GRUBBS, SANDRA JANE, of Miami died peacefully on Wednesday October 17, 2012, at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, after a lengthy illness and surrounded by her family. She was 66. A second-generation Floridian and a native of Brooksville, Mrs. Grubbs was the daughter of Jewelle Arline Williams and George Kent Williams, a prominent Brooksville business owner who served two terms in the Florida Legislature. After graduation from Hernando High School, Miss Williams attended Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Fla. She married Paul Hendry Bennett of Miami and moved to Coconut Grove, where they lived for several years. She had been married for 28 years to William Grubbs, a business owner in Miami. For more than three decades, Mrs. Grubbs was actively engaged in community activities and supported local causes. She was a constant source of encouragement, and her many caring friends treasured her wisdom, wit, and fascination with the natural world. Mrs. Grubbs was pre-deceased by her parents and her brother, George Kent Williams, Jr. In addition to her husband, William, Mrs. Grubbs is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Jane Bennett-Flores of Banner Elk, N.C.; a son, Andrew Paul Bennett of Miami, and his wife, Cristina; and five grandchildren, Jackson Valentin Flores, Andrew Valentin Hendry Flores, Sofia Margarita Bennett, Lily Jane Flores, and Alexandra Jane Bennett. A memorial service is planned for Saturday October 20, 2012 at 10:30am. All Angels Episcopal Church in Miami Springs is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to All Angels Academy, 1234 Heron Avenue, Miami Springs, FL 33166.
Published in Miami Herald on October 18, 2012