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A.W. Mingia

September 1, 1926 - September 15, 2016

Obituary


A.W. Mingia, Sr., 90, of Spring Hope, NC peacefully went to be with his Heavenly Father on September 15, 2016. He died peacefully at the home of his daughter, which he called home for the last five years. Angel Harris, his granddaughter was his primary caregiver for the first four years. Their bond was beautiful and they lovingly called each other "Best Buddy". They laughed and talked all the time and together, each night they recited The Lord's Prayer, the 23rd Psalm, Philippians 3:20, 21 and Psalm 91. Those scriptures became his favorite scriptures and...

A.W. Mingia, Sr., 90, of Spring Hope, NC peacefully went to be with his Heavenly Father on September 15, 2016. He died peacefully at the home of his daughter, which he called home for the last five years. Angel Harris, his granddaughter was his primary caregiver for the first four years. Their bond was beautiful and they lovingly called each other "Best Buddy". They laughed and talked all the time and together, each night they recited The Lord's Prayer, the 23rd Psalm, Philippians 3:20, 21 and Psalm 91. Those scriptures became his favorite scriptures and the scriptures that bought strength to his caregivers, his daughter Sylvia and his granddaughter Angel.

Mr. A.W. Mingia, Sr. was born September 1, 1926 to the late Theophelius and Pearlie Anderson Mingia. He attended Taybron Elementary School in Nash County and graduated from Spaulding High School located in Spring Hope, NC. He joined the US Navy in 1945 and served over two years. After his return from serving his Country, he married Ruby Mills Dunston. To this union seven children were born. Ethel Eileen Mingia and Carol Mingia Porch proceeded him in death.

A.W. was a genius when it came to fixing things, especially a cars. He was super creative in building anything, especially if he could add a motor. He was serious about his business and helped everyone that needed a mechanic. On more than one occasion A.W. worked with other businesses, however; his garage, built next to the home, was where he could be found, working late into the night to meet his obligations to his clients.

During his early childhood, A. W. joined White Oak Baptist Church located on NC 97. Early 1993 he rededicated his life to Christ and became a faithful member of Faith Hope Holy Church located in Spring Hope, NC. He was truly committed to the ministry and to his loving Pastors; Gary and Christine Davis. He was a dedicated and active member, never absent or tardy for Bible Study, Sunday School or Sunday Morning Worship. Serving as church Trustee, he maintained the church building and grounds making any necessary improvements. Because he grew spiritually, without reservation, he was elevated to the office of Deacon. His relationship with his church family continued until his death and Pastors Gary and Christine Davis always made the trip from Spring Hope and later from Fayetteville every couple of months during this five year period.

To cherish his memory, A. W. leaves his wife, Ruby; Three daughters, Linda Carter, Doha Qatar; Sylvia Bowden, Greensboro, NC; Debbie Mingia, Nashville, NC; Two sons; A.W. Mingia, Jr, Kuwait and Timothy Mingia (Carolyn), Spring Hope, NC ; one sister, Evangelist Marie Mingia Ray; 15 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter and one son-in-law, Wesley R Porch (Carol), Orlando, FL, a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, many friends and a wonderful nurse aide, Quiana Leak, who cared for and loved him as if he were her own grandfather.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave, Greensboro, NC 27405.