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Mrs. Pearline Collins

February 3, 1929 — July 13, 2020

Dothan AL

Mrs. Pearline Collins

Pearline Stovall Collins of Dothan, Alabama was born to Charlie and Gussie Jones Stovall in Headland, Alabama on Sunday, February 3, 1929. Pearline was the third child of fifteen children. At a young age, Pearline professed Christ and was baptized and joined Freewill Baptist Church in Headland Alabama.

On April of 1945, Pearline was united in Holy Matrimony to Grady Collins, Sr. To this union six children were born. Pearline and her family relocated to Hollywood Florida in 1951. After the passing of Grady Sr., she moved to Dothan Alabama where she joined North Highland Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. W.H. Higgins.

Pearline had a quite and caring spirit and she enjoyed cooking for her family, especially her fried chicken, collards, field peas, and cornbread. Whenever family would visit they all wanted to stay with "Aunt Pearl" as she was affectionately called. Her home was open to all who needed a place to stay. She was loving and compassionate and a special gift to her family and community. To be in her presence was a blessing.

Pearline was preceded in death by her parents; husband; her only daughter, Rose Collins; sons: Robert Collins Sr., Frank Collins, James Willie Collins Sr., and Grady Collins.

God saw you were getting tired, when a cure was not to be, so He wrapped His arms around you and whispered "Come to Me". Pearline transition from her earthly home to her Heavenly Father's home on Monday, July 13, 2020 at home.

She leaves a lifetime of precious memories to her loving and devoted family, her only living son, Jerry Collins of Dothan, AL; fifteen grandchildren: Anthony Hammonds of Dothan, AL, Michelle and Denise Collins of Tallahassee, FL, Cynthia Crews and Stephanie Griffen of Dothan, AL, Desi Gray and Gina Collins of Chicago, IL, Elliott Russaw of Dothan, AL, Chad (Marylin) Huspeth, Revina Collins all of Douglasville, GA, James (Kay) Collins Jr. of Dothan, AL, Antionette Coates of Stone Mountain, GA, Nyoka (Sean) Compagno of Liberty Hill, TX, Sharon (Charles) Shelley and Johnny Reeves of Killeen, TX, Dominique Harper and Jamal Harper of Dothan, AL, Juantavis Mills of Ozark, AL; fifty-four great grandchildren; forty-two great great grandchildren; sibling: Earline Gates of Chicago, IL, Joanne (Kenneth) Gray of Long Island, NY, Christine Boyd of Philadelphia, PA, William Stovall of Chicago, IL; two daughters-in-law: Annie Collins of Dothan, AL and Ann Collins of Tallahassee, FL; aunts and uncles: George Jones Sr., (Hop), Collis (Annie) Jones (Press) of Cottonwood, AL, Emma Jones (Sal), Linda Sue Jones Smith of Mulberry, FL; endless sons, daughter, grandchildren that God placed in her life; special families: Mr. John Sr., and Nagle Byrd and family of Dothan, AL, Marcie Harrison and Family of Birmingham, AL and Myra of Dothan, AL.

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Past Services


Wednesday, July 22, 2020

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Unity Funeral Home Chapel

1215 Leona Street, Dothan, AL 36303

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Homegoing Services Celebrating The Life And Legacy

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Garden of Memory Cemetery

Georgia 1, GA

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