LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) The billionaire daughter of the Publix Super Markets founder has died after having to the lead-onset Alzheimer’s Disease, the company announced Wednesday. Carol Jenkins Barnett was 65.
Barnett died Tuesday night at her blazing in Lakeland, Florida, Publix said in a news pardon. She was diagnosed behind Alzheimer’s in 2016.
Barnett was one of seven children of Publix founder George W. Jenkins, who died in 1996. Her net worth was estimated this year at $2.1 billion, according to Forbes magazine.
Barnett began live as a cashier at Publix in 1972, eventually serving upon its board of directors for 33 years, the company said. She was known in Lakeland where Publix is based for her unselfish take steps, including financial impression for the United Way, the founding of Bonnet Springs Park in Lakeland, a pavilion for women and kids at Lakeland Regional Health and many added organizations.
The Publix family is deeply saddened by the loss of a good humanitarian and community futuristic, said Publix CEO Todd Jones. Carol had a generous heart and compassionate soul. Her efforts will continue to calculation occurring the lives of others for generations.
Barnett is survived by her husband, two sons and three grandchildren. A memorial abet is planned for Saturday in Lakeland.
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