Josephine “Jo” Collins, age 93 of Cloverdale went home to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, June 10, 2021. She was born in Hot Springs May 21, 1928 and was the daughter of the late George Mason and Elsie Armstrong Carpenter.
In addition to her parents, Jo was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, James “Ed” Collins; granddaughter, Laurey Carter; daughter-in-law, Debbie Collins; two brothers, and two sisters (most recently by her sister Clarice Rodgers two weeks ago). She is survived by her sons: Michael Collins of Hardy, Frank Collins of Cloverdale; daughter, Brenda (Tom) Fowler of Buchanan; step-sons, Jimmy (Margo) Carter of Lexington, South Carolina, Robert “Butch (Diana) Carter of Belchertown, Massachusetts; grandchildren: Greg (Shonda) Fowler, David Fowler, Tara Carter, Jason Carter, Penny (Scott) Moore; great-grandchildren: Travis (Rachel) Sheppard, Trinity Moore, Samantha Carter, Lauren (Jessie) Moore, William Fowler, Jacob Fowler, and Andrew Fowler; great-great-grandchildren: Dillon, Jake, Mason, Paisley, Jack, Sophie, and Aiden; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
A celebration of Jo’s life will be 2:00 pm Monday, June 14 at Mill Creek Baptist Church, 11475 Lee Highway Fincastle with Pastor Danny Quirin officiating. Burial will follow at Mill Creek Cemetery. Friends will be received at the church one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mill Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 11475 Lee Highway, Fincastle, Virginia 24090.
Online condolences may be made to Jo’s family at www.rader-funeralhome.com.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Josephine "Jo" Collins, please visit our floral store.
Mill Creek Baptist Church
11475 Lee Highway, Fincastle VA 24090