Dorothy Jean Gates Collins

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Mrs. Dorothy Jean Gates Collins, age 77 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Monday, August 04, 2014. Born Wednesday, June 23, 1937 in Sikes, Louisiana, she was a member of Atlanta Baptist Church and was retired from Atlanta High School as secretary. In more recent years she was librarian for CCA and volunteered as coach with Dixie Youth. Mrs. Collins was preceded in death by her Parents, Hershel and Mary Gates; Husband, Richard Thomas Collins;  Brother,  Robert Gates. Those left to cherish her memory include her Daughter, Kelly Collins Little, Winnfield; Sons, Stephen Collins and wife Mattie, Shreveport and Mark Collins and wife Patti, Prairieville; Seven Grandchildren; Brother, Edward Gates, Lafayette. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, August 06, 2014 at Southern Funeral Home with Dr. Ray Teal officiating. Interment followed in Sardis Cemetery, in Atlanta. Serving the family as pallbearers were Zac Little, Peyton Little, Jared Little, Ethan Collins, Seth Collins and Matthew Collins, Online condolences may be made to the family at


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