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Deaconess Mary Lou Collins

Obituary for Deaconess Mary Lou Collins

February 26, 1929 - April 12, 2018
Malone, Florida | Age 89

Loving Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Sister, Godmother & Friend

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Deaconess Mary Lou Collins, age 89, of Malone, FL passed away Thursday April 12th at Jackson Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
Deaconess 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 R. Jackson and Adrianne S. Austin.
Seven Great-Grandchildren: Tyrese Brandon, Justice, Taylor, Willie, Trinity and Kaliyah & a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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We are grateful for your prayers, calls, visits, cards, flowers and food. We thank all of you for sharing our loss and reassuring us of God's abiding presence. May you experience in equal measure, the restoration of strength you have bestowed upon us

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