Lynn Mendibur, retired clerk of York County-Poquoson Circuit Court, dies at 59
April 14-- Apr. 14--Loyal. Happy. Loving.
Those were just a few of the words Marsha Brown used to describe her late daughter, Lynn Scott Mendibur, the long-serving clerk of the York County-Poquoson Circuit Court.
Mendibur was elected to the position in 1999 and served until she retired in 2014. Brown said Mendibur was amazing at her job.
"She took everything very conscientiously. Whether it was being a good mother or doing her job as Clerk of Court. No matter what the job was, she gave it her best," she said.
Mendibur died at age 59 on April 3.
As a constitutional officer, Mendibur supervised 15 York County employees and served as the custodian of all court litigation records and land records, along with handling lawsuits, divorces, land disputes, adoptions and wills.
York County Board of Supervisors Chairman Chad Green said he couldn't say enough good things about her, and she was the epitome of a true servant leader. Green met Mendibur when she first ran for office and would see her whenever he would go up to the courthouse for business.
"I would see her at the courthouse when I would be doing title searches and anything like that. I would always go by and speak to her. Her door was always open. She was always very accommodating and helpful," he said.
Green last saw Mendibur about three years ago when he was running for office. He said they had a great talk and that she was incredibly supportive of him.
Mendibur was also heavily involved in her community. She served as secretary of the York County Republican Committee, vice president of the Virginia Circuit Court Clerk Association, president of the York County Kiwanis Distinguished Club, member of the York Victory YMCA Management Board and representative to the Library Board of Trustees.
Mendibur was a longtime resident of York County. She attended Seaford Elementary School and York High School. She then graduated from Randolph-Macon Women's College in 1983.
Along with her professional duties, Mendibur was a loving mother to David Jr., Laura, August and Katelyn. She was also grandmother to grandson, Wyatt. Along with her mother and stepfather, David Brown, she also leaves behind her husband Antonio Mendibur, who Brown said did an incredible job taking care of her as she battled dementia.
"There's nothing that will fill the void left by her presence for her family," Brown said.
Cleo-Symone Scott, 757-446-2270, firstname.lastname@example.org