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Annie Augustus Sims Collins

November 2, 1931 — July 5, 2023

Richmond

Annie A. Sims Collins, 91, of Richmond, VA was born November 2, 1931 in Montgomery, Alabama.  She was a daughter of Samuel L. and Hattie Glenn Sims.

Annie was baptized at an early age and attended All Souls Church in New York City, NY.

She went to an all girls high school named Washington Irving in Manhattan, NY.

Annie was married to McKinley Collins, Jr. and from this union they had four daughters.

Annie loved her children and being their mother.  She always talked about her four daughters and how she always worked hard to give them a good life.  She was blessed by her daughters gifting her a brand new home built in Richmond, VA, where she lived and enjoyed for thirty plus years and where God took her from her earthly home to be with Him in her heavenly eternal home.

Annie was an excellent cook, awesome interior decorator and talented seamstress.  She and one of her best friends had an assembly line in the living room and kitchen making clothes for their children.  Easter was really special when she would make all the beautiful lace dresses with ruffles and pastel colors.

Annie worked her way up to manager at one of the larger cleaning companies on Long Island, NY and also worked at Doubleday Publishing Company, from where she retired.  The house was always filled with numerous books that were published by Doubleday.

Annie was a people person and always shared stories about her past and how at one time in her life, held down two eight hour jobs in order to support herself and her four daughters until her doctor told her she should give up one.  She moved them from New York City out to Long Island, NY to grant them more opportunities to excel in life with a safer environment.

In addition to her parents, Annie was predeceased by her sisters, Bernice Daggs, Gertrude Burke and Alma Smith.  She leaves to mourn her loss, her four daughters, Selena C. Collins Peters of St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, Jennifer L. Collins Cannon (Thomas Jr.) of Richmond VA, Yvonne A. Collins of Richmond VA, and Lillian F. Collins Williams (Dennis) of Malvern, PA, two grandchildren, Anthony Collins Peters (who was one of her main caregivers for numerous years, who she loved dearly) Reginald A. Williams, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Special friends included Mary and Dee Waller, Sharon Daniel, Joe and Deborah Odom, Helen S. Wright, Karen and William Taylor and Rita Lee.

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Thursday, July 13, 2023

Starts at 3:30 pm (Eastern time)

Joseph Jenkins Jr Funeral Home

2011 Grayland Ave, Richmond, VA 23220

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