OBITUARY

Grace Robins Schulte

March 28, 1918March 15, 2020
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Grace Robins Schulte passed away on March 15, 2020. Born March 28, 1918, in Birmingham, AI. she was raised in Fairfield and graduated from high school there in 1935. For college, she attended Birmingham Southern College for her freshman year and then transferred to Alabama College (Montevallo). There she was awarded a degree in English and a teacher's certificate in 1939. She attended the University of Alabama to work on a master's degree. She held various teaching positions until she married Henry A. Schulte on July 31, 1943. From that date until the end of WWII they lived in New Orleans. They returned to the Birmingham area where she lived the remainder of her life. She was a life-long member of the Fairfield Presbyterian Church until the church closed in 2004. She was an active church member serving as women of the church circle chairman, Sunday School teacher and choir member. She began a life-long passion of researching her family's genealogy in the early 1940s. She was a member ofthe DAR, UDC and DFPA. She served as executive officers for local chapters and state offices in these various organizations. She was also named as an organizing member ofthe Birmingham Women's Committee of 100. She loved traveling. Beginning in 1966 and for the next 20 years she enjoyed traveling in Europe, Russia, India, and most of the orient. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Gregg Robins and Louise Donald Robins, her sister Louise Robins Strother and her husband Henry Schulte. She is survived by her daughter, Grace Schulte Adamson (Thomas) of Vestavia Hills and three grandsons, Andrew Higgins (Katherine) of Hoover, W. Gregg Higgins of Vestavia Hills and Jonathan Higgins of Atlanta GA. The family invites friends and family to a visitation on Thursday, March 19th beginning at 10 A.M. at Johns-Ridout's Elmwood Chapel with graveside services at Elmwood Cemetery at 11 A.M. Due to the Coronavirus, the family understands any friends and family who have medical issues which will not allow them to attend this celebration of her life. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make donations in her memory to the Exceptional Foundation, 1616 Oxmoor Road, Homewood AI 35209.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.johnsridoutselmwoodchapel.com for the Schulte family.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, March 19, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 19, 2020

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Adrienne Wiggins

March 23, 2020

I was so blessed from birth to now to have had Grace as a godmother and as a wonderful friend.She held so many memories of she and my mother’s life and escapades and so much about her growing up in Alabama. I loved every minute of my visits with her. Gods blessings to Little Grace,Tom,boys and families of whom she was so proud,

Marvin McConaghy

March 19, 2020

What a beautiful and remarkable lady with a beautiful and remarkable mother and beautiful remarkable daughter! I had the privilege of growing up in the Fairfield Presbyterian Church family, and I am blessed with so many memories of Grace, Henry, and Little Grace, and of course, Mama Darlin', Lousie, Little Lousie, and Robin. Grace--ever the teacher--was my Sunday School teacher. She piqued my interest in travel and the other good things in life. She had a way of making each of us feel special, and I have thought of her often over the years. She lived a full and productive life with an ever-present smile.

She was immensely proud of you, Little Grace, and you, Tom, and the boys have the satisfaction of knowing that you cared for her over these last years in a way that would have made Henry proud as well. I am thinking of you all.

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Grace as an infant

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Grace as a toddler

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Mother, father, and sister Louise

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1939 bridesmaid

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Grace as an infant

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Grace as a toddler

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Mother, father, and sister Louise

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1939 bridesmaid

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Grace and sister in Washington DC

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Grace becomes a mother