Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home

3780 Highway 80 East, Pearl, MS


Carmen E. Grubbs

June 23, 1965May 31, 2019

Carmen Elizabeth Grubbs, 53, passed away Friday, May 31, 2019.

Visitation will be 10:00am-11:00am, Monday, June 3, 2019, at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl. Funeral services will follow at 11:00am in the funeral home chapel. A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00pm, Monday, in the Goodwater Baptist Church Cemetery in Magee.

Carmen was born June 23, 1965, in Jackson.

She was preceded in death by her father, Herbert W. Grubbs.

Survivors include mother, June Grubbs; daughter, Rachel Grubbs (Tanner Porch); granddaughter, Madelyn Grace Porch; sisters, Karen McWilliams and husband Tony, and Gail Strength; niece, Shelby Strength; and nephews, Aaron Yoakum and wife Alicia, and Nick McWilliams.


  • June Grubbs, Mother
  • Rachel Grubbs, Daughter
  • Madelyn Grace Porch, Granddaughter
  • Karen McWilliams & husband Tony, Sister
  • Gail Strength, Sister
  • Shelby Strength, Niece
  • Aaron Yoakum & wife Alicia, Nephew
  • Nick McWilliams, Nephew


  • Visitation Monday, June 3, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Monday, June 3, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, June 3, 2019


Carmen E. Grubbs

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Amy Tharp

June 4, 2019

Grubbs Family,

I have known Ms. Carmen for about 14 years. She was my dad's girlfriend. Rachel(her daughter) and I were attending the same school along with adapting to each other. Through the years I have grown to accept Carmen and her family. Carmen always had a caring heart and did whatever she could to put a smile on my dad's face as well as who they were around. The best funniest old memory I have and will cherish is, one school night Carmen went to tell Rachel and I good night and could not find us. She looked and looked. She then noticed that the fridge was opened, she looked over the fridge door and noticed Rachel and I eating her jar of green olives. We got in trouble. Oh the good times. I love you Carmen. Rest in Peace.

Margie Blakely Purvis

June 4, 2019


I was saddened to hear about the loss of Carmen. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.



Brenda Lee

June 3, 2019

Carmen was a sweet person with a kind and caring soul. She loved to make people laugh and and her smile was as contagious. Rest in Sweet Peace, Carmen.

Donna (Berry) Bullinger

June 2, 2019

Carmen was always so nice to me. I was lucky enough to live next to her family when I was growing up. I spent lots of time in the Grubbs family home. Carmen was always kind and fun to be around. My sincere condolences go to her family. Especially her sweet mother, June; her sisters Karen and Gail; and her daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you❤️

Eva Bolls Poynor

June 2, 2019

Carmen and I went to elementary school together , I loved the way she laughed and get me giggling in our English classes , we were cheerleaders , I will never forget these memories , I will see you and Yvette one day

Sharon & Ramona Burton

June 2, 2019

Hey Karen & Gail, we were in school with you at Byram from January 1975- June 1978. My older sister Sharon and I are 4 & 1/2 years apart in age. I was in the second half of 2nd grade, 3rd,4th, & 5th grades there. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families as you deal with the loss of Carmen! I do remember all of you though. !!

Keith Wade

June 2, 2019

The one thing that stood out to me from Carmen’s life was her compassion. I watched her as she ministered to my dad when he was dying. She has taken care of my mother’s needs as she has aged. There’s no replacing Carmen.

Jana Alderson-Watkins

June 2, 2019

Carmen, I remember you during school and even in your picture. You still carry that beautiful smile. We had alot of fun and laughs in school and this life will be missing a beautiful spirit.