Mrs. Shirley Lee Collins, age 79 of Stuart, passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2023, at Northern Regional Hospital in Mt. Airy, NC. She was born on November 6, 1944, in Claudville to the late Lee Elijah Collins and Katie Irene Hooker Collins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her precious infant daughter; two brothers-in-law, Wade Williams, Robert Gilbert Collins; two sisters-in-law, Jean Varner Collins, Donna Gail Collins; a nephew, Dwayne Bowman; and her special friend and cousin, Betty Jean Conner. Shirley was a member of New Hope Community Church for 63 years. She loved the Lord, her family, reading, gospel music especially Bluegrass. She especially loved her grandkids.
Surviving is her loving husband of 62 years (married on July 1, 1961), Clarence Collins; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Dorcas Collins, Mark and Crystal Collins; adopted son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Sue Hall all of Stuart; four grandchildren, Jacob (Kaitlyn) Collins, Katie (Justin) Armes, Benjamin (Lily) Collins, Cody Collins all of Stuart; great grandson, Waylon Randall Collins; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Ervie and Lewis Stevens, Sue and Roy Hanks, Linda Williams all of Stuart; one brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Brenda Sue Collins of Stuart; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at 3:00 PM at New Hope Community Church with Pastor Mark Collins and Bishop Burgie Penn officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Christian School, 14 Gammons Rd., Stuart, VA 24171. Online condolences may be sent to www.moodyfuneralservices.com.