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Nellie Collins

RULEVILLE - Nellie Clarice Smith Collins, age 68, of Ruleville, passed away on Friday January 06, 2012 at the Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville. Visitation will be held Monday January 9, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM  at the Cleveland Funeral Home.  Funeral Services will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday January 10, 2012 at the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow at the Indianola Memorial Gardens. Rev. James Wilkerson will officiate the service.   Mrs. Collins was born on April 09, 1943 to B. F. and Mattie (Pollan) Smith in Shaw. She graduated from Cleveland High School in 1961 and married Charles Edward Collins on August 05, 1960.  She was the former owner of Lots of Love Daycare for many years. Mrs. Collins was a member of the Church of Faith. She loved watching her children and grandchildren play sports. Her family says she was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother who will be missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a son Donald Edward Collins.  She is survived by husband of 51 years, Charles Edward Collins of Ruleville, MS.  Three daughters, Tammy Gail Baker of LaPorte, TX, Terri Dale Smelley of Ruleville, MS, Tonia Lajoy (Chad) Smith of LaPorte, TX.  Son, Rex Edward (Ellen) Collins of Cleveland, MS.  Brother, Charles Edward Smith of Farmville, WV.  Sister, Lillie Joyce Tanksley of Indianola, MS.  7 Grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Pall-bearers are Vernon Tanksley, Chad Smith, Chase Smith, Travis Baker, Michael Kitchens and Gayland White. Honorary pall-bearers are Ken White and Jerry White. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or The Church of Faith 50 Elizabeth Rd. Cleveland, MS 38732. Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. On-line guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net

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I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. I've been out of pocket and didn't know about it until today. If I can do anything to help, please call. I'll keep ya'll in my prayers.

Amy Jones - January 11, 2012 at 10:11 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I am so glad God put Clarice in my journey of life. I love her as we went thruugh school togeter and was so glad we got to reunite after we wre in our sixties. I will miss her, Please keep in touch, Sorry I could not be there for you today.

Katherine Raney - January 10, 2012 at 09:37 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Harold and Gail Burgess

Gail Burgess - January 10, 2012 at 03:09 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Our sympathies and prayers are with all the family at this sad time.

Chuck and Mary Smith - January 09, 2012 at 10:53 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Dear Charles and family. I am so sorry to hear about Clarice. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Pat and Lewis Clark

Pat Daves Clark - January 09, 2012 at 03:54 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers go out to each one of you through this sad time. May all your wonderful memories help comfort you. Sharon Smith Watts

Sharon Smith Watts - January 08, 2012 at 02:38 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of clarice passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of sorrow. May God bless and keep your family strong through this time of sorrow. My Love to all the family. Donnie G Smelley

Donnie Smelley - January 08, 2012 at 09:53 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Iwas in the class of 61

Billy Britt- - January 08, 2012 at 09:41 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Charles and Family. Billy and I are so sorry to hear of the death of Clarice.She was such a sweet and precious lady from the first day we met in CHS.We will pray that God will bless you.comfort and keep you and family in the days to come.

Bobbye Jeanette Williams Davis - January 07, 2012 at 10:48 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

To the family of Clarice Collins. I want to take the opportunity to express my deepest sympathy for your lost.She was loved and will be missed by so many family members and friends. You all are in my prayers. God Bless you all Love, Catherine Cooper and Kelley Harper

Catherine Cooper - January 07, 2012 at 04:33 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM