In memory of

   Alphan Collins



Mrs. Alphan (Duckworth) Collins left her family on earth to join her Heavenly Father on Saturday, May 9, 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Duckworth, brothers, Lafayette Duckworth, Leance Duckworth and her sisters, Atlanta MaGee, Atlee Bridges and infant sister, MyraAnne Duckworth. A long time resident of the city of Grand Rapids, Mrs. Alphan Collins, was born in Taylorsville, Mississippi on September 15, 1927. She is survived by her husband and partner for life, Roma L. Collins. Mr. and Mrs. Collins would have celebrated their 61st Wedding Anniversary on May 26, 2009. She is also survived by her four children, Dr. Carolyn Collins-Bondon (Alexander Thomas, Jr.); Romeo Collins (Bobbie Bryant); Casandra Collins-Monroe (Amos Monroe); and Robert L. Collins (Tracie Collins); six grandchildren are left to cherish her memory, Celeste Bondon Galloway, Esq. (Craig Galloway); Tamara Collins Carr (Romeo Carr); Brittany Collins; Christopher Monroe; Bryson Collins and Ashaunti Collins; two great grandchildren will miss her, Haven Galloway and Kennedy Collins. Mrs. Collins was baptized at a young age in Pine Valley Missionary Baptist Church in Taylorsville, Mississippi. Growing up in Pine Valley she served in various capacities. While in Mississippi, Mrs. Collins attended schools in Cherry Grove, Smith County Training School and Jackson State University. It was at Jackson State University that Mrs. Collins was introduced to Mr. Collins, her future husband, by one of his aunts. Mrs. Collins had the opportunity to teach in Mississippi upon earning a two year degree. In 1952, Mrs. Collins moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan where she united with New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Being a dedicated and faithful servant, she served at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church as the leader of the Cherub Choir; a long serving member of the Senior Usher Board, the Food Bank, as well as, in other capacities. Being civic minded her service to her community touched many lives, as the longest serving Chairman and precinct worker in Grand Rapids. She retired from Grand Rapids Public Schools after many years of working as a Kindergarten paraprofessional, an elementary library aid as well as other duties during her 25 year tenure. Funeral services will held on Wednesday, May 13th at 11 a.m. at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church.

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