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Verna Lee Collins

Verna Lee Collins, 88, of Searcy passed away Friday, February 21st in Searcy.
She was born May 19, 1925 in Center Hill, Arkansas to the late Robert and Fannie Blyeth Collins.
Verna was a member of West Race Baptist church for many years. Where she taught Sunday school and was very active in her church in her younger years. She was a beautician by trade for 68 years. She was owner and operator of Artistic Beauty Shop in Searcy, where she made many life long friends.
Aunt Vernie, as she was called by most, loved to sew and make beautiful little dresses for her nieces and others. She loved to crochet, knit, embroidery, and quilt. She was always hard at work caring for someone and always ready to lend a helping hand. She was truly a Christian lady in word and deed. She will be truly missed.
She is survived by two brothers, Fred Collins of Searcy and William "Bill" Sullivan of Belen, New Mexico; six nieces, six nephews and a host of loved ones.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Jim and Bowdery Collins; two sisters, Lucille Abram and Elvie Brandon; one niece, Karen Collins Snow.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Friday, February 28th from 5-7pm at Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home and a Private Graveside service will be Saturday, March 1st at 1:00 p.m. at White County Memorial Gardens.


  • Visitation

    February 28, 2014
    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home

    2616 S. Main St.
    Searcy, AR
    (501) 279-9300

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My sista, Kacey, posted this for us.(tryin 2 get that pic in here...)

Kacey Young Killebrew writes:
This, my friends, is a picture of what BFF truly means. This is my sweet mother-in-law, Naomi, and her inseparable side kick, Verna Lee Collins. They did everything together for many years until Naomi got too sick to live on her own. They still talked on the phone all the time, even after Naomi left Searcy. Aunt Vernie got to go home to meet her Lord last week, and we are going to miss her so much!! She was the optimist of the pair, and always had a wonderful attitude. She didn't have any children, and she considered Naomi's children her own. We will see her in Heaven...what a day that will be. with Nola Killebrew Meyer, Robert Killebrew, Enof Killebrew and Sherry L. Killebrew.

Posted by Sherry L. Killebrew - Sherwood, AR - Long-time friend   March 04, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Yes indeed, our Aunt Vernie will be missed. She has tackeled my curly hair many times thru the 50yrs, last time was just 3yrs ago.My Mom, Naomi, was a lifelong friend of hers and her Mom, Ms.Fannie. I was very glad she came to our Annual Slough Reunion, there in Searcy, November 2011,but I havent been back to see her again since. My prayers are with you, Family,and such sorrow for our loss. Peace be with you, Love, Sherry Lee

Posted by Sherry L. Killebrew - Sherwood, AR - Long-time friend   March 04, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Verna Lee was such a wonderful person. She did my Mom's hair and also my Grandmother and Great Grandmother's hair. She was a wonderful friend to my Mom and I will always appreciate her for the friendship she offered my Mom and Dad and especially to my Mom after my Father's death. I got to spend many hours talking to Verna Lee when I went with Mom to the beauty shop. I was also able to visit with her during the last month of her life. My Mom has enjoyed very much the time she got to visit Verna Lee in the last month and is truly saddened at having to say "so long" for now to one of her best friend's. Verna Lee truly blessed our lives in a very special way. She cared and she gave of herself! She told me story's about my Great Grandma and I enjoyed that very much because my Great Grandma passed away before I ever met her. I know that Verna Lee is certainly in a better place now than we are here. She was an honorable woman and lived her life in a highly respectable way. What a blessing to have had the opportunity to be in the presence of such a fine woman. She will surely be missed by our family! My prayers and condolences are with you!
Judy Joyner, Sue Joyner

Posted by Judy Joyner - Searcy, AR - friend   February 26, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM