Woody Funeral Home-Parham

1771 North Parham Road, Richmond, VA


Betty D. Grubb

November 24, 1920October 16, 2019

GRUBB, Betty Delano, 98, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2019. Our beloved mother has entered the Kingdom of Heaven to join her husband of 55 years, Taylor I. Grubb, Sr.; her brother, Paul O. Delano; her sister, Virginia M. Delano; her stepsister, Hilda D. Sanders; and other predeceased family members. Betty was born November 24, 1920, the third child of Cleveland O. Delano and Ann Elizabeth Muse Delano. Betty grew up in Warsaw, Va., graduating from Warsaw High School and then attending Smithdeal Massey Business College to receive her training as an office secretary. Following graduation, she took a position with the U.S. Government. In 1951, with the birth of her first child, Betty paused her professional occupation and began her career as mother and homemaker. She excelled in this new career, which lasted for many years through the stages of mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

She is survived by two sons: Taylor I. Grubb, Jr. (Ellen), and Gary W. Grubb (Crystal); three grandchildren, Taylor I. Grubb, III, Brian D. Grubb (Tracie), and Samuel D. Grubb (Blair); six great-grandchildren, Ainsley, Stella, Wyatt, Kaitlyn, Merritt and Cassidy; one step-great-grandchild, Scarlett Hatfield; as well as countless nephews and nieces with their families. Betty was a member of Warsaw Baptist Church during her early years, and First Baptist Church Richmond following her move to Richmond, Va. and her marriage in their chapel. In Richmond, she served the church faithfully as a member of the congregation, the WMU group, the Bonoth bible class, and eventually as secretary for the youth minister. In her retirement she enjoyed social activities including square dancing, travel and many parties or gatherings with friends. Our family will receive friends and visitors from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 21, 2019, at Woody Funeral Home, 1771 N. Parham Rd, Richmond, Va. 23229. A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church - Chapel, 2709 Monument Avenue, Richmond, Va. on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 1:30 p.m., followed by a reception in Flamming Hall. Interment will be private.

The family of Betty Grubb would like to thank the staff of Our Lady of Hope and Hospice Community Care for the exceptional compassionate care she received leading up to her transition to the eternal life. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to First Baptist Church.


  • Visitation Monday, October 21, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 22, 2019


Betty D. Grubb

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Eileen Lemon

October 18, 2019

I have such fond memories of Aunt Betty.
She was always so kind, caring, thoughtful and generous to all of us. She was such a sweet person and always dressed so nice! In my childhood - Mom and I would visit every time I had an orthodontist appointment, Uncle Taylor would come home for lunch and she made the best sandwiches. Always a treat! My visits with her in these later years were great conversations about memories we all cherish. Thinking of the family and keeping you in my prayers!

Debbie Lunsford

October 17, 2019

I have such fond memories of Aunt Betty from my childhood when our family would spend the weekend with her family in Richmond. She was so loving and hospitable and had wonderful meals prepared for us. She always had such a cheerful smile and radiance about her. What a wonderful example of what a Christian woman should be. Love and prayers to all of the family.