LeAnn Collis

October 16, 1943October 28, 2018

LeAnn Collis, 75, of El Dorado, went to be with Jesus on Sunday, October 28, 2018, at Courtyard Health and Rehabilitation. She was born October 16, 1943, to Harold G. and Nora Deane Curtis Wilson in Hale Center, Texas.

She retired from the First United Methodist Church in Stuttgart, Arkansas where she worked as church secretary. She enjoyed reading, sewing, soap operas, and was of the Catholic faith.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Eualyne Needham.

Survivors include her husband of 34 years, Joe T. Collis of El Dorado; daughter, Devyn Brakeman (Bruce) of El Dorado; sons, Troy Neeley of El Dorado, Scott Neeley (Toni) of Ft. Worth, TX; step children, Joseph Collis (Kathy) of Slaton, TX, Shari Waterman (John) of Wilmington, NC; brother, Curtis Wilson (Lela) of San Jose, CA; ten grandchildren; five great grandchildren, including one which is her namesake; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 2, 2018, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church with Father Edward D'Almeida officiating. Graveside services will be held at Plainview Memorial Park in Plainview, TX at a later date. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Young's Funeral Directors.

Memorials may be made to Life Touch Hospice, 2301 Champagnolle Rd., El Dorado, AR 71730, or to Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 440 W. Main, El Dorado, AR 71730.

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Curtis Wilson

December 31, 2018

LeAnn was my young sister. I can't express in words how much I miss her. She had a laugh that made everyone else laugh along. LeAnn inherited this happy disposition and laugh from our Mother, Deane Wilson. When she and our Mother were together they would start laughing and soon everyone that could hear would be laughing. LeAnn had a knack for making others relaxed and happy.

One of our last conversations was about having Jesus as our savior and Leann definitely has Jesus. LeAnn loved her family and we had many conversations about what they were doing; mostly about their successes in life. I enjoy recalling our life together as young children and then as adults. We lived apart but our communication with phone calls, text messages and other social media kept us in touch. Knowing that LeAnn is in heaven gives me comfort because i'll be able to see her again in the future.
LeAnn, I'm your brother and I miss you. Love, Curtis

Wendy Brown

November 5, 2018

Devyn I am so sorry to hear this. We had such a blast with your mom in Toastmasters. We loved to hear her stories and all the wonderful evaluations she gave. Prayers for you and your family in the days to come.

Nancy Beene

November 2, 2018

What a fun lady ! I always enjoyed playing handbells with her at St.Paul . Prayers for your family.

Donna Skaar

October 30, 2018

That is a beautiful picture of Leann. I remember her in Toastmasters, she always was a faithful attendee. I love her stories and enjoyed hearing about her life. She was a wonderful person and I know she will be dearly missed. So sorry Devyn, for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time and the days ahead.