Ceola Spears Collins
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Surrounded by her family, Ceola Spears Collins, a retired educator in the Lafayette Parish School System, transitioned from earthly labor to heavenly reward on May 7, 2020 at her daughter, Sharon Collins' residence in Covington, GA. Ceola was the third of six children born to the late Jefferson Davis "JD" Spears and Pearl Lee Gilmore Spears. She was 88 years old. A Clinton, LA native, Ceola was a long time Baton Rouge resident until she started experiencing health challenges. Ceola is survived by two daughters Reverend Sharon Collins and Janice Collins Covington, GA; one son, Darryl Collins (Deborah), Fort Worth, TX; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, two brothers Wilford Spears and Chester Spears, Chicago, IL, and one sister Gloria Spears Wright, Baton Rouge, LA. Ceola was predeceased by her parents, husband, William T. "Doc" Collins, daughter, Reverend Cheryl Collins, brother Charles Spears and sister, Jessie Spears. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a walk-through visitation will take place on May, 22, 2020 from 10-11:30 AM at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Scotlandville, 1920 Progress Rd., Baton Rouge, LA 70807. A private homegoing celebration for immediate family members will follow at the same location from 11:30 AM-12:15 PM. *A public homegoing service will be scheduled at a later date when social distancing restrictions are lifted. Private interment will be at the Port Hudson National Cemetery, 20978 Port Hickey Rd., Zachary, Louisiana 70791.

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Published in The Advocate from May 19 to May 21, 2020.
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May 27, 2020
Sharon,
Our condolences to you and your family on the passing of your mother. She was such a beautiful lady and thank you for sharing her. May our friendship and prayers ease you through this difficult time.
The Payton Family
New Orleans
Belinda Mack
Friend
May 23, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Ms. Ceola was always nice to me. May you cherish fond memories.
VL Douse
Friend
May 23, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. A very sweet and loving person I will always remember.
Crystal K Joseph
Family
May 22, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Phyllis Robinson and Family
Friend
May 22, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Rosemary Sims
Friend
May 22, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Ruby Morrow and Family
Friend
May 22, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Jackie Harrell Bates
Friend
May 22, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Debra Ann Palmer Simon
Acquaintance
May 22, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
John and Deborah Pounds
Acquaintance
May 22, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Donnettia Houston Thomas
Friend
May 22, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
David Torrence and Family
Friend
May 22, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Susan Ratcliff
Acquaintance
May 22, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Elaine Pounds Thomas
Friend
May 22, 2020
With deepest sympathy to the Collins and Spears family. Ms. Collins was a dedicated, faithful, and loving Christian who committed her life to the service of others. May God hold and comfort you during this challenging time and shower you with his love and peace.
Alfred & Charlene Y. Shelmire
Friend
May 22, 2020
Words couldnt express the sorrow I feel for your lost. My deepest condolences for the family. Vanessa and Sharon I love you both dearly. May God keep you in his loving arms.
Althea Augustine
Friend
May 21, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Liz,Carolyn and Diana Hayes
Family
May 21, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Charleen Coner
Friend
May 21, 2020
My sympathy to the Collins and Spears family. Ceola and I were member of the same Church as well the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 502.
Jessie Patin Williams
Friend
May 21, 2020
My heartfelt condolences to the family!
Lolita Dixon
Student
May 21, 2020
sending my deepest sympathy to the family of Ms Ceola. May she forever Rest In Peace. She was such a sweet lady.
Pamela
Neighbor
May 21, 2020
Ms. Sharon you have my deepest condolences. May God grant you and your family healing during this time.
Darnell Taylor
Neighbor
May 21, 2020
My sincerest condolences to you and your family.
Tarykka Saunders
Neighbor
May 21, 2020
Sharon, Thank you for sharing your Mom with me. She was a loving and God filled woman and I miss Mother Dear very much.
God bless you and your family.
Sharlene Hassell
Friend
May 21, 2020
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May 20, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Nathaniel/Eva Johnson
Family
May 20, 2020
Sincere condolences to a much loved family.
Emogene Booker
Family
May 20, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will miss your smile.
Dianne Johnson-Clay
Friend
May 20, 2020
HUGS & PRAYERS TO HER FAMILY. A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN OF GOD
Brenda Daigre
Friend
May 20, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Carmencita and Carolyn Williams
Family
May 20, 2020
We are sorry to hear Ceola passing . She was such a loving person ! My Aunt Frances lived at the Calais House and became very close to Ceola ! Your family are in our thoughts and prayers ! I will miss Ceola so much !
THeresa
Friend
May 20, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. I cannot be with you, but your Family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Ruby Griffin
Family
May 20, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Liz Williams
Family
May 19, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Mr &Family
Family
May 19, 2020
Y Sincere Condolences to the family of Ceola.❤
Charlotte
Friend
May 19, 2020
Aunt Ceola was such a kind spirit. She always greeted me with a warm smile and hug. She was genuinely happy to see me and my family, every time. Aunt Ceola will be missed greatly. Rest up aunty. Ill love and miss you forever.
Imani
Family
May 19, 2020
To the family of Mrs Spears Collins you have my deepest condolences.✝
Felicia Burrows-Woods
Friend
May 19, 2020
May God bless the Collins family in this time of sorrow. Mrs. Collins will be truly missed. She loved her Church family and would do what she can to help others.
Delores Converse
Friend
May 19, 2020
So sorry to hear about Ms. Ceola. Such a sweet, kind, generous lady. Prayers are with you and your family.
Cindi Tramonte
Friend
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