"Concerned with the General Welfare of the Deaf of Iowa"

Updated July 4, 2017


Deborah Mingo

November 7, 1958 - December 3, 2016

Deborah Lynn Mingo, 58, of Bettendorf, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.

Funeral arrangements are pending at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home, Bettendorf Iowa.

Deborah Lynn Mingo, 58, of Bettendorf, Iowa died Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf and went to be in the presence of her Savior, Jesus. She fought a six-year battle with cancer with courage, humor and grace.

Her funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 9, 2016 at Crossroads Independent Baptist Church in Davenport, Iowa where she was a member. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf and from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Friday at the church. Private burial services will be held in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to benefit Deborah’s son’s education.

She was born to the late John and MaryEllen (Iliffe) Seddon on November 7, 1958 in Camden, New Jersey. Debbie graduated from the Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf in New Jersey in 1978 and received a THG degree in Theology from the Temple Deaf College in Peoria, Illinois in 1985. She married Albert Mingo in 1986 in Mickleton, New Jersey and then moved to Davenport to be with her husband.

She was proud of being a housewife and a loving, devoted mother to her son. She loved to read the Bible and devotions and attending ladies retreats through her church.

She is survived by her husband, Albert and her son, Abraham, of Bettendorf; her sister, Cyn Laughin of Westville, New Jersey; one nephew; one niece; four grand-nieces; a great grand-nephew; and several cousins.

She was preceded by her parents and her brother John Seddon Jr.

The family would like to express their deepest thanks to the medical team, hospital staff and sign language interpreters at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City and the staff of the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House. Without their expert care, tender hearts and sincere love this journey would've been even more difficult for Debbie. Also, they would like to extend special thanks to their church, Crossroads Independent Baptist Church and their Morning Star Academy family for their help and support during this time.