Linda Collins

Obituary of Linda Collins


Linda Kay Collins

Of Greenvalley, WV

   Linda Kay Collins, 73, of Greenvalley, went home to be with the Lord and her loved ones who have gone before her on Monday, May 28, 2018, at the home of her daughter in Hampton, VA, surrounded by her loving children, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

   She was born on March 11, 1945, at Jenkinjones in McDowell County, a daughter of the late Martin Lorraine and Maxine Sartin Johnson.

   In addition to her parents, those who have gone on before her are her beloved husband, George Wilson Collins; one daughter, Shawn Lea Matthews; two grandchildren, Sierra and Taylor Saucier; and one brother, William Lorraine Johnson.

   Linda was a devoted house wife and loving mother.  She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and sharing laughter with her friends.  A kind person, Linda was always willing to help those in need.  Linda loved spending time with her family especially her children and grandchildren.

   Those left to cherish her memory are four children, Jerry Lee Johnson of Richmond, VA, formerly of Greenvalley and his girlfriend, Jackie Hall, Marlene Johnson (Stephen) LeClerc of Glen Allen, VA, George Martin Collins, Jr. and his fiancé Kristy Brown, of Greenvalley, and Roberta Collins (Jeffery) Saucier of Hampton, VA with whom she lived during her illness; 10 grandchildren, Kristan Johnson, Jeromie (Kayla) Johnson, Tiffany (Aaron) Casey, Tyler Goad, Brandan LeClerc and his companion, Katelyn Johnson, Alex LeClerc and his girlfriend Skye Moss, Kaitlyn LeClerc, Jacob LeClerc, Kayla Mathews, and DaShawn Brown and his fiancé Kaylee Brown; six great-grandchildren, Rhianna Johnson, Mia Johnson, Lyrick Casey, Aria Casey, Arianna LeClerc; two best friends, Rosemary Brown and Vodis Cook; a very loving and special family member, Tonia Mangus Johnson; and her devoted and loyal caretaker who was like family, Joyce Golden; several nieces and nephews along with a host of other relatives and friends.

   Linda was very thankful for the love and care provided to her by Riverside Regional Hospital and Riverside Hospice Care Team.

   A special thank you from Linda and her family to her son-in-law, Jeffery Saucier, who she thought of as a son, for his endless compassion, dedication, love, and care throughout her illness and journey.

   Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2018, at the Kistler Freewill Baptist Church at Kistler, with Rev. P.J. Tomblin officiating.  Music provided by Jackie Hall and Rev. Robbie Gollihue.  Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby.   

   Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Kistler Freewill Baptist Church and one hour prior to services also.

   Pall bearers will be Jerry Johnson, George Collins, Jr., Stephen LeClerc, Jeffery Saucier, Alex LeClerc, and Jeromie Johnson.

   Others participating in the services are Kaitlyn LeClerc and Jacob LeClerc. 

   Online condolences may be sent to

   Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man.

   Ken’s Creations of Man will be providing the family flowers.