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Who was Carol Jenkins Barnett and what was her cause of death? Philanthropist, Publix heiress dead at 65


Who was Carol Jenkins Barnett and what was her cause of death? Philanthropist, Publix heiress dead at 65: Today’s morning starts with the sad news and we are saddened by sharing the sudden demise news of a popular figure. Carol Jenkins is widely known for being the daughter of George W. Jenkins, the initiator of Publix Super Markets. On the 30th September in 1956, in Lakeland which is in Florida, to ger parents George W. Jenkins and Anne MacGregor. Follow More Update On GetIndiaNews.com

Carol Jenkins Barnett

Carol Jenkins Death Cause

From serving as a president of Publix Super Markets Charities and one of the brand members of the market, she had many listings in Forbes Magazine on the title of billionaires. She had gone to Florida Southern College from Emory University. From donating around $800,000 to Drug-Free Florida Committee to dating $1 million for Florida Aquarium, she was popularly known for her charity works. Let’s get more details about her and how she passed away.

Carol Jenkins Barnett Husband 

Carol Jenkins extended her name to Carol Jenkins Barnett after tying the wedding knot to her husband, Barney Barnett. He is also an ex-student of Florida Southern College like Carol. In her husband’s name, Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise and Barnett Residential Life Center were founded. The duo shared their charity works and was equitably active in this sector and concluded the parents of two children.

Carol Jenkins Barnett Family

Carol Jenkins was raised up in a family of Billionaires with her 5 siblings. She was the mother of 2 children Wesley Barnett and Nicholas Barnett. As one of her parents’ 6 children, she was the successor of one of the richest and wealthiest families in Florida. Her father, George W. Jenkins has died in the year 1996.

Carol Jenkins Illness Explained

Carol Jenkins Barnett was firstly diagnosed with her lethal and deadly illness, Alzheimer’s in the year 2016. Whilst it was not prominent originally, the disease gradually aggravate with time. On Tuesday, 7th December 2021, the family lost her forever. On Tuesday night, she collapsed to her demise bed while battling her illness at her home in Lakeland, Florida.

Carol Jenkins Barnett Net Worth

Carol Jenkins Barnett belonged to one of the richest and wealthiest families in America with an estimated net worth of $8.8 billion as of the 2020 report. As a board member of Publix Super Market, she had a huge accumulation of riches. May God give rest to her soul and strength to her family to bear this pain.

The news is coming from Florida in the USA, Carol Jenkins Barnett, she is a philanthropist and the daughter of Publix Super Markets’ founder, she has died on Tuesday, this has been stated by the company, she has died at the age of 65, Barnett was surrounded by family at her home.

According to The Ledger, she has passed away because of complications from Alzheimer’s disease, she was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s in the year 2016 at the age of 59, this has been stated by one of the newspapers, before her diagnosis, she was serving at Public’s board of directors and served on the board of Publix Super Markets Charities, this has been stated by The Ledger.

Barnett has a long history of philanthropy, she and her husband Barney have donated millions over some decades to places in Lakeland including United Way and Lakeland Regional Health, this has been stated by the supermarket chains, Barnett is also considered to be the wealthiest person living in Polk County and has ranked on Forbes list of the World Billionaires every year since the year 2008.

“The Publix family is deeply saddened by the loss of a great humanitarian and community advocate,” Publix CEO Todd Jones said in a statement. “In addition to her service at Publix, Carol Jenkins Barnett made significant contributions to many nonprofit organizations and for the betterment of all children with investments in early childhood education programs.

“She will be sorely missed by her family, our associates and the community. Carol had a generous heart and a compassionate soul. Her efforts will continue to improve the lives of others for generations.” She is someone who recognized the importance of literacy and early learning.

She had an army of volunteers who continue to make an invaluable contribution to the students and schools, this has been written by the school district in a statement, Mrs Barnett has always been a caring and compassionate force for good, Barnett was one of the two daughters of George W. Jenkins, the founder of Publix Super Markets, he died in the year 1996 at the age of 88.

There is a memorial service is scheduled for 11:00 am on Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Lakeland, in lieu of flowers, Publix says that the family is requesting donations to be made to Bonnet Springs Park, our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of the deceased, may her soul rest in peace.

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Pallavi Ghosh has covered politics and Parliament for 15 years, and has reported extensively on Congress, UPA-I and UPA-II, and has now included the Finance Ministry and Niti Aayog in her reportage. She tweets at @alishach03


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