Juanita Collins

Published 11:41 am Tuesday, August 3, 2021

The daughter of the late George and Bessie Collins of Brookhaven, Juanita Collins’ memorial service will be Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, at 3 p.m. via Zoom.

Ms. Collins, age 82, fell asleep in death July 21, 2021, at her Chicago home.

Juanita was a graduate of Alexander High School.

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She worked in the composing room of The Southtown Economist newspaper of Chicago, Illinois, where she retired.

Ms. Collins was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses July 7, 1979. After her retirement, she began serving as a Regular Pioneer on Sept. 1, 2001. She continued serving in this capacity until she fell asleep in death.

Juanita leaves to cherish her memories three children, Niles Demetrius (Dorothy), Latisha and Randy; four sisters, Jeannetta (Alvin) Woods, Florene Davis of Brookhaven, Lorene Jones and Kathryn Collins; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and a large spiritual family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Bessie Collins; brothers, George Collins Jr., Joyce Collins, Richard Collins and Herman “The Peanut Man” Collins; and sisters, Rose Collins, Doretta Collins and Annette Collins.