Francis Irene Grubb

Chesapeake, Virginia


Chesapeake, Virginia


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Francis Irene Smith Grubb of the 400 block of Corapeake Dr. went home to be with the Lord on February 6, 2021.

She was born in Bonny Blue, VA and was the daughter of the late John W. and Georgia Smith, and a member of Great Hope Baptist Church in Chesapeake.

Irene ran her own cosmetology business in Chesapeake for 16 years, "Irene's Haircare."

She was predeceased by her husband, Billy Lee Grubb; three sisters, Betty Cheshire, Edith Mannon and Mary Foley, as well as two brothers, Eugene Smith and Robert Smith.

Irene is survived by two sons, Larry A. Grubb of Chesapeake and Wesley R. Grubb and his wife Dorene Dunbar of Virginia Beach; two granddaughters, Chelsea Grubb of Moyock, NC and Brooke Grubb of Spotsylvania, VA; two sisters, Jimmi Lawrence of Martinsville, VA and Sue Carter of Bassett, VA; one brother, Douglas Smith and his wife Linda of Ridgeway, VA; one brother-in-law, Arthur Foley of Collinsville, VA as well as beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

A public visitation will be on Thursday, from 6pm to 8pm at Oman Funeral Home, 653 Cedar Rd. Chesapeake, VA 23322.

A private funeral service for family and invited guests will be conducted at 10 am, Friday, February 19, 2021 at Oman Funeral Home. The funeral service will be live streamed from Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Norfolk, VA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Great Hope Baptist Church. Friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at

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To Larry & Wesley and all of Irene's family,She was a beautiful person.My Mom and I Came to your Mom's shop to have our hair done for many years.She was also a wonderful friend.Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.