WILMINGTON — Mildred “Micki” Shinault Quesada, 80, died peacefully Friday, July 2, 2021, at The Robin Johnson House.
She was born Jan. 14, 1941, in Ivanhoe, Virginia. Micki was the first in her immediate family to continue her education, graduating from Cape Fear Technical Institute in Wilmington with a degree in business administration. Many will remember her from the 30-plus years she worked third shift at Jimbo’s Breakfast & Lunch House in Wilmington. She never met a stranger and formed many friendships over the years.
Micki was a devoted mother, wife and friend. She lived her life with strength, humor and courage. Micki loved her family, her furkids, cross-stich and reading. She could be found sitting in her favorite chair, surrounded by her poodles, working on projects. such as a baby blankets for grandchildren or friends. She poured all her love into her needlework, and it was exceptional.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Thelma Warf Riley; father, David Emmett Shinault; son, Carmen (Sonny) Jarose Jr.; grandson, Charles (Charlie) Vernon Jr.; and husband, Samuel Quesada.
She is survived by children, Debbie Kavanaugh (Bill) of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Samuel Jarose of Wilmington, Melanie Rich (James) of Lexington, South Carolina, and Cyndy Shedd of Belmont; and 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank Caromont Hospice and the staff at the Robin Johnson House. A special thank you to Brian Stiles for many years of care, attention and friendship given to her (and us girls) during her lengthy illness.
A celebration of Micki’s life will be held Wednesday, July 14, at Oleander Memorial Gardens 306 Bradley Drive, Wilmington.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in honor of her life may be made to The Robin Johnson House, 5005 Shepherds Way Drive, Dallas, NC 28034.
Share online condolences with the family at Coble Funeral and Cremation Service at Greenlawn Memorial Park.