A mother is the truest friend we will ever have, her love remains infinite. Tracy Ann Collins to all the world you are a mother, but to your family you are our world and your guiding hand on our shoulder will remain with us forever. Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. Suddenly on Sunday November 24, 2013 Tracy's road away suddenly rose to meet her at Einstein of Montgomery Hospital in Norristown at the age of 41. Give my sins to the devil, my soul to God. If by chance you wish to remember me, do it with a kind deed or word to someone who needs you. If you do all I have asked, I will live forever.
Tracy was born in Cheltenham and had been a lifelong resident of Norristown. She was a dedicated mother with a love for her children that was unconditional. Tracy had worked in housekeeping at Mercy Suburban Hospital for the past 8 years and had been a lifelong Dallas Cowboys fan. The Boy Scouts had been an important part of her childhood and early adult life. She had volunteered at the Valley Forge Pilgrimage and Encampment and was a part of the Camp Master's Staff at the Camp Delmont – Musser Scout Reservation. At home she enjoyed the Philadelphia Soul games and "Livin' on a Prayer" with Bon Jovi.
Tracy is survived by; her children Bryan James and Samantha Mary, her parents, Thomas J. & Leona (nee Nentwig) Collins, Sr. She is the sister of Thomas, Jr. & his wife Regina and Dawn Curtis & her husband Bob as well as her nieces and nephews; Sarah, Patrick, Ryan, Mariah, Christian and Eric.
Relatives and friends are invited to join the Collins family to remember Tracy, pay tribute to a loving mother, daughter and sister and celebrate the Scout's honor on Monday morning between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. at St. Helena Church 1489 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell where a Memorial Mass will be celebrated by Msgr. Nicolo at 11 a.m. The time honored tradition of reuniting Tracy with nature will be held privately. To share your loving memories, please visit www.lifecelebration.com
As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers donations can be made, for her children, to the Tracy Ann Collins Memorial Education Fund C/O PNC Bank 281 main St. Dupont, PA 18641. Family care provided by Boyd-Horrox Life Celebration Home 200 W. Germantown Pike, Norristown 1-800-GIVNISH