Ruth Collins Blackburn

October 9, 1916November 5, 2018

Obituary for Ruth Jean Collins Blackburn

On November 5th, 2018 our Beloved mother, grandmother and sister was welcomed into her Lords’ (pink mansion). She was born on October 9th, 1916 and lived 102 years. Until a month ago she had lived in her own home, then passed peacefully away in the loving care of the team members at Pecan Ridge Memory Care, in Austin, Texas.

Preceding her in death, father Alex T. Collins, mother Lora Jane Collins, her husband of 55 years George M. Blackburn, sisters Pauline Dalton, Nell Collins, Anna Mae Himel, Martha Wall, brothers Harry “Buddy” Collins, and Billy Collins.

Surviving to grieve this servant of our Lord, her loving son George M. Blackburn, Jr. and wife Christy Blackburn. Most cherished grand-daughter Courtney “Pie” Ann Hamilton, husband Todd Hamilton, great grand daughters, Halle and Harper Hamilton of Lexington, Ky. Step-grandson Jeremy Williams of Austin, Texas. Surviving siblings, sister Dorothy Gharis of Garland, Fay Martinson of Austin, Texas. Ten surviving nieces and nephews, and numerous grandnieces and grandnephews.

Ruths’ family was most important to her throughout her life. One day while talking to her, I said that she had a very blessed life. Her comment to me was that “she had been good to the Lord, and He had been very good to her.” She lived her life as a true Christian.

Her friend and caregiver over two decades, Blanca Parks and her husband Clarence Parks, had this to say about Ruthie...

'Ruthie', as she was affectionately known to family and friends, 'was a devoted follower of Christ. Her love of scripture and consistent daily prayer, certainly helped anyone who knew her understand that she had a glowing personal relationship with the Lord, so much so, that right up to the final days of her life, she was in constant prayer, a devoted action that we are sure helped usher her into the presence of God. She was a special person who will never leave our thoughts and hearts' Her life was a blessing to all who knew her, and her memory a treasure. Ruthie is loved beyond words and will be missed beyond measure.

Graveside funeral services will be held in Dallas, Texas, Thursday November 15th, 2018 at Grove Hill Memorial Park, Samuel Boulevard at 10 am.


  • Graveside Service Thursday, November 15, 2018

Ruth Collins Blackburn

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