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Saturday, June 13, 2020
Eastside Baptist Church
2845 Baltimore Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Obituary of Beverly Ann Collins
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Beverly Ann Combs Collins, affectionately known as “Mother” and “GG”, was born on April 11, 1937 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The first born of Walter Lee Combs, Sr and Florence Katherine Cherry Combs. Beverly was educated in the Indianapolis Public Schools and graduated from Crispus Attucks High School in 1954. She was a civil service worker retiree, retiring in 1995 with 38 years of service. She worked at Finance Center, IRS and The National Labor Relations Board. She was a lifetime NAACP member, member of the National Crispus Attucks High School Alumni; and the 1954 Class of Crispus Attucks High School. Beverly was a member of the Eastside Baptist Church for over 50 years where she was the coordinator for The Golden Ages Ministry and The Bereavement Ministry. She loved shopping, traveling and movies. Beverly was married to Joseph Collins and had a daughter, Leslie Jo Collins Dixson (Richard); and son Gregory Joe Collins (Wanda) Beverly transitioned on June 5, 2020 at the age of 83. She was preceded in death by her father, Walter Lee Combs, Sr.; mother Florence Katherine Cherry Combs; brother Walter Lee Combs, Jr. Beverly leaves to cherish her memory, her husband; children, five grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; (Aunt) Elsie Upton of Los Angeles and (Aunt) Betty Harris of Massachusetts. Kindness I would rather have one little rose From the garden of a friend Than to have the choicest flowers When my stay on earth must end. I would rather have one pleasant word in kindness said to me Than flattery when my heart is still And life has ceased to be. I would rather have a loving smile From friends I know are true, Than tears shed around my casket When this world I’ve bid adieu. Bring me all your flowers today, Whether pink, or white, or red, I’d rather have one blossom now Than a truckload when I’m dead A Note from Heaven If I could write from Heaven, this is what I’d say, Please don’t miss me too much, I’m with you throughout your day. You may not see or hear me, but if you’re quiet and still, You may just feel my presence; because, in Heaven, there is free will. Don’t worry for the day, it will come and go as planned, Enjoy each moment you are given, keep worry from your hand. Keep sorrow to a minimum; For if Heaven you could see, You’d know I’m safe and happy, I did not cease to be. Moments in time are brief, until we’ll be together again, as Eternity lasts forever, our lives, they have no end. To Those I Love If I should ever leave you to go along the Silent Way, grieve not nor speak of me with tears, But laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you there. And when see a bird or hear a song I loved, Please do not let the thought of me be sad... For I am loving you as I always have... You were so good to me! There are so many things I wanted still To do, so many things to say to you. Remember that I did not fear. It was just leaving you that was so hard to face. We cannot see Beyond, but this I know: I loved you so … ‘twas heaven here with you! When Tomorrow Starts Without Me When tomorrow starts without me, and I'm not there to see; If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me. I wish so much you wouldn't cry the way you did today, And each time that you think of me, know that I’m with you always. But when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand, that an Angel came and called my name, and took me by the hand, and my place was ready, in heaven far above, and that I'd have to leave behind all those I dearly love. But as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye, for all life, I'd always thought I didn't want to die. I had so much to live for, so much yet to do, It seemed almost impossible, that I was leaving each of you. I thought of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad, I thought of all the love we shared, and all the fun I had. If I could relive yesterday, just even for awhile, I'd say goodbye, kiss each of you, walk towards Heaven and smile. But then I fully realized, that this could never be, For emptiness and memories, would now take the place of me. So when tomorrow starts without me, Don’t think I’m Far away, Always remember I’m in your heart and there I’ll always stay.
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