Mrs. Patricia Collins, 76, of Lake City, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 in Lake City. She was born in Tallahassee, Florida on July 31, 1943 to the late Rollin Gatewood Gardner and Rose Hodge Gardner. She has lived in Lake City most of her life and was LPN for many years. She loved her family and being a “Meme”. She loved flowers, lights, Christmas and Florida Gator Football. In her spare time, she enjoyed being an artist, loved God, she always sent her family prayers, and was an incredible wife, mother, grandmother; and owned ‘The Children’s Shop’ with her sister. She also worked for many years with the Little Miss Olustee Pageant.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Mike Collins, Sr. of Lake City; sons, Mike Collins, Jr. (Tammy) and Scott Collins (Nena) both of Lake City; brothers, Ricky Gardner, Kip Gardner and Kent Gardner (Cheri) all of Lake City; sister, Elaine Gardner of Ponte Vedra; grandchildren, Christian, Karley and Mikayla Collins along with her fur child, Cooper Collins “The Cat”.
Funeral services for Mrs. Collins will be conducted on Friday, June 12, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at Christ Central with Pastor Lonnie Johns officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 P.M. on Thursday evening, June 11, 2020 at the funeral home. Current State and Federal guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic will be followed.
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