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“So many fond memories at her home. Jean was the Queen of Hospitality and the master of any game she played. She had a winning spirit and I remember...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Harvey and LaTonya Lewis

“Jean (we called her) and I graduated from Booker T. Washington in 1963. I have been trying to find her for sometime. It breaks my heart that it's to...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Margie Meeks - Bastrop, TX

“I'm so sorry for your family's loss. ”
3 of 22 | Posted by: Marc Warner - Monroe Township, NJ

“Jean was a very special lady to our family. Mildred Warner is my mom. I remember all of the love and laughter we shared whenever Jean came over to...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Pamela lacey - Chino Hills, CA

“Aunt Jean you will be sincerely missed by all of us. I enjoyed your unwavering devotion to our family and your many friends. I will always carry...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Michael Gibson - Austin, TX

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. It is our hope that Jean's influence and her memories continue to live on through your lives. ”
6 of 22 | Posted by: Bobby and Julie Carlson - AZ

“To Melvin Sean, Michael and family Jean was one of a kind. I will cherish all the wonderful times we had together. I loved her and will miss her. ...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Betty Wimberly - Gardena, CA

“Mel, Shawn, Michael and Theresa Our love and support are yours. We will love you forever. Charles & Lillian ”
8 of 22 | Posted by: Lillian & Charles Wade - Corona, CA

“Mel and Mike: Please accept my sincerest condolences. If I can be of any assistance to you guys, do not hesitate to let me know. I shall see you...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Brian A. Thompson - Van Nuys, CA

“2B has you & your family in our Prayers ”
10 of 22 | Posted by: Timothy Johnson - Houston, TX

“Donnie and family, I know you are in amazing hands with your family. I hope I can also offer my love and support to you as you have always...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Marian A. Willard - Dallas, TX

“To Theresa: Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
12 of 22 | Posted by: Jerry & Lori Winterhalter - AZ

“Our prayers and condolences are with each member of your family.May you be comforted by our loving God. Blessing be with all Friends from Austin,Tx ...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Charles/Estella Akins - Austin, TX

“I don't think Jean knew a stranger, and everyone was her friend. I'm sure she'll be missed by all who knew her. ”
14 of 22 | Posted by: Clarence & Linda Lee - Troy, IL

“My friend,neighbor. When people leave us, there are always good things said about them, sometimes out of respect, etc., but I can truly say that Jean...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Vera Peterson

“To Carrie and Donnie, May the warmth of God's love comfort you and may the hapiness you once shared with your sister brighten your days for love...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Paulette Smith (Homer & Astria ) - TX

“We miss you so much Aunt Jean! Thank you for your generosity and caring. All the great times you've given the family were blessing. We will hold...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Hamlet Herring - Austin, TX

“Jean was always the pivotal point of any gathering. She made you think what you where about to say on any subject matter. Jean will be missed by all. ”
18 of 22 | Posted by: Bob Lee - Buckeye, AZ

“Dear family, we send our love & know that God will comfort your heart. From the first day Carter and I came to your home in Harbor City we felt so...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Tonna Hall - Bellflower, CA

“Her life was short but the warmth she gave left a lasting impression on all around her ”
20 of 22 | Posted by: Billie Dauk - New Braunfels, TX

“To the Terrell Family:In this difficult time in your lives, may you find comfort in God's Word, the Bible. James 4:8 encourages; "Draw close to God,...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“Shared times, shared memories, shared joys, these special things keep a loved one close. Wishing you strength for today and comfort in the days...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Carlie & Gloria Harris - CA


Jean, the daughter of Alge and Henrietta Collins Sr. was born May 8, 1945 in Austin, Texas and passed away peacefully in her home on April 16, 2012 in Harbor City, California with her family by her side. Jean is survived by Melvin, the love of her life, best friend and husband of 46 years; her two devoted sons, Shawn Lance Terrell(Novella Bland), Michael Collins Terrell(Lisa Terrell); three grandchildren Shawn Terrell Jr., Anisa Terrell and Brandon Terrell Lee; her goddaughter, Theresa Lee Hatch (Charlie Hatch), sisters: Donnie Breedlove(Frank Breedlove), Carrie Holmes(Zan Holmes Jr.); brother Alge Collins Jr.(Lavern Collins) and sisters-in-law: Joyce Collins(Jim Collins, deceased), Sylvia Alyce Collins(Wright Collins, deceased); nieces, nephews, other Collins family, dear friends and all the many who found her to be a nurturing and guiding support in their lives. The Interment for Mrs. Terrell will be at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 21st at Green Hills Memorial Park and the Memorial Service will be held same day at 10:00 a.m. at the Holman United Methodist Church in Los Angeles located at 3320 W. Adams. Visitation will be Friday from 3:00 – 8:00 in the Villetta Room at Green Hills Mortuary in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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