love.

His deep generosity of spirit leaves an indelible mark on all the
landscapes he walked. mainMAN was mindfully authentic and genuine
in all his purpose.

Jermaine LeJuan Jackson Monroe is preceded in death by his father,
Lonnie V. Monroe and his grandparents Ruth Jackson McCall, Ernest
Jackson, and June and Lonnie Monroe Sr. He is survived by his mother
Debora Jackson Spencer, his grandmother Alice Jackson, his fiancé
Tyamica Mabry, daughters Ajha and Khiri Monroe and their mother
Michelle Mayhue, son Leon Caskey, sister Kendra Monroe (Deandre),
and extended Capel family. He is also loved and will be missed by a host
of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, and his beloved
literary community.

Family and friends of mainMAN pray that his righteous flow onward
will be full of peace and light knowing that our love is traveling with
him. We are grateful to mainMan for opening our minds wider to
unimaginable possibilities and for opening our hearts wider to
compassion, generosity, and grace.

“As long as I have the will, the effort, and the manpower, I’m out here
doing something every day. I don’t believe in I can’t.”
– mainMAN

The Memorial Service for Jermaine LeJuan Jackson Monroe will be held
at Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist,
727 West Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202 (date TBD).
The family acknowledges all your prayers and acts of kindness in our
time of bereavement.

His Life


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