Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Collins Family of Amite, Louisiana

Leo Collins
He was born May 5, 1920, Amite, Louisiana, to Abraham Lincoln Collins, Sr. and Ima Gene Washington Collins. He departures his life on May 27, 1996. Mr. Leo Collins was united in holy matrimony to Mrs. Edwina Baker on November 23, 1938. Their first born was Yvonne Collins on October 19, 1939 and their second born was Leo Collins, Jr., On September 13, 1940 both were born in New Orleans, Louisiana.

His first job was employment at Gullette Foundry in Amite, La. He proceeded to do custodial work at Amite High School in Tangipahoa Parish School System 1945.  Beside the custodial work he did office custodial work.

Under the leadership pastor of Reverend Nash, he became a born again Christian to Bulter African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Then is where he began to serve stewardess, usher, and here. He faithfully served as a member to the church from which he reared all his family. children and their children.  Brother Leo Collins was preceded in death by his father, mother and sisters: Atlee Collins, Mrs. Katie M. Collins Noonan, Mrs. Minnie Collins Berry, brothers; Woodrow Wilson Collins. Joseph Shelton Collins. William Collins,  one daughter law, Lucille Collins, grand daughter, Rimina Collins.
Yvonne Collins
Left-First lady with the lighter color dress