Shirley Jean (Helton) Collins, 76, passed away, Feb. 6, 2014.
Shirley was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved and was very loyal to her family and friends. She was a member of Rankin Chapel Baptist Church for 54 years.
Shirley was preceded in death by her mother and father, Carl H. and Maude (Stewart) Helton; four brothers, infant brother Claude A. Helton, Alvin Helton, Willard Helton and Carl Jr.; and sister-in-law, Mildred Helton; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen and Carr Bingham, Dorothy and George Redmon, Zella and Burton Bingham, Mary and Sammy Burchfield and Madge and John Summers.
She is survived by her husband and loving and faithful caregiver, Ray E. Collins; two daughters, Ginger (Darrell) Mitchell of Knoxville and Vicki (Mark) McCullough of Harriman; son, Scott (Christine) Collins of Florida; eight grandchildren, Audrey and Brian Bibb, Thomas Mitchell, Jonathan Mitchell, Reid Cannon, Brady Cannon, Courtney and Ray Cordero, Emily Collins and Wesley Collins; two great-grandchildren, Connor A. Bibb and Henry R. Bibb; stepmother, Irene Swaggerty Helton; two sisters-in-law, Irene Helton and Faye Helton; and a host of nieces and nephews.
The family received friends Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Rankin Chapel Church, Oakdale with Bro. Mike Helton officiating. Interment followed in Rankin Chapel Church Cemetery.
In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to Rankin Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.
Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg was in charge of arrangements. On-line condolences may be extended at www.schubertfuneralhome.com