MR. GEORGE LEE COLLINS
GEORGE LEE COLLINS
George Lee Collins, 83, was born August 31, 1936 to the late Hosie and Sally Collins in Jonestown, MS. He was the middle child of his five siblings. His parents along with his siblings David Collins, Elbert Collins, Charles Collins and Dorothy Marshall preceded him in death. George was educated in the Jonestown Public School System. In 1951, George enlisted in the United States Army and received an honorable discharge in 1954. In 1958, George relocated to Kansas City, Missouri. He became a member of Travelers’ Rest Missionary Baptist Church. On August 12, 1962, George married the love of his life, Cloteal Reed and to this union 4 children were born. George was a hardworking man and worked many jobs to support his family. In 1968, he began his career with Certain Teed Fiberglass. In 1998, he retired with 30 years of dedicated service. George loved gardening, fishing, hunting, traveling and family gatherings. He especially enjoyed his monthly luncheons with co-retirees/friends from Certain Teed. With family always near and dear to his dear, George was also one of three founders of the McKnight Family Reunion in 1985. George departed this life on Friday, February 7, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was a great role model to many and will be truly missed. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of fifty-eight years, Cloteal Collins, one son Richard Reed, Kansas City, MO, three daughters, Vicki Lawrence, Kansas City MO, Angela Collins, Grandview, MO and Rhonda Miles (Cedric) Snellville, GA; one sister Mae Lee Cosby, St. Louis, MO; one brother-in-law, Jimmie Reed (Anna), Raymore, MO; one sister-in-law Joann Donahue, Kansas City, MO; 8 grandchildren, Tamika Bennett, Kajuan Gragg, Veronica Lawrence, Terrance Watson Sr., DeAngelo Collins Sr., Shanta Watson, Keona Watson and Ebone’ Watson; thirteen great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral Services were held Friday, February 14, 2020 at Watkins Heritage Chapel. Interment in Leavenworth National Cemetery.
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