Meechy Monroe a talented, beautiful African American QUEEN has passed.
Meechy was a successful Chicago blogger & natural hair GURU, known for her SUPERFANTASTIC beauty tips and hair tutorials for black women with natural hair, that she sometimes duo’ d with her sister Vaughn Monroe.
Yes, Meechy and Vaughn Monroe hit the YouTube scene hard, and concurred the natural hair fan base as the “Monroe Sisters” with their great energy, creative styles and passion for natural hair.
Together, they shared their natural-hair experiences at beauty expos, on TV shows, and through their highly trafficked YouTube channels with elegance and grace.
In 2014, Meechy was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer — then a tumor returned aggressively in September 2015.
As a result, she suffered several strokes and was diagnosed with aphasia (disruption of language abilities). She underwent two brain surgeries (donating all of her hair to Locks of Love before the first), and went through chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
She celebrated being in remission in 2015, and began sharing details about her recovery with her fans.
Here sister Vaughn was quoted saying…
“Things are looking up. Meechy is hanging in there and despite her serious illness, she is still a bright loving light in my life and keeps me encouraged when I’m going through tough times, like always. Nothing has changed, she is the same Meechy. She can’t always respond to me verbally but she is still my favorite person to talk to and because I know how she thinks, I can read her mind, which makes our conversations just like old times.”
Meechy eventually went into hospice care. Here parents, Alexander and Patricia Moore, placed her their, where she died Tuesday, June 27, 2017.
Monroe’s sister, Vaughn Moore, told the Chicago Tribune that Meechy was “the light of everybody’s life that she touched. People wanted to do more with themselves because of her. They wanted to be beautiful. They wanted to go seek careers for themselves, travel, have pets, cook, and try new things because of her and the influence she had in that space.”