Minnette Collins

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Daily Press
June 22, 2000


Mrs. Minnette Dickens Collins, 68, died on Tuesday, June 20, 2000. A native of Halifax, N.C., she attended Faith Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Collins; her mother, Rena Kimble, and father, Joe Dickens; and two daughters, Lucille Johnson and Claudine Johnson.

She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, Mittie Green and Lenora Pittman, both of Newport News, and Addie White of Hampton; one son, Clyde Johnson of Newport News; two sisters, Betsy Fenner of Washington, D.C., and Bessie Henderson of Enfield, N.C.; one brother, Buddy Kimble of Enfield, N.C.; 27 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Richard Barnes.

Viewing will be held on Friday beginning at noon until a wake service from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Cooke Bros. Funeral Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Faith Baptist Church, 2015 Wickham Avenue, Newport News, by Rev. Barnes. Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery. Family and friends are to assemble by 12:15 p.m. on Saturday at 1122 Jebs Place.

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