Darlene Phillips Collins, 58, of Climax, GA, passed away Sunday, November 24, 2019.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lynn Roberts officiating. Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery with Kolby Phillips, Nic Weathersby, Chris Akins, David O’Kane, Ashley Akins and Trey Collins serving as active pallbearers. Keith Harrison, Harold Phillips and Andy Collins will serve as honorary pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 29, 2019 at Ivey Funeral Home. Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.iveyfuneral.com. Memorial donations may be made to Susan G. Komen, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 526, Dallas, TX 75244.
Darlene Phillips was born July 4, 1961 in Bainbridge, GA, the daughter of Connell and Shelby Jean Phillips. She was a graduate of Bainbridge High School, Class of 1979 and a member of Climax United Methodist Church.
The mold was broken when Darlene was born. She was spunky and had great sense of humor. You could hear her coming a mile away and she always had something to share about her beloved FSU Seminoles. Darlene loved everything about antiques and all the people she met while “junkin”. She had quite a green thumb, growing anything from house plants to a garden full of herbs. Loving and caring were two words that many used to describe Darlene. As a wife, mother and lifelong member of the Climax Community, this one-of-a-kind woman leaves a legacy of love along with her highly coveted crocheted blankets.
Survivors include her husband of 34 years, John S. “J.C.” Collins; her daughter, Jennifer Collins; her siblings, Mike & Eva Phillips of Brinson, GA; Letha Barber of Cedar Grove, Terry & Suzanne Phillips of Climax, GA, Sandra & Israel Guerra of Tennessee, and Mark Phillips also of Climax, GA; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Darlene was preceded in death by her brother, Larry Phillips.