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December 29, 1948 ~ April 4, 2022 (age 73)

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Rosie B. Collins was born December 29, 1948 to W.A. Collins and Willie Mildred Collins in Lake Providence, Louisiana and transitioned peacefully into eternal rest on April 4, 2022, at the Bradford Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation in Shreveport, Louisiana.


Rosie B. accepted Christ at an early age. She joined New Morning Star Baptist Church in Lake Providence, the late Reverend F.W. Wilson, Pastor.


Rosie B., affectionately called “Lottie” by family, was given the nickname Lottie by her father after his mother who was named Lottie.  Rosie B. “Lottie” graduated from G. W. Griffin High School in 1966. She attended Griffin during what has been called the glory days of the school—a time of packed gyms and stadiums, homecomings full of memorable events, and a place of learning, fun and discipline. Lottie was an athlete at Griffin—played girls’ basketball and ran track. She was also an entertainer—well known for her classic Mom’s  Mableyimpersonations. 


During the Civil Rights Movement of the sixties, Rosie B. and other civil rights activists traveled to Mississippi to join in protest against the racial injustices of the times. She was arrested along with others fighting for the cause of human rights.


Memories of Rosie B. “Lottie” are abundant with thoughts of her as the people’s person she was.  Lottie was loving and kind-hearted with tremendous love for her family.  She enjoyed cooking, dancing, sharing fun recollections, and watching  herwesterns. Two of her favorite sayings were, “Jesus is you sleeping?” and “Don’t take no wooden  nickels!” She absolutely loved the song, “Walk Around Heaven” which she sang all ofher life.


After residing in Chicago, Illinois for a time, Rosie B. eventually moved to Shreveport, Louisiana where she worked as a Certified Nurse’s Assistant until retirement.


Rosie B. was preceded in death by her parents;  her maternal grandparents Ben and Freddie Henson Perkinsthree brothers Charles E. Collins, William H. Ferguson, and Monroe W. Collins.

Left to cherish her memory are her beloved son, Reginald Jerome Collins (Debra Kay)Monroe, LA; four sisters: LouizaAllen, Shreveport, LA, Carrie Douglas (Leroy), New Orleans, LA, Arlean Cane (Willie) and Evelyn Kelly (Michael) both from Shreveport, LA and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.


Rosie B. “Lottie” will always be remembered for her loving spirit, kind heart, and “let’s have a good time while you can” attitude.


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April 8, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Harris Funeral Home Chapel
405 Sparrow Street
Lake Providence, LA 71254

Gathering of Family and Friends
April 9, 2022

11:00 AM
East Carroll Baptist Association
Highway 65
Lake Providence, LA 71254



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