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Tresa Ilene (Hale) Collins


1951 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
LORAIN - Tresa Ilene Collins, nee Hale, 62, of Lorain, passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2013 in Mercy Regional Medical Center of Lorain following a lengthy illness.
She was born July 27, 1951 in Waynesburg PA. She was the first African American cheerleader in Mapletown High School where she graduated in 1971, and was also part of the Varsity Club. She had lived in Lorain for over 48 years.
Tresa was a member of Church On The North Coast where she served in the media ministry and was a cell group leader. She worked for the Cleveland Illuminating Company for over 30 years. She enjoyed shopping, interior decorating, and being involved in community outreach programs.
She will be sadly missed by her husband of 36 years, Glenn Collins Sr.; son, Glenn Collins Jr. of Louisville KY; daughter, Tamara Collins of Lorain; stepdaughter, Landia Collins of Columbus; 3 grandchildren, Arius, Landon, and Imari; one brother; Ralph (Stephanie) Hale of Morgantown WV; sisters, Sharon (Dorvall) Davis, nee Hale, of Edenborn PA, Carol Sutton, Joyce Littleton of Louisville KY, and Genie Smith of Columbus; many nieces and nephews and a host of other loving relatives and friends.
Tresa was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Thelma (nee Duffy) Hale; brothers, John Hale and Fred Hale; and sister, Kathy Dickerson (nee Hale).
Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from 10 a.m. until time of service at 12 p.m. at Church On The Coast, 4125 Leavitt Road, Lorain, with Pastor Louis Kayatin officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Hill Memorial Park in Amherst.
Professional services entrusted to Brown-Robinson Funeral Home, 2652 Broadway Ave., Lorain OH 44052.

Published in The Morning Journal on Nov. 16, 2013
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