Joyce Little Collins

Joyce Little Collins

Joyce Little Collins, 89, of Karnak, died at 9:45 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021, at Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Metropolis. 

She was born on March 8, 1932, in Karnak. She was a graduate of the Karnak High School. 

Mrs. Collins was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Karnak. She loved spending time with her family and especially going on country drives with her husband Jimmy. She had retired from Massac Memorial Hospital in Metropolis from the admissions department.

She is survived by one daughter, April Lilly of Mount Vernon; grandson Anthony and Lori Jones of Grand Chain; two granddaughters, Johna Lilly of Mount Vernon and Bertha Reed of Marion; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James “Jimmy” Collins; an infant son, Anthony Collins; her parents, Ruby and Lona Canada Little; a sister, Florence Slagle; and a brother, Talmadge Little.

Graveside funeral services honoring the life of Mrs. Joyce Little Collins were at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, at Lower Salem Cemetery in rural Massac County. The Rev. Steve Heisner officiated. 

To leave a condolence or share a memory with the family, 

Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak was in charge of arrangements.

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