NEW BERN | Helen Yvonne West Collins, 73, of 435 Rocky Run Road, died Friday, July 11, 2014, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.
She was a graduate of J.T. Barber High School Class of 1959 and was formerly employed at Maysville Sewing Factor, Howell's Center, Britthaven and Nick & I Restaurant.
Her funeral is 1 p.m. Monday, July 14, 2014, at St. James AME Zion Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Sanyetta Kersey of the home; three sons, Odell Collins of Seven Springs, Charles Anthony Collins of Rincon, Ga. and Linwood Earl Collins of New Bern; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the residence and 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, at Oscar's Mortuary with viewing beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday.
Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.