Brenda Barrett Gruber "Mi-Mi" MATTHEWS - Mrs. Gruber, 72, of Matthews, went to be with the Lord July 22, 2014, at Novant Health Matthews Medical Center. She was born in Charlotte on September 15, 1941, as the only child of the late Joseph V. and Frances M. Barrett. She graduated from North Mecklenburg High School in 1959 and later as a Registered Nurse from Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing in the class of 1962. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Brenda enjoyed cooking, tending to her herbs and flowers, and spending time with her family. Some of her happiest memories were from the times she spent at her condo in Garden City Beach, SC. Survivors include her loving husband of 51 years, Jerry, and their precious dog, Abby; daughter, Kimberly Smith, and husband, Scott, of Stallings; daughter, Karen Mellon, and husband, Scott, of Weddington; granddaughter, Kailey Jones, and grandson, Carson Jones, of Weddington; and grandson, Jordan Smith, of Stallings. The Gruber family sends heartfelt thanks to Dr. Lance Lassiter and his staff, Dr. Steven Plunkett and his staff, the entire staff of the Novant Health Matthews Medical Center Oncology unit, as well as Novant Health Hospice and Palliative Care for the wonderful care she received. A Memorial Service to celebrate Ms. Gruber's life will be held at Calvary Church on Saturday, August 9, 2014, at 2:00 p.m., with visitation to follow. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in honor of Ms. Gruber to Calvary Church, 5801 Pineville-Matthews Rd., Charlotte, NC 28226. Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Funeral Home - Weddington Chapel.
Weddington/Matthews Chapel - Matthews
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Matthews, NC 28104
Published in Charlotte Observer from July 30 to Aug. 6, 2014