Norma Cullom Collins
September 26, 1954 – March 30, 2021
Norma Cullom Collins, age 66, of Tifton, Georgia, died on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, while visiting the Golden Isles.
Norma was born in Nashville, Tennessee, September 26, 1954. She moved with her family to Atlanta, Georgia in June 1963. She was a member of the Cathedral of St. Phillips, attended Pace Academy, The Lovett School where she graduated in 1972. Norma attended Auburn University, earning a BA in History and was a very active member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She worked for many years as a paralegal and a loan officer. Norma married the "Love of her Life" James Lee Collins "Jim" in August 1980. When their daughter, Anne-Marie Collins, was born in 1981, she immediately the center of Norma and Jim's life.
In retirement, Norma played bridge with her many friends at Big Canoe, went to multiple luncheons and parties with her girlfriends from her Lovett years known as the "Wildflowers." Norma or "Coco" to her grandchildren, Tim and Taylor, loved being a grandmother and attending their many activities.
In addition to her parents, Norma was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 26 years, Jim Collins and a grandchild, Georgia Marie Nolin.
Norma is survived by her daughter, Anne-Marie and her husband Grant Nolin of Tifton, Georgia; sister, Millie and her husband Jim Downs of Milledgeville, Georgia; sister, Martha Cullom of Marietta, Georgia; grandchildren, Tim Nolin, Taylor Nolin; niece, Catherine and her husband Chad Ross; nephew, Andrew and his wife Anne Henry; great nieces Caroline Ross and Emma Ross; great nephew, James Henry and a number of other special family members and friends.
A funeral service for Norma will be held on Saturday April 10, 2021 at 11:00 AM in the Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home Chapel, 2950 North Cobb Pkwy, Kennesaw, Georgia 30152. Immediately following the funeral service there will be a reception at the Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Event House with everyone welcome to attend.
A Private burial will occur at The Georgia National Cemetery at a later date.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.winkenhoferpineridgefuneralhome.com for the Collins family.
Saturday, April 10, 2021
Norma Cullom Collins
April 5, 2021
Dear Anne-Marie, Millie, Catherine, Andrew, and Martha,
We are so very sorry for your sudden loss of Norma. We have many fond memories of her at family events. She was either smiling from ear to ear or laughing while making others join in the fun! Scrolling through all the photos speaks of her love for each of you and the fun she loved to have! Millie never told me a story about Norma without mentioning Anne-Marie; you were the centerpiece of her life, Anne-Marie! Thanking God for Norma's joy and thinking of each of you with sympathy and heartfelt prayers during this difficult time. We love you.
The Brostrand and Harling families
April 2, 2021
I met Norma in Big Canoe and we became good friends immediately. She was one of the most kind and generous persons I had ever met. We played lots of bridge, went to lunch and dinners and had lots of bridge parties together. She was a wonderful mother and a devoted grandmother. Anne Marie, I do hope our dear Lord will give you the peace and comfort during this tragic time. We are all saddened by this loss and I will miss our emails. She was just a very special person.
April 1, 2021
Norma was a very special person! She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend! She will be greatly missed on this earth! My sincere condolences to all of her beautiful family! I was blessed to know her.
March 31, 2021
Dear Anne Marie,
I am so very sorry. Norma and her friendship have meant so much to me through the years and always will. Ever since we met in Dorm 6 our freshman year, she has been a great friend and no one could make me laugh as much as your mama. She is one of those friends you can always pick up right where you left off like no time has passed. I will miss her greatly. You were the light of her life and she could brag all day on her grandkids. Sending you and your family, Millie and Martha lots of love and many prayers for comfort and peace.