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Madelyn Joy Robichaux Mingonet

August 16, 1933 — October 11, 2022

Madelyn Joy Robichaux Mingonet, 89, of Eustis, passed away October 11, 2022. Born in Katy, Texas, the oldest child of Arthur and Mabel (Stockdick) Robichaux. Madelyn graduated from Katy High School with the class of 1951. Her strong desire to serve in ministry led her to attend Lon Morris College in Jacksonville, Texas where she graduated with a degree in Education. Madelyn’s passion for missions soon led her on a Missions Caravan in 1954 where she met Charles Mingonet in Eustis, Florida. They married the same year and made Eustis their lifelong home. However, as part of his marriage promise to Madelyn’s family, every year they returned to Texas to visit Madelyn’s beloved Texas family for a Stockdick family reunion that continues to this date.
At home in Eustis, they owned and operated Pearl Florist for nearly 50 years, a business of godly influence for its employees, the customers of Pearl Florist, and the greater community of Eustis and Lake County. Madelyn was involved in many service organizations to include Eustis Service League, Kiwanis, United Methodist Women, Helping Hands, Stephen’s Ministry, and others. Madelyn’s genuine love for people made everyone entering the florist shop feel welcomed and appreciated. Madelyn was a devoted Christian, faithful wife and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was the most gracious of hosts in their home on West Crooked Lake which was often full of visitors, youth and family gatherings, and whoever needed a home. Every child, grandchild and great grandchild as well as nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends were equally welcomed and loved in her special way which often included a kiss on the cheek or forehead leaving a clear lipstick print from her favorite colors - bright red.
Above all was her devotion to the gospel of Jesus Christ and sharing that with others. Her leadership and involvement in Missions remained constant as she organized and led mission teams to other countries like Haiti and Belize while at home supporting, housing, and loving on missionaries from all over the world. She loved to sing in the Choir and worship through song. You would often find her humming or singing a favorite hymn about Jesus wherever she was. She led many children’s ministries including Vacation Bible School and teaching Sunday school because she just loved to “Tell the Story”. She had a passion for visiting at hospitals, nursing homes, shut-ins at home, through ministries or anytime there was someone in need. Even when she could no longer drive it was her desire and practice to visit others. Madelyn Joy (Robichaux) Mingonet was a true Texas rose who grew where God planted her. Her dream as a youth had been to be a missionary on a foreign field, which she initially thought that God had said no to after marriage to Charles, but it became clear to all that she was that and much more. The constant in all she did and all who knew her was a sweet deep love for her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ that permeated everything she did and affected everyone she met for all her years, wherever she was planted.
Madelyn is survived by her sister, Eileen Johnson, Eustis, FL; brother, Arthur Glenn Robichaux and wife Martha, Katy, Texas; 2 daughters, Joy Sanford and her husband David, Leesburg, FL; Linda Johnson and her husband Bob, Eustis, FL; 2 sons, Charles (Chuck) Mingonet, Jr. and wife Sandy of Colorado Springs, CO; Scott Mingonet and wife Christine of Oviedo, FL; 9 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren and counting. She has always considered her love for Jesus to be her highest calling and sharing that love with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to be the joy of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Charles L. Mingonet, Sr. and her sister, Helen Robichaux Russo. Services will be held at LifePointe Church SBC, Eustis on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 11:00 AM. The family will receive friends at the Harden/Pauli Funeral Home Chapel, Eustis on Friday, October 28 from 6-8:00PM. Memorial donations may be made to the following family missionaries all near and dear to Madelyn; Youth with a Mission (YWAM) missionaries and nephew Mike and Janet Treen, check to Mission Enablers International, acct MT3633, P.O. Box 2127, Bentonville, AR 72712; Church planters to Spain and granddaughter, Jonathan and Hannah Romaine, check to Baptist Mid-Missions Foundation Acct # 70499 P.O. Box 308011, Cleveland OH 44130-8011, and grandson Tyler Mingonet with North American Mission Board at North Central Baptist Church in Gainesville, FL. Ministry Fund ID 289529-0Mingonet, Tyler.
Online Guestbook available at Arrangements by Harden/Pauli Funeral Home, Eustis.
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