Mamie Viola Powers Collins, 99, passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at Home under the care of Heartland Hospice.
A longtime resident of Brunswick and former resident of Wayne County for many years, Viola was born on February 1, 1921 in Homerville, Georgia to the late Edward David Powers and Millie Eveline Shipes Powers. She spent her early years on the family farm where she learned the value of hard work and family. Later, she worked in the Manhattan Shirt Factory for over thirty three years from which she retired, all while raising her family and instilling the values she had learned in her younger years in each one of them. Viola was a longtime member of Pine Ridge Baptist Church in Brunswick and was preceded in death by her husband, Colonel Major Collins; son, Rufus Bill Collins; son-in-law, Tommy Mallard and granddaughter-in-law, Terri Reed Collins.
Survivors include her two children, Linda Viola Collins Mallard of Brunswick and Kenneth Roger Collins and wife, Ann of Jacksonville, FL; sister, Corene Powers Brinkley of Lake City, FL; grandchildren, Denise Collins Ferry and husband, John of Jacksonville, FL, Roger Collins and wife, Debbie of Jacksonville, FL and Pam Mallard Griner of Brunswick; great grandchildren, Stephen Ferry and wife, Kendra, Jennifer Ferry, Ashlee Goletz and husband, Jeffrey, Kendall Griner and Colby Griner and great great grandchildren, Vivian Ferry, Jack Ferry, Patrick Ferry and Mason Goletz. Numerous extended family members also survive.
The family will gather at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 9, 2020 at Howard & Jones Funeral in Jesup with graveside funeral services following in Old Bethel Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Johns officiating.
Active pallbearers will be Jimmy Collins, Roger Collins, Colby Griner, John Ferry, Stephen Ferry and Jim Westberry.
Remembrances may be made to Pine Ridge Baptist Church, 15 Nimitz Dr., Brunswick, GA 31520 or Heartland Hospice, 664 Scranton Rd. Suite 103, Brunswick, GA 31520
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