Ms. Mary Lou Collins, age 89, of Malone, FL passed away Thursday April 12th at Jackson Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
Funeral services will be held 11a.m. Wednesday April 18th at McChapel A. M. E. Church located 4963 Old U S Road Marianna, FL with Pastor Chris Jordan and Reverend Richard Davis officiating and with Mckinnie Funeral Home of Campbellton, FL directing. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday April 17th at McKinnie Funeral Home Chapel located 5304 Bowden Hill Road Campbellton, FL.
Mary Lou Mount Collins was born February 26, 1929 in Malone, FL to the late Reverend Kermit Mount, Sr. and the late Sophia Robinson Mount. She accepted Christ at an early age and joined McChapel A.M.E. Church. She was a Steward, the Church Musician and was recently bestowed the honor of Deaconess. Deaconess Collins was a devoted and faithful member until her health began to fail.
She married the LOVE of her life the late SFC Andrew M. Collins. God blessed their union with 3 children: the late Carl Andrew Collins, Joyce Ann & Miriam Diann Collins. She was a devoted wife and mother.
She worked at Sunland Training Center for 27 years and retired as a Human Service Supervisor.
She was very active in the community volunteering with the Malone Senior Citizens, the Malone High School and was a volunteer Poll Worker for Jackson County. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Beauty Rose Chapter #72 OES-PHA in Marianna and the Daughter of Isis Safia Court #165 in Panama City.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two siblings and her son.
She leaves to cherish her precious memories:
Two Daughters: Joyce Ann McKinnie (Matt Sr.) of Campbellton, FL and Miriam Diann Collins of Malone, FL.
Two Siblings: Mary Kate Neal (Issac) of Greenwood, FL and Kermit Watts Mount, Jr. (Muriel) of Pensacola, FL.
One Sister-in-law: Fanny Pearl Collins of Quincy, FL.
One Brother-in-law: Shelle Newton of Malone, FL.
Four Grandchildren: Kevin Collins, Takia R. Collins, Victor Rodriquez and Adrianne S. Austin.
Seven Great-Grandchildren: Tyrese Brandon, Justice, Taylor, Willie, Trinity and Kaliyah & a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.