Died: Tue., May 19, 2020

Private Interment


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., May 30, 2020
Location: Stuart Mortuary Chapel

Private Services

1:00 PM Sat., May 30, 2020
Location: Stuart Mortuary Chapel

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A Brief Sketch of Life


Ms. Irene Collins was born June 30, 1937 in Holly Springs, Mississippi to Willie and Lela Mae Jones.  She received her primary education in Holly Springs.  In 1959, after the passing of her father, she, her mother, and siblings uprooted and moved to Indianapolis, Indiana.  Indiana is where Irene began to lay her foundation and raise her two daughters, Dorothy and Angela.

Irene professed faith in Christ and was a loyal member of Loving Missionary Baptist Church for many years. Sunday mornings were always very special to her rather she sat in the pew at church or praised the Lord from her bedroom while watching Joel Osteen or the Bishop T.D. Jakes on television.

Irene was employed with Blue Cross Blue Shield for over 20 years and decided to retire in early 1994. Irene's  retirement led to assisting with taking care of her great grandchildren during the day as their parents worked.

Irene believed in operating with integrity and doing things honorably.  She was extremely courageous with the heart of a lion.  Irene was a loving soul that didn't sugarcoat her wording; in other words, what she said is what she meant.  Her passion was preparing soulful meals for her family, taking long walks through her neighborhood and loved chatting on the telephone as often as she could with her sister.

On Tuesday, May 19, 2020, Irene Collins, loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother transitioned from her earthly life to live her eternal life at the age of 82 yrs. old.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Lelar Mae Jones; sisters, Josie Springer and Fannie Wilson; brothers, Robert Lee Jones and Willie Jones Jr.

She leaves to cherish her memory daughters, Dorothy Jones (Charlie), Angela Drake (Tyrone); sister, Elvira Jones; brother, Clinton Jones; five grandchildren, Shantel Smith (Lamonte), Erica Jones, Charlie Scanlan (Chasity) Angela Drake, and Krystal Drake; eighteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.


Humbly Submitted…………………The Family


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