Ms. Joe Lena Collins

Born on November 18, 1922

Departed on April 22, 2013 and resided in West Nashville, TN

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COLLINS, Joe Lena- Age 90 years, passed away April 22, 2013. She was born in Mt. Pleasant, TN, and taught in Metro Schools for 36 years, including, Hume Fogg School and Bellevue Middle School. She was a member of the Belle Meade United Methodist Church. Survived by great nephew, Cody Collins; nephew, Danny Collins; niece, Virginia Snyder; and many great nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 10am, at West Harpeth Funeral Home with Reverend Michael Williams officiating. Interment will be at Arlington Cemetery, in Mt. Pleasant, TN. Pallbearers will be Danny Collins, Cody Collins, Doug Snyder, Dave Snyder, Lee Snyder, Allen Collins, Mark Breedlove, and Mark Wright. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Lee Tucker, James Sowell, John Coleman, Bobby Denton, Steve Groce, Jaime Groce, Kevin Groce, Gavin Groce, Reed Collins, Ross Collins, Brian Breedlove, Cory Breedlove, Wesley Finch, Stetson Hayes, John Fallon, Matt Fallon, Chris Fallon, Kenneth Beckman and Brian Harrington. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the Belle Meade UMC, or Alive Hospice. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4-8pm, and on Thursday from 9am until the service hour at the WEST HARPETH FUNERAL HOME, 6962 Charlotte Pike; online guestbook 352-9400

7 Comments to Ms. Joe Lena Collins

  1. cynthia Ethridge/ Melin
    April 24, 2013 12:00 am

    She was a wonderful person ‘ great teacher who was well respected. I learned so much from her while at Hume -Fogg. My prayers are with the family in this time ‘ May God comfort ya’ll. There’s one special angel in Heaven now….God Bless this family…Ms.Collins R.I.P.

  2. Debbie Whitley Pemerton
    April 24, 2013 12:00 am

    Ms. Collins was a wonderful teacher during my years at HFTech. She inspired so many students to become better and to achieve excellence. I remember Danny as a young girl when we were at Richard Baptist Church. Prayers are with the family.

  3. Anne Shirley Bumpus
    April 24, 2013 12:00 am

    Joe Lena was a dear friend at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church and was my 10th grade English teacher. She was an excellent educator. My sympathy to the family. She bought beautiful hats for her Mother! Love to the family, Anne

  4. Larry Carver '65
    April 24, 2013 12:00 am

    Miss Collins was by far the “Best of the Best”. She was always available to any struggling student, and was so comforting in teaching me what I could not learn in 1-9. When I think of those that have shaped my life she makes the top 5. Angels watch over her.

  5. Jerry Gifford
    April 25, 2013 12:00 am

    This was one hip lady. Although I never was in any of her classes at HFT she was always present during student events. And more important she was often present during affairs many years later. A great teacher, a wonderful woman and a true inspiration. We will miss her.

  6. Donna Pinkerton Suter
    April 25, 2013 12:00 am

    I was a student of Ms Collins at Hume Fogg, 1979-1981. She was a wonderful teacher & a wonderful Lady. Those who were privilaged to have been taught by her, well, we are lucky to have had her. May she rest in thoughts & prayers go out to her family & friends.

  7. Darlene Davis Fariss
    April 25, 2013 12:00 am

    Ms. Collins was a wonderful teacher and I will always be thankful for what she taught me. Not only from books but about life. She was a wonderful person and I respected her a great deal. Darlene Davis Fariss Hume Fogg Tech Class of 1976