Jerrie Collins

Jerrie Collins, of Chattanooga, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at a local hospital. She was 66. Mrs. Collins was a member of Red Bank Baptist Church and former member of Graysville First Baptist Church. She was a born-again Christian whose life was a testimony through the Christ-like love she showed for family, friends and the many people she met as a patron of favorite restaurants. Jerrie was a loving wife and mother. Mrs. Collins was preceded in death by her husband Wayne Collins, of Graysville; parents W.E. and Merle Williams, of Dayton; and her step-daughter Becky Reel, of Sale Creek. Survivors are her son John William Collins, of Chattanooga; brothers Bill Williams, of Chattanooga and David Paul Williams, of Charleston, S.C.; sister Helen Bovay, of Memphis; step-son Buddy Collins, of Dayton; step-daughter Lynn Szczepanik, of Detroit; nieces Jill Rector and Kristin Voigt, both of Knoxville; and grand-niece Alysse Mendez, of Knoxville. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16 in the funeral home chapel of Vanderwall Funeral Home, followed by burial next to her late husband, Wayne in Rhea Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Dr., Chattanooga, TN 37416 or to a favorite charity. Please share your memories of Jerrie Sue on her on-line guest register at The family is being served by the Vanderwall Funeral Home in Dayton where they will receive friends today from 5-8 p.m. "Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father's house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going." The Gospel according to John: 14.

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