top banner

Obituary Listings

Zona Ruth Mingo

May 12, 1956 May 25, 2021
Zona Ruth Mingo
There are condolences waiting approval on Zona's Tribute wall

Plant a tree in memory of Zona

An environmentally friendly option
1 tree planted in memory of Zona Ruth Mingo
Obituary for Zona Ruth Mingo
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

Zona R. Blackshear-Mingo

Zona was born May 12th, 1956, in Gainesville, Florida. She was the daughter of Leola Smith and the late Charles Blackshear Sr. She was a graduate of Buchholz High School, class of 1974. After graduation she attended Miami-Dade Community College of Business. She pursued a career as a model before eventually settling in her long term career with the Coast Guard as a Licensee Examiner Supervisor. She held this position for 30 years before retiring in 2013 to care for her beautiful Mother.

She met her soul mate Milton Mingo, in 1974. The two dated for a year before getting married on January 8th, 1976. After marriage, Zona relocated to Miami, Fl with Milton in which they have maintained their union for over 45 years. To that union they were blessed with 2 beautiful daughters.

On the morning of May 25, 2021 at 5:55 am, the Lord our Savior, called his angel home. She leaves to cherish her memories; her devoted husband, Milton; Children: Crystal Mingo of Miami, Fl; Karen Mingo of Orlando, Fl; Mother Leola Hart of Gainesville, Fl; Stepmom: Bunia Mae Blackshear of Miami, Fl; Siblings: Eddie Smith; Lona Blount (Eddie); Gary Hart (Mary); Leonza Blackshear ( Patricia); Verline Stinson; Pauline Scott (Terry); James Blackshear; Diana Blackshear; Glenda Blackshear; Annie Blackshear Moffett (Anthony); Charlene Blackshear; Donald Blackshear ( Elizabeth); Mother-in-Law: Mable Mingo; Aunt: Mary Johnson (Lee); Sister-in-law: Beatrice Hassanali (Fareede); Brother-in-law: Larry Mingo (Vanessa); Grandchildren: Ciera Mingo; Shane Hooks; Makiah Rogers; Daijah Jones; Great-grandchild: Brooklyn Baptiste; A host of devoted aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Special friends: Connie, Yvonne, and Wanda Gail. She was preceded in death by her late brother Charles Blackshear Jr.; and sister Annie Livingston.
Read More

To plant a tree in memory of Zona Ruth Mingo, visit the Tribute Store.

Previous Events





2:00 PM 6/4/2021 2:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 6/4/2021 7:00:00 PM
Pinkney-Smith Funeral Home - Gainesville

727 NW 2nd Street
Gainesville, FL 32601

Mask and Social Distancing Recommended

Pinkney-Smith Funeral Home - Gainesville
727 NW 2nd Street Gainesville 32601 FL
United States





11:00 AM 6/5/2021 11:00:00 AM
New Life Christian Center Church

18209 NE 21st Street
Gainesville, FL 32609

Mask and Social Distancing Recommended

New Life Christian Center Church
18209 NE 21st Street Gainesville 32609 FL
United States

Create new album
Subscribe To Obituaries


We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.