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Alma Jean (Hicks) Collins was born April 1, 1916 to Niecy (Palmer) and Thomas Hicks in Crenshaw County, Alabama. She departed this life on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at her home.
On January 22, 1936, Alma was united in holy matrimony to Clifton W. Collins in Birmingham, Alabama and unto this union five children were born. They were married for 53 years at the time of his death on September 18, 1989. She was a loving, caring and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
She was employed by American Linen and retired in 1982 after thirty plus years of dedicated service. Her hobbies included cooking, baking and gardening. She also enjoyed being with her family.
We will always carry with us the values and morals that our mother and grandmother have taught us to survive the world. She has demonstrated these principles by maintain fiscal responsibility, contributing to numerous charities, and serving the church faithfully. Her efforts have been of benefit to her family, friends, community and country. Grandmother believes that we should not put off today what we may not be able to do tomorrow, for we are not promised to see one day to the next. Her most quoted phrase was “Give me my roses today, while I’m here to smell them.”
She leaves to cherish her memory her son, Harry (Helen) Collins; daughters, Henrietta Collins and Beverly (Lafayette) Jordan; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Burial in Covington Memorial Gardens
Special thanks to Ruby Dallas of Adaptive Home Healthcare for taking care of our dear mother.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton W. Collins; sons, Clifton Collins and Robert Collins; parents, Thomas and Nicey Hicks.