Just 78 days after she lost her husband of 62 years, Reba Joanne Champion Grubbs of Senoia, Georgia, reunited with him in Heaven Sunday morning, December 12, 2021, after a short illness.
Born on November 11, 1938, in Dallas, Georgia, she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and dedicated leader within the landscape of the Georgia health and long-term care providers community.
She dedicated her life to the health and well-being of others. She graduated with a degree in nursing from Piedmont Hospital/Georgia State.
After a family move to Bolingbroke, Georgia in 1965, she transitioned to long-term health care when she became the Director of Nursing at Bolingreen Nursing Home. From there, her career focused on the care and well-being of the elderly.
She retired from the Georgia Health Care Association in Stockbridge, Georgia, where she was the Vice President of Quality and Regulatory.
One of her greatest gifts was her ability to be the consummate grandmother. Her skills were beyond reproach. During her 31 years in the role, she perfected giving her four grandchildren whatever they wanted. She loved, nurtured, and doted over each along the way until the end.
She was preceded in death by her father, Gus Champion, her mother, Lucy Champion, and her husband, Robert C. Grubbs, Sr.
She is survived by her daughter Carol (Scott) Cook from McDonough, Georgia and her son Robert Crawford Grubbs, Jr (Natalie) from Brooks, Georgia.
She was the best grandmother ever to Robert C. Grubbs, III (Kate) from Atlanta, Joshua Ray Grubbs (Elizabeth) from Atlanta, Ryan Molock (Katie) of Dallas, and Brielle Elizabeth Grubbs from Jacksonville, Florida.
She was the great-mother to Jaxon and Taylor Molock of Dallas, Georgia. Although she did not have as much experience in this role, it was apparent she would excel at it.
For their love, attention, and dedication to the final day, the family would like to extend their most profound appreciation to Kindred at Home Health Care, Piedmont Fayette Hospital, and Sacred Journey Hospice.
On Friday morning, December 17, at 11:30 am, Joanne will be buried beside her husband at Monroe Memorial Gardens on Ensign Road in Forsyth, Georgia. It will be the final chapter of a story that will live on for generations to come.
Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements.