Collins-Boyd, Tommie L.

Monday, October 30, 2017
Tommie Collins-Boyd
Tommie Collins-Boyd

Tommie L. Collins-Boyd,  91, passed away in her home, surrounded by her loving family on October 23, 2017.

She was born Nov. 1, 1925, in Chattanooga.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Arthur A. Collins; second husband, Thomas W. Boyd; son Roland L. Collins; stepson, Robert Hardaway.

She is survived by her sons, Preston A. Collins and wife, Harriet of Chattanooga, TN and Elder Robert A. Collins and wife, Patricia of Albuquerque, NM; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Tommie L. Collins-Boyd had been actively involved in the Prince Hall Masonic Family for many years. Mrs. Boyd graduated from Howard High School of Chattanooga; and attended Tennessee State University (Nashville); and Zion College.

The body will lie in state after noon on Tuesday, Oct. 31, in the John P. Franklin Funeral Home chapel, and The Order Of The Eastern Star OE service will take place at 6 p.m.

The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 12 p.m. at Bethel AME Church with Pastor A. J. Holman officiating.  A Committal Service will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Chattanooga National Cemetery. 


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