Mandy Roque Van Brunt (Mandy Roque Gascon), 38, passed away early on Monday, June 16, 2014. Mandy leaves her husband of over 13 years, Bryan David Van Brunt, their son, Jonah Bryan Van Brunt, her mother Juanita Gascon, sister Elaine Delavan and brother-in-law Shawn Delavan, Krystal Gascon, brother Gregg R. Gascon III and sister-in-law Toni Gascon, and nieces Lindsey, Jasmine, and Caitlin Delavan. Mandy's father, Gregg A. Gascon, Jr passed away on January 5, 2002. Mandy also leaves her father-in-law and mother in law Edmund S. Van Brunt III and Christine Van Brunt, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Jason and Twila Van Brunt, and her nephews, Vincent and Christian Van Brunt; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Kevin and Kim Van Brunt, and nephew Ethan Van Brunt and niece Jade Van Brunt.
Mandy's life work was as a first grade school teacher in the Hillsborough County School District. Her love of children, especially underprivileged children, and talent for teaching touched the lives of hundreds over her career which started in 1998. She most recently taught first grade at Frost Elementary, and planned on taking a year off in 2014-2015. God called her home after she had finished her life's work, but her legacy will live on. Mandy was a difference maker. In lieu of flowers, her husband has asked that donations be sent to Frost Elementary to purchase school supplies for underprivileged children in her honor. Bryan's angel is with the Lord, but her work will go on.