OBITUARY

Joyce R. Engelbracht

March 26, 1928July 3, 2019
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Joyce Mathilda Robinson Engelbracht peacefully passed away on July 3, 2019 at the age of 91 years surrounded by her family at her home in Mandeville, LA. Joyce was the beloved wife of 51 years to the late Merlin Edward “Mike” Engelbracht, Sr. She was the devoted mother of Merlin Edward “Mike” Engelbracht, Jr. (Adele), Carol Engelbracht Adoue (Tom) and Cindy Engelbracht Creel (Al). Joyce was the always loving grandmother of Melissa Engelbracht Norris, Tiffany Engelbracht Parks, Matthew Engelbracht, Michelle Adoue, Lynne Adoue, Bradley Creel, Emily Creel Brewer, and Katie Creel; and great-grandmother of 13 great-grandchildren. She was the sister of and is survived by Karen Robinson Layus (Charlie) and the late Gilbert “Bud” Robinson. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law Judy Engelbracht and Delores Robinson. She was “Auntie” to many nieces and nephews.

Joyce was born in New Orleans, LA on March 26, 1928 to the late Mathilda Camet Robinson and Gilbert L. Robinson. She was a longtime resident of Metairie, LA before moving to Mandeville. Joyce for many years was a member of and very active in the congregation of St. Matthew's United Church of Christ in New Orleans where she met and married Mike, raised her children, and shared her many talents with her church family. She was an avid gardener and seamstress, member of the Metairie Garden Club, and recipient of the Christian Girl Scouts of America Award. Joyce and Mike enjoyed camping and traveled extensively throughout their lives together.

A funeral service will be held at Central St. Matthew UCC, New Orleans, Louisiana on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 12:00 pm. A Visitation will begin at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum. To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit lakelawnmetairie.com.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, July 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 8, 2019

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