Beech Grove, TN – Mrs. Gloria Jean Collins, age 64, passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the home of her daughter in Murfreesboro, TN after an extended illness. She was born in East Saint Louis, Illinois on July 10, 1955 to Donald Eugene McCracken and Dolores Elkins McCracken who preceded her in death along with her sisters, Susan Wilson and Barbara Lofton and brother, Wayne McCracken.
Mrs. Collins was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Tullahoma, TN.
She is survived by her husband, Boyde Neal Collins; daughters, Theresa Lynn Austin and husband, John, Monica Marie Barber, and Jamie Renee Weathers and husband, Michael; step-daughter, Melissa Askins; sister, Donna Alexander; brothers, Don Goree and wife, Coleen, and Kevin Goree, and wife Lynn; four grandchildren, Erica Barber, Aiden O’Neil, Ethan Weathers, and Jon Askins; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM Thursday, November 21, 2019, in the Central Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Joel Davenport officiating. Burial will follow in the Cherry Cemetery in Woodbury, TN. Visitation with the family will be held on Wednesday, November 20 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at Central Funeral Home in Manchester.
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