Josephine Collins
Josephine Collins
  • April 3, 1935 - January 14, 2018
  • 3. Brunswick, North Carolina

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Josephine H. "Jo" Collins, age 82 of the Leland community went to her Heavenly home on Sunday the fourteenth of January 2018 in the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center, Wilmington, NC.
She was born on April 3, 1935 to the late Thomas A. Henry and Ruth Jane Sullivan Henry. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved and devoted husband of fifty-two years, Sam Collins, a beloved grandson, Lex Collins, brothers, Thomas A. "Buddy" Henry, Nance Albert Henry, a daughter-in-law, Patricia F. Collins, a dear sister, Hilda Skipper and a dear friend Bill Rector.
Two loving and devoted sons survive her, Timothy L. Collins of Sunset Harbor, NC, Alan Collins of Albuquerque, NM, grandchildren, Bradley Collins and wife Olivia, Ashley Williams and husband Thomas. She is also survived by her precious great grandchildren, Garrett, Kinley and Mason Collins, Shannon Sykes and Angel Williams, all of Leland; sisters, Kathern Fulford of Holden Beach, Katie Varnum and husband Harold of Holden Beach, Rose Bryant of Leland, a sister-in-law Dora Henry; several nieces, nephews and friends too many to mention.
She was a lifelong member of Zion United Methodist Church, where she held various offices over the years. She was church treasurer for nineteen years. She loved her family, friend and church family. Mrs. "Jo" retired from the Brunswick County Board of Education. She enjoyed bowling, staying active, exercising, traveling, tending to her flowers and was an avid reader.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Friday the nineteenth of January 2018 in the Zion United Methodist Church with The Reverend James "Jimmie" R. Tatum officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
You are cordially invited to a visitation with the family for one hour prior to the service at the church and other times from her home.
The family requests with gratitude that in lieu of flowers donations be made in her name to the Zion United Methodist Church Endowment Fund at 6860 Zion Church Road, NE Leland, NC 28451
Online condolences can be made at
White Funeral & Cremation Service, 603 Ocean Highway, E., Bolivia, NC 28422