Carol Grubbs Andrews

Carol Grubbs Andrews

Wakefield, VA
03.19.1937 - 06.17.2019

Carol Grubbs Andrews passed away peacefully on June 17, 2019. Carol was born on March 19, 1937, the daughter of the late Clarence Benjamin and Dorothy White Grubbs. Everyone who knew Carol knew how much she loved Richard, her husband of 63 years, her family, her Church, and her community. She travelled extensively (often to see family members) and had a lifelong passion for music. 

Carol was an active and dedicated member of Rocky Hock United Methodist Church since 1957, and she served there in many different roles through the years. She formed and led the Cherub and Junior Choirs, served as chair of the Rocky Hock Council for many years, and sang in the church choir for six decades (directing the choir for some of that time). One of her favorite roles at the church was leading the Nursery Class. Music was one of Carol's lifelong passions and she was blessed with a soloist’s voice. She sang at church, around her family, and anytime she got the chance. She also sang special music at weddings, funerals and other concert events over the years. 

Carol enjoyed serving her community through a number of organizations, including the Wakefield Woman’s Club, Preservation Virginia, the Surry County Historical Society, and the Rocky Hock Church WSCS (later known as the LIGHTS organization). 

Always a hard worker, Carol was an active and proud partner in the operations of Andrews Acres (farms), which she and Richard so carefully managed for so many decades.

Carol and Richard always enjoyed traveling and made it to all 50 U.S. states, Canada, Central America, the Caribbean, and several South American countries. They also travelled together to the United Kingdom, as well as European countries along the Rhine, Danube and Main rivers. Back in the US, Carol and her family dearly loved the James River and all the joy and entertainment it provided over the years. She and her family spent many, many hours enjoying the beach, the river, and the many friends they made there. 

Above all of her accomplishments in a busy, well-lived life, Carol loved her family most of all. Her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought her enormous satisfaction and joy. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Richard; her children, Margaret Piacentini (Gary) of Manakin Sabot, VA; Rick (Beth) of Chesterfield, MO; Ron (Elizabeth) of Williamsburg, VA; and Russ (Julie) of Cornelius, NC. One of Carol’s greatest joys was loving her grandchildren, Chris (Mary Beth), Bryan (Rachel), Michael, William, Peter, Jake, Kent, Patrick and Grace, and her great-grandsons George and Benjamin, and great-granddaughter, Rollins.

The family will receive friends on Friday, June 21, 2019 from 5-8 pm at Rocky Hock United Methodist Church. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the church, followed by a short graveside service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund at Rocky Hock (donations should be mailed to Paul W. Rogers, Jr. at 1233 Southampton Rd., Wakefield, VA 23888). The family is being served by R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, Wakefield Chapel, where condolences may be registered at

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Rocky Hock United Methodist Church
2745 White Marsh Road
Wakefield, VA 23888
United States

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Rocky Hock United Methodist Church
2745 White Marsh Road
Wakefield, VA 23888
United States


Richard and Family,
My deepest sympathy and prayers for all of you. I know you will miss Carol but her life speaks for itself and how much you were able to enjoy everything together. God bless.

Jean Rollings Holland



Mr. Andrews and family,
I have many memories as a child spending time with you and your family. We had the upmost respect for Mrs. Andrews. In the past few years I talked to her on the phone and she was always very kind to talk to. Such a respectful family and she will be missed.

Ross Griffin


I had the pleasure of singing in some Christmas cantatas with Carol when Rocky Hock would join Wakefield UMC. She was such a wonderful person and I remember her fondly. My most sincere condolences to her family. She really was a treasure.

Pam Pritchett

I had known Carol many years ago when I worked at the Va. Diner and she would call in and later pick up food orders for the farm workers. We would chat and I got to know her. I also chatted with her and helped to comfort her while working and volunteering at the WHRC. She would always reach for my hand and thank me for helping her. Prayers sent to the family as it is never easy to lose a beloved family member. She is at peace now-no longer in pain. Kathy

kathy & Bruce Kinsey

Richard and family, my sincere condolences to you all in the loss of our dear sister in Christ. She was a living blessing to all who met her. God bless you.

Danny R Blalock

My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. Rest in knowing she is with our Lord and savior Jesus Christ.

Patsy (Huber)

Patricia H Warriner

My condolences to all of the Andrews family. Mrs. Andrews was a very special lady and I am so glad that I knew her.

Trisha Peterson

Carol was such a beautiful person. She was a special lady and near & dear to my heart. I always felt like I had gone home when I was on the farm. She was ready to lend a helping hand, and was a wonderful singer. I will surely miss her. So very sorry, my thoughts and prayers to Richard and the family.

Eddie Curl

Carol was my mom’s first cousin. We have a few pictures of those awesome family reunions at the beach and at grandmas, Carols Aunt’s house... I am sorry we wont be in town to see family, many we haven't seen for decades, but please know your Mom meant so much to our families growing up. She always had a smile and words of encouragement. She spoke highly of her children and her husband every chance our families gathered. May the Grace and comfort of Gods love embrace you and sustain you through this difficult time.

Paul and Tina Harte

Richard & family,
Our condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.
Carol was a first class lady. All who knew her, loved her.
She was my mothers first cousin. We have fond memories of childhood gatherings.
Carol sang " There Is Love" at our wedding.
God Bless you all in the difficult days ahead.
Our Love to you all.
Larry & Penny

Larry & Penny Hite

Richard & family,
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you all during this difficult time. Her beautiful voice, her smile and her service was an inspiration to us all. She was loved and will be greatly missed.

Mike and Helen Eggleston

Mike and Helen Eggleston

To the family of Carol my deepest condolences goes out to you of the loss of your dear wife and loving mother,may the comforting hope express at Isaiah 25:8 and Psalms 20:1-2 may the God of comfort console you during this stressed time of our Creator promise.

Christie Varner

To the family of Carol my deepest condolences goes out to your family of your dear loved one,may the God of comfort console your family members during this stressful time. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Christie Varner

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