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COLLIER, Freda M. age 68; a long-time resident of the Dayton area, departed this life on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at Hospice of Dayton. Freda M. Collier was born on July 29, 1944 in Rockford, IL to John Collier, Sr. and Johnnie Mae Collier. She came to Dayton, OH as a young girl and was raised by her uncle and aunt, Casey & Barbara Wright. Freda attended Roosevelt High School in Dayton. She retired from the Inland division of General Motors nearly 25 years ago. Freda was a loving and devoted mother to her twins; daughter Jenise Salone and son Michael Collier, who were the loves of her life. Freda is preceded in death by her father, John Collier, Sr.; mother, Johnnie Mae Collier; uncle and aunt, Casey & Barbara Wright; her son, Michael Collier, daughter, Jenise Salone and brother, John Collier, Jr. Freda is survived by grandsons, Ricky & Michael Salone, who were the light and joy of her life; sisters, Barbara Collier and Carolyn Collier; brothers, James Collier and Robert Collier, Sr. (Ava).; several nephews, grand nieces and nephews; other long-term friends and acquaintances. Special children to Freda include: Ricky & Crenée Salone, Anthony & Portia Hicks, James & Erica Wilson, Timothy & Syretta Cunningham; Carla Little. Freda will be missed by all who shared in her life. Funeral service 1:00 P.M., SATURDAY, December 15, 2012 at THOMAS FUNERAL HOME, 4520 Salem Ave., with Rev. T. D. Newkirk and Rev. Gregory Parker, officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Interment: Woodland Cemetery. On line condolences may also be sent to the family at www.thomasfunerals.com
Published in Dayton Daily News on Dec. 13, 2012