Grace Mullins Grubbs
Published 12:02 pm Friday, February 22, 2019
Grace Mullins Grubbs, 93, of Prentiss, went on to be with her Lord on
Jan. 23, 2019, surrounded by her family as they sang her favorite
She was preceded in death by her husband Earl Grubbs of 57 years and
is survived by her four children, Demery (Sue) Grubbs, Linda (John)
Shivers, Gary (Glenda) Grubbs and Gloria (Patrick) Graham, and five
grandchildren, Todd Shivers, Ginger Grubbs Powell, Molly Grubbs Moran,
Logan Grubbs, Maria Kawas and Luke Jimenez and five
Grace graduated from Pinola High School where she was an all-state
basketball player and the lead in her school play Cyclone Sally.
She attended Draughn’s Business School and started her professional
career with First National Bank of Jackson.
After the war she married Earl Grubbs and they moved to Prentiss where
she continued her 25-year banking career at the Bank of Blountville
and the Bank of Prentiss.
In 1975 she was elected Tax Assessor/Collector for Jefferson Davis
County and served for 20 years. Grace also served as President of the
Mississippi Tax Assessor Association in 1984.
Grace Grubbs was very civic minded and was deeply devoted to her town
and county. In remembrance of her life and service the Mayor of
Prentiss ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff.
She was a charter member of the 20th Century Club, and was selected
twice as the Woman of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce. The Eureka
Arts Federated Club recognized Grace Grubbs with the Legacy of Women’s
Leadership Award in 2013.
At age 90, she was honored by the University of Southern Mississippi
as an avid fan and a 40 year Golden Eagle season ticket holder.
She was completely devoted to service through Prentiss Baptist Church.
She was a trustee, chairperson of numerous committees, active in the
Women’s Missionary Union, but her favorite ministry was gathering
children around her at the front of the church for their own special
For those who loved Grace, they knew she was the manifestation of her
name. Her love for God and for her fellow man was revealed in unending
acts of kindness and grace.
Her heart and her door were always open to those who needed love and
forgiveness. She assured them that she was not perfect, but by the
grace of God she was forgiven and they could be too, just by calling
on his name.
Grace will be remembered most clearly and missed most dearly, as a
loyal and true friend. She was a devout woman of strong faith, who
understood how richly she had been blessed.
Grace was a woman of wit and intelligence, energy and determination,
bound together by her faith, her beauty, common sense, and
ever-present elegance and grace.
Her children were blessed to have a mother who was involved in their
lives in every way, whether a football or basketball game, a
cheerleader camp, or being at church.
The Grubbs home was a hub of activity as she welcomed, loved and fed
one and all. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren loved being
with their Nanny. They loved taking walks in the woods with her,
hearing stories of her childhood, but their favorite time was when
Nanny told them scary ghost stories.
This tradition is being passed on today as her great grandchildren
gather their friends around and tell the same stories.
Grace was born in Simpson County, to Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Mullins, and
was preceded in death by her brother C.D. Mullins and sister Irene
Basham. She is survived by a sister, Winnie Rodick of Mendenhall.
Visitation was 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 27, 2019, at Saulters-Moore Funeral
Home in Prentiss.
The funeral service was Jan. 28, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Prentiss Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions can be made to Prentiss Baptist Church or Homes
Of Hope For Children in Purvis.