Juanita Collins

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Memorial services for Mary Juanita Walding Collins will be held Monday, December 17, 2012 at 12:30pm in Cashner Colonial Chapel, Conroe Texas. Juanita was born January 4, 1922 on her grandparents farm in Cut-N-Shoot, Texas to Jesse James Walding and Cordie Izora Patterson-Walding, and passed at home, December 9, 2012 attended by loving family. Juanita is survived by her husband of 72 years 7 months 5 days, Tom Leonard Collins. With a life full of loving memories, together they became one. Preceded in death by her parents, Juanita leaves behind in cherished memories her children, James Wayne Collins and wife Sarah, Thomas Walding Collins and wife Sonja, Nita Faye Collins-Bailey and husband Jay and William Patrick Collins and husband Richard J. Spethman Jr.; sister, Johnnie Faye Walding-Waites; grandchildren, Christopher Collins and wife Vanessa, Matthew Bailey, Karalina Collins, Cordie Collins, Camille Collins, Kanon Collins, Bryan Bailey, Rhonda Banks and husband Joel Kesterson, Lisa Slocum and husband Preston Slocum, Douglas Blackwell and wife Sandy Blackwell; great grandchildren, Peter Horn, Brian Horn, Alexandra Martin, Ian Freeman, Elliot Blackwell and Reid Collins; great-great granddaughter, Georgia Horn; nephews, Robert Waites and wife Suzanne, Kenneth Waites and wife Karen; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Numerous charities benefited from Mom's generous spirit but her greatest joy in service to others was the 25 years she spent as a volunteer at Conroe Regional Medical Center along with her sister, Johnnie. They started together July 1982, and quickly became known as the 'two sisters', always amused when a new volunteer discovered neither were nuns. Mom's other love of service was Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Instilled in her by past generations, and now passed on to her children and grandchildren, is the love of honoring our ancestors. Some of our sweetest memories came on Cemetery Day. When families would come together to tend to the grave sites of loved ones and enjoy lunch. Mom served as trustee, Vice-President and finally president of Mount Pleasant Cemetery Association. Mom's love of animals was well known and it was often noted that anything that could crawl, hobble, drag or limp to her door would be taken in, nursed to health, either to be released or adopted into the family. From Curtis, the turtle, with his bright red 'C' painted on his shell in Mom's signature red nail polish to Skipper the Fox Terrier with pads so bloodied from walking he could not stand for weeks, everything and everyone was welcome. Her graciousness and Southern hospitality was offered to all and now comes back to us through cards, emails and stories of her smile, laughter and kitchen storytelling. Your love continues through us and your example continues to guide us. Thank you, Mom. You are loved. You are invited to view our web page and leave written condolences to the family at www.cashnerconroe.com In lieu of flowers the family request donations to the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 2104 Conroe, Texas 77305.


Published on yourconroenews.com from Dec. 13 to Dec. 26, 2012
Arrangements under the direction of:
Cashner Funeral Home
801 Teas Road | Conroe, TX 77303 | (936) 756-2126
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