Shirley Woodson Collins | 1934 - 2013 | Obituary

Shirley Woodson Collins
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Shirley Woodson Collins

Born: March 16, 1934
Died: February 23, 2013

Shirley Woodson Collins age 78 of Madison Heights, VA departed this life February 23, 2013. She was the wife of 52 years to James H. Collins.

Born in Amherst County, VA on March 16, 1934. She was the daughter of the late John and Lillie Woodson of Amherst County. Shirley was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Woodson and Lewis Woodson; one sister, Ellie W. Thomas and a grandson, David Thomas, Jr.

Shirley had a passion for flowers and certainly had all of that beauty shown around her home.

In addition to her devoted husband, she is survived by five sons, Wayne Thomas (Faye), David Thomas (Lisa), James "Chris" Collins, Anthony Collins and Stephorn Collins (Peggy); eight grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; two sisters, Edith Stores of Lynchburg, VA and Dorothy Thomas of New Jersey; two brothers, James Woodson and George Woodson; three sisters-in-law, Shirline Jones, Mary Jenkins (Alfred) and Willie Ann Woodson; one brother-in-law, Eldridge Collins (Lillie); three devoted caretakers, her niece Virgie Thornhill, Florence Robertson and Maxine Smith and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held 11am, Friday, March 1, 2013 at Scott Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Russell Lee, eulogist and Rev. Elynor Rose, officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Her remains will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service. The family is receiving friends at the residence, 143 Casey Lane, Madison Heights from 1-8pm daily. The cortege will assemble at the residence. Condolences may be emailed to

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