Rosa Katherine Collins, Ewing, Virginia entered into her eternal rest at her home on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 after an extended illness. She was 87. She was born February 4, 1927 in Harlan, Kentucky to Lonnie Harrison and Cretia (Wilder) Milwee Ball.Rosa married Elmer H. Collins December 7, 1943, and they had 57 years together until his deathOctober 31, 2000. They were blessed with one son, Ronald H. Collins, who died August 3, 2010.Others who predeceased her were three sisters, Mary Elizabeth Milwee, infant; Lillian (Milwee) Ball, and Margaret (Ball) Givens; two brothers, Ray and Harold Milwee and one great granddaughter, Stormie Leigh Collins.Survivors include Daughter-in-law, Betty Collins, Two grandchildren, Kelly Shawn (wife, Teresa) Collins and Toni (husband, Ed) Ayers, all of Ewing, Va.Four Grandchildren, Brittany (Black) Bronz, Harley Black, Shane Collins, Ewing, Va; Amber Collins, Jacksonville, Florida and one step Grandson, Steven Parks, Ewing, Va.One Great-Great Grandson, Zander Bronz, Ewing, Virginia.One brother, Donald Clay (and Deborah) Milwee, Groveland, Florida, One sister, Shirley A. Howard, Ewing, Virginia, one step sister, Sarah Lee, Baltimore, Maryland and two special sisters-in-law, Margaret Miller, St. Cloud, Florida and Margaret Milwee, Rose Hill, Virginia.Elmer and Rosa lived and worked their early years in Paintsville, Ohio later journeying toKissimmee, Florida. After retiring they returned to Ewing in 1991.
Rosa was a member of VanHuss Grove Baptist Church where she attended until her health declined.Visitation will be at Province Funeral Home, Jonesville, Virginia, Friday, December19, from 6:00-8:00 pm with funeral services at 8:00 pm with Rev. Joe Gilbert, officiating. Committal services will be at 11:00 am Saturday, at VanHuss Grove Cemetery, Rose Hill, Virginia.Pallbearers will be Kelly Collins, Harley Black, Ed Ayers, Newman Goins, Jake Ayers and J.C. Blair.The family wishes to thank her doctor, Karen McDaniel FNP who faithfully cared for her for several years, Jared Glass, Lisa Deeds FNP, and EMTS who came to her assistancethese last few days.Condolences can be sent to the family by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org We are located at 29521 Wilderness Rd. Jonesville, Virginia 24263.Phone 276-346-3553.Province Funeral Homes are honored to be serving the family of Rosa Katherine Collins.