Barbara Jane (Bunny) Blood went to be with her Lord on Sunday, May 23, 2021 due to severe heart and respiratory illness. She was born in Atlanta, GA, Easter Sunday, March 28, 1937 so was called Bunny since birth. She was the only child of Florence S. and W.L. Wootton. At age one her mother moved with her to Miami where she grew up and lived until she and her husband Bob retired in 1995.
She graduated from Miami High School in 1954, was a member of National Honor Society and, always loved sports, was President of Girls Athletic Association, and played on the girls volleyball, basketball, softball and mixed doubles badminton teams. Following high school she went to the University of Florida, graduating 1958 from the College of Pharmacy. She was a member of Phi Mu Sorority and Rho Chi, pharmacy honorary.
Early in her freshman year at UF she met the love of her life, Robert J. (Bob) Blood. They were
married in 1959. Son David (deceased, 1994) was born in 1961 and son Wayne in 1963.
Though working a regular part-time schedule, she was a regular car-pool driver, Cub Scout Den
Mother and Killian High School Band Parent.
Her love of sports never ceased. She could be spotted regularly playing social and competitive
tennis and golf in Miami and, upon retirement in 1995 in Pasco County, later back in Gainesville
and, for the first 20 years of retirement, at their summer home in Sapphire Valley, NC. In
December 2013 she and Bob moved to their final home at Oak Hammock at the University of
A Celebration of Life reception will be scheduled at a later date at Oak Hammock.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, the Oak Hammock Benevolent Fund, or a charity of your choice.