Collins, Martha Gene "Genie" (Cleveland)

Sunday, February 17, 2019
Martha Gene Collins
Martha Gene Collins

Martha Gene Collins, 76, passed away on Friday evening, February 15, 2019, at The Lantern, in Collegedale, Tn.

Genie was born in Madison, Wi., on July 18, 1942 a daughter of the late Charles and Lauretta Crichfield. Genie was raised in South Bay, Fl. She raised her family in Belle Glade and later, Fort Meade, FL, before retiring to Cleveland. She was of the Christian faith. She enjoyed camping, reading books and spending time in Sylva, N.C. at the family cabin. Genie's favorite pastime was traveling to see and spend time with her children and grandchildren who she loved dearly. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Junior Allen Collins and one son, Wesley Collins. 

Genie leaves behind to cherish her memory her children Wade Allen Collins and wife Tara, Lauretta Cook, John Collins and wife Christina, Amy Hazleton and husband Tate and Kimberly Collins and wife Roberta, thirteen grandchildren, three great grandchildren, two sisters Ginger Hall (Bill) and Janet Ward (Bill) along with numerous other extended family members and a host of special friends. 

A celebration of her life is planned for Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 11 a.m. in the Cleveland chapel of Companion Funeral Home at 2419 Georgetown Road in Cleveland, Tn. with the Reverend Jim Gibson officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service time at the funeral home. 

The interment will follow in the Lee Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. 

You are encouraged to share a memory of Genie and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial web page and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com. Companion Funeral Home of Cleveland is honored to assist her family with these arrangements.


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