Janice Barker Collins
1947 - 2020
Janice Barker Collins

January 12, 1947 - November 19, 2020

Janice Barker Collins, age 73, of Danville, Virginia, passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2020, at SOVAH Danville.

Mrs. Collins was born on January 12, 1947, in Draper, North Carolina, to the late James Barker and Delitha Skinnell Barker. She lived most of her life in Danville, where she worked for Pittsylvania County Schools as a bus driver for over 40 years. She was a faithful member of Woodlawn Baptist Church as well as a past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Bachelors Hall Fire Department.

Mrs. Collins is survived by her daughters, Linda Collins Matthis (Chris) of Clinton, N.C., and Jan Collins Yoder (Ronnie Mitchell) of Danville, Va.; grandchildren, Catherine Hall, Morgan Matthis of Clinton, N.C., Lauren Yoder and Jonathan Yoder of Danville, Va.; great-grandson, Colton Douglas of Clinton, N.C.; sisters, Kathy Blair, Patty Barker, and Connie Williams; and brothers, Cody Barker, George Barker, Pat Barker, Pete Barker and Rueben Barker.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Collins was predeceased by her husband, Douglas Anderson Collins.

Graveside services will be conducted on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Danville Memorial Gardens with the Reverend Bob Yeaman officiating.

At other times the family will receive friends and family at the residence of Jan Yoder, 103 Westridge Drive, Danville, VA 24541.

Swicegood Funeral Service is respectfully serving the Collins family.

Please sign the guestbook at www.swicegood-barker.com, www.facebook.com/swicegoodbarker, and www.godanriver.com.

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Published by Danville and Rockingham County from Nov. 22 to Nov. 23, 2020.
Graveside service
Danville Memorial Gardens
Funeral services provided by:
Swicegood Funeral Home
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Janice was a wonderful lady and friend,she will be greatly missed.May the Lord keep his loving arms around each of the family.
Richard and Vickie Riddle
November 24, 2020
Sorry for your loss sending Prayers for you and Family
Pam Piwell
November 23, 2020
We were blessed to have known and worked with Janice at the BHVFD annual fundraiser. She was a wonderful woman who will be missed in the community. Prayers and condolences for Linda, Jan and her family.
Johnny & Jeanette Williams
November 23, 2020
Our family loved Janice so much. She will be greatly missed by all of us. Paula, Bob, Bill, and Casey Collie
Collie Family
November 22, 2020
Lauren and Johnathan, I am so sorry to read of the loss of your grandmother. May you have great memories of her to remember. Darlene Watson
Darlene Watson
November 22, 2020
Janice was a wonderful neighbor and friend. Prayers for all the family
Joan Burton
November 22, 2020
Rip aunt Janice, till we meet again I love you so much and you will be missed greatly. You are definitely a one of a kind
Sunshine puckett
November 22, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. The good Lord must have need another angel in the heavens. Thats the only way i survive today. Is knowing mom is finally safe in heaven with her family. So look up at the beautiful cloud. And think they are smiling at us. Love yall. Heart and soul.
Denise Lynskey Taylor & Tommy and family
November 22, 2020