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Bonnie Lavelle Matthews Collins
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Birth: May 6, 1922
Death: Feb. 23, 2008
Montgomery County
Mississippi, USA

Bonnie Lavelle Matthews Collins
(May 6, 1922 - February 23, 2008)

Funeral services for Mrs. Bonnie Lavelle Matthews Collins of Winona are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26, at Oliver Chapel in Winona. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Winona. Rev. David Rogers and Rev. Rusty Fair will officiate the services. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26, at Oliver Funeral Home.

Mrs. Collins died of cancer at her residence on February 23, 2008. She was 85.

Mrs. Collins was the daughter of the late Arthur Lee Matthews and the late Ada Elma Moorehead Matthews. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Winona and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Mrs. Collins is survived by her husband, James L. Collins of Winona; three daughters, Barbara Collins of Winona, Deborah Miller and her husband Dennis of Winona, Bonnie Jo Collins of Grenada; two sons, James Michael Collins and his wife Linnie of Savannah, Georgia, Larry Collins and his wife Judy of Winona; two sisters, Pauline Collins of Lake Cormorant, Christine Watson and her husband Robert of Walnut; three brothers, Calvin Matthews and his wife Rosa of Lake Cormorant, Harley Matthews and his wife Mary of Winona, Gene Matthews and his wife Dorothy Sue of Greenville; eight grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Collins, Christopher Miller, Daniel Collins, Shannon Collins, Myron Collins, Tommy Matthews, Edward Watson, Art Matthews, and Murray Mills. Honorary pallbearers will be Pete Kirk, Billy Carpenter, Henry Crouch, Charles Upchurch, Jerry Nix, Curtis Laney, Dennis Miller, Sean Malone, Don Leonard, Jerry Dale Bridges, Billy Ferguson, Dewayne Montgomery, J. E. Woods, Donald Thompson, Wayne Howard, Rupert Ingram, Scott Rodgers, David Collins, and Willie Paul Carpenter.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Bethlehem Baptist Church, 541 Lower Bethlehem Road, Winona, MS 38967.
Family links: 
  Arthur Lee Matthews (1894 - 1974)
  Ada Elma Morehead Matthews (1897 - 1973)
  James Lamar Collins (1923 - 2012)
  Arthur Lee Matthews (1920 - 1944)*
  Bonnie Lavelle Matthews Collins (1922 - 2008)
  Harley T. Matthews (1934 - 2014)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: AGE: 85 years, 9 months, 18 days
Oakwood Cemetery
Montgomery County
Mississippi, USA
Created by: Ron Collins
Record added: Feb 25, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24875520
Bonnie Lavelle <i>Matthews</i> Collins
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Bonnie Lavelle <i>Matthews</i> Collins
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Bonnie Lavelle <i>Matthews</i> Collins
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Missing you so much on your birthday. Love you always
- Deborah Miller
 Added: May. 6, 2016
Momma I miss you every day and love you so much
- Deborah Miller
 Added: Apr. 14, 2016
Missing you.......
- Bonnie Collins
 Added: Feb. 24, 2015
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