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“I met Janice in person about 5 years ago. I was in Tennessee visiting and wanted to go to Big Stone Gap and see the town I had heard about my whole...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Deronda (Cooper) Phipps - MI

“Janice's mom-Lois & my Dad-Hollis Gibbs were brother & sister. Last time I saw Janice was in the 1970's. I'm so sorry for your loss. She was a...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Marilyn Gibbs Ruffner - cousin

“my condolences to Janice's grandson, Max. She was a good friend and I will miss her ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: peggy lambert - big stone gap, VA

“went school with janice also work with her at lee regional my condolences ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: shirley evans - pennington gao, VA


East Stone Gap, VA

Janice Burleson Collins, 72, passed away on Saturday (July 6, 2013) in Johnson City, TN, following a brief illness.

She was born in Roda, Va. on July 9, 1940. She was a graduate of Appalachia High School, a graduate of Mary Washington College of U. Va. in Fredericksburg, Va. and a graduate of the U. S. Public Health Service School of Medical Record Science in Baltimore, Md. Janice was Health Information Manager and Medical Staff Services Professional, having worked 42 years in these professions, with 34 years at Lee Regional Medical Center in Pennington Gap, Va. Janice also worked at the University of Virginia Medical Center and the University of Utah Medical Center. She was a member of the East Stone Gap United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Monica Lynn Collins; her son, George Robert Collins; her parents, Robert T. and Lois J. (Gibbs) Burleson; and a brother, Richard C. Burleson.

She is survived by her grandson, Maximus Zen "Max" Collins of Kingsport, Tenn.; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Burleson Phipps of Kingsport, Tenn.; and special friends, Natanya and Brian Taylor of Johnson City, Tenn.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday (July 8, 2013) at American Legion Cemetery (5001 Powell Valley Road) in Big Stone Gap, Va. with
Pastor Ric Wright.officiating. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery by 10:50 a.m. on Monday.

To view the obituary online and offer condolences, please visit www.holdingfuneralhome.com

Holding Funeral Home is honored to serve the Collins family.

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Holding Funeral Home
17 E 3rd St N Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
Tel. (276) 523-1470

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