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In Loving Memory of Moneka Jamell Staton

Moneka Jamell Staton was born on October 31, 1974, to Charlatta McClanahan and Joseph (Joe) Staton, Jr., she transitioned n November 7 after a brief illness. Born and raised in the Central District, Moneka (Mo) fell in love with basketball playing pick-up games against her older (and much bigger) brothers, cousins, and neighborhood boys.


Moneka's athletic prowess was showcased locally at Miller Community Center, Garfield High School, and Bellevue College and nationally at Oregon State University where she graduated in 1997 with a degree in Liberal Studies.

Shortly after graduating from OSU and returning to Seattle, Moneka began a 20+ year career as benefits and human resources professional at Milliman a Seattle-based actuarial and consulting firm.

Moneka will be remembered for the pride she took in her children, her contagious sense of humor, loyalty, diligence, and the fighting spirit she had until the end.

Proceeded in death by her father, Moneka is survived by her children, Maija and Jaiden Brown, long-time partner A.Dion Brown, mother, brothers Andre Cross, Jefferey, Mario, and Keith Staton, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Mo was and will remain deeply loved by the family and friends she leaves behind.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2022, from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM at Bonney Watson located at 16445 International Blvd., SeaTac, WA 98188.

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Brynnen Ford
Brynnen Ford
Dec 17, 2022

Wow, that is really sad. I haven't seen Ms. Moneka since pre-COVID, so I'm shocked by this. My deepest sympathies to Jaiden and your whole family. Dr. Brynnen Ford, formerly of Leschi Elementary.

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