Lucy Ann Hodges Collins, 90,
of Greenville, died Thursday, June 8, 2017, at Legend Healthcare. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM, Saturday,
June 10, 2017, at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Samuel Glenn officiating. Interment will be in Memoryland Memorial
Park. Visitation will be 10:00 AM until
Mrs. Collins was born in
Manila, Philippines on August 15, 1926.
She was the daughter of Jesse Allen Hodges and Mary Gamero Hodges. She married Cornelius “Bud” Collins on June
3, 1947 in Quinlan. She was a homemaker
and member of Mineral Heights Baptist Church.
Lucy was a survivor of World
War II during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines, and helped care for
her younger family members while her mother was working and her father was a
prisoner in the Santo Tomas Internment Camp in Manila for over three
years. Near the close of the war, Lucy and her family came to the
United States and settled in Quinlan, Texas which was the birthplace of her
father. Lucy graduated from Quinlan High
School in 1946 and was salutatorian of her class. She loved all of her family and loved
animals, especially the many cats she cared for over the years.
Survivors include her
daughters, Mary Bessie Gamero of Grand Saline and Barbara Jean Marks of Wylie;
brother, James C. Hodges of Prosper; sisters, Emma Hodges Smith, Mary Jane
Hodges Vance, Rose Aline Chieffo all of Greenville and Joyce Hodges Barrow of
Quinlan; grandchildren, Terisa A. Wadleigh, Arthur L. Wadleigh and Jamie Wilks;
six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents;
husband; brothers, Robert Morris Hodges (U. S. Navy MIA, WWII) and Jesse A.
Hodges; and sister, Linnie Hodges McCormack.
Pallbearers will be Jesse
Smith, Warren Smith, Howard Barrow, Chip Vance, Chase Vance and Tim Fortner.
The family would like to
offer special thanks to the Legend Staff, Kindred Hospice and caregivers
Carolyn Kirk, Barbara Almon and Tomunda Benford. They request in lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.