Patricia Ellen Collins

Patricia “Pat” Shepherd Collins, 71, passed away July 31, 2019 at Baptist Hospital.

Funeral services celebrating her life will be 2:00PM Monday, August 5, 2019 at Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Chapel. Burial with military honors will be at 11:00 AM, Tuesday August 6, 2019 at Salisbury National Veteran’s Cemetery.

Pat was born November 20, 1947 in Roanoke, VA to the late Helen Via Shepherd and Jessie Shepherd.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her loving husband of 36 years, Robert Eugene Collins; great-grandson, Jaxson Hull and her poodle “Pookie”.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters, Michele Hull and husband Greg and Tricia Thomas and husband Keith; grandchildren, Danielle Watt and Joseph Schneider, Anthony Thomas, Amber Hagan and Travis, Joshuah Arellano, Kelsey Hull, Jessica Arellano and Robby Hull; great-grandchildren, Madi Watt, Gavin Hagan, Reagan Watt, Zachary Witcher and Eevee Brinkley.

Following graduation from Cave Spring High School in Roanoke, Pat enlisted in the US Army and served her country honorably. She adored her family and enjoyed having big family gatherings.  She was known for her karaoke talents at American Legion Post 55 in Winston-Salem, NC.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Legion Post 55, 111 Miller St. Winston-Salem, NC 27103.

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