Carol Jenkins Barnett Death: Billionaire Publix Heiress, Carol Jenkins Barnett is dead, Cause of Death

Carol Jenkins Barnett Death – Cause of Death: Philanthropist and businesswoman, the daughter of George W. Jenkins, the founder of Publix Super Markets, Carol Jenkins Barnett passed away on Tuesday, December 7, 2021. She was 65 years old.

Barnett died in her home surrounded by her loving family, the company announced via a statement on Wednesday.

Barnett died following a long-time battle with early-onset Alzheimers, a disease she has been diagnosed with since 2016.

Jenkins Barnett served as president of Publix Super Markets Charities and as a member of the board of directors of Publix Super Markets. She had been included in a Forbes magazine list of The World’s Billionaires every year from 2008 on.

Publix Super Markets is the largest employee-owned company in the country.

In 1983, Jenkins Barnett joined the Publix Board of Directors and served in that role until 2016. During her time at Publix, the company grew into the largest supermarket chain in Florida, expanded into five other states, and recorded $32.5 billion in sales in 2015.

“It is with great compassion and sadness that we recognize the passing of Junior League of Greater Lakeland Sustaining Member, Carol Jenkins Barnett. Carol was an active member of our League serving on the Board as Treasurer and Community Vice President and leading our Admissions/Provisional and Nominating committees.” – Junior League of Greater Lakeland FL.

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