Gertrude (Trudi) E. Michaux

DELAND, Fla. ­– Gertrude (Trudi) E. Michaux of Deland, age 70, passed peacefully in her sleep on Friday, March 2, 2018 surrounded by her loving family.

Trudi is a graduate from high school in Tucson, Ariz., and the Rappahannock Nursing School in Rappahannock, Va.

As a Registered Nurse (RN), Trudi’s compassionate nature guided her 14-year career as a charge nurse, an on-call nursing supervisor, and a telemetry/surgical nurse, intensive care staff nurse.   She was heavily involved in the health care for AIDS patients during the height of the epidemic.   She also provided healthcare to the most critically ill/injured patients as an ICU nurse. She supported our veterans for years through work in the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Dwight D. Eisenhower Veteran’s Hospital.

As a Pastor’s wife and ministry partner, Trudi faithfully served parishioners leading bible study groups, coordinating church events/activities, and performed missionary work. Her missionary work took her to Albania providing crucial funding, religious literature, and volunteer work to rebuild churches giving the local population access to Christian teaching and the good news of the gospel.

Trudi is survived by her husband and best friend of 52 years, Daniel F. Michaux, four Daughters (Nicole M. Lucas and spouse Darren, Rebecca S. Benson and spouse David, Daniella D. Michaux, Shelby L. Michaux), one son (Mark D. Michaux), five Grandsons (Jeremiah D. Benson, John D. Lucas, Luke A. Lake, Seth A. Wright, Caleb A. Wright), seven Granddaughters (Skyler Brooke Lucas, Shelby Michaux Benson, Rebecca Dawn Lucas, Colby Scott Benson, Carthi Danielle Benson, Faith Nicole Benson, Hannah Elizabeth Wright, Brianna Lynn Wright) and two Great Grand Sons (Johnny Woodson Lucas II, Liam Alexandre Von Lucas), one Great Granddaughter (Joleen Marie Zavala) and two Cats (Silky and Sugar).

Her faith in Christ was central to her life and she loved to share it with others. During the last several years Trudi’s passion was to share that love through the Bible Study Fellowship ministry as a group and children ministry leader.  

She was greatly loved and will be missed by her family, friends and the Deleon Springs United Methodist church family.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at the Deleon Springs United Methodist church located at: 265 Ponce Deleon Blvd, Leon Springs, FL 32130.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, Bible Study Fellowship, or Deleon Springs UMC, Deleon Springs 

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